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Cuba bars O.A.S. chief, blasts ‘plot’ to embarrass nation

Cuba bars O.A.S. chief, blasts ‘plot’ to embarrass nation

In a remarkably blunt statement, the Cuban Foreign Ministry on Wednesday denounced what it called a plot by anti-Cuban individuals and organizations to “generat[e] internal instability, damag[e] the country’s international image, and […] affect the positive developments of Cuba’s diplomatic relations with other states.”

Budweiser’s immigrant story; or, in your face Donald Trump

Budweiser’s immigrant story; or, in your face Donald Trump

Budweiser’s new Super Bowl commercial tells the story of the German immigrant who co-founded Anheuser-Busch and the brand’s deep roots in St. Louis. The commercial, titled “Born the Hard Way,” was released Tuesday, and hits in the midst of a raging immigration debate.

Raúl to Trump: Respect Cuba’s sovereignty and we can continue to talk

Raúl to Trump: Respect Cuba’s sovereignty and we can continue to talk

Raúl Castro: “I wish to express Cuba’s willingness to continue to negotiate the pending bilateral issues with the United States on the basis of equality, reciprocity, and respect for the sovereignty and independence of our country, and to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation on issues of common interest with the new government of President Donald Trump.”

She’s nasty (Rap and video)

She’s nasty (Rap and video)

Ashley Judd passionately denounces President Donald Trump’s misogyny at the 2017 Women’s March on Washington by reciting Nina Donovan’s “I Am A Nasty Woman” poem.

Donald J. Trump, president

Donald J. Trump, president

Mr. Donald Trump took the oath of office at noon yesterday and assumes the office of the presidency of the United States. This cartoon that appears in the Times of London says it all. It speaks for itself. Photos and video of the inauguration can be found inside.

Editorial: Dialogue without pressures

Editorial: Dialogue without pressures

We wish that the dialogue between the United States and Cuba may continue until relations are fully normalized. But if the temptation might arise to reverse or freeze the achievements of both parties in the latest negotiations, and if economic pressures are enforced with bolder and more dangerous steps, the U.S. should know that Cuba will go ahead with its changes and rely on the “shame” of its people.

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.

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