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Cuba, A Country Without Thermometers / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar Posted on October 25, 2015 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 25 October 2015 – There are few grandmothers left who simply put their hand on a grandchild’s forehead to find out if he or she has a fever. With the widespread availability of body temperature thermometers in the […] Continue reading
How the Obama White House runs foreign policy By Karen DeYoung August 4 at 8:33 PM When Susan E. Rice took over as President Obama’s national security adviser two years ago, she was struck by how the White House had grown. Since she had last served on the National Security Council, during the Clinton administration, […] Continue reading
U.S. frees hundreds of Cuban criminals because Havana won’t take them back Hundreds with ‘Zadvydas cases’ refused by their home countries Washington Times By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Hundreds of Cuban criminals are released onto the streets of the U.S. every year because that nation won’t take them […] Continue reading
Cruise line executives talk Caribbean, Cuba BY HANNAH SAMPSON HSAMPSON@MIAMIHERALD.COM 03/18/2015 2:52 PM 03/18/2015 6:13 PM The Caribbean will remain a key market for the cruise industry, executives said Wednesday, but islands must find fresh ways to stand out and compete as new destinations emerge. Top leaders of Carnival Cruise Line, MSC Cruises USA, Royal […] Continue reading
On Cuba’s Missions Abroad February 27, 2015 Janis Hernández HAVANA TIMES — For years, the Cuban State has been preaching that so-called “internationalist missions” are a means of offering other nations “selfless aid.” Many of us know, however, that something else hides behind this philanthropist spiel, that, over time, this fraternal assistance has become one […] Continue reading
Euro-Cuban Biotech Ahead of US Foreign Policy? Updated: 02/23/2015 11:59 am EST Hartmut Ehrlich Chief Executive Officer, ABIVAX Philippe Pouletty Founder and Chairman, Abivax How we did business with the Castros and are developing new therapies for Hepatitis, Dengue, HIV & Ebola Paris, France — Breaking new ground is standard for scientists. Breaking a five-decade […] Continue reading
Why real change in Cuba won’t come easy or fast By WILLIAM M. LEOGRANDE Commentary Opinion Cuba Caribbean Asia Politics and Government International Sanctions Don’t expect things to change overnight with Cuba: How the next chapter in U.S.-Cuba relations could unfold Repealing the Helms-Burton Act will be far tougher than reaching agreement with Havana The […] Continue reading
Change in Cuba policy is a nod to reality By Katrina vanden Heuvel December 23 President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba is a decision to recognize reality. For 50 years, the United States has pursued a policy that has failed. The embargo hurt the Cuban people it claimed to help and bolstered the […] Continue reading
Obama Defends Actions on Cuba and Promises Some Compromise With Congress By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVISDEC. 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Obama on Friday rejected criticism that he should not have reopened American relations with Cuba because of the nation’s human rights record, saying the historic thaw would give the United States more sway over the […] Continue reading
Bill Clinton: Gross detention imperils U.S.-Cuba relations BY JIM WYSS JWYSS@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/11/2014 2:09 PM 12/11/2014 7:12 PM Former President Bill Clinton said the United States might be “well on its way” to ending the Cuban embargo, and that there were multiple areas where the two foes could cooperate, if the island would release USAID subcontractor […] Continue reading
Must Caricom-Cuba relations be always about begging? Wednesday, December 10, 2014 THE heads of the governments of Cuba and the member states of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) met in Havana on Monday. This was the fifth Caricom-Cuba summit and concluded with the declaration of La Habana, which reaffirmed solidarity among those small developing countries based […] Continue reading
Despite election defeat, foreign policy is not ‘game over’ for Obama By Matt Spetalnick and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – From marauding jihadists in Iraq to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and beheadings of Americans in Syria, a world in crisis has fanned perceptions of an overwhelmed U.S. president and contributed to a Republican sweep of […] Continue reading