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Cuban impressions, pt. 5 – Normalizing U.S. / Cuban relations

The Republicans may be in a snit about President Obama’s initiative on Cuba, but polls show that 55-60 percent of Americans favor his efforts to create a new beginning in our relationship. And that makes sense.  But normalization won’t happen … Continue reading

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Impressions of Cuba, pt. 2 – Cuban embargo is just one problem

The end of the U.S. embargo of Cuba is long overdue. It serves no purpose today.  The goal was to bring Fidel Castro to his knees, but it hasn’t worked for 55 years.  Now the torch has been passed to his brother, … Continue reading

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Impressions of Cuba, pt. 1- life in a time warp

As Sun Country’s flight 8830 touched down in Havana the morning of February 25th, the flight attendant announced, “Ladies and Gentlemen. Welcome to Havana.”  A cheer went up,  people clapped, and some eyes misted over.  It was an inexplicably emotional moment, but it … Continue reading

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Cuba: Obama’s push for legacy

Hmm, the country has an authoritarian regime, a Communist credo, a record of human rights violations, no open elections or free press, and we’re liberalizing relations with it? How can we do that? Well, it worked with China, Richard Nixon’s … Continue reading

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