Once again, the U.S. Department of State has included Cuba, along with Sudan, Syria and Iran, in its list of "State Sponsors of Terrorism."
Persecution of the "Cuban Five" continues - they are victimized presumably as proxies for an unvanquished revolution.
A year of work for organizers, and a month on the road for many participants, culminated on August 1 when the 22nd Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan returned from Cuba, passing that day from Mexico into Texas.
Raul Castro gave a generally upbeat report on economic and other progress, but sharply criticized the tendency of some officials to allow old habits to become obstacles to change.
These days, you need not brave the sharks that populate the Straits of Florida to visit Cuba.
In another fit of lunacy, the Republican House Committee on Foreign Relations voted to cancel the payment of dues to the Organization of American States.
President Obama has threatened a veto of a House bill if it includes tightened restrictions on Cuban-American travel and aid to Cuba.
The U.S. economic blockade against Cuba, which has lasted 50 years, targets people.
Who would have ever believed that one of the best medical programs in the world is free, in a third world country and primarily filled with people of color?
U.S. Senator John Kerry has raised questions as to waste and corruption in distributing U.S. funds to anti-government groups in Cuba.