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Cuban doctors get a new shot at emigration — if applications were submitted prior to cutoff BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Hundreds of Cuban medical professionals waiting in third countries for permission to emigrate to the United States got a reprieve Thursday with a new announcement by the Obama administration: paperwork submitted prior to 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
Cuba’s medical breakthroughs have caught U.S. attention By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: August 2, 2015 TAMPA — As relations with Cuba improve, many people in Tampa are hoping for easier access to one export item the island nation has made famous — premium cigars. But there’s far more at stake with another product […] 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
Normalizing Relations With Cuba: The Unfinished Agenda BY WILLIAM M. LEOGRANDE 1/30/15 AT 4:48 PM On January 22, U.S. and Cuban diplomats concluded the first round of talks to implement President Barack Obama’s and President Raúl Castro’s decision to normalize bilateral relations. A second round of talks is scheduled for February. Much of the first […] Continue reading
State Department negotiator meets with Cuban cardinal, dissidents BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 01/23/2015 7:00 AM 01/23/2015 9:57 PM U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson hosted a group of seven dissidents for breakfast Friday as part of an American commitment to keep human rights front and center in its evolving relationship […] Continue reading
Major Developments in Cuba for 2014 January 2, 2015 By Café Fuerte President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, during a historical phone conversation with Raul Castro on December 16. HAVANA TIMES — Below, readers will find 12 highly important events that made headlines and had a significant impact on Cuba and Cubans during 2014. […] Continue reading
To Fight Ebola, Cuba Is Sending Its Biggest Export – Doctors BY BENNY AVNI 12/15/14 AT 10:00 PM “They were trying to get us to do the best job we could. We were told that this is very good income for the country,” said a Cuban doctor we’ll call Dr. Jose Suarez, describing instructions from […] 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
How Cubans Make Ends Meet: What New York Times Editorials Miss* / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 6, 2014 If someone told you would receive a monthly salary of 350 pesos, the equivalent of $15, for a job as a nighttime security guard at a dilapidated school in a country where credit does not exist […] Continue reading
Aid agency rules would ban risky undercover work BY DESMOND BUTLER AND JACK GILLUM ASSOCIATED PRESS 11/10/2014 9:09 PM 11/10/2014 9:09 PM WASHINGTON The U.S. global development agency is preparing internal rules that would effectively end risky undercover work in hostile countries, such as the once-secret “Cuban Twitter” program it orchestrated, The Associated Press has […] Continue reading
AP NewsBreak: Agency may halt risky democracy work By DESMOND BUTLER and JACK GILLUM WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. global development agency is preparing internal rules that would effectively end risky undercover work in hostile countries, such as the once-secret “Cuban Twitter” program it orchestrated, The Associated Press has learned. The new policy follows an […] Continue reading