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Donald J. Trump, president

Donald J. Trump, president

Mr. Donald Trump took the oath of office at noon yesterday and assumes the office of the presidency of the United States. This cartoon that appears in the Times of London says it all. It speaks for itself. Photos and video of the inauguration can be found inside.


America takes a giant leap backward, 140 characters at a time

America takes a giant leap backward, 140 characters at a time

He is not a man of eloquence. His life appears limited to 140 characters at a time, which includes carefully studied sound bites. His choppy discourse often evokes a vulgar American exceptionalism, and he sprinkles it with downright lies. Still, his shortcomings may have been key to his victory this past November.


Editorial: Dialogue without pressures

Editorial: Dialogue without pressures

We wish that the dialogue between the United States and Cuba may continue until relations are fully normalized. But if the temptation might arise to reverse or freeze the achievements of both parties in the latest negotiations, and if economic pressures are enforced with bolder and more dangerous steps, the U.S. should know that Cuba will go ahead with its changes and rely on the “shame” of its people.


Obama commutes sentence for political prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Obama commutes sentence for political prisoner Oscar López Rivera

President Obama has commuted the sentence of Oscar López Rivera, a victory for the Puerto Rican independence activist who is considered to be one of the world’s longest-serving political prisoners. Obama also release Chelsea Manning on Tuesday (Jan. 17).


Trump stumbles in calling out a hero

Trump stumbles in calling out a hero

It is ironic but typical that President-elect Donald Trump would choose the eve of the national holiday honoring the great hero of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, to slander another giant of that movement, John Lewis, by calling him “all talk, no action.”


There’s still the Adjustment Act…

There’s still the Adjustment Act…

A long interview held last summer with Miami immigration attorney Ira Kurzban offers insight into the confusion over the Cuban Adjustment Act and the wet-foot-dry-foot policy. He explained that the United States has a long history with these programs and that the Cuban Adjustment Act was not the only one of its kind.


Obama’s farewell to Cuba

Obama’s farewell to Cuba

It seems that President Obama has concluded his policy of reforms in relations with Cuba with the acceptance of a new migratory accord that eliminates the dry-foot-wet-foot policy, and the Parole Program for Cuban doctors who collaborate in third countries.


Fair decision or foul concession? The 2 Heralds differ.

Fair decision or foul concession? The 2 Heralds differ.

As so often before, Miami’s two Heralds are putting different spins on the news that President Obama has called an end to the wet-foot-dry-foot policy maintained by the United States toward Cuba since 1995. The English-language Herald accepting it almost ruefully and the Spanish-language Nuevo decrying it loudly.


Ira Kurzban: ‘The wet foot dry foot policy … was not a positive policy’

Ira Kurzban: ‘The wet foot dry foot policy … was not a positive policy’

The elimination of the policy may, or may not, have any effect on current practice. If it suggests that a person out in the coastal waters of the U.S. may claim asylum then it represents a change in policy consistent with international law.


Statement by President Obama on Cuban immigration policy

Statement by President Obama on Cuban immigration policy

The Department of Homeland Security is ending the so-called “wet-foot/dry foot” policy, which was put in place more than twenty years ago and was designed for a different era, said President Obama.


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