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Students will sail from Washington, D.C. for Cuba, despite U.S. travel warnings

Students will sail from Washington, D.C. for Cuba, despite U.S. travel warnings

Tall ship will “Stay the Course” for constructive engagement with Cubans and sail this week from Washington, D.C. for an educational voyage in southern Cuba. The ship will spend a total of four months in Cuba engaged in ecological site visits assessing long-term sustainability.

A party for plutocrats

A party for plutocrats

The Republicans are throwing a ball for billionaires and calling it tax reform. The GOP tax proposal, which among other things, cuts corporate taxes deeply and eliminates the estate tax, is a gift to the people who make up the party’s real base: the haves and have more, as George W. Bush called them.

The importance of McDonnell vs. U.S. in the Sen. Menendez case

The importance of McDonnell vs. U.S. in the Sen. Menendez case

For the purpose of federal bribery statutes, is an “official action” limited to the exercise or threatened exercise of actual governmental power, and if the term is not limited in this manner, are the statutes unconstitutional? The result of the McDonnell case has had great influence over the Sen. Bob Menendez corruption trial.

U.S. Rep. Takano, Tampa and St. Pete councils support closer U.S.-Cuba ties

U.S. Rep. Takano, Tampa and St. Pete councils support closer U.S.-Cuba ties

Representative Mark Takano became the first Member of Congress to visit Cuba in the aftermath of the State Dept. announcement that it would shrink its diplomatic mission in Havana and reciprocally expel Cuban diplomats from the U.S. At the same time, a delegation of City Council members from Tampa and St. Petersburg were also in the Cuban capital.

Trump regime publishes memo titled “Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba”

Trump regime publishes memo titled “Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba”

National Security Presidential Memorandum NSPM-5 entitled “Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba” was issued by the President on June 16, 2017. The memorandum outlines the Administration’s policy toward Cuba and policy implementation actions to be taken by heads of departments and agencies.

Cuba seeks to move closer to its emigrants

Cuba seeks to move closer to its emigrants

The author’s address to the Fourth International Coloquy of Latinos in the United States, held at Casa de las Américas in Havana. Mr. Gómez is the former president of the Cuban-American Committee in Washington and a member of the Antonio Maceo Brigade.

Donald Trump vs. Donald Trump

Donald Trump vs. Donald Trump

An egocentric, ignorant, crude and quarrelsome man, Trump is an enemy-producing machine. Incapable of dealing with any human being who doesn’t worship him and obey the wildest of his commands blindly, Trump has broken away from any appearance of collegial governance.

Trump’s Cuba accusations contradicted by State Department

Trump’s Cuba accusations contradicted by State Department

President Donald Trump claimed on Monday that Cuba was responsible for a series of bizarre attacks on U.S. workers that have strained U.S.-Cuba relations and prompted a number of dramatic diplomatic measures. Later that same day, a State Department cable obtained by the Associated Press appeared to contradict him.

Is Trump unraveling?

Is Trump unraveling?

Last week, Senator Bob Corker said he was concerned about Trump. Corker’s interview was followed by a report in Vanity Fair that stated that the situation has gotten so out of control that Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis have discussed ways to stop Trump should he order a nuclear attack.

Trumped up: The case for rolling back Obama’s Cuba thaw

Trumped up: The case for rolling back Obama’s Cuba thaw

The latest news about the sonic attack consists of a recording of the alleged sound obtained by the AP. Social media types listened to the sound over and over and died—laughing. One said it sounded like his new ring tone. Other comments were similarly derisory and dismissive.

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