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Israel defeats Cuba for 4th straight win in World Baseball Classic

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/218980042/israel-beats-cuba-to-stay-unbeaten-in-wbc-17/
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/12/2017 at 12:00pm
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WUT!

Israel’s remarkable run in the World Baseball Classic has now carried into the second round.

After three straight wins to top Pool A in Seoul,...

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Obama Ends Special Treatment of Cuban Refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:06pm 1/12/2017 at 8:06pm
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Less than ten days before President Obama vacates the Oval Office and his administration announced those fleeing Cuba would no longer be privy to automatic special immigrant status without qualifying for humanitarian relief first, thus ending the so-called “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy initiated by the Clinton administration in 1996.

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Cuba: American attorney jailed during press conference

https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/810596484710285312
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 10:30am 12/20/2016 at 10:30am
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During a press conference in Cuba, an American attorney—in Cuba to defend a Cuban dissident—was arrested and jailed.

The Miami Herald reports:

An American human rights lawyer representing an imprisoned Cuban artist was arrested in Havana on Friday, according to the Human Rights Foundation.

Kimberley Motley was in the country to advocate for 33-year-old...

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Google, Cuba Sign Internet Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 2:30pm 12/13/2016 at 2:30pm

Google and Cuba finalized their deal to bring servers to the Communist island to allow high speed internet for users. The Wall Street Journal reported:

Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt signed an agreement in Havana on Monday with Cuba’s state telecommunications company, La Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba SA, concluding months of talks.

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White House Pressuring Cuba to Make Deals With GE, Google

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 8:00pm 12/1/2016 at 8:00pm

With President-elect Donald Trump a month away from taking the White House, President Barack Obama’s administration has put pressure on Cuba’s regime to make deals with GE and Google for the companies to operate on the island:

White House officials are unsure how Mr. Trump, the president-elect, will approach Mr. Obama’s Cuba...

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Obama Will Send Unofficial Delegation to Castro’s Funeral…With Two Officials

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:00am 11/30/2016 at 10:00am

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden received praise when they said neither one would attend the funeral of Cuba’s oppressive dictator Fidel Castro. It was too good to be true. It seems Obama used a loophole to avoid sending a U.S. delegation to the funeral…by sending two U.S. officials.

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Obama and Biden Will Not Attend Castro’s Funeral

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 28, 2016 at 5:30pm 11/28/2016 at 5:30pm

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has announced that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will not attend the funeral for Cuba’s oppressive murderous dictator Fidel Castro, who died this weekend:

In an effort to halt a series of questions about the potential attendance of various individual government officials, Earnest...

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Ted Cruz: No Government Officials Should Attend Castro’s Funeral

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 3:01pm 11/27/2016 at 3:01pm
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Ted Cruz appeared on ABC’s This Week this morning and shared Castro’s damaging impact on his family.  He also stated that he hopes that no government official attends Castro’s funeral.

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Oh, Canada (#TrudeauEulogies)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 9:00pm 11/26/2016 at 9:00pm

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had one of the most cringeworthy statements for departed tyrant Fidel Castro (emphasis added):

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro:

“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest...

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Cuban-American Reporter Calls Out Kaepernick on Castro Praise

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 6:00pm 11/26/2016 at 6:00pm

As Cuban exiles flood into the streets of Miami to celebrate the death of Fidel Castro, I’m reading an article published yesterday—just hours before Castro’s death was announced, an article by a Miami Herald reporter who challenged Colin Kaepernick on his fanciful notions about Castro.

Earlier this week the San Francisco 49ers...

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Contrasting Obama and Trump/Pence statements on Fidel Castro death

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/21/471337729/obama-and-castro-share-an-awkward-handshake-in-cuba-after-historic-meeting
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 5:00pm 11/26/2016 at 5:00pm
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Obama:

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Brutal Dictator Fidel Castro DEAD

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 9:00am 11/26/2016 at 9:00am

Fidel Castro, darling of the left, brutal dictator in reality, died overnight.

The reactions, needless today, have varied.

In Little Havana in Miami, there was dancing in the street.

In the real Havana, celebrating his death would likely result in a lengthy prison sentence, so no dancing for them.

In the left-wing political circles, there...

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Congress Concerned Intelligence-Sharing With Cuba Will Aid Iran, Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 28, 2016 at 10:00am 10/28/2016 at 10:00am

On October 14, 2016, Obama issued a “presidential policy directive” in which he laid out a multi-pronged approach “to promote engagement with the Cuban government and people, and make our opening to Cuba irreversible.”  In this directive, Obama directs the Director of National Security to share intelligence with Cuba and to...

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First U.S. Cruise Ship in 38 Years Docks in Cuba

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 2, 2016 at 3:30pm 5/2/2016 at 3:30pm

Cuba has received their first U.S. cruise ship in the last 38 years as the two countries relax their tense relationship.

Carnival’s Adonia landed at Havana Bay with 700 passengers at 9:30AM Eastern time. It will also make stops at Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba.

The ship included Cuban passengers who escaped the...

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Marco Rubio Photo Op with CIA operative who captured Che Guevara

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Marco-Rubio-Takes-Photo-Op-with-Ches-Assassin-20160426-0056.html
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:30pm 4/30/2016 at 7:30pm
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Marco Rubio may be out of the 2016 presidential race, but he’s making news for a photo op with Felix Rodriguez.

Rodriguez is a former CIA operative who famously helped capture the communist revolutionary, right-hand man to ruthless dictators, and mass murderer Che Guevara. (Rodriguez denies actually killing Guevara —...

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This Handshake Perfectly Symbolizes Obama’s Presidency

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 9:30am 3/22/2016 at 9:30am

If one moment can perfectly capture the amalgam of arrogance and absurdity that is President Obama, his handshake with Cuba’s Raul Castro would be it:

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Welcome to the Cuban economy

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7:00am 3/22/2016 at 7:00am

President Obama’s visit to Cuba hurled our hostile little neighbor into the headlines.

Unfortunate (or fitting) photo-ops aside (though they should be enjoyed briefly), how about a little real talk on the state of Cuba’s economy?

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