The decadence of Trump’s speech and its dangers

The decadence of Trump’s speech and its dangers

The United Nations is no longer the place where to listen to great statesmen. The pattern of world politics is the lack of soaring ideas and the lack of valor in expressing them. But Donald Trump has surpassed all the standards of mediocrity. He appeared to be speaking in Wichita and for all practical purposes he was in Wichita, because he couldn’t care less what the world thinks.

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Reflections after Irma

Reflections after Irma

Each crisis situation promotes opportunism, speculation and an ugly display of human misery. But in order to survive and grow, we’ll have to watch out for those slip-ups that empower those whose money enables them to get their electricity back before anyone else.

Venezuela: between negotiations and harassment

Venezuela: between negotiations and harassment

Clearly, Chavism is not a perfect form of governance; it has been unable to shed the corruption and inefficacy that are endemic in Venezuelan politics and has been powerless to transform a rentier government that has suffered the collapse of the oil market. And yet, it has done more for the Venezuelan people than any other previous government.

Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

The worst loss of human life in Florida in the wake of Irma didn’t happen on one of low-lying towns on the lower Florida Keys where the eye of the storm first made landfall with full force. The worst human tragedy took place days after the hurricane, in a nursing home in Hollywood, just a few miles north of the border between Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

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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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Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

The worst loss of human life in Florida in the wake of Irma didn’t happen on one of low-lying towns on the lower Florida Keys where the eye of the storm first made landfall with full force. The worst human tragedy took place days after the hurricane, in a nursing home in Hollywood, just a few miles north of the border between Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

A damage report (and what we’re doing about it)

A damage report (and what we’re doing about it)

In Havana’s neighborhoods, the first thing that some people do when the electricity comes back is to connect the refrigerator. Next, they turn the radio on — loudly. It’s their way to straighten out the day, to return to normal life. The spirit of resistance finds peculiar expressions.

The DREAMers, Trump’s blackmail card

The DREAMers, Trump’s blackmail card

Last Wednesday (Sept. 13), Donald Trump met with Democratic leaders of Congress to reach a legislative accord that might protect the DREAMers, undocumented youths who came to the United States in infancy and are studying or engaged in professional activities.

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Donate to Irma relief for Cuba

Donate to Irma relief for Cuba

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Cuba faces a long and difficult road to recovery. CDA is working with organizations on the ground in Cuba to provide emergency items such as water, food, shelter, and hygiene kits, as well as longer-term recovery supplies.

Despite the horror of Irma, Cuba Va!

Despite the horror of Irma, Cuba Va!

“It looks like the end of the world,” a stunned Cuban man said to a Spanish-language TV reporter in the city of Remedios after the passing of Irma, the monstrous storm that caused unspeakable damage to the island of Cuba.

Garbage everywhere in Havana

Garbage everywhere in Havana

Five days after the passing of Hurricane Irma, which only touched the Cuban capital with tropical storm winds, there is rotting food and garbage in many of the streets that already torment its inhabitants. Garbage collectors have prioritized avenues and streets where there is more traffic, especially near hospitals.

Cruel cones of uncertainty

Cruel cones of uncertainty

In the midst of Irma and its cone of uncertainty, the Trump administration decided to create its very own cone of uncertainty by removing protection from deportation for nearly one million young undocumented immigrants who entered this country as children.

Hurricane Irma: the path of destruction

Hurricane Irma: the path of destruction

Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever recorded over the Atlantic, has devastated the Caribbean and battered Florida. Here’s how this historic storm unfolded.

The constitution was a victim of September 11 too

The constitution was a victim of September 11 too

Our government used the tragedy of 9/11 to whittle away at many of the ideals that Americans have fought and died for, without so much as a whimper from most of us. From secret prisons, extraordinary renditions, and a torture program, the U.S. has transitioned to a permanent wartime economy.

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