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The Forever Fidel Obsession

Sep 20, 2010
After three hours of conversation, it is clear that Fidel Castro has definitely retired and now spends his time underlining President Obama's books and reflecting on decades of revolution. Anyone who thinks Cuba is going capitalist, however, should check more carefully with the facts.Fidel Castro has definitely retired, but anyone who thinks Cuba is going capitalist should check more carefully with the facts.

The Tears of Gaza Must Be Our Tears

Aug 9, 2010
Muslim, Christian or Jew, we ignore this suffering at the peril of our own humanity. As Rachel Corrie wrote in her last letter to her parents, "I could live a comfortable life and possibly, with no effort at all, exist in complete unawareness of my participation in genocide."Muslim, Christian or Jew, we ignore this suffering at the peril of our own humanity.

Pack Your Bags, We’re Going to Cuba

Jul 1, 2010
Well, not really. But American tourists are one tiny step closer to Cuba's fine cigars and sandy beaches, thanks to a House Agriculture Committee vote narrowly recommending an end to the decades-old travel ban. Pro-embargo lawmakers in the House and Senate are expected to work their usual magic to defeat the measure.
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Do as I Say, Not as I Pay

Mar 7, 2010
Despite the fact that Washington has forcefully discouraged investment in Iran for the past decade, the federal government has given more than $107 billion in contract payments to companies that dealt with Iran or are doing business there.

Castro Hails Obama Actions, Wants More

Apr 15, 2009
Barack Obama is so good at making friends. First Iran, of axis-of-evil fame, embraced the president's flirtations, and now Cuba's revolutionary in chief has warmed to El Diablo del Norte. Fidel Castro on Tuesday praised Obama's recent overtures, but said many other U.S. policy changes are needed. His brother and president, Raul, is open to negotiations.

Cubans Hoping for a Thaw

Jan 8, 2009
The 50-year U.S. relationship with revolutionary Cuba may warm up this winter, with some on the island seeing an Obama presidency as an indicator of potential change in the two countries' diplomatic and trade status. A Havana barber is quoted as holding hope for reconciliation despite the fact that Obama "is a capitalist and likely an imperialist."

Cuban Windfall: Billions of Barrels of Black Gold

Oct 20, 2008
Cuba may have just hit the oil jackpot, with a revised estimate of its reserves doubling. That means the small island nation has about as much oil as the United States. American conservatives may soon have to choose between their love of oil and the half-century-old embargo that would keep Cuba's petroleum away. How do you say "drill, baby, drill" en Español?

Castro Slams Obama

May 27, 2008
Semi-retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro thinks Barack Obama is "the most-advanced candidate in the presidential race," so he must have been disappointed to hear that Obama would continue an embargo against the island nation. That policy, Castro wrote in a column that appeared in state newspapers, is "a formula for hunger for [Cuba]."