Tag Archives: Summit of the Americas

October 22, 2014

Rubio to Kerry: No Cuba at Summit of Americas

Ramsey Cox, The Hill – Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told Secretary of State John Kerry Cuba should not be allowed to participate in the upcoming Summit of the Americas in Panama. Rubio wrote to Kerry on Tuesday, saying the administration has sent mixed messages to the Panamanian government about Cuba’s participation…. read more »

October 10, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Miami’s Democratic Opening

Not long ago – in places like Miami – it was dangerous to express views that deviated from the strict hardline that supported the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Human Rights Watch reported in 1994 that Miami-based participants in “The Nation and Emigration” conference in Havana returned home to find themselves… read more »

October 3, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: On Ending Pipsqueak Diplomacy

We offer three loud, enthusiastic cheers to our friends Bill LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh.  Their new book, Back Channel to Cuba, immediately made news and refocused discussion on the decrepit state of U.S.-Cuba diplomacy. “Clobber the pipsqueak” was Henry Kissinger’s call to war against Cuba. Using documents obtained from President… read more »

September 19, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: The anti-isolationist, pro-free trade, Cuba embargo supporters

This week, two staunch defenders of the U.S. embargo against Cuba came out against isolationism and in favor of expanding global trade. Huh? Not that he didn’t mean it – although the AP headline, “Sen. Rubio adopts role of foreign policy hawk,” suggests otherwise – Senator Rubio gave a speech… read more »

September 12, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: The Roar of the Lion, and the Sound of a Whisper

When President Obama described our role in assembling the coalition the United States will lead into war, he called it “America at its best.” But, when a State Department spokesperson took a question about U.S. cooperation with Cuba on an issue of “security and safety,” she reacted like a character… read more »

August 8, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Nixon Resigned, but “Dirty Tricks” in Cuba Live On

Today, August 8th, marks the fortieth anniversary of Richard Nixon’s decision to resign the presidency. History has been unkind to the 37th President of the U.S., and rightly so.  In one account of his resignation, Nixon is described as “paranoid, vicious, racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, with a casual disregard for anything besides his own… read more »

May 16, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Tilting at Windmills

At a time when Russia is strengthening its security alliance with Cuba and the European Union is moving to replace its Common Position of isolation with intensified diplomatic engagement, why is the United States still tilting at the windmills of the Cold War? *** When our Cuba program began visiting… read more »

February 18, 2014

Mexico to Hold Inter-Parliamentary Meeting with Cuba

Prensa Latina — The 14th Mexico-Cuba Inter-Parliamentary Meeting will be held on Friday, Feb. 21, the chairman of the Executive Board of the Mexican Chamber of Deputy, Ricardo Anaya, stated. That meeting will be an opportunity to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation from his country with the island, El… read more »

May 23, 2012

CDA in the news: Improved relations with Cuba would benefit U.S.

Sarah Stephens and Philip Brenner, Politico- The Obama administration, in a stunning turn of events, is using authority under a Reagan-era proclamation to bar some of Cuba’s most vibrant and candid intellectuals from entering the United States. This decision prevents these leading academics from attending a Latin America Studies Association… read more »

May 1, 2012

Informe Mensual: El Salvador, Abril del 2012

Si bien la Cumbre de las Américas estuvo colmada de frustraciones para el Presidente Obama, en el caso del jefe de Estado de El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, este acontecimiento de dos días resultó ser todo un éxito. En su discurso ante los participantes de la Cumbre, el Presidente Funes pudo anunciar por primera vez durante los casi tres años de su administración que el sábado 14 de abril hubo “cero homicidios” en este país. Esto obedece a un frágil acuerdo de cese al fuego entre las dos pandillas más grandes del país, la MS y Barrio 18.