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Fair decision or foul concession? The 2 Heralds differ.

Fair decision or foul concession? The 2 Heralds differ.

As so often before, Miami’s two Heralds are putting different spins on the news that President Obama has called an end to the wet-foot-dry-foot policy maintained by the United States toward Cuba since 1995. The English-language Herald accepting it almost ruefully and the Spanish-language Nuevo decrying it loudly.


“Wet foot, dry foot” policy repealed, effective immediately

“Wet foot, dry foot” policy repealed, effective immediately

With one week left before he leaves office, President Barack Obama made one more move that adds to his Cuba legacy doing away with the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that allows Cubans who arrive in the United States without a visa to become legal, permanent residents.


Cuba moves swiftly to appoint new Interior minister

Cuba moves swiftly to appoint new Interior minister

Cuba has tapped a navy officer, Vice Admiral Julio César Gandarilla Bermejo, as Minister of the Interior, following the death on Jan. 7 of Gen. Carlos Fernández Gondín, who had held the post since October 2015.


Video and full transcript of President Obama’s farewell speech

Video and full transcript of President Obama’s farewell speech

“We weaken those ties when we define some of us as more American than others; when we write off the whole system as inevitably corrupt, and blame the leaders we elect without examining our own role in electing them,” said President Obama in his farewell speech given Tuesday in Chicago.


Meryl Streep destroys Trump at Golden Globes; he retorts with Twitter rant & lie

Meryl Streep destroys Trump at Golden Globes; he retorts with Twitter rant & lie

Meryl Streep accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday. During her acceptance speech she took the time to warn of what lies ahead under a Trump presidency. She emphasized that moving forward “the principled press [must] hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage.”


Trump promised NO cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security

Trump promised NO cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security

Bernie Sanders spoke on Capitol Hill on Wednesday (Jan. 4) after the Obamacare meeting. After reading a tweet by President-elect Donald Trump that stated there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Sanders challenged Trump to veto any legislation that says otherwise.


Happy New Year

Happy New Year

To all our readers, Progreso Weekly wishes you a Happy 2017. We take this opportunity to thank you for your loyalty. We have been on vacation this past week and will be back from this break on Monday, January 3. Enjoy the holidays and let love prevail.


Czech member of Parliament to Cuba: Add cigars to shipment of rum

Czech member of Parliament to Cuba: Add cigars to shipment of rum

In a novel way to settle a foreign debt, Cuba has offered to pay the Czech Republic with 276 million dollars worth of rum and pharmaceutical drugs, Czech deputy finance minister Lenka Dupakova announced Thursday in Prague.


Economist’s advice to Czechs: Take the Cuban rum and sell it

Economist’s advice to Czechs: Take the Cuban rum and sell it

PROBLEM: What should the Czech government do with the 23 million bottles of rum that Cuba is offering as payment for its $276-million debt? There’s an easy answer…


A Donald Trump Christmas on SNL

A Donald Trump Christmas on SNL

President-elect Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) receives a surprise visit from Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett) and Rex Tillerson (John Goodman).


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