U.S. Rep. Takano, Tampa and St. Pete councils support closer U.S.-Cuba ties

U.S. Rep. Takano, Tampa and St. Pete councils support closer U.S.-Cuba ties

Representative Mark Takano became the first Member of Congress to visit Cuba in the aftermath of the State Dept. announcement that it would shrink its diplomatic mission in Havana and reciprocally expel Cuban diplomats from the U.S. At the same time, a delegation of City Council members from Tampa and St. Petersburg were also in the Cuban capital.

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Cuba seeks to move closer to its emigrants

Cuba seeks to move closer to its emigrants

The author’s address to the Fourth International Coloquy of Latinos in the United States, held at Casa de las Américas in Havana. Mr. Gómez is the former president of the Cuban-American Committee in Washington and a member of the Antonio Maceo Brigade.

Donald Trump vs. Donald Trump

Donald Trump vs. Donald Trump

An egocentric, ignorant, crude and quarrelsome man, Trump is an enemy-producing machine. Incapable of dealing with any human being who doesn’t worship him and obey the wildest of his commands blindly, Trump has broken away from any appearance of collegial governance.

The idiot box

The idiot box

It must be awfully difficult for U.S. editors to fact check stories they receive about Cuba, given that their own knowledge of the country is so slim. It might also be too much bother to find, or pay, a Cuban in Cuba to do it, although there are plenty of Cubans who could.

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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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The importance of McDonnell vs. U.S. in the Sen. Menendez case

The importance of McDonnell vs. U.S. in the Sen. Menendez case

For the purpose of federal bribery statutes, is an “official action” limited to the exercise or threatened exercise of actual governmental power, and if the term is not limited in this manner, are the statutes unconstitutional? The result of the McDonnell case has had great influence over the Sen. Bob Menendez corruption trial.

Menendez trial update: Has the Supreme Court legalized public corruption?

Menendez trial update: Has the Supreme Court legalized public corruption?

It looked like the years-long corruption probe targeting New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez would fall apart seven weeks into his trial. At issue was the prosecution’s “stream of benefits” theory, which argues that the steady flow of donations and gifts from a wealthy Florida doctor to the Democratic senator amounted to quid pro quo corruption.

U.S. Rep. Takano, Tampa and St. Pete councils support closer U.S.-Cuba ties

U.S. Rep. Takano, Tampa and St. Pete councils support closer U.S.-Cuba ties

Representative Mark Takano became the first Member of Congress to visit Cuba in the aftermath of the State Dept. announcement that it would shrink its diplomatic mission in Havana and reciprocally expel Cuban diplomats from the U.S. At the same time, a delegation of City Council members from Tampa and St. Petersburg were also in the Cuban capital.

Trump regime publishes memo titled “Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba”

Trump regime publishes memo titled “Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba”

National Security Presidential Memorandum NSPM-5 entitled “Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba” was issued by the President on June 16, 2017. The memorandum outlines the Administration’s policy toward Cuba and policy implementation actions to be taken by heads of departments and agencies.

Stand with the DREAMERS

Stand with the DREAMERS

By repealing DACA – Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals – President Donald Trump has endangered both these young immigrants and the economic security of America. And the moral case is more compelling than the economic one.

Cuba seeks to move closer to its emigrants

Cuba seeks to move closer to its emigrants

The author’s address to the Fourth International Coloquy of Latinos in the United States, held at Casa de las Américas in Havana. Mr. Gómez is the former president of the Cuban-American Committee in Washington and a member of the Antonio Maceo Brigade.

Cuba’s women’s judo team reaches Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

Cuba’s women’s judo team reaches Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

The women’s judo team of Cuba has reached the Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, which is scheduled to take place from Oct. 28-29.

Donald Trump vs. Donald Trump

Donald Trump vs. Donald Trump

An egocentric, ignorant, crude and quarrelsome man, Trump is an enemy-producing machine. Incapable of dealing with any human being who doesn’t worship him and obey the wildest of his commands blindly, Trump has broken away from any appearance of collegial governance.

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Trump’s Cuba accusations contradicted by State Department

Trump’s Cuba accusations contradicted by State Department

President Donald Trump claimed on Monday that Cuba was responsible for a series of bizarre attacks on U.S. workers that have strained U.S.-Cuba relations and prompted a number of dramatic diplomatic measures. Later that same day, a State Department cable obtained by the Associated Press appeared to contradict him.

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