Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Sec of State John Kerry Meets With Colombian Rebel Group the FARC

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Colombia’s rebel group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, on Monday in Havana, Cuba. Kerry’s meeting with the FARC is the first time a U.S. Secretary of State has met with a group that is listed on Washington’s list of foreign terrorist organizations. The top […]

In America, Francis Delivers Powerful Message of Social Justice to Washington

This week, Pope Francis I, the 266th successor of Saint Peter and head of the 1.2 billion-strong Catholic Church made his first visit to the United States, and became the third sitting pontiff to visit the United States as he was welcomed by U.S. President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of The White House […]

Venezuelan Opposition Leader López Receives Maximum Sentence

Leopold Lopez, the jailed Venezuelan opposition leader and head of the Voluntad Popular Party, received a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison this week on charges of inciting violence and plotting to overthrow the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro following an abruptly ended trial. Pro-Lopez demonstrators clashed with pro-government crowds outside the courthouse […]

Comentarios from Maria: Celebrate new day for U.S-Cuba relations

In 1999, I was communications director of a federal agency then known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service. I worked with the Department of Justice and State on the case of Elian Gonzalez, an adorable 5-year-old Cuban boy who was found floating in an inner tube off the coast of Florida late that year after […]

U.S. will not invite Cuban dissidents to Embassy flag-raising in Havana

The Obama administration reported they will not be inviting critics of the Cuban government to the historic flag-raising at the American Embassy in Havana on Friday. Secretary of State John Kerry will instead meet privately with activists after the event later in the day, illustrating the U.S. government’s policy shift from opposition to embrace. Still, […]