U.S. stuck in the past as Cuba changes

By Saul Landau and Nelson Valdes President Obama and his advisers share with most of the mass media the same visual weakness when it comes to Cuba: they don’t see the obvious, the crucial facts and context that stare them in the face. As Cuba begins to undergo basic changes to its economy and governmental […]

U.S - Cuba policy for 50+ years

By Saul Landau and Nelson Valdes U.S. foreign assistance empowers those in Cuba who are working towards positive change to advocate for fundamental freedoms and free market-oriented solutions to meet the needs of Cuban citizens. – U.S. AID web page, March 2011 On March 12, after a two day trial, a Cuban court sentenced Alan […]

FIDEL ADVISES OBAMA? OJALA!

Almost two months after the spill President Obama addressed the nation (June 15). He said he would “fight this spill with everything we’ve got for as long as it takes.” Not in my lifetime, I thought. Maybe not even in his. “We will make BP pay for the damages their company has caused,” he swore. […]

Magical Realism — A coup in Honduras, so Twentieth Century!

By Saul Landau and Nelson Valdes “I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go Communist because of the irresponsibility of its own people.” – Henry Kissinger, June 26, 1970 “I’ve heard many in this room say that they will not recognize the elections in Honduras. … What does that […]

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 […]