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Obama’s Cuba opening more popular in Florida than Trump’s new measures

Obama’s Cuba opening more popular in Florida than Trump’s new measures

President Trump visited Miami last week and committed to much of the same old nonsense that has been uttered time and again over the past almost 60 years. A poll conducted right after the Trump speech shows that Barack Obama’s opening with the island nation is more popular in Florida than Trump’s hardline Cold War rhetoric.

Trump does Miami

Trump does Miami

The majority of Cubans in Miami no longer support a hardline policy toward Cuba, which is probably why Trump didn’t reinstate the whole Cuba package of the Bush years. But, as long as the Diaz-Balarts of this city and their ilk continue to bellow from seats of power, Miami will still be a zoo.

Donald Trump in Miami

Donald Trump in Miami

Once again, a U.S. president shows up in Miami to promise the fall of the Cuban regime. The difference this time is that rhetoric will no longer ensure the Cuban-American vote, the Cold War ended long ago, and the support of a collaboration of a couple of Congressmen from south Florida could be extremely toxic.

Trump’s new Cuba policy – we’re back in 1987

Trump’s new Cuba policy – we’re back in 1987

President Donald Trump’s speech reflecting the contentious relationship between Cuba and the United States was a perfect speech if it had been made 30 years earlier. Those days, thankfully, have passed and the key takeaway from Trump’s minor (though important) changes to Obama’s policy is the further indication that the forces to end the embargo are winning the war.

A day of great shame for Miami’s Cuban American community

A day of great shame for Miami’s Cuban American community

President Donald Trump visited Miami on Friday and held a political rally at the Manuel Artime Theater in Little Havana. He was there to announce the rollback of the Obama initiatives on Cuba, started on December 17, 2014. It turned out to be a pep rally attended by a few hundred former Cubans, and children of former Cubans, from the Miami area.

Trump’s Miami visit: More questions than answers

Trump’s Miami visit: More questions than answers

Miami is in an uproar with speculation of what may be coming after almost three years of political thaw between the U.S. and Cuba. Nobody seems to really know what this Friday might bring us. In fact, not everyone is sure that President Trump will address the Cuba rollback during his visit to Miami.

Dying for business

Dying for business

Numbers make clear the perversity of a policy proposed by the Trump administration that will cripple the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Here’s just one example: In 1970, 38 workers died daily at work. By 2015, that number had dropped to 13, a decrease of almost two-thirds.

It’s all about the 2018 midterm elections

It’s all about the 2018 midterm elections

A politician’s magic touch is knowing where and how to touch the citizens’ fiber, or an important part of it. Such is the case of former President Obama and the health-care system he instituted, known as Obamacare. For his part, President Trump also knows that the 2018 elections could change the correlation of forces on Capitol Hill.

Greed versus Gaia

Greed versus Gaia

In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Earth. Today, Mother Earth Gaia is in big trouble. It has deadly enemies. Greed, first and foremost. That and the fake science that tries to obscure truth in the service of greed. And the odds for Gaia are lot worse since the Trump regime came to power.

Ileana’s retirement: The end of a cycle

Ileana’s retirement: The end of a cycle

Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced that she won’t seek reelection in 2018. Her retirement marks the end of a cycle characterized by the access of the first generation of Cuban immigrants to U.S. political life. Today’s Cuban-American politicians try to resemble Ileana, but cannot, simply because the conditions that made her possible no longer exist.

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