Carnival Cruise Lines Engaging in Tourism Apartheid?

As we’ve discussed in this blog in various posts, for many reasons, President Obama’s trip to Cuba was a colossal foreign policy blunder. It builds upon several years of secret maneuverings that include changes to US regulations that make it easier for persons subject to US law to do business with the regime. To date, …

Huawei: A New Cog in the Cuban Surveillance State?

The company that former CIA Director Michael Hayden says helps Communist China spy on its people, is headed to Havana. The Latin American Herald Tribune China’s Huawei will partner with the Cuban government to sell smartphones in Cuba. If that is the case, Huawei, if it has not done so prior to this report, will become a part of the …

Leading Nicaraguan Lawyer: Rule of is Law Dead in Nica

After watching just a few minutes of the CNBC Republican debate yesterday, I was off, channel surfing, then reading. Mark Levin is on to something. It is time for the Republican National Committee (RNC) to take control of this process and host its own debates. With RNC funds and technology, we can have a Republican primary …

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 …

Boehner SOTU Guest, Cuba Resistance Leader Antúnez Calls Cuban Cardinal, A Liar

House Speaker John Boehner’s guest at the State of the Union speech this year, Cuban resistance leader Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez,” made waves in Miami this week by calling Cuba’s highest ranking Catholic leader a “liar” as well as “irresponsible” for saying recently that there are no political prisoners in Cuba. Antúnez exhorted Cardinal …

Holding Cuban Serial Human Rights Abusers Accountable

Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, as well as scores of senior and mid-level Cuban regime officials are worried about the future; some of them, for their very lives and personal freedom. And while very few people in this town want to talk about it, these serial human rights abusers must be held accountable for their crimes not …

Argentine Prosecutor’s Death May Warrant U.S. Economic Sanctions, More

Terrorism in Latin America. Que? Yes, it’s there. It is exists and it is fueled by the likes of Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and many others in the Americas and the Middle East. Yet media pays little, if any, attention to it. Equally bizarre is the curious ambivalence that reeks from pockets of the U.S. foreign policy establishment. If …