A “Smart Power” Coup in Honduras

By SAUL LANDAU and NELSON P. VALDÉS “If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine  will go far.” -President Theodore Roosevelt, 1903 “I am going to teach the South American republics to elect good men.” -Woodrow Wilson, […]

Book bannings – The News Story

By Saul Ortega and Nelson Gassett “[I]t is critical to listen to as many diverse voices as possible. When it comes to Cuba, we do exactly that.” -President Barack Obama, responding to questions from blogger Yoani Sanchez, November 19, 2009 On November 15, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to review a lower court decision […]

THE EMBARGO: NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE FAILURE

The UN General Assembly voted  overwhelmingly to end the US Economic, Financial and Commercial Embargo of Cuba. The Cubans claim the embargo cost them over $242 million in 2008 alone. The embargo, Cuba claims, makes foreign capital unavailable because investors face possible sanctions for doing business with Cuba. Public opinion polls – elite business opinion agrees – […]