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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.


Ira Kurzban: ‘The wet foot dry foot policy … was not a positive policy’

Ira Kurzban: ‘The wet foot dry foot policy … was not a positive policy’

The elimination of the policy may, or may not, have any effect on current practice. If it suggests that a person out in the coastal waters of the U.S. may claim asylum then it represents a change in policy consistent with international law.


Renegade Republicans, including two from Miami, sought to weaken ethics police in Congress

Renegade Republicans, including two from Miami, sought to weaken ethics police in Congress

The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) became better known to the American public this week when a group of House Republicans, which included two members from the Miami area, behind closed doors and unbeknownst to most, attempted to gut the OCE on Monday night before the start of the new congress.


No cause for celebration

No cause for celebration

The demonizers celebrated on Calle Ocho this weekend. But most Cubans in Miami, whatever they thought about Castro, realize the inherent moral indigence and political counterproductive nature of behaving like a vengeful mob in front of the whole world.


Fidel: A man with the courage to try to change the world

Fidel: A man with the courage to try to change the world

Fidel Castro has staked his place in Cuban history. One hundred years, two hundred years forward, his name will hold a special and lofty place. Fidel’s name will go down as one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century.


Cuban-Americans and the Trump administration

Cuban-Americans and the Trump administration

One of the questions posed by Donald Trump’s victory is whether or not he’ll continue the policy adopted by Obama toward Cuba, and some have already reprised the quaint idea that that question will be decided in Miami.


How to rig an election

How to rig an election

With Amendment 1, the people at FPL thought they had a sure-fire formula for rigging the election: play with words to fool voters into thinking they are voting in favor of one thing, when they are in fact voting for the limits on the expansion of solar power and monopoly control by the industry.


Newsweek: Miami Herald deceives readers on Trump’s Cuba dealings

Newsweek: Miami Herald deceives readers on Trump’s Cuba dealings

News organizations around the country are now catching on to the fact that the Miami Herald deceives its readers. In an article published Saturday by Kurt Eichenwald in Newsweek, the headline reads: “Miami Herald deceives readers on Trump’s 1998 Cuba dealings.”


New foundation, old Ideas

New foundation, old Ideas

A group of Cuban exiles in Miami recently announced the creation of a new foundation, the Inspire America Foundation. It’s a new organization with really old ideas. “We are categorically opposed to negotiations,” says foundation president Marcell Felipe.


Shameless in Miami

Shameless in Miami

In his brief visit to Miami last week, Donald Trump pulled out of the bag of made-for-Miami Republican card tricks the most worn-out one. The Cuba card. He promised to take us back to the George W. Bush era.


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