Tag Archives: Honduras

March 21, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Colonel Campbell, Guantánamo, and righting wrongs

When Army Col. Larry Campbell approached the podium on February 22nd to deliver his remarks to The Black Heritage Organization to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, he did nothing wrong. To the contrary, he spoke truths that deserved the attention of a wider audience. In his address, Col…. read more »

February 11, 2014

Honduras suspends 8 consuls in US

The Associated Press –Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has suspended eight of his country’s consuls in the United States and the government says it will investigate allegations they illegally issued identity documents. The government statement issued late Monday says the consulates affected are in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles,… read more »

January 31, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: INTERNUTS – U.S. Sanctions Block Cuban Students from On-Line Courses

According to the Associated Press, technology experts are gathering in Miami today to “brainstorm ways to improve access to the Internet and information” for the people of Cuba. Unless their solutions include ending the U.S. embargo, their brainstorms will amount to little more than a light drizzle. Their meeting occurs at… read more »

January 31, 2014

Hernandez Takes Over as New President of Honduras

Latin American Herald Tribune — Juan Orlando Hernandez was inaugurated Monday as president of Honduras, succeeding his National Party colleague Porfirio Lobo in a heavily attended ceremony in the National Stadium.   Read more: http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=1528184&CategoryId=10718

January 28, 2014

Hernandez Takes Over as New President of Honduras

Latin American Herald Tribune – Juan Orlando Hernandez was inaugurated Monday as president of Honduras, succeeding his National Party colleague Porfirio Lobo in a heavily attended ceremony in the National Stadium. The presidential sash was bestowed on Hernandez by congress speaker Mauricio Oliva, also a member of the right-wing ruling party,… read more »

December 13, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Handwringing over a handshake

At the exact time President Obama shook hands with President Raúl Castro at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, we were in Cuba – where word of the handshake circulated fast, and the reaction among Cubans was electric, even ecstatic. The President’s domestic political opposition felt quite differently. The six seconds Barack… read more »

December 6, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Nelson Mandela, Cuba, and the Terror List

In a statement at the White House, President Obama paid tribute to Nelson Mandela who died Thursday at age 95: “Today, he has gone home. And we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this Earth…. read more »

November 27, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: If you’re banking on a holiday visit to Cuba, you’d better read this

In 2006, the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana lost its electricity for days on end, interfering with its basic operations.  The U.S. government accused Cuba of bullying and subjecting U.S. diplomats to “the same type of harassment that the Cuban people have had to live with on a daily basis.” Whether it… read more »

November 1, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Notes from the Alternate Universe Known as Reality

Sometimes the news about Cuba, U.S. policy, and the region can be as bright as the sum of its parts.  This is what we mean as we put the news of this week together. President Obama’s travel reforms are working.  When President Obama reopened people-to-people travel opportunities for Americans of… read more »

October 25, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Adventures in Exceptionalism

We offer these thoughts a few days before the UN General Assembly votes on a resolution condemning the United States for the embargo against Cuba. “For decades,” journalist Marc Frank reminds us in Cuban Revelations, “Cubans who left the island – especially for the United States – were considered traitors… read more »