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Mario Diaz-Balart

Trumpcare’s a killer: Diaz Balart and Curbelo don’t care

Trumpcare’s a killer: Diaz Balart and Curbelo don’t care

Backers of Trumpcare don’t care whether you live or die. Add two south Florida names to the list of the members of Congress who don’t care: U.S. Representatives Mario Diaz Balart and Carlos Curbelo. Both voted this past week to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a bill nobody knows for sure what it stands for.

Back to the past with committee proposal for Cuba

Back to the past with committee proposal for Cuba

The House Appropriations Committee has proposed a boost in funds for Cuba democracy-building programs in this year’s budget. And two south Florida politicians are members of the powerful committee.

Republicans propose blocking funds for opening U.S. embassy in Cuba

Republicans propose blocking funds for opening U.S. embassy in Cuba

U.S. House Republicans on Tuesday presented a bill funding the State Department for fiscal year 2016, albeit with a special provision to block financing to open a new U.S. embassy in Cuba.

Hats off to the patron saint and the ‘ferry’ godfather of normalization

Hats off to the patron saint and the ‘ferry’ godfather of normalization

The Vatican has offered little explanation for this Sunday’s meeting between President Raul Castro and Pope Francis, apart from Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi’s comment that it was “strictly private.”

‘Congress cannot remain idle’ on Cuba, says Diaz-Balart

‘Congress cannot remain idle’ on Cuba, says Diaz-Balart

With so many things moving in the right direction, and with U.S. companies now eying Cuba as an export market for fertilizers, now would be just the time for Congress to shake off its lethargy and act.

Transportation Budget Bill seeks freeze on ‘new’ flights to Cuba

Transportation Budget Bill seeks freeze on ‘new’ flights to Cuba

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart has introduced legislation that would block any new licenses for commercial air travel from the U.S. to Cuba. His 156-page bill would stop any “new” flights to Cuba that weren’t in place prior to March 31, 2015.

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