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    Bob Menendez says Obama administration’s Cuba policy is ‘one-way street’

    Bob Menendez says Obama administration’s Cuba policy is ‘one-way street’ By Elizabeth LlorentePublished August 20, 2015 Fox News Latino Sen. Robert Menendez took aim at what he sees as velvet-glove treatment of the Castro regime in Cuba by the Obama administration, saying that all the U.S. overtures toward the communist nation have made zero difference […] Continue reading

    From John Paul II to Francis – Opening and Reconciliation, the Path Towards Change (II)

    From John Paul II to Francis: Opening and Reconciliation, the Path Towards Change (II) / Somos+, Carlos Hernandez Posted on August 19, 2015 Somos+, 10 August 2105 — Between March 26th and 28th , 2012, His Holiness Benedict XVI, today Pope Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Church, conducted a very intensive visit to Cuba as […] Continue reading

    Cuban thaw poses tourism threat to Caribbean neighbours

    Cuban thaw poses tourism threat to Caribbean neighbours Steve Johnson The sight of the Stars and Stripes being hoisted over the newly opened US embassy in Cuba last week, was one of the most visible signs yet of the diplomatic rapprochement between the long-term foes. If President Barack Obama gets his way, the US Congress […] Continue reading

    U.S.-Cuba harmony will take time – Leahy

    Leahy: U.S.-Cuba harmony will take time Paris Achen, Burlington (Vt.) Free Press 8:01 p.m. EDT August 17, 2015 BURLINGTON, Vt. — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, saw the result last week of decades of meeting secretly and publicly with Cuban officials to normalize relations with the United States. But he says full rapprochement will take […] Continue reading

    Qué dice la prensa española de la visita de Kerry?

    ¿Qué dice la prensa española de la visita de Kerry? El País, El Mundo y ABC coinciden en que Cuba es la que sale ganando política y económicamente en este proceso de acercamiento y que no habrá cambios a corto plazo. Enrique Aguado agosto 15, 2015 Un día después del histórico izado de la bandera […] Continue reading

    A Secretive Path to Raising U.S. Flag in Cuba

    A Secretive Path to Raising U.S. Flag in Cuba By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and PETER BAKERAUG. 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — Before the United States and Cuba could seal a historic diplomatic rapprochement brokered in 18 months of secret talks, they first had to hide a pregnancy. Late last year, when President Obama and President Raúl […] Continue reading

    El cardenal cubano Ortega le entregó carta del Papa a Obama en reunión secreta

    El cardenal cubano Ortega le entregó carta del Papa a Obama en reunión secreta NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Tres meses antes del histórico anuncio que cambió las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y Cuba, el cardenal cubano Jaime Ortega le entregó al presidente Barack Obama una carta enviada por el Papa Francisco, durante un encuentro secreto […] Continue reading

    Very patient investors hope to get paid on Cuban debt

    Very patient investors hope to get paid on Cuban debt “It’s like buying fine wine or vintage cars—you need to know the specific features of each asset well,” says one debt holder. Michelle Caruso-Cabrera | @MCaruso_Cabrera As the United States prepares to hoist its flag at an embassy in Cuba for the first time since […] Continue reading

    Disidencia y dólares

    Disidencia y dólares ALEJANDRO ARMENGOL Washington debe interrumpir la entrega de fondos para la disidencia cubana. No como parte de un plan de mejor relaciones con La Habana ni mucho menos para congraciarse con el gobernante cubano Raúl Castro. Debe hacerlo por un hecho simple: está botando el dinero. Si alguien en el exilio considera […] Continue reading

    El embargo a Cuba divide al Partido Republicano

    El embargo a Cuba divide al Partido Republicano Legisladores republicanos encabezan iniciativas contra el embargo defendido por sus líderes SILVIA AYUSO Washington 10 AGO 2015 – 02:44 CEST La normalización de relaciones con Cuba ha puesto al Partido Republicano ante un nuevo dilema: denunciar esta política, como hacen sus líderes, o apoyar un acercamiento que […] Continue reading

    The Left will become More Pluralistic in Cuba

    “The Left will become More Pluralistic in Cuba” / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya Posted on August 6, 2015 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Miami, 3 August 2015 — Historian and activist Armando Chaguaceda defines himself as a defender of “democratic socialism that does not sacrifice freedoms for goods or services.” In Cuba, he associates with the independent left […] Continue reading