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Cuban Caudillo Raul Castro visits Mexico, again talks trade

Raul Castro, left, with Mexico's President Peña Nieto.

Special to By Allan Wall, Cuban dictator Raul Castro, the “President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers,” has just paid a visit to Mexico. On Nov. 6, Raul arrived to the city […]

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Cuba re-opens Washington embassy after half century; Rubio call occasion ‘deeply troubling’

Cuban embassy re-opening ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Special to Cuba raised its flag at its newly designated embassy in Washington, D.C. on July 20, officially restoring relations with the United States after 50 years. At the flag-raising ceremony, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said the U.S. […]

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As Cuba restores U.S. ties, Americans and Spaniards hope to regain stolen property

Spaniards and Americans may seek to recover billions in lost property from the communist revolution.

Special to As the United States moves closer to restoring full diplomatic ties to Cuba, some Spaniards believe the increased focus on the island nation may open the door for them to recover property that was seized when they […]

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Tale of two embassies: Ted Cruz slams Obama’s Cuba move as ‘slap in the face’ to Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz.  /AP

Special to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on July 1 blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to open a U.S. embassy in Cuba. The Texas senator, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said that to “have an embassy […]

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Cuban fiasco: Obama throws a lifeline to an imploding, tyrannical, bankrupt regime

Not only is Obama at least temporarily saving a collapsing tyranny, he has done so without demanding that in return Raul Castro make concessions to the U.S. and the Cuban people.

Sol W. Sanders In that simplistic jargon characterizing President Barack Hussein Obama’s worldwide “transformation” of U.S. foreign policy, the chief argument for his Cuban shift has been “[T]hese 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked.” In the facts […]

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China uses hard cash loans to surpass U.S. trade ties with Latin America


Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Prospecting for new trading partners, pressing for political influence in a vast region increasingly ignored by the United States, and possessed by a near unquenchable thirst for natural resources,the People’s […]

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The joys of enforcing the Cuba embargo during the Reagan years

Special to [Following is a second excerpt from the new book, DIPLOMARINE]. See first excerpt: Terrorism and cocktail parties.] Timothy C Brown, PhD. There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of books on America’s foreign policies as seen from virtually every […]

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Throwing a Christmas bone to Communist tyrannies: 1978 and 2014


Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — One of the last legacies of the Cold War has ended with Washington reestablishing diplomatic ties with Cuba after a fifty-three year break in relations. Yet another enduring legacy of […]

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Putin kicks off Latin tour in Havana, recalling the Cold War chill

Special to By Miles Yu, Russian President Vladimir Putin is making a big statement aimed at the United States by choosing Cuba as his first stop on a 6-day visit to Latin America. However, Putin’s Cuba trip is not just […]

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Getting the band back together: Putin’s victory march through Latin America

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua’s First Lady Rosario Murillo, right, in Managua, on July 11.  /AFP/Presidencia de Nicaragua/César Pérez

UNITED NATIONS — It’s been a momentous week for Russian President Vladimir Putin. While the major media focused on his trip to Brazil to accept the handover for the next FIFA World Cup football tournament in Russia as well as […]

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