|Is Fidel Castro turning in his grave or grimacing in his sickbed? (taringa.net)|
|View from space: Castro's Cuba, lower right under the Florida "panhandle," the longest running regime in the world, exceeding even Thailand's current monarchy (wired.com).|
Did Castro beat the U.S. on Cuba?
(DemocracyNow.org) Dec. 18, 2014 All about Cuba and the new U.S. position.
"Cut Loose the Shackles of the Past": U.S. and Cuba Announce a New Dawn in Diplomatic Relations
Pres. Obama and Cuban Pres. Raúl Castro announced last Wednesday that the United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than half a century. The historic deal will include the opening of a U.S. embassy in Havana and comes with a prisoner exchange. Live from Cuba, DN! goes to Havana for reaction from Peter Kornbluh, Director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive at George Washington Univ. "Finally after 55 years, an element of sanity and effectiveness and modernization has arrived to the insane U.S. policy that U.S. presidents have been pursuing towards Cuba or all these years," Kornbluh says. He is the co-author of the book, Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana.
Does the Release of the Cuban Five Prove the U.S. Failed to Destroy Cuba After Decades of Trying?
As a new chapter in U.S.-Cuban relations begins, DN! hosts a roundtable discussion about the prisoners released as part of the new deal. Cuba freed USAID contractor Alan Gross and a former Cuban intelligence officer who who worked secretly for the CIA and the United States released the remaining members of the Cuban Five...
Can Obama Lift the Embargo on Cuba Without Congress in Effort to Normalize U.S.-Cuba Relations?
DN! looks at the details of the new normalized relations between the United States and Cuba, which include an easing of restrictions on banking, investment, and travel for U.S. citizens...
|A flag for another state in the Union in faraway Africa where the dollar rules: Liberia.|
|There are many islands near the USA.|
|I got them on the ropes; you finish them off?|
|Cuba as ashes fallen off a burned pan handle east of Key West, Florida.|