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Trump policy might cut off remittances to 1 million Cubans.

William LeoGrande, an American University professor who specializes in U.S.-Cuba relations, says a provision in President Donald Trump's new Cuba policy could cut off remittances to more than 1 million Cubans.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Gatal tukar nombor plat, budak tunggang motor 'curi'.

ALOR SETAR, 24 Jun — Seorang pelajar tingkatan tiga di sini ditahan polis selepas menunggang motosikal bapanya menggunakan nombor pendaftaran palsu. Jurucakap polis berkata pelajar berkenaan ditahan 2.30 pagi tadi selepas cuba melarikan diri...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Turtle comeback in Cuba at risk from climate change.

Turtle conservation efforts in Cuba may be winning the battle only to lose the war. A new study published this month in the journal Chelonia found that over the last … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

How Trump's Cuba policy will change college students' plans.

How Trump's Cuba policy will change college students' plans         

- USA TODAY - US

The Terrifying Tale of How One Russian Submarine Almost Started World War III over Cuba.

Sebastien Roblin Security, The Cuban Missile Crisis could have gone very different.  Next time you think of the Cuban Missile Crisis, don't think first of Kennedy brooding over his options in Washington. Think instead of dehydrated, harassed men trapped in a fragile metal box under the surface of the ocean, trying to ...

- The National Interest - US

To Deal with the Russians, America Must Think Like the Russians.

Bruce Allyn Security, Europe The risk of nuclear miscalculation is now higher than at any time since the Cuban Missile Crisis. There's a simple way to avoid it. THE CURRENT low point in U.S.-Russia relations echoes the worst days of the Cold War. In March 1983, President Ronald Reagan called the USSR an evil empire,' ...

- The National Interest - US

Rare butterfly, all the way from Cuba, flutters to Key Largo for first U.S. appearance.

Big news broke in the butterfly world this week. A naturalist searching for endangered Schaus' swallowtails in Key Largo discovered something much more rare: a battered but conspicuously alive Poey's … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Minnesota to Still Engage With Cuba Despite Trump Setback.

Minnesota's government and businesses will continue to engage with Cuba in the areas they can, like agricultural trade, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's partial rollback of the detente, Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith said on Thursday. The first U.S. state representative to make an official visit to Communist-run Cuba ...

- Voice of America - US

Newsbook: 3 Books That Help Explain American-Cuban Relations.

Here are three books that help explain the United States’ fraught historical relationship with Cuba.

- New York Times - US

Minnesota will still engage with Cuba despite Trump setback.

Minnesota's government and businesses will continue to engage with Cuba in the areas they can, like agricultural trade, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's partial rollback of the detente, Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith said on Thursday. The first U.S. state representative to make an o...

- The Raw Story - US

Cuba says regional marijuana liberalization is fueling trafficking

HAVANA - The liberalization of marijuana laws is fueling drug trafficking but Cuba will not follow the trend of loosening restrictions on marijuana, a government official said on Thursday.

- Reuters - US

Minnesota will still engage with Cuba despite Trump setback

Minnesota's government and businesses will continue to engage with Cuba in the areas they can, like agricultural trade, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's partial rollback of the detente, Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith said on Thursday. The first U.S. state representative to make an official visit to Communist-run Cuba ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump's hawkish Cuba order will damage US influence in Latin America

Donald Trump has issued a directive to tighten travel and business restrictions on Cuba. He is effectively reversing Barack Obama's efforts to normalise' relations with the island; at a rally in Miami, he said that I am cancelling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba.' The directive isn't quite that ...

- The Conversation - UK

Five things you need to know about Trump's Cuba policy — and who it will hurt

This isn't business; this is politics.

- Washington Post - US

Was a Cuban Missile Crisis Averted in Syria, the Transatlantic Alliance Ruptured, and Intelgate Exposed?

Stephen F. Cohen Though briefly noted by the mainstream media, we may have witnessed three essential truths about the new Cold War. The post Was a Cuban Missile Crisis Averted in Syria, the Transatlantic Alliance Ruptured, and Intelgate Exposed? appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

Trump Administration Mulls Banning U.S. Travel to North Korea

Travel bans seem to be the Trump administration's new favorite weapon. Muslim bans, laptop bans, individual travel to Cuba bans and now a proposed travel ban to North Korea. We aren't recommending a vacation in North Korea but an outright ban doesn't seem the way to go. -Dennis Schaal

- Skift - US

The real economic impact of Trump's sanctions on Cuba travel

President Donald Trump's new Cuba policy includes two measures aimed at reducing the flow of U.S. dollars to the Cuban state. The National Security Presidential Memorandum that he signed on stage in Miami in front of a raucous crowd of Cuban exiles prohibits U.S. visitors organizing their own individual people-to-people ...

- Brookings - US

New US-Cuba policy is unpopular, just like Trump

Opposition to President Donald Trump's new policy on Cuba is growing and gathering support among different communities. Trump announced Friday a reversal of his predecessor Barack Obama's policy of normalization and openness with Cuba, limiting travel to Cuba to those going in groups and barring mos...

- The Raw Story - US

Cuban Officials Think Very Little of Trump's New Tourism Restrictions

We don't think much of this either. There are many ways to build on Obama's changes to Cuba tourism policy in a constructive manner. This is not that. -Jason Clampet

- Skift - US

'Are you here legally?' Employee berates U.S. citizen for trying to make purchase in broken English

A spokesperson for 7-Eleven has issued a statement after a Florida clerk was caught on video berating a Latino man about his immigration status. According to Fox 13, the store employee flipped his lid when Yasmany Rodriguez, a Cuba-born U.S. citizen who has been here for two years, tried to make a purchase but ...

- Daily Kos - US

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About The U.S. And Cuba

In this week's #AskCokie segment, commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions about the history of U.S.-Cuba relations.

- NPR - US

Brookings experts react to Trump's policy on Cuba

Ted Piccone—Senior Fellow, Latin America Initiative, Project on International Order and Strategy: President Trump's symbolic act of reclaiming Cuba policy on behalf of his die-hard anti-Castro fans proves yet again that U.S. policy towards Cuba is determined almost exclusively by domestic politics in swing state Florida. ...

- Brookings - US

Capitalism Should Be Our Weapon of Choice in Cuba

Embargoes don't work. Let capitalism and socialism duke it out.

- Reason.com - US

Rand Paul on a Cuban Trade Embargo: New at Reason

Let's let the Cuban people see that socialism rather than the United States is responsible for their decades of economic woe, Rand Paul writes. Instead of hiding our capitalism behind a failed embargo, we should tear down the walls of trade restriction and open up travel and trade even more. Instead of allowing the ...

- Reason.com - US

Tour Group That Led Otto Warmbier to His Death Keeps North Korea Trips, Bans Americans

Young Pioneer Tours, a travel operation that brings Western communist sympathizers into North Korea, Cuba, and other danger zones, announced Tuesday it will no longer accept Americans on its trips to North Korea following the death of Otto Warmbier.

- Breitbart - US

US bishops call for engagement amid Trump's policy change on Cuba

Washington D.C., Jun 20, 2017 / 03:09 am .- President Donald Trump’s changes to U.S. policy on Cuba will end up weakening human rights in the island country, the United States bishops have said. “The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, in solidarity with the bishops of Cuba and the Holy See, has long ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Trump's Cuba speech a 'grotesque spectacle'

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has denounced US President Donald Trump's speech rolling back the Obama-brokered detente.

- IOL - ZA

Trump Turns Back the Clock With Cold War Cuba U-Turn

Nostalgia seems to be very popular in Washington. While the neocons and Democratic Party hard-liners have succeeded in bringing back the Cold War with Russia, it looks like President Trump is determined to take us back to a replay of the Bay of Pigs! In Miami on Friday, the president announced that he was slamming … ...

- Antiwar.com - US

El Paquete: A Cuban Internet Revolution

Kim WallAbout two decades too late, the Internet is cautiously breaking Cuba's spell of isolation. What impacts on culture and identity does the island's defiant re-connection to the outside world bring?

- Pulitzer Center - US

Pathetic: 'The View' Suggests Cuba, U.S. Have Same Human Rights Records

It’s often disheartening to hear some of the despicable things the audience of ABC’s The View will applaud for. Whoopi Goldberg and her compatriots talked about Cuban relations on Monday and parroted loony moral equivocations between human rights in America and Cuba made by Cuban officials. The audience, eager ...

- NewsBusters - US

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Calls Trump’s New Policy a ‘Grotesque Spectacle’

The minister, Bruno RodrĂ­guez, gave the Havana government’s first official response to President Trump’s announcement that he was scaling back dĂ©tente with Cuba.

- International NY Times - US

American Honda pays fine for Canadian dealings with Cuba

The U.S. slapped American Honda Finance with a fine for a violation of U.S. sanctions against Cuba even though the transactions occurred in Canada.

- Automotive News - US

Cuba rejects new U.S. policy, saying pressure will not work

Cuba's foreign minister says Trump's restrictions would "create unity" behind communist leadership

- CBS NEWS - US

Havana: Trump's Cuba Policy Speech 'Grotesque Spectacle'

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez called U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent speech on Cuba a “grotesque spectacle” that will only serve to strengthen the revolution, and criticized the Trump administration’s decision to roll back some Obama-era policies toward the island nation. “Cuba will ...

- Voice of America - US

On Trump's Cuba policy and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations

Ted Piccone, senior fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy and Latin America Initiative in Foreign Policy, reflects on Trump's promise of a 'tougher' Cuba policy and its impact on business, Cuban sovereignty, and travel restrictions following Trump's speech in Miami. ...

- Brookings - US

Words Aren't Weapons!

A discussion about last week's congressional shooting, Michelle Carter, Cuba sanctions, and D&D Creator Gary Gygax.

- Reason.com - US

After second US policy flip in as many years, Cubans ask, 'What's next?'

Like most Cubans' apartments, Yanela Duran Noa's four-bedroom went nearly unchanged for almost six decades. She didn't have the income to upgrade the outdated fixtures or replace sagging furniture.

- Yahoo! News - US

After second US policy flip in as many years, Cubans ask, 'What's next?'

The tourism industry may be most immediately impacted by President Trump's executive order tightening restrictions on US travel and business in Cuba. But the policy may have consequences for internal politics as well, some analysts say.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Cuba rejects new U.S. policy, saying pressure will not work

Cuba's foreign minister rejected President Donald Trump's new policy toward the island, saying Monday that "we will never negotiate under pressure or under threat" and refusing to return U.S. fugitives who have received asylum in Cuba. In a hard-edged response to the policy announced Friday, Foreign...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Cuba official: Trump policy a 'setback'

Cuba's Foreign Minister on Monday rejected US President Donald Trump's new policy toward the island, and refused to return US fugitives who have received asylum in Cuba.         

- USA TODAY - US

Cuban minister: Trump's policy shift 'absolutely unsustainable'

Cuba's foreign minister said Trump's hard-line U.S. policy shift toward Cuba will harm Cubans and Americans, adding the island nation "will not negotiate."

- UPI - US

Cuba calls Trump speech on island 'grotesque spectacle'

U.S. President Donald Trump's speech on Cuba was a “grotesque spectacle” straight out of the Cold War and will strengthen patriotism on the island, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said at a news conference on Monday. Speaking in Vienna during a tour of European countries, Ro...

- The Raw Story - US

Cuba calls Trump speech on island 'grotesque spectacle'

U.S. President Donald Trump's speech on Cuba was a "grotesque spectacle," but the island's government will continue working towards better relations with the majority of Americans who back detente, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Monday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Trump's Cuba speech a 'grotesque spectacle'

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has denounced US President Donald Trump's speech rolling back the Obama-brokered detente as a "grotesque spectacle."

- IOL - ZA

Cuba slams Trump's 'grotesque' policy announcement

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez made clear Monday that President Trump will not be able to bend Cuba to his will. At a press conference during a visit to Austria, Rodriguez decried Trump's speech Friday announcing the cancelation of Obama-era Cuba policies as a "'grotesque spectacle' straight out of the Cold War," ...

- The Week - US

Havana will 'never negotiate under pressure', Cuban minister says

VIENNA, June 19 — Cuba will never negotiate under pressure,' Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said today, responding to a toughening of the US line on links with his country. We will never negotiate under pressure or threat...,' he...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Cuba calls Trump speech on island 'grotesque spectacle'

VIENNA - U.S. President Donald Trump's speech on Cuba was a "grotesque spectacle" straight out of the Cold War and will strengthen patriotism on the island, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said at a news conference on Monday.

- Reuters - US

Cuba rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work

Cuba's foreign minister has rejected President Donald Trump's new policy toward the island, saying "we will never negotiate under pressure or under threat" and refusing to return U.S. fugitives who have received asylum in Cuba.

- FOX News - US

Bloomberg: Cold War deja vu deepens as new Russia sanctions anger Europe

Russia on June 18 accused the U.S. of returning to “almost forgotten Cold War rhetoric,” after President Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate some sanctions on Cuba. It could have dropped “forgotten.” The post Bloomberg: Cold War deja vu deepens as new Russia sanctions anger Europe appeared first ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

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