Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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 […]

Obama’s Historic Trip To Cuba

History was made Sunday as President Obama became the first president since 1923 to land in the Caribbean country of Cuba. Our neighbors that are only 90 miles away have not been visited by an American president since Calvin Coolidge. President Obama now goes to the island nation to advance talks by both governments in […]

Cuba Open For Business To US Telecom Carriers

In a sign of further steps towards the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) removed the communist nation from its “Exclusion List,’ a global regulatory structure for telecommunications, making it possible for US telecom companies to establish a physical presence in the country and to increase business […]

New York Times Asks for Repeal of Law Making Immigration Easier for Cubans

The New York Times Editorial page has called on the U.S. government to end its preferential treatment of Cuban immigrants under the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 which allows for an expedited process for accepting Cuban nationals that dates back to the height of the Cold War when undermining Cuban and Soviet governments was a […]

Agreement on U.S. – Cuba Commercial Flights

The United States and Cuba this week announced that they had reached an agreement to resume commercial flights between the two countries and to “establish scheduled air service” for official purposes because travel to Cuba strictly for tourism purposes is still prohibited under the law. The agreement will “facilitate an increase in authorized travel, enhance […]