Trumped up: The case for rolling back Obama’s Cuba thaw

Trumped up: The case for rolling back Obama’s Cuba thaw

The latest news about the sonic attack consists of a recording of the alleged sound obtained by the AP. Social media types listened to the sound over and over and died—laughing. One said it sounded like his new ring tone. Other comments were similarly derisory and dismissive.

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Vintage Trump, the world’s biggest bully

Vintage Trump, the world’s biggest bully

Prejudice and an alien-like absence of empathy is part of Trump’s DNA. A case in point is Trump’s reaction to the devastation wrought by hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Far from showing any sympathy or apologizing for the sorry performance, he could have broken his arm from patting himself on the back.

To grow old in Cuba, preserve your wings

To grow old in Cuba, preserve your wings

In their effort to stay alive, Cubans are not aware of their exposure to early aging and of the speed with which this country will age, with all its implications: a decrease in intellectual and physical production, the need for medical attention, for medicine, for caregivers, surroundings and physical-environmental structures, all of which are essential.

The lie of the sonic attacks

The lie of the sonic attacks

It is unremarkable to see U.S. diplomats jogging along the Malecón, dining at the best restaurants or bathing on the shore. They have never feared being killed or kidnapped, as happens in most other countries. It is one of the many reasons nothing explains that this might have changed, much less than it changed due to the puzzle of mysterious “sonic attacks”.

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STEPPING BACKWARD / Thaw will help Cuban Jews

Progreso Weekly offers a diverse group of published articles and opinions critical of, or discussing, President Trump’s rejection of the Obama measures that offered an improvement in U.S. relations with Cuba. We believe that a reversal of these efforts will be detrimental to the U.S.’ economy and to U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations. Continue Reading

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Menendez trial update: Judge denies motion to acquit, trial turns to defense’s case

Menendez trial update: Judge denies motion to acquit, trial turns to defense’s case

Sen. Bob Menendez’s federal corruption trial is expected to last several more weeks, but a cryptic comment from the judge presiding over the case has renewed questions about whether it will even go to the jury.

Is Trump unraveling?

Is Trump unraveling?

Last week, Senator Bob Corker said he was concerned about Trump. Corker’s interview was followed by a report in Vanity Fair that stated that the situation has gotten so out of control that Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis have discussed ways to stop Trump should he order a nuclear attack.

Trumped up: The case for rolling back Obama’s Cuba thaw

Trumped up: The case for rolling back Obama’s Cuba thaw

The latest news about the sonic attack consists of a recording of the alleged sound obtained by the AP. Social media types listened to the sound over and over and died—laughing. One said it sounded like his new ring tone. Other comments were similarly derisory and dismissive.

Gutiérrez to Trump: We stay in Puerto Rico ‘As long as it takes’ (Video)

Gutiérrez to Trump: We stay in Puerto Rico ‘As long as it takes’ (Video)

In response to a series of Thursday tweets from President Trump about Puerto Rico, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to respond rather quickly about Trump’s tweets.

Rapper Eminem: We f***ing hate Trump

Rapper Eminem: We f***ing hate Trump

Eminem has released a lyrical tirade against Donald Trump, and called on any of his fans who support the president to choose a side. The rapper took aim at Trump in a freestyle rap video that aired as part of BET’s hip-hop awards.

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Cuba in the headlines, and it’s not good news

Cuba in the headlines, and it’s not good news

Cuba has been in the news lately. We seem to be back to a time when Cuba and the U.S. where warring, not meeting peaceably and respectfully across a table from each other. Sen. Marco Rubio and members of Congress Mario Diaz Balart, Carlos Curbelo and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen are leading the way.

Why the Republican tax plan is more failed trickled-down economics

Why the Republican tax plan is more failed trickled-down economics

Trump and conservatives in Congress are planning a big tax cut for millionaires and billionaires. To justify it they’re using the oldest song in their playbook, claiming tax cuts on the rich will trickle down to working families in the form of stronger economic growth.

Vulture capitalists circle above Puerto Rico prey

Vulture capitalists circle above Puerto Rico prey

Puerto Rico is devastated. Two hurricanes plunged the island into darkness and despair. Crops perish in the fields. The landscape of ruined buildings and towns resemble Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped on it. Over three million people are desperate for food, water, electricity and shelter.

Vintage Trump, the world’s biggest bully

Vintage Trump, the world’s biggest bully

Prejudice and an alien-like absence of empathy is part of Trump’s DNA. A case in point is Trump’s reaction to the devastation wrought by hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Far from showing any sympathy or apologizing for the sorry performance, he could have broken his arm from patting himself on the back.

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