"Once again, history won't keep its mouth shut. Little by little, the truth comes out, and our policy in Cuba gets exposed for the sham it is." That's Truthdig's editor in chief writing about Cuba for the Los Angeles Times in this column first published on July 14, 1998.
Millions of Americans believe that President Obama has normalized relations with Cuba and ended over 50 years of American efforts to strangle its economy. So they might have been puzzled by the U.S.' opposition to a recent U.N. resolution.
David Gordon Green's star-studded film is a middling comedy about the humdrum conflicts between American meddlers in Bolivia's 2002 election Meanwhile, the Bolivians in it are as invisible as most of the slaves in "Gone With the Wind"David Gordon Green's star-studded film is a middling comedy about the internecine conflicts between American meddlers in Bolivia's 2002 election".
On Friday, the White House loosened rules governing travel, commerce and investments in Cuba in a fulfillment of President Obama’s goal of removing barriers between Washington and Havana.
Wednesday's announcement by President Obama has been hailed as the most significant step so far in ending half a century of discord between the two countries.
Fidel was a no-show and brother Raul kept quiet during Cuba's annual Revolution Day festivities, leading journalists, analysts and amateur handicappers to puzzle over the larger implications. The Guardian reports "bafflement among the 90,000-strong crowd" that turned out to hear speeches.
On Wednesday, President Obama issued a statement criticizing recent human rights violations in Cuba, "including the tragic death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, the repression visited upon Las Damas de Blanco," among other incidents, which he deemed "deeply disturbing." Over to you, Cuban government.