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Once estranged, they reunite over a White House meal with Cuba on the menu

Once estranged, they reunite over a White House meal with Cuba on the menu

President Trump broke bread with Senator Marco Rubio this week. It was a strange change of events when one considers that during the presidential primaries, then-candidate Trump and Sen. Rubio traded insults on the campaign trail, but then traded endorsements in advance of their successful runs for the presidency and reelection to the Senate.


The Ugly American[i] on his throne

The Ugly American[i] on his throne

Last week Donald Trump launched his version of the Manhattan Project against the U.S. Constitution. This week he went after allies. His stupidity lies in the fact that both the Mexican president and the Australian PM represent the side of the political spectrum in both Australia and Mexico that favors a cozy relationship with the U.S.


Ab-normalization: Florida imposes sanctions on itself

Ab-normalization: Florida imposes sanctions on itself

When Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus folded its tent last month, 400 Floridians lost their jobs. Now, Florida’s Governor Rick Scott appears determined to turn his state’s drive for jobs into a Cuba policy clown show.


Long before Obama, bridges to Cuba were being built

Long before Obama, bridges to Cuba were being built

Bridge builders to Cuba have been around since the 1960s. There are differences between these early engineers of peaceful dialogue and those that are being heralded today. Surely, though, both have played an important role in the advances made in the relationship between Cuba and the U.S.


Two-faced? Cowardly? Both.

Two-faced? Cowardly? Both.

If there is one thing I agree with Donald Trump on is his reference to Marco Rubio as “Little Marco.” And on Monday, Sen. Rubio, once again, lived up to the pejorative nickname Trump used to describe him. After much chest-thumping, Rubio announced on Facebook that he will vote in favor of Rex Tillerson for secretary of state.


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.


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