Communist Cuba Propaganda Ministers Have a Ghoulish Sense of Humor

Cuban regime officials are working overtime to confuse American policymakers about what may or may not have happened U.S. government personnel posted at the U.S. Embassy in Havana. Cuban officials have issued non-denial denials. They’ve published denials and even held a symposium at Howard University in Washington, D.C. During high-level talks with American officials including Secretary …

Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions On Jamaica-based ISIS Recruiter

The Trump administration on Tuesday designated a Jamaican-based Islamic cleric for his ties to numerous terrorist attacks carried out in the United States and the United Kingdom. According to the Treasury Department, Abdullah Ibrahim al-Faisal influenced many terrorists involved in attacks in Ohio, New York, Texas, and Michigan. He also had a role or connection to the …

Russia May Be Helping Venezuela Undermine U.S. Sanctions With a Virtual Currency Scheme

The Cuba/Russia-backed Venezuela regime of Nicolas Maduro claims it is going to create a virtual currency to get around U.S. and E.U. economic sanctions. During his weekly Saturday evening television specials, that according to Reuters ran for five hours, Maduro said that “CriptoMoneda” is coming soon: Presidente Nicolás Maduro anunció la creación de “El Petro”, una …

EU Sanctions Map: The US Could Learn Something from Tiny Estonia

A few weeks ago the European Union (EU) published a web-based mapping and visualization tool of current EU and United Nations sanctions. Created by the government of Estonia, with a few clicks users will have a better sense whether additional research is needed for a proposed export of goods or services. Here is the introductory …

Congress Urges Trump Administration to Crack Down on Nicaraguan Corruption

A bipartisan group of Members of Congress from in the House and the Senate is urging President Donald Trump to impose visa restrictions and block assets in the United States of Nicaraguan officials engaging in acts of corruption. Led by the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the letter will …

Americans in Cuba May Have Been Exposed to Soviet-era Microwave Weapons

The embedded article on the weaponization of sound and allegations of acoustic attacks at the U.S. Embassy in Havana is from the Fall 2017 edition of the AFIO’s Intelligencer: Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies. Written by Mr. Gene Poteat, a distinguished and decorated intelligence officer, it is well worth a read. While Poteat is not scheduled …

Regime Change Only Option for Venezuela

The Cuba-controlled dictatorial regime in Venezuela is running out of money. That is a good thing. Anemic as they are, U.S. economic sanctions are working, and they should be a great deal more robust. Last week the U.S.Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned ten (10) Venezuelan government officials including the cultural minister, the …