Friday, October 22, 2021

Biden Says the U.S. ‘Stands Firmly’ with Cuban People Amid Protests Against Regime

Earlier this week, President Biden said that the U.S. ‘stands firmly’ with Cubans and ‘their clarion call for freedom’ after thousands of Cubans mounted the biggest protests against the communist government in decades. In a statement, Biden said; “The Cuban people are bravely asserting fundamental and universal rights. Those rights, including the right of peaceful […]

Cuba Declared as a State Sponsor of Terrorism by the U.S.

On Monday, the Trump administration declared Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism. This is an attempt aimed at undoing the Obama-era legacy of opening U.S relations with Cuba just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, stated “The Trump Administration has been focused from the start on denying the Castro […]

Trump Administration threatens Cuba over involvement in Venezuela

President Trump tweeted yesterday that he would impose “a full and complete embargo” on Cuba if the island doesn’t withdraw its security aid from Venezuela. “If Cuban Troops and Militia do not immediately CEASE military and other operations for the purpose of causing death and destruction to the Constitution of Venezuela, a full and complete embargo, […]

Trump Administration announces new sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua

The Trump administration has announced new sanctions and penalties against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua aimed at both ending the rule of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and weakening Cuba’s communist regime. One of the measures will allow lawsuits against foreign companies operating on property in Cuba that was seized from U.S. citizens during the Cuban revolution, […]

Trump Considering Reversing Obama-Era Policies on Cuba

According to NBC sources, President Trump is considering rolling back Obama’s executive orders regarding liberalized trade and travel with Cuba. Although the president is unlikely to break diplomatic relations or close the U.S. embassy in Havana, there is also strong Republican support in the Senate for continuing Obama-era policies. Fifty-four Republican senators support lifting the […]

Obama Nominates Jeffrey DeLaurentis to Be First Cuban Ambassador in Over 50 Years

President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated Jeffrey DeLaurentis be the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba since the two countries broke off relations 55 years ago. The appointment would be a promotion for DeLaurentis, who’s been the U.S. chief of mission in Havana since 2014, paving the way for Obama’s initiative to normalize relations with Cuba […]

Clinton is Gaining Support from Millennial Cuban-Americans

Rafael Sanchez is a Cuban-American who lives in the predominately Cuban neighborhood of Westchester in Miami-Dade County. He works at a local health center and has voted for the Republican presidential nominee in previous elections. But this November, for the first time, the 29-year-old plans to switch his political affiliation. “I’m voting for Hillary Clinton,” […]

After Obama’s Visit, Cuba Must Decide It’s Future

After President Obama’s historic visit to the Cuba there seems to be a feeling of optimist in the air in Havana where citizens are hoping that with normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba will lead to a better economy and better way of life. American tourist have taken advantage of some of the […]

Comentarios From Maria: After The Terrorist Attacks, More Racism And Intolerance

In addition to the deplorable terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, and President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba and Argentina, last week was full of events, leaving the presidential candidates with much to talk about. The former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took on this issue in a speech laying out her plan to combat terrorism, […]

Obama Strengthens Relations With Latin America

The United States is working to rebuild past relations with Latin America in the recent weeks. This was shown largely in part by President Obama’s visits to Cuba and Argentina this week. However, since it is the President’s last term and the choice for the next presidential candidate is unpredictable, Latin America is greeting this […]