The Republican Convention Debacle

The Republican Convention Debacle

Last week was filled with good news for progressives. It started Monday in Cleveland with the disastrous kickoff to the Republican National Convention that would officially elect Donald Trump the party’s nominee for the presidency.


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Rural tourism: Foreigners among Cuban farmers

Rural tourism: Foreigners among Cuban farmers

The first Americans at the La Conchita farm, 10 kilometers south of Puerto Padre, will soon usher a new stage in the lives of Moisés Mora Sicilia and his family, who, for the past two years, have developed the most successful experience in rural tourism in Las Tunas province.


The Rogovins and their family photos

The Rogovins and their family photos

Paula Rogovin still remembers that episode of her childhood in Buffalo, N.Y., when she interrupted the lesson at school by raising her hand and saying, “I think that Cuba is nice.” That’s what she heard Ann and Milton say, her “progressive” parents, in the warm safety of home.


What will Cuba gain from its relations with U.S.?

What will Cuba gain from its relations with U.S.?

One year has passed since the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, it’s worthwhile to analyze the reasons why the Cuban government has accepted the challenge, aware of the dangers and difficulties that are very much included in the package.


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The Republican Convention Debacle

The Republican Convention Debacle

Last week was filled with good news for progressives. It started Monday in Cleveland with the disastrous kickoff to the Republican National Convention that would officially elect Donald Trump the party’s nominee for the presidency.


The year of living diplomatically

The year of living diplomatically

Since diplomatic relations were re-established the U.S. and Cuba have signed ten agreements with another seven in train and may be ready before the end of this year. The prior 55 years of stalemated statecraft saw only five agreements between the two countries that remain in force today.


Brazilian prosecutor finds no crime committed by Dilma: Will the law count for anything in Brazil?

Brazilian prosecutor finds no crime committed by Dilma: Will the law count for anything in Brazil?

The current attempt to remove President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil bears many resemblances to the Clinton impeachment episode. It is led by a group of politicians who seek to overturn the results of national elections and steer the nation in a different, right-wing direction.


Puerto Rico: The hour of truth

Puerto Rico: The hour of truth

Having acknowledged that it deceived the world and that Puerto Rico remains the world’s main colony, the United States has an inescapable obligation to put an end to a situation that violates international law and has lasted for far too long.


Rural tourism: Foreigners among Cuban farmers

Rural tourism: Foreigners among Cuban farmers

The first Americans at the La Conchita farm, 10 kilometers south of Puerto Padre, will soon usher a new stage in the lives of Moisés Mora Sicilia and his family, who, for the past two years, have developed the most successful experience in rural tourism in Las Tunas province.


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One year after reopening embassies, U.S.-Cuba relations progress

One year after reopening embassies, U.S.-Cuba relations progress

In the last year, normalization has meant that thousands of Americans have met and learned from Cubans through people-to-people travel, while U.S. corporations continue to prove that it’s good business to seek deals in Cuba.


Tavis Smiley: Blue lives matter, but so do Black lives

Tavis Smiley: Blue lives matter, but so do Black lives

Talk show host Tavis Smiley reacts to Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke’s speech during the opening night of the Republican National Convention, where the sheriff spoke about police and the Black Lives Matter movement, the latter of which Clarke referred to as “anarchy.”


The Rogovins and their family photos

The Rogovins and their family photos

Paula Rogovin still remembers that episode of her childhood in Buffalo, N.Y., when she interrupted the lesson at school by raising her hand and saying, “I think that Cuba is nice.” That’s what she heard Ann and Milton say, her “progressive” parents, in the warm safety of home.


Republican Party platform on Cuba returns to the Cold War days

Republican Party platform on Cuba returns to the Cold War days

Last week in Cleveland, State Senator Eric Brakey of Maine tried to make some changes to the Republican Party’s foreign policy platform. It turns out that when it comes to Cuba, though, the language in this document is a lot closer to the Platt Amendment than to the Donald Trump’s negotiating position.


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