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Emilio Paz

Trump’s intransigence leads Cuba, Russia to throw up their hands, not hold them out

Trump’s intransigence leads Cuba, Russia to throw up their hands, not hold them out

Both Cuba and Russia have decided that, as long as U.S. President Donald Trump maintains a bellicose stance toward both countries, further attempts to improve relations with Washington will be futile. Far better it will be — the thinking apparently goes — to strengthen the links between Havana and Moscow and move on.

Granma: Cuban athletes in Rio performed below unfounded expectations

Granma: Cuban athletes in Rio performed below unfounded expectations

Granma paid subdued tribute to the Cuban athletes who participated in the just-ended Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, saying that, despite their efforts, they performed “below their potential.”

State Dept. project looks suspiciously like an infiltration plan

State Dept. project looks suspiciously like an infiltration plan

Less than a week after President Obama assured Cubans that the United States “will not impose our political or economic system on you,” the State Department has announced that it will give $753,989 “to manage and grow civil society organizations…” within Cuba.

As papal visit nears, bishops’ letter stresses ‘mercy’ and ‘pardon’

As papal visit nears, bishops’ letter stresses ‘mercy’ and ‘pardon’

On the occasion of Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba, Sept. 19-22, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Cuba has issued a message to the Cuban people that the Communist Party daily Granma published Saturday.

Our man in Havana (back in ’59)

Our man in Havana (back in ’59)

Many Americans may already be wondering who will be nominated as U.S. ambassador to Cuba once formal relations are reestablished between the two countries. Here’s a look back to 1959 and the last days of U.S. influence over the island.

Editors: Our magazine ‘provoked division’

Editors: Our magazine ‘provoked division’

The former editors of the Catholic magazine “Espacio Laical” (Lay Space) on Wednesday (June 11) told The Associated Press in an e-mail that they had quit because of the divisive effect the publication was having on the ecclesiastical community.

The talks, the talkers and Gross

The talks, the talkers and Gross

It seems peculiar that the State Department assigned an acting deputy assistant to deal with the head of the MINREX’s U.S. Division during the U.S.-Cuba Migration Accords.

Through my cataracts

Through my cataracts

One of the bonuses of being elderly is the experience of seeing history unfold before one’s eyes. So the formal greeting between Obama and Raúl Castro did not surprise me in the least.

Obama in Miami: An ambivalent presence

Obama in Miami: An ambivalent presence

Between the lines, Obama’s message was that “the Cuban problem must be solved by the Cubans, not by anyone else.” Some aspects of Obama’s visit to Miami have caught my attention.

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