Author Archives: Greta Jean

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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Minnesota lieutenant governor visits Cuba

HAVANA (AP) – The lieutenant governor of Minnesota has become the first U.S. state official to make an official visit to Cuba since President Donald Trump announced the new U.S. policy toward the island. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and a … Continue reading

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Trump’s Cuba Moves ‘an Epic Disaster’ for Entrepreneurs

Renewed ties were supposed to lead to economic progress. And now it’s all at a standstill. Last week, hopeful belief collided with hard fact. President Trump, as he promised he would during the campaign, began dismantling former President Obama’s historic … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Seasoned Traveler: Cuba

Cuba is awesome and well worth visiting despite the recent rollback in ease of travel to the island. Cuba is a truly beautiful place that more Americans should experience, especially before the island changes dramatically due to increased openness and … Continue reading

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Cuba Won’t Negotiate Trump’s New Policy

At a Monday news conference, the nation’s foreign minister called the latest deal “a grotesque spectacle straight from the Cold War.” Speaking at a news conference in Vienna, Austria, on Monday, Cuba’s foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez, said his nation was … Continue reading

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Cuba and Nicaragua Confirm Support for Venezuela at UN

Venezuelan representative in Geneva thanks 57 countries for their backing. Representatives from Cuba and Nicaragua have expressed their support for the Venezuelan people and the government of Nicolás Maduro at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. As members of … Continue reading

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Minnesota lieutenant governor visits Cuba

HAVANA (AP) – The lieutenant governor of Minnesota has become the first U.S. state official to make an official visit to Cuba since President Donald Trump announced the new U.S. policy toward the island. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and a … Continue reading

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Commissioner Mike Strain says state’s trade with Cuba will continue

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – With the Trump administration working to roll back relations with Cuba, the head of Louisiana’s Department of Agriculture says the state’s trade with the island nation will go on. AG Commissioner Mike Strain says the … Continue reading

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Strengthened US sanctions on Cuba disappoint scientists

US President Donald Trump plans to roll back policies that aided collaboration between US and Cuban scientists. On 16 June, US President Donald Trump announced that he would strengthen travel and trade restrictions against Cuba, reversing his predecessor’s attempts to … Continue reading

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Farmers Urge Caution on Cuba Policy

Importing $2 billion worth of food each year, Cuba represents the kind of growth opportunity U.S. farmers and ranchers need during this challenging economic period, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said recently as he encouraged the administration to … Continue reading

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