Michael Maisel, director of foreign affairs at Engage Cuba, an organization that advocates a lifting of the Cuban blockade and the freedom for all Americans to travel to the island and trade with it, talked with Progreso Semanal about the group’s task and most immediate outlook.
Gun murders are committed in every country, but the murder rate in the United States is stratospheric compared with the rates in other rich Western countries. Not incidentally, those countries have much tougher gun control.
A U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee overwhelmingly voted to include four pro-engagement Cuba amendments in a must-pass fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill. Included in these amendments would be the lifting of travel restrictions banning American tourists from visiting Cuba.
Donald Trump has, in every possible way, shown himself or has been exposed by journalists to be a whacko, a bigot, and a fraudster, among his many other virtues. Quite a few people look at the prospect of a Trump presidency with horror.