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The made for Miami fairy tale of Marco the good vs. Cabello the bad

The made for Miami fairy tale of Marco the good vs. Cabello the bad

It’s hard to comprehend how people still believe Marco Rubio, or swallow the manufactured PR stunts that the press fall for that paint a picture of the U.S. senator from West Miami as the hero of some tall tale. Over the years Miami has been ransacked by scoundrels who use stories — like the one being woven by Little Marco — in order to divert our attention from the real culprits who pilfer from our city.

Foreign policy as will and whim

Foreign policy as will and whim

Last week, President Donald Trump added Venezuela to the list of countries upon which the United States might unleash its military might. The threat came out of nowhere and even the Pentagon was more surprised by the announcement than the Venezuelan government.

Accept the functions of small and midsized businesses

Accept the functions of small and midsized businesses

Cuba’s Official Gazette recently published measures announced by President Raúl Castro that delve deeper into the control and organization of private enterprise on the island. Diverse opinions have been offered, most of them focusing on the fact that the move is a step backward, although the functionaries who have made statements and the state media insist on saying the opposite.

How very mistaken I was

How very mistaken I was

There is no reason, asserts the author, to suspend or postpone the granting of new licenses to rent homes, rooms or spaces because of an imperative “to review the subject” after so many years of practicing it. Especially when you consider, he adds, that travelers prefer to stay in private homes when visiting other countries.

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STEPPING BACKWARD / Thaw will help Cuban Jews

Progreso Weekly offers a diverse group of published articles and opinions critical of, or discussing, President Trump’s rejection of the Obama measures that offered an improvement in U.S. relations with Cuba. We believe that a reversal of these efforts will be detrimental to the U.S.’ economy and to U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations. Continue Reading

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Listening device that causes deafness is unheard of, expert says

Listening device that causes deafness is unheard of, expert says

An American expert on intelligence (i.e. espionage) confesses that he is baffled by the allegations from Washington that a Cuban security agency used some secret device to damage the hearing of U.S. diplomats in Havana last year.

Accept the functions of small and midsized businesses

Accept the functions of small and midsized businesses

Cuba’s Official Gazette recently published measures announced by President Raúl Castro that delve deeper into the control and organization of private enterprise on the island. Diverse opinions have been offered, most of them focusing on the fact that the move is a step backward, although the functionaries who have made statements and the state media insist on saying the opposite.

How very mistaken I was

How very mistaken I was

There is no reason, asserts the author, to suspend or postpone the granting of new licenses to rent homes, rooms or spaces because of an imperative “to review the subject” after so many years of practicing it. Especially when you consider, he adds, that travelers prefer to stay in private homes when visiting other countries.

A movie plot: U.S. diplomats go deaf in Cuba

A movie plot: U.S. diplomats go deaf in Cuba

Just when relations between Washington and Havana had fallen into soporific boredom comes the story of some U.S. diplomats who last year suffered inexplicable auditive damage in Cuba.

Reggaeton and diplomatic deafness

Reggaeton and diplomatic deafness

Since the information being offered on ‘Eargate’, from both the U.S. and Cuba, is so unclear, it could lead the imagination of many to think of more “realistic” causes, such as this…

Cuba reacts to expulsions and accusations: Statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Cuba reacts to expulsions and accusations: Statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cuban government asserts that they took the alleged incidents involving U.S. diplomats very seriously and would never allow Cuban territory to be used for any action against accredited diplomatic agents or their families.

U.S. ousts two Cuban diplomats citing mysterious 2016 ‘incident’

U.S. ousts two Cuban diplomats citing mysterious 2016 ‘incident’

The U.S. State Department has asked two officials of the Cuban Embassy in Washington to leave the country, according to Heather Nauert, a spokeswoman for the U.S. diplomatic corps. The reason given for their expulsions are “incidents” involving the health of Americans stationed in Havana.

VP Mike Pence

VP Mike Pence

Night thoughts on Trump and America

Night thoughts on Trump and America

With Donald Trump away vacationing at one of his golf resorts, the rest of us may have a chance to relax. But in truth it’s more like a short break in a continuing nightmare. Just enough time to turn on the light, look at the clock and ponder where we are, before the nightmare envelopes us again.

Sessions’ DOJ says it’s OK to purge infrequent voters from Ohio rolls

Sessions’ DOJ says it’s OK to purge infrequent voters from Ohio rolls

The Obama administration was against the state’s practice of purging inactive voters from the rolls, but this week, the Trump administration reversed course. The brief is not the administration’s first action that could lead to voter purges.

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