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Louisiana state government spent more than $150,000 on Cuba trip By Julia O’Donoghue, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on December 29, 2016 at 4:30 PM, updated December 30, 2016 at 11:23 AM

The Louisiana state government spent at least $150,134 on… Continue reading

Ileana de la Guardia: “Castro Executed My Father Because of Rivalry” / Juan Juan Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 16 December 2016 — Twenty-seven years after Cause Number 1, the judicial proceedings that resulted in the deaths by firing squad and… Continue reading

Trump Could Ice Thawing U.S. Relations with Cuba By Marissa Piazzola Published December 27, 2016 Cuba FOX Business

The United States’ relationship with Cuba has thawed over the last two years, thanks in part to a December 2014 agreement between… Continue reading

Cuba after Fidel Castro Published December 4, 2016 By Arthur I. Cyr

The death of Cuban revolutionary and dictator Fidel Castro is a major moment in the midst of important economic changes. Acknowledging his importance as an epic Machiavellian survivor… Continue reading

Cuban President Raul Castro faces deep problems in 2017 Castro must manage economic and diplomatic challenges during a year of transition Published: 16:15 December 26, 2016 AP

Havana: Alex Romero was delighted when President Barack Obama came to Havana in… Continue reading

2016 was a truly historic year for Cuba BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

The death of Fidel Castro marked the end of a truly historic year for Cuba.

After years of false rumors that he had died, the former Cuban… Continue reading

Billionaire philanthropist David A. Straz Jr. has spent years quietly uniting Tampa and Cuba Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Writer Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:00am

Former banker and Tampa philanthropist David Straz Jr. is interviewed in his Tampa office. Straz is… Continue reading

The One Who Left Ashes / Miriam Leiva

Cubanet, Miriam Leiva, Havana, November 29, 2016 – Fidel Castro died on November 25 at 10:29 p.m. and, according to his own will, his remains will be cremated, according to the brief… Continue reading

In realist foreign policy, Obama found limits By Bradley Klapper?|?AP December 23 at 3:18 AM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy may be defined as much by what he didn’t do as by what he did.

Over eight… Continue reading

Donald Trump and Raul Castro / Dimas Castellano

Dimas Castellano, 29 November 2016 — The great majority of Cubans were surprised by Donald Trump’s electoral victory. Surveys in other countries, and the official Cuban press, labelling Hillary Clinton as the… Continue reading

In Castro’s Cuba, freedom of humor went first BY KRISTINA ARRIAGA – 12/21/16 07:00 PM EST 19

The olive green military jeep that carried Fidel Castro’s ashes broke down. It is fitting. In a country where everything is a façade,… Continue reading

We need a Cuba policy that truly serves the Cuban people José R. Cárdenas

As the 2016 presidential campaign began heating up – and Florida appeared more and more winnable – the Donald Trump campaign began increasing its criticisms of… Continue reading

How will Cuba react if relations with the US reverse under Trump? It’s hard to know what direction US-Cuba relations will take once Donald Trump is in the White House, but Cubans are already contemplating the consequences of a reversal… Continue reading

Doing Business in a Post-Fidel Cuba Pablo González AlonsoAlec Lee DECEMBER 19, 2016

President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba in March 2016 drove excitement for businesses considering the market that the island could become. The move made it possible to… Continue reading

“Get on that plane or go to jail,” Cuban Authorities Tell American Lawyer / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 18 December 2016 – The American lawyer Kimberley Motley, arrested Friday in Havana, returned to the United States after being subjected to three… Continue reading

Kimberley Motley, The Lawyer Who Fights Against Outrages / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 17December 2016 — The US lawyer arrested Friday in Havana could become a nightmare for the Cuban government. Kimberley Motley traveled to Cuba to advise on the case… Continue reading