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Obama-Castro handshake has meaning

Attending a memorial for former South African President Nelson Mandela, President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro. The encounter was surely revealing about the past, and maybe about the future.


Colombian peace a distant dream for David Ravelo and Credhos

Negotiations in Cuba between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) aimed at ending 50 years of war have continued now for a year.


Pressure to release U.S. contractor shifts to the White House

There may be a shift in the thinking of people who are working for the release of Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor serving a 15-year jail sentence in Cuba.


Where is U.S. Cuba policy going?

Speaking to a recent event organized by the anti-Castro Cuban-American Foundation in Miami on Nov. 9, President Obama got the attention of both supporters and opponents of U.S. Cuba policy


Government shuts down, but anti-Cuba program keeps going

While essential government services that help millions of ordinary people were shut down, Radio and TV Marti kept broadcasting.


Cuba gains UN victory over U.S.

The UN General Assembly on October 29 approved a Cuban resolution calling upon the United States to end its economic, commercial and financial blockade.


"Hasta Siempre, Comandante": On the anniversary of the murder of Che

On October 9, 1967, hirelings in the employ of Bolivian dictator Rene Barrientos, supported and instigated by the United States government via C.I.A. operative Felix Rodriguez, carried out the cold blooded murder of comandante Ernesto "Che" Guevara.


Cuba: U.S. cows firms on embargo, harms economy

For more than half a century the U.S. has severely impeded Cuba's economy, costing the island nation $1,157,327,000, and millions to the U.S. economy, according to a United Nations resolution on the trade embargo.


Cuba airline bombing anniversary shows U.S. double standard on terrorism

Last Saturday, U.S. military operatives carried out raids in Libya and Somalia. Coincidentally, the raids took place one day before the 37th anniversary of a major terrorist act for which the United States has never held anybody accountable.


Jesse Jackson visits Cuba

Civil rights advocate Jesse Jackson, attending a religious service at a Havana-based Baptist church, called for actions to end the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba.

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