Is Obama Acting Pragmatically in the Alan Gross Case?

Is Obama Acting Pragmatically in the Alan Gross Case?

Whether American diplomats realize it or not, the Obama Administration’s fixation on Cuba’s unilateral release of Gross is making US policy looks amateurish. Even if Washington considers it unreasonable for Cuba to link Gross to the five Cuban agents arrested in Florida, it makes no sense to put on hold constructive proposals for better relations in other areas. Obama’s legacy in the hemisphere will suffer if he wastes his second term flexibility to improve US-Cuba relations because of unrealistic expectations. Incidentally, the probability of releasing Gross will improve as general relations do.

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Video de la visita de CAFE a Washington DC

On April 16th and 17th a group of Cuban Americans of different political persuasions from states including Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, and Kentucky visited Washington DC in order to promote engagement in relations between Cuba and the United States with members of Congress, the U.S. State Department, and the Cuban Interests Section in Washington.

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Changing the aroma of Cuban-American Politics

The story of the relationship between the United States and Cuba over the past 40 years can be defined by the economic embargo established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962; an embargo that continues to exist today. Generations of Cubans, Cuban-Americans, and Americans have discussed the efficacy of this unilateral measure. Fifty years later one thing seems to be clear; the embargo has been a monumental failure.

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La querella del CAFE

A la comunidad emigrada y exiliada cubana (incluyo aquí a ambas sin entrar en definiciones) le ha nacido un caballero andante. Armado de un ordenador y de algunos conceptos extraído de lecturas marxistas ( de la Escuela de Francfurt, aclaro ) Arnaldo Fernández rompe lanzas contra C.A.F.E (Cuban American for Engagement), contra la disidencia ( nuestro caballero andante no dice oposición, atención para este desliz lingüístico ),o contra la Iglesia Católica cubana, no la hoy, la de todos los tiempos,: es como la aplanadora de Vigilia Mambisa, lo que en vez de triturar discos que nunca se han comprado o escuchado, se destroza la tradición y el análisis, lo cual, seguramente, tiene peores efectos.

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