Author Archives: Greta Jean

Cuban national baseball team to face Jersey Jackals in four-game series

The Cuban national baseball team has arrived in North Jersey for a second consecutive summer in which international relations between the island country and the United States have dominated headlines. The Cuban players – who faced the Sussex County Miners … Continue reading

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New U.S. Cuba Policy Is Unpopular, Just Like President Trump

Opposition to President Donald Trump’s new policy on Cuba is growing and gathering support among different communities. Trump announced Friday a reversal of his predecessor Barack Obama’s policy of normalization and openness with Cuba, limiting travel to Cuba to those … Continue reading

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US Human Rights Record, Not Cuba’s, Should Be Condemned

Both the people in the U.S. and Cubans on the island are overwhelmingly for a normalization of relations, Freeman told teleSUR. In an exclusive interview with teleSUR, Netfa Freeman, Cuba policy analyst for the Washington D.C.-based Institute for Policy Studies, commented on U.S. … Continue reading

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Vancouver skateboarder helps spread sport in Cuba

Norma Ibarra is on her 2nd trip to Cuba to donate boards from Vancouver For a country with no skate shops, Cuba’s skateboarding scene is incredibly vibrant. That’s what Vancouver skateboarder and photographer Norma Ibarra says. She is in Havana … Continue reading

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El Bloqueo Redux: Trump’s Cuba Policies Strike a Familiar Chord

Trump climbed into a rhetorical time machine in unveiling his rollback of Obama-era Cuba measures last week When members of the dwindling cadre of Cuban-American hardliners crammed into a theater in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood last week for the unveiling … Continue reading

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POTUS Announces Cuba Policy, June 16, 2017

On Friday, June 16, 2017, President Trump announced a change in policy affecting the parameters under which US residents are able to travel to Cuba. The new regulations make it impossible for Americans to travel to Cuba independently. Instead, they … Continue reading

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Cuba, land of the old and the new

A cluster of 1950s automobiles, especially bright pink and red Ford convertibles with fish-tail lights, took me back to high school days when my parents bribed me with a new car to get me to forgo my entrance into the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Will Still Engage With Cuba Despite Trump Setback

HAVANA (Reuters) – Minnesota’s government and businesses will continue to engage with Cuba in the areas they can, like agricultural trade, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s partial rollback of the detente, Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith said on Thursday. The first … Continue reading

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Shameful Stance of Mexican Gov’ Towards Venezuela, Senators

Mexico, June 22 (Prensa Latina) The government of President Enrique Peña Nieto must end the interventionist policy that is being applied against Venezuela, Mexican senators demanded at a press conference. The lawmakers branded as ‘shameful’ the government’s stance against the … Continue reading

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Opinion Universal healthcare, no illiteracy and other Cuban feats under a U.S. embargo

Los Angeles Times, June 20, 2017 To the editor: U.S. policy toward Cuba has been hijacked by a clique of Cuban American politicians who, along with President Trump, have demonstrated the corrupt nature of America’s political system. Can such a … Continue reading

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