Trump-Netanyahu: Bully’s ball

Trump-Netanyahu: Bully’s ball

When Donald Trump met with Benjamin Netanyahu last week, it was a love fest. Any online dating site could have picked up the great affinity between the two men. They are hands down the two most obnoxious, arrogant leaders of any country that calls itself a democracy.


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Is renewable energy a solution for Cuba?

Is renewable energy a solution for Cuba?

Cubans understand how much oil and its international economic fluctuations affect their daily lives. That is why, when in mid-2016 adjustments and cutbacks of crude were applied to the state sector, tension and social uncertainty arose over a possible return of the power blackouts throughout the country.


Not adapting to its societal changes

Not adapting to its societal changes

At the start of 2017, Cuba is in many ways a very different country than in 1990. Two-and-a-half decades of major events have deeply marked a nation convinced that it occupies a singular place in the world.


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.


The week Trump stood the constitution on its head

The week Trump stood the constitution on its head

During the electoral campaign, Donald Trump promised to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Last Friday, on Holocaust Remembrance Day the president took a giant step toward keeping his promise. With this action he sowed the kind of chaos, fear and anguish across the nation terrorists can only dream of creating.


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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.


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Budweiser’s immigrant story; or, in your face Donald Trump

Budweiser’s immigrant story; or, in your face Donald Trump

Budweiser’s new Super Bowl commercial tells the story of the German immigrant who co-founded Anheuser-Busch and the brand’s deep roots in St. Louis. The commercial, titled “Born the Hard Way,” was released Tuesday, and hits in the midst of a raging immigration debate.


The week Trump stood the constitution on its head

The week Trump stood the constitution on its head

During the electoral campaign, Donald Trump promised to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Last Friday, on Holocaust Remembrance Day the president took a giant step toward keeping his promise. With this action he sowed the kind of chaos, fear and anguish across the nation terrorists can only dream of creating.


Trial balloon for a coup?

Trial balloon for a coup?

This weekend was the trial balloon for a coup d’état against the United States. It gave them useful information. Trump’s decision to keep all his businesses made it fairly clear from the beginning that he was seeing this as a way to become rich[er].


Shame on you, Jared Kushner

Shame on you, Jared Kushner

Since it was Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, himself who brought his family’s Holocaust legacy into the political fray, it feels fair to force him to confront the way in which he is now party to inflicting his grandmother’s suffering on others.


Escape valve

Escape valve

One might think that Havana has drafted answers for the domestic economy that it has still not enacted. And these would be the domestic valve; our leaders need only to speed them up and give them more flexibility, without the risk of losing political control.


Russian expert applauds Cuban coal exports but decries domestic policies

Russian expert applauds Cuban coal exports but decries domestic policies

The export of Cuban charcoal to the United States is a welcome development, says a Russian expert on energy, but the island government has a long way to go before maintaining a steady trade in consumer products with its neighbor to the north.


Donald Trump’s demolition derby

Donald Trump’s demolition derby

We’re a week into the Trump administration and it’s pretty obvious what he’s up to. First, Donald Trump is running a demolition derby: He wants to demolish everything he doesn’t like, and he doesn’t like a lot, especially when it comes to government.


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.


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