US Congress Seeks to Expose Corruption in Nicaragua

On September 21, the House of Representatives approved passage H.R. 5708, the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017 that, if it becomes law, will prohibit loans by international financial institutions (“IFIs”) to the government of Nicaragua unless Nicaragua takes steps to ensure free, fair, and transparent elections as well as strengthen the rule of law. The left-wing …

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 …

U.S. Money Will Probably Fund Iranian Terrorism, Proliferation

As you read or listen to stories about the implementation about the Iran deal, keep the following in mind: The Congress declares that it is the policy of the United States to deny Iran the ability to support acts of international terrorism and to fund the development and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction and …

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 Will Not Receive a Free Pass on Property Claims

Communist Cuba owes American taxpayers a while lot of money. It is a dirty, yet not so little secret secret that the Obama Administration and their supporters wish would go away. How much does Cuba owe? Potentially hundreds of billions of dollars. With a very few notable exceptions, the Obama administration and Congress have done …