Cuban Regime Officials Engage in Criminal Conspiracy That Endangers Americans, Uses US Immigration Laws to Make it So

When someone breaks the law, they should be punished. And when a foreign government encourages people to do it, that government should be held to account as well.  For decades Cuban regime officials have encouraged Cubans to leave the island for the United States, adjust their status under very generous U.S. immigration laws, and grow …

Missilegate Continues, Maybe

Brietbart is keeping the Hellfire missile in Cuba story alive. It is good that someone is doing so. There is a lot more to this story than U.S.-Cuba policy, important as that may be. There is the export controls and economic sanctions aspect to it that, we hope, that administration and Congress will plumb a little more. …

Rum Wars

U.S. law says that it should be the policy of the United States to seek a “peaceful transition to democracy and a resumption of economic growth in Cuba through the careful application of sanctions directed at the Castro government and support for the Cuban people.” 22 U.S.C. § 6002(1). Last year, the President reversed this paradigm. U.S. policy toward Cuba is accomplished in …

Amb Bolton Spot On: Hellfire Missile in Cuba A ‘Grave Breach’ of National Security

When asked a U.S.-Cuba policy question related to a Hellfire missile ending up in Cuba, the State Department spokesman responds with the law. Spinning with law. They’re in trouble. I feel, somewhat, for this fellow. They have given him absolutely nothing to work with. And, I suspect that he knows, this is not going to go …

Inert US Hellfire Missile Ends Up in Cuba

How did an inert U.S. Hellfire missile, loaded with high-end technology, travel from Europe to, get this, Cuba? According to an unnamed U.S. government official quoted in the Wall Street Journal, mistakes happen. That is unacceptable. That type of thinking is what led to the terrorist attacks of 09/11. The Wall Street Journal reports: an inert U.S. Hellfire …

Truth Commissions for Cuba?

According to the Miami Herald: Ever since Colombian authorities and the nation’s largest guerrilla group began trying to hammer out a peace pact more than three years ago, a looming question has hung over the talks: how to reach a deal that would satisfy the millions of victims of the half-century conflict? On Tuesday, they provided …

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 …