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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.

Russian politologist: Trump will surely squeeze Cuba

Russian politologist: Trump will surely squeeze Cuba

President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse the political thaw initiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama, could ultimately lead to the imposition of new economic sanctions against Cuba, according to renowned Russian politologist, Andrei Sidorov.

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.

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.

Wealth, property and other evils

Wealth, property and other evils

For various reasons, Cuba has uncritically accepted the supposition that social justice and equality of opportunities require that state property be in the majority, leaving aside an impressive number of mediating factors that weigh on the direction and nature of this relationship.

On the issue of the interests of the Cuban people

On the issue of the interests of the Cuban people

It is possible that the administrations in the U.S. and Cuba made a strategic mistake during the two-year window after the announcement of December 2014. Both parties assumed, with excessive certainty and speed, that they would have at least four more years to smooth things over and build mutual trust.

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.

University of Havana launches Russian language studies chair

University of Havana launches Russian language studies chair

To promote cultural exchange between Cuba and Russia, a Russian Language Chair of the Pushkin Institute was inaugurated Wednesday at the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Havana. The Institute will delegate three professors to Cuba each term to teach students of the foreign languages’ department.

Hemingway Yacht Club: The sea as a bridge

Hemingway Yacht Club: The sea as a bridge

A strip of sea could become a barrier or a tomb. Cuba and Florida know this well. However, that same strait could become a bridge between two peoples whose development has been marked by the nearness of the waves. That was the bet placed by the Hemingway International Yacht Club 25 years ago. And its perseverance bore fruit.

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