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    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

    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

    Starting up in Cuba, but not connected

    Starting up in Cuba, but not connected By Nick Miroff April 14 at 3:30 AM HAVANA — Great technology companies are born in garages, of course, and that is where 31-year-old Bernardo Romero has launched his Cuban start-up, Ingenius. And like Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in the 1930s, and Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak […] Continue reading

    How Obama outmaneuvered hardliners and cut a Cuba deal

    How Obama outmaneuvered hardliners and cut a Cuba deal BY WARREN STROBEL, MATT SPETALNICK AND DAVID ADAMS WASHINGTON/MIAMI Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:06am EDT (Reuters) – The December breakthrough that upended a half-century of U.S.-Cuba enmity has been portrayed as the fruit of 18 months of secret diplomacy. But Reuters interviews with more than a […] Continue reading

    5 Facts Obama Must Reconcile on Cuba’s Terrorism Designation

    5 Facts Obama Must Reconcile on Cuba’s Terrorism Designation Mauricio Claver-Carone – Director, Cuba Democracy Advocates in Washington, D.C. Posted: 03/19/2015 1:14 pm EDT Updated: 03/19/2015 1:59 pm EDT Cuba’s Raul Castro regime has made it clear in recent weeks that “normalizing” relations with the United States hinges on removing the designation of that island […] Continue reading

    Will Cuba’s ‘Yankee Comandante’ Come Home?

    Will Cuba’s ‘Yankee Comandante’ Come Home? An American guerilla fighter fought alongside Castro during the revolution, but then he grew disillusioned and was executed. Now, his widow fights to bring his body home. Every day for more than a decade, Olga Goodwin has whispered the same prayer: “Please God, bring my husband home.” Her husband […] Continue reading

    Holder on the hot seat – Senators demand answers on U.S. fugitives in Cuba

    Holder on the hot seat: Senators demand answers on U.S. fugitives in Cuba By S.A. Miller – The Washington Times – Updated: 3:08 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015 A group of Senate Republicans pressed Attorney General Eric H. Holder on Friday to explain the administration’s policy for U.S. fugitives in Cuba, including a convicted […] Continue reading

    OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA – SUPPORT FOR A NEW COURSE ON CUBA

    January 19, 2015 The Honorable Barack Obama The White House Washington, DC 20500 OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA: SUPPORT FOR A NEW COURSE ON CUBA Dear Mr. President, We write to commend you on the historic actions you are taking to update America’s policy toward Cuba and Cuban citizens. Our new posture of engagement will […] Continue reading

    Why Cuba will never send Assata Shakur to the U.S.

    Why Cuba will never send Assata Shakur to the U.S. By Achy Obejas In May 2013, on the 40th anniversary of her arrest, Assata Shakur was suddenly and inexplicably named to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list, with an award of up to $2 million for her capture. She was the first woman ever put […] Continue reading

    On Cuba, Hope and Change

    On Cuba, Hope and Change / Alexis Romay Posted on December 23, 2014 President Obama, a man who actively promotes the audacity of hope and based his presidential campaigns on the idea of change, has combined both concepts in his long gaze at Cuba: he hopes Castro will change. However, that option isn’t remotely possible […] Continue reading

    After Obama’s announcement, hope has come to Cuba. But what kind of change?

    Marc Caputo: After Obama’s announcement, hope has come to Cuba. But what kind of change? MARC CAPUTO MCAPUTO@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/21/2014 7:45 PM 12/21/2014 7:54 PM Comments The U.S. president who brought us a hope-and-change campaign has helped spread the same message to Cuba after announcing the two countries would try to normalize relations. But it’s likely […] Continue reading