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Rubio, Diaz-Balart and Curbelo: Faustian enablers of ‘Anything but Obamacare’

Rubio, Diaz-Balart and Curbelo: Faustian enablers of ‘Anything but Obamacare’

The three Cuban American members of Congress from south Florida have made a deal with the devil to get rid of Obamacare in favor of a bill that the Congressional Budget Office has determined will leave 22 million Americans without health insurance. More than 600,000 of them from right here in the Miami area.

Russian politologist: Trump will surely squeeze Cuba

Russian politologist: Trump will surely squeeze Cuba

President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse the political thaw initiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama, could ultimately lead to the imposition of new economic sanctions against Cuba, according to renowned Russian politologist, Andrei Sidorov.

Comey’s comments and America’s lack of self-awareness

Comey’s comments and America’s lack of self-awareness

Former FBI head James Comey’s testimony before a Senate Intelligence Committee provides a fascinating, yet completely predictable, insight into America’s continued ability to sustain an impressive lack of self-awareness. Lacking was the appreciation among the political and media elite of America’s own long standing meddling in the elections and internal matters of other countries.

Hemingway Yacht Club: The sea as a bridge

Hemingway Yacht Club: The sea as a bridge

A strip of sea could become a barrier or a tomb. Cuba and Florida know this well. However, that same strait could become a bridge between two peoples whose development has been marked by the nearness of the waves. That was the bet placed by the Hemingway International Yacht Club 25 years ago. And its perseverance bore fruit.

Food as a weapon

Food as a weapon

For a century the United States has provided food to nations out of the belief that hunger and famine undermine stability and threaten our values and our security. Yet, the sons of Cubans now members of the U.S. Congress are doing their best to make sure they keep American food from getting to Cuban tables.

Cuban defense chief goes to China ‘to strengthen ties’

Cuban defense chief goes to China ‘to strengthen ties’

Cuba’s Armed Forces minister, Gen. Leopoldo Cintra Frías, and Gen. Fan Changlong, deputy chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, met in Beijing on Tuesday and “agreed to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries.”

An editorial: Free health services

An editorial: Free health services

The conclusion, and what we’ve all learned during decades in Cuba, is that free health care and education are a right, not a privilege. It’s a matter for the government, which quite rightly upholds what those rights cost. From a country like Cuba we can expect no less.

They’re baaack! Russian Ladas return to Cuba in streamlined shapes

They’re baaack! Russian Ladas return to Cuba in streamlined shapes

The Russian car maker AvtoVAZ will deliver 300 of its latest model vehicles to Cuba this year, company president Nikolya Mor announced Friday in Havana. Mor added that his company is prepared to sell as many as 30,000 units to the island government.

Engagement versus estrangement

Engagement versus estrangement

Congressman James Comer, a first-term Republican from Kentucky, just returned from a five-day trip to Cuba on a fact-finding delegation. His office released a statement about the trip: “Congressman Comer strongly supports lifting the current trade embargo on Cuba.”

The Internet and the future of Cuba’s economy

The Internet and the future of Cuba’s economy

Cuba’s largest and best asset is its people, and this potential will not be released without the Internet. It is also a weighty element when attracting foreign investment. Certain aspects of national security are legitimate, but surely it is possible to achieve a better balance than what we have at present.

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