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Memorial Day: Honoring the dead, deconstructing the wars

Memorial Day: Honoring the dead, deconstructing the wars

How many wars has this country been involved in since its founding? What has been the nature of these wars? What has been their toll in death and injury, not only for the sons and daughters of this nation but also on our adversaries, combatants and civilians? How many of these fatalities might have been avoided with a different national outlook and policy?

Cuba-U.S.: ‘Delicate issues’ remain unresolved

Cuba-U.S.: ‘Delicate issues’ remain unresolved

It would be more than justified to state that the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba — which apparently will be accomplished sooner than later — will constitute the main legacy of President Barack Obama to the United States’ foreign policy.

Diplomacy and regattas

Diplomacy and regattas

From the Malecón, I watch U.S. and Cuban sailboats in the harbor. The other day, I saw two caravels with a crew of Americans. My recollection turned into a question: What are those ships loaded with?

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Latin America rethinks drug policies

Latin America rethinks drug policies

In the years ahead, Washington may be able to strengthen regional cooperation if it places greater emphasis on the tools and expertise it has to offer, rather than punishing those that are deemed to be taking insufficient steps to curb the drug trade.

U.S. travel to Cuba booming after Obama switch

U.S. travel to Cuba booming after Obama switch

The number of Americans visiting Cuba has risen dramatically — 36 percent — in the first few months of 2015, including a big jump among those flying into the communist nation from third countries like Mexico, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

High-ranking Communist Party officials meet in China

High-ranking Communist Party officials meet in China

A delegation of the Cuban Communist Party led by Salvador Valdés Mesa met Tuesday in Beijing with Liu Yunshan, one of the seven members of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Self-employment — Comanche territory

Self-employment — Comanche territory

In the triad formed by the Self-Employed Proprietor, the Government, and the Worker, the weakest link is the Worker — the least protected economic actor. And that’s what Cuban socialism is currently trying to correct through its “actualization” or updating process.

Conexion Miami/ Clinton and Obama in Florida this week

Conexion Miami/ Clinton and Obama in Florida this week

Hillary Clinton and President Obama will be in Florida this week. Obama holds two Miami fundraisers Wednesday and makes a public appearance at the National Hurricane Center on Thursday.

Memorial Day: Honoring the dead, deconstructing the wars

Memorial Day: Honoring the dead, deconstructing the wars

How many wars has this country been involved in since its founding? What has been the nature of these wars? What has been their toll in death and injury, not only for the sons and daughters of this nation but also on our adversaries, combatants and civilians? How many of these fatalities might have been avoided with a different national outlook and policy?

Eyeing the next frontier, Miami law firms ramp up Cuba strategy

Eyeing the next frontier, Miami law firms ramp up Cuba strategy

The Florida Bar is sending its first ever delegation of lawyers to Cuba this week to explore emerging new business opportunities as prospects heat up for closer political and commercial relations between the United States and the Communist-run island.

Progressives make gains in Spanish elections; conservatives lose majority

Progressives make gains in Spanish elections; conservatives lose majority

Preliminary results from Spain’s regional elections on Sunday showed big gains for upstart leftist and center-right parties and the conservatives losing their majority.

Cuba-U.S.: ‘Delicate issues’ remain unresolved

Cuba-U.S.: ‘Delicate issues’ remain unresolved

It would be more than justified to state that the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba — which apparently will be accomplished sooner than later — will constitute the main legacy of President Barack Obama to the United States’ foreign policy.

This ain’t no Buena Vista: Meet five cuban artists to watch

This ain’t no Buena Vista: Meet five cuban artists to watch

All of these artists, like many other musicians from Cuba, have already performed in the United States, and their albums are available through all of the U.S. digital music services. President Obama’s announced changes in current Cuba policy may increase Cuban artists’ presence on U.S. stages, or maybe even, eventually, on the charts. Or they may not What is clear is that if you don’t know these artists from Cuba, the time is now.

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