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Irma hits Cuba with 160 mph winds

Irma hits Cuba with 160 mph winds

Hurricane Irma plowed into the Cuban coast on Saturday, hitting the Camagüey Archipelago with 160mph winds. One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, Irma has killed at least 22 people in the eastern Caribbean and devastated islands including Barbuda and Saint Maarten.

Cuba should prepare for the Trump hard line

Cuba should prepare for the Trump hard line

After saying he was generally supportive of Barack Obama’s Cuba policy during the Republican primaries, by the time of the US election Donald Trump had changed his tune and promised he would roll back the Obama-era opening to the island. In the next few weeks, the White House is expected to announce its post-Obama Cuba…

Time for U.S. policy change on Cuba

Time for U.S. policy change on Cuba

This is in everyone’s interests, especially Cuba’s closest neighbor, the U.S. Although lifting the embargo fully requires an act of Congress, President Obama has some executive powers at his disposal. He can start by removing Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

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