Communist Cuba Officials Fret Over Trump’s Cuba Internet Task Force

Still reeling from President Donald Trump’s decision to remove a majority of U.S. government personnel stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Communist Cuba Party officials are now up in arms over a January 26 Federal Register notice announcing the first meeting of President Trump’s Cuba Internet Task Force. The Task Force was included in National …

Lebanon Making Trouble, Again

Two interesting stories this week rooted in Lebanon: Lebanon’s internal intelligence agency appears to have been caught spying on thousands of people — including journalists and military personnel — in more than 20 countries, according to researchers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Lookout, a mobile security company. You can read the rest at The …

Russia Inks Uranium One Nuclear Deal With Argentina

I’ve lost track of Argentina’s nuclear program, but eight years ago on this blog, we posted a brief item about former anti-American Argentine President Kirchner dabbling in revitalizing Argentina’s atomic sector: That Argentina would re-launch its nuclear program should come as no surprise.  What do you expect when megalomaniac Hugo Chavez announces he will start …

teleSUR TV U.S.A. Should Register As A Foreign Agent of Venezuela

“Leave Venezuela alone,” the man on the street told the reporter. In Spanish. I glanced over at the microphone vector and saw it was a teleSUR TV (teleSUR) employee doing the interview. I guarantee that interview was part of a story that portrayed the United States in a negative light. Never heard of teleSUR? Probably not, but if you’re interested …

Venezuelan Congressman Alleges Maduro Regime Meddling in Regional Elections in Latin America

Mexican politicians are up in arms over allegations that Cuba-backed Venezuela has been, or continues to meddle in various political campaigns that are sympathetic to the socialist cause in Latin America including Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador or AMLO. This is not a new allegation, but it has taken on a fever pitch because a …

Colombia Must Do Better. They Are Failing US Taxpayers.

For friends and colleagues who follow politics in Colombia and the Andean region, more bad news for the Colombian government, a country that used to be a reliable ally of the United States but increasingly keeps doing things with many bad actors in Latin America and the Caribbean. A genuine ally works to resolve problems …

@Bacardi Channels #MAGA!, @_HavanaClub #FakeCubanRum?

Is Bacardi channeling President Trump? “Pernod Ricard, a French company, continues to partner with the Cuban dictatorship to produce rum under a stolen name. That does not make the Pernod Ricard and Cuban government’s rum brand ‘real,’ or ‘authentic,’ it makes it an impostor.” #MAGA! #FakeCubanRum! Maybe a little #CovFefe? too? I sure hope so. That …