Reparations for Cuba: That Dog Does Not Hunt

U.S. and Cuba officials meet this week in Havana to, allegedly, create a framework or roadmap for future talks. In other words, it is a meeting about nothing. As it has done for decades, Cuba wants to discuss billions of dollars in reparations that is says U.S. taxpayers owe Cuba because of the alleged damages caused by U.S. …

US Companies: Beware of Cuba’s “Gusanos” Discriminatory Policies

Officials with the cash-strapped, Stalinist police state Cuba, were forced to change a long-standing of prohibiting Cuban-born foreign nationals from arriving at Cuba by sea. Why now? Because the Cuban regime needs the money. If someone tells you differently, that person either does not know what they are talking about or support closer relations with the …

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, …

Obama’s Cuba Trip, Nothing More Than Political Voyeurism

It should have played out much differently. War criminals should be tried for crimes against humanity, not feted by the most powerful, and exceptional, nation on earth. President Barack Obama is engaging in political voyeurism. Yet unlike other American tourists that visit the Cuban Communist gulag, his visit has consequences that will ripple throughout Cuban …

Senate Democrat: Obama Administration’s Lawless U.S.-Cuba Policy Sets Up Potential Litigation

One of the biggest threats to liberty is when people think they think, and act, above the law. During the course of the last few years there are, unfortunately, plenty of examples of this throughout the Obama administration. For example, the regulatory superstate is destroying our healthcare system and, in the process, trampling fundamental liberties. Bailing out …

Radio Martí Interview on Cuba Foreign Trade Minister’s Visit to Washington DC

Cuba’s Foreign Trade and Investment Minister Rodrigo Malmierca was in Washington, DC this week for meetings with Obama administration officials as well as supporters in Congress. He also spent time with lobbyists and other special interests on K Street such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As I wrote a few days ago, Malmierca is part of …

No End in Sight to the Lawless US-Cuba Regulatory Bender

Another layer of the U.S.-Cuba policy onion has been peeled away exposing more questions about the legality of the Obama administration’s new approach toward the police state. In a recently declassified September 9, 2011 e-mail (embedded at the end of this post) to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Sidney Blumenthal, we learn the following: extremely sensitive …