Menendez trial ends in a mistrial

Menendez trial ends in a mistrial

The federal corruption trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday after the jury reported it is hopelessly deadlocked. Prosecutors did not immediately announce whether they will refile charges against Menendez.

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Virginia gives Trump, Republicans their comeuppance

Virginia gives Trump, Republicans their comeuppance

Last week, Virginia voters handed Ed Gillespie, the former head of the Republican National Committee, a resounding defeat in the gubernatorial race in that state. It represents an unmistakable message to Donald Trump and the Republican Party: We are fed up with you and your policies.

Taking a step back to the future

Taking a step back to the future

Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Curbelo, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen want to assure that they starve the Cuban people to death. They understand that healthy relations between our two countries would mean missing out on the gravy train of millions of dollars provided by the U.S.’s so-called democracy-building programs that are handouts run through their sticky hands.

The Cuban economy: Buying abroad

The Cuban economy: Buying abroad

After decades of trying to replace imports, Cuba remains highly dependent on them. Imports provide most of what Cuba needs to stay afloat. The goods brought in by ordinary citizens are just a tiny portion of the nation’s total imports.

The habit of power: Weinstein, Trump, et al.

The habit of power: Weinstein, Trump, et al.

In the real world of twenty-first century America, the people who are really entitled and who act like they know it are the powerful and rich. This leads many to acquire the habit of power, and they carry that habit into areas which, even in this unequal and unjust society, are increasingly considered off-limits to such exercises of arbitrary, unilateral control.

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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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Menendez trial ends in a mistrial

Menendez trial ends in a mistrial

The federal corruption trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday after the jury reported it is hopelessly deadlocked. Prosecutors did not immediately announce whether they will refile charges against Menendez.

Guilty: Rubio, Diaz-Balart, Curbelo, Ileana
The State Department is in a rate of collapse unlike any moment in our history

The State Department is in a rate of collapse unlike any moment in our history

Under President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the State Department is in a rate of collapse unlike any moment in American history. It’s not just a matter of policy or priorities. It’s the entire ability of the American government to exercise soft power and function.

Climate change threatens 1 in 4 natural heritage sites

Climate change threatens 1 in 4 natural heritage sites

A report released during the U.N. climate talks in Bonn, Germany, warns that climate change imperils one in four natural World Heritage sites — nearly double the number from just three years ago. Among the ecosystems most threatened are coral reefs, which bleach as oceans heat up, as well as glaciers which melt.

Trump doubles down on sanctions and regime change for Venezuela

Trump doubles down on sanctions and regime change for Venezuela

Early in November, President Maduro of Venezuela proposed a meeting with creditors to discuss a restructuring of Venezuelan public debt. The Trump administration reacted by warning U.S. bondholders that attending this meeting could put them in violation of U.S. economic sanctions against Venezuela — a violation of the charter of the Organization of American States.

Virginia gives Trump, Republicans their comeuppance

Virginia gives Trump, Republicans their comeuppance

Last week, Virginia voters handed Ed Gillespie, the former head of the Republican National Committee, a resounding defeat in the gubernatorial race in that state. It represents an unmistakable message to Donald Trump and the Republican Party: We are fed up with you and your policies.

Taking a step back to the future

Taking a step back to the future

Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Curbelo, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen want to assure that they starve the Cuban people to death. They understand that healthy relations between our two countries would mean missing out on the gravy train of millions of dollars provided by the U.S.’s so-called democracy-building programs that are handouts run through their sticky hands.

Revitalizing the Democratic Party

Revitalizing the Democratic Party

The strategy the Democratic Party has been pursuing in recent years has failed. Since 2009, Democrats have lost more than 1,000 seats in state legislatures across the country. Republicans now control the White House, 34 out of 50 governorships as well as the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Director of the Granma newspaper is dismissed

Director of the Granma newspaper is dismissed

Pelayo Terry Cuervo has been dismissed as director of the newspaper Granma, official communications organ of the Communist Party of Cuba. The announcement was made by means of a brief informative note of scarcely 50 words.

Shameful

Shameful

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