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Albor Ruiz

Despite the horror of Irma, Cuba Va!

Despite the horror of Irma, Cuba Va!

“It looks like the end of the world,” a stunned Cuban man said to a Spanish-language TV reporter in the city of Remedios after the passing of Irma, the monstrous storm that caused unspeakable damage to the island of Cuba.

Castro is not an old man having a temper tantrum

Castro is not an old man having a temper tantrum

Al Día News columnist Albor Ruiz on Wednesday penned these words regarding Fidel Castro’s reaction to President Obama’s speech in Havana’s Gran Teatro Nacional. Love him or hate him, says Ruiz, the words of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution deserve to be heard.

Obama’s historic, courageous Cuban trip

Obama’s historic, courageous Cuban trip

Forget the pomp and circumstance, the real importance of President Obama’s visit to Cuba, particularly his speech at the Gran Teatro de La Habana was, without a doubt, the fact that it happened.

Trump’s relentless march to the presidential candidacy is bad news for Republicans

Trump’s relentless march to the presidential candidacy is bad news for Republicans

President Obama won 71 percent of the Latino vote in the last election, a figure Clinton is expected to surpass come November. Definitely not good news for the boorish Republican front runner or his party.

The Cold War is over — despite the protestations of the Rubios, Lehtinens and their ilk

The Cold War is over — despite the protestations of the Rubios, Lehtinens and their ilk

Barack Obama shocked the world again with his plan to visit Cuba next month, a decision that leaves no doubt that 55 years of Cold War between Washington and Havana has ended.

Cuba is ready to welcome Pope Francis with open arms

Cuba is ready to welcome Pope Francis with open arms

“Francis will address Congress and it will be a great opportunity for him to advocate for the embargo to be lifted,” Ruiz said.

Another just decision for Obama: Free López Rivera

Another just decision for Obama: Free López Rivera

Three King’s Day (Jan. 6), López Rivera, one of the world’s longest-imprisoned political prisoners, observed his 72nd birthday in an Indiana prison. May 29 will mark 34 years that this man has been kept in federal prisons, 12 of them in solitary confinement. His only crime? To fight for the independence of his country, an unforgivable crime for a colonial power.

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!

All the best in 2015, a historic year loaded with possibilities for all Cubans. We welcome it with the emotion and enthusiasm generated only by great opportunities.

Marco, Ted and Bob: Fishes out of water

Marco, Ted and Bob: Fishes out of water

“Don’t defend me, pal.” That memorable phrase by Mexican comedian Tin Tan perfectly fits those U.S. politicians who, assuming poses of concern over the welfare of Cubans, oppose the reestablishment of relations with Cuba announced jointly last week by the presidents of both nations.

Cubans will celebrate the historic pact with the U.S.

Cubans will celebrate the historic pact with the U.S.

Many Cuban-Americans and citizens of Cuba thought improved relations with the U.S. would never come. But in surprising fashion, it happened Wednesday. ‘Incredible news I’ve waited my entire life to hear,’ said Ralph Ortega, editor-in-chief of On Wall Street and a former Daily News reporter.

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