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Ileana’s retirement: The end of a cycle

Ileana’s retirement: The end of a cycle

Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced that she won’t seek reelection in 2018. Her retirement marks the end of a cycle characterized by the access of the first generation of Cuban immigrants to U.S. political life. Today’s Cuban-American politicians try to resemble Ileana, but cannot, simply because the conditions that made her possible no longer exist.

Ileana, Marco, Curbelo and Mario: Crippled Trump enablers

Ileana, Marco, Curbelo and Mario: Crippled Trump enablers

Pretend for a minute that we’re back to 2013 and President Obama has just won his second term in office. The news media is saturated with the strong possibility that several Obama administration operatives, including more than one member of his cabinet, have been colluding with the Russians. Miami’s Cuban republicans would be up in arms and demanding investigations.

Opening of the embassies and the historical legacy

Opening of the embassies and the historical legacy

The opening of embassies in Havana and Washington demonstrate that the movement towards a normal relationship between the two countries continues unabated, regardless of the ever-diminishing shrills from those who oppose any level of engagement.

‘Offended,’ Israel won’t publicly support Obama’s initiative

‘Offended,’ Israel won’t publicly support Obama’s initiative

Left in the dark over Washington’s reunification plans with Havana, while not wanting to alienate key Republican allies, Israel has opted not to publicly support the Obama administration’s Cuban initiative.

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