Even the Clinton Administration Made an “Effort” to enforce U.S. Law, Cuba Sanctions 

In a recently declassified State Department document secured via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a State Department Congressional briefer offers a small glimpse at early Clinton administration efforts to implement and enforce the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act (LIBERTAD or Helms-Burton). Keep in mind that President Bill Clinton signed Helms-Burton in March 1996. This private …

Cuba Regime and Obama Administration Play Politics With People to People Travel

One of the many dirty little secrets about traveling to Cuba is that a large chunk of the fees paid to travel charter companies are set aside for the regime. For example, the Cuban regime imposes a very high tax, assessed on the plane ticket at a rate of about $150 per ticket, for just landing …

Cuba Regime Must Be Giddy

The Obama Administration continues to flaunt U.S. law on several fronts. Meanwhile Members of Congress in both the House and the Senate, refuse to do anything to stop him and his advisors. Healthcare, the Iran nuclear deal, the environment, and much more. A recently leaked DHS memorandum, if authenticated, shows that administration lawyers were seeking …

European Banks Remain Under US Scrutiny for Sanctions Violations

According to various reliable news sources, Crédit Agricole – also known as France’s “Green Bank” because of its strong business links to agriculture – may be paying as much as $800 million for alleged violations of U.S. economic sanctions on Iran and Sudan. That other news embedded in the story, however, serves as a reminder …

More Lawlessness on Tap For US-Cuba Policy

Several news organizations report this morning that a new set of regulations will be issued that will, among other things, allow U.S. companies to open offices in Cuba, hire Cuban nationals, and otherwise keep chipping away at U.S. sanctions on Cuba. As it has done with immigration, the Iran nuclear deal, ObamaCare, and now with the “Iran deal …

Obama Plays the Clinton Vietnam Card to Normalize Relations With Cuba, but Turns it On Its Head 

The President and his national security team appear to be borrowing elements from President Bill Clinton’s playbook that led to normal relations between the United States and Vietnam. I never thought I’d say this but, Clinton followed a more strategic, albeit flawed approach on normalization with Vietnam than Obama ever will. At least Clinton was forced, …

From Beacon of Hope to Regime Facilitator and Enabler

To set foot in the house of the oppressor is to justify the oppression. As long as a people have not conquered its rights, he/she who visits the house of those who trample on his/her rights to party and have a good time is an enemy of the people, Cuba’s Founding Father and poet, José …