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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

While Clinching Deals With Communist China, Trump Cracks Down On Trade And Travel To Cuba

On Wednesday, November 8, just as President Trump was clinching new business deals with the repressive Communist government of China, the Trump administration announced its new rules rolling back President Obama’s opening with Cuba.

November 27, 2017
Fidel Castro dead at age 90

The CIA Proposed Killing ‘A Boatload Of Cuban’ Refugees And Pinning It On Fidel Castro

Perhaps the craziest revelation from the fairly limited collection of documents from the JFK assassination files release this week is the news that in 1962 the CIA seriously considered committing a mass murder of Cuban refugees and framing Fidel Castro in order to stoke American fear against the communist leader.

October 28, 2017

To Venezuela, This Week’s Sanctions Are A Joke

This week, the Trump administration took the rare step of declaring Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a “dictator,” freezing his assets and banning Americans from doing business with him. It looked like a big deal. Phones pinged with alerts, and cable news channels carried the announcement live.

August 3, 2017

Trump Is Playing Dangerous Military Gambit In Central America

There has been a flurry of Trump administration activity around Central America recently. Most prominently, several cabinet members and Vice President Pence traveled to Miami last month for the administration’s “Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America” that the United States cohosted with Mexico.

July 13, 2017
Obstruction

Trump Recasts Cuba Policy, Takes Harder Line Than Obama On Military, Travel

In an overhaul of one of his predecessor’s signature legacies, President Donald Trump will redraw U.S. policy toward Cuba on Friday, tightening travel restrictions for Americans that had been loosened under President Barack Obama and banning U.S. business transactions with Cuba’s vast military conglomerate.

June 16, 2017

Cuban Migrants Get Unfair Advantage Over Other Latinos

The Cold War is over, but it still deeply distorts U.S. immigration policy. Consider the bizarre situation in which Cuban migrants get unfair advantage over other Latinos. That special treatment needs to end.

January 15, 2016
A protester holds up an American and a Cuban flag in Miami, Florida on December 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Joe Raedle)

Rubio And Cruz Won’t Be Able To Reverse U.S. Overture To Cuba

Pity Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. The two Cuban-American senators are relatively young, in their mid-40s. And their political rise coincides with a change in U.S.-Cuban relations that neither particularly welcomes.

December 23, 2015
Map of route taken by Cuban migrants to the U.S. Miami Herald 2015

New Exodus Of Cubans Headed To The US Is Underway Across The Americas

Those fleeing cited several reasons for abandoning the island, including economic hardships and fear that restored diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana will bring an end to the Cuban Adjustment Act, which allows most Cubans who make it to U.S. soil to stay.

November 2, 2015

Otherworldly Cuba Is Poised To Transform

Cliches about Cuba as frozen in time — with vintage cars, prestigious cigars and crumbling antiquities — gloss over that Cubans are educated and ravenous for opportunity.

September 5, 2015

Lobbyists For Farmers Active Against Cuban Embargo

In the first quarter of 2015, the number of organizations lobbying the federal government about the Cuban embargo doubled from the previous three months.

July 12, 2015
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Why Only One Detention Center For Migrant Kids Might Survive Judge’s Opinion

A court opinion may shift how migrant children and their mothers are detained in the U.S.

April 30, 2015
A protester holds up an American and a Cuban flag in Miami, Florida on December 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Joe Raedle)

Cuba Removed From List Of State Sponsors Of Terror

After 33 years of designating Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism, the United States is removing its Caribbean neighbor from a list of terrorist nations in another sign of warming relations between the two countries.

April 14, 2015

Obama, Castro Head Toward Historic Encounter

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro will break bread with other Americas leaders at a historic summit Friday, a potent symbol of their efforts to end decades of animosity.

April 10, 2015

Venezuela Opposition Leaders Call For U.S. Sanctions Amid Simmering Political, Economic Crises

By Jim Wyss, The Miami Herald BOGOTA, Colombia — The United States has a moral “obligation” to impose sanctions against Venezuelan leaders accused of violating human rights and other crimes, opposition figures said Friday. During a forum in Doral, Fla., about the future of the South American nation hosted by El Nuevo Herald and the […]

July 11, 2014