Category Archives: Foreign Relations

Kiss and Make Up? (III): Obama’s Cuban Vacay

Cubans observe Air Force One approaching Havana Airport on March 20th. Source: centralmaine.com Hell froze over. A sitting President of the United States has visited Cuba for the first time since the 1920s. It is the biggest step yet toward … Continue reading

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The US Can’t Be All Bad, Now Can It?

Fidel Castro warms up before a baseball exhibition game in July 1959. Source: Courier Mail (Brisbane, Australia). It has been told that Fidel Castro has a heart for baseball; he was even said to be considered so good an amateur … Continue reading

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“El que calla, otorga”

Facebook’s “Like” thumb on display in Havana’s waterfront. Photo credit: Edu Bayer. Source: El País (Spain) To Pablo Medina Sr. and Jr. – two generations of Cuban creative talent. A couple of days ago, I ran into an op-ed published … Continue reading

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Kiss and Make Up? (II)

Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera poses for a photograph taken on Dec. 31, 2014, after released from detention and, allegedly, before she was arrested a second time. Photo credit: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images. Source: Los Angeles Times As the new year … Continue reading

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Kiss and Make Up?

Presidents Raúl Castro (top) and Barack Obama during their statements announcing the normalization of relations between Cuba and the US. Photo sources: New York Times (top) and Daily Banter (dowm) Like sports, strange things happen sometimes in politics. Virtually no one … Continue reading

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The Speech Heard ‘Round the Subcontinent

Photo source: US News & World Report It took months for President Obama to honor his word of doing something on his own to reform American immigration policy, but he did do something in the end. In what is unquestionably … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Current Immigration Crisis: An Update

July 25, 2014: President Obama meets with the presidents of El Salvador (extreme left), Guatemala (left) and Honduras (right). Photo credit: Associated Press. Source: elpais.com. The crisis at the southern border continues unabated, without an apparent resolution and with Congress … Continue reading

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