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STEPPING BACKWARD (Updated) / Farmers and cattlers oppose Trump

STEPPING BACKWARD (Updated) / Farmers and cattlers oppose Trump

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.

Police department(s) racism (Video)

Police department(s) racism (Video)

In response to the police shooting death of Philando Castile, Trevor Noah shares his own experience as a black man facing law enforcement discrimination in America.

Obama’s Cuba opening more popular in Florida than Trump’s new measures

Obama’s Cuba opening more popular in Florida than Trump’s new measures

President Trump visited Miami last week and committed to much of the same old nonsense that has been uttered time and again over the past almost 60 years. A poll conducted right after the Trump speech shows that Barack Obama’s opening with the island nation is more popular in Florida than Trump’s hardline Cold War rhetoric.

Trump spokesman fudges; Cuban minister answers straight

Trump spokesman fudges; Cuban minister answers straight

At Monday’s White House press briefing, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer was asked two questions about Cuba, specifically about American fugitives living on the island. He answered neither, sidestepping the issue. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, on the other hand, said Monday in Vienna offered the reasons why Cuba gave the American fugitives asylum in the first place.

Marazul: President Trump’s June 16 speech and its effects on ‘individual’ travel to Cuba

Marazul: President Trump’s June 16 speech and its effects on ‘individual’ travel to Cuba

Marazul offers guidelines for those planning to travel to Cuba in the near future. There are June 16 before and after rules, especially when dealing with individual travel.

Frequently asked questions on President Trump’s Cuba announcement

Frequently asked questions on President Trump’s Cuba announcement

The Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control on Friday, June 16, issued the following frequently asked questions on President Trump’s Cuba announcement.

A day of great shame for Miami’s Cuban American community

A day of great shame for Miami’s Cuban American community

President Donald Trump visited Miami on Friday and held a political rally at the Manuel Artime Theater in Little Havana. He was there to announce the rollback of the Obama initiatives on Cuba, started on December 17, 2014. It turned out to be a pep rally attended by a few hundred former Cubans, and children of former Cubans, from the Miami area.

Debates lead to consensus

Debates lead to consensus

Radical processes of change in structure, such as revolutions, happen very rapidly and abruptly. It is why in the processes of radical change (revolutions) and reform, the basic element is the people. Both need their real and effective participation; without it, the changes would be foreign to them, creating a lack of commitment and apathy.

Russia asks Cuba for guaranteed payment of oil deliveries

Russia asks Cuba for guaranteed payment of oil deliveries

Apparently short of oil, now that oil supplier Venezuela is distracted by a political crisis, Cuba has turned to Russia for additional supplies, the Russian media reported this week. However, Moscow has raised an important issue — payment.

TDC and The Hill: Trump will rollback Obama Cuba policies in June

TDC and The Hill: Trump will rollback Obama Cuba policies in June

There appears to be bad news in the horizon dealing with Cuba travel. The Daily Caller and The Hill are reporting that “President Donald Trump is set to announce a rollback of former President Barack Obama’s policies toward Cuba.” The report states that President Trump will make his decision public during a scheduled visit to Miami in June.

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