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Obama announces Normalization of Relations with Cuba

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 1:12pm 7/1/2015 at 1:12pm

Back in December, the Administration announced that they were engaged in secret talks with Cuban officials about shifting away from the “diplomatic mission” model and toward full diplomatic relations between our two countries; and today, President Obama announced that on July 20, the United States will open an embassy in Havana,...

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Cuban “Normalization” Starts Now

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 9:05am 1/20/2015 at 9:05am

On January 21, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson will be the first diplomat since the Carter administration to set foot on Cuban soil with the goal of restoring diplomatic relations that haven’t existed since the height of the Cold War.

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Why would Cuba follow through?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 8:30am 1/7/2015 at 8:30am

Promises, shmomises:

An air of secrecy surrounds the fate of 53 political prisoners whom Cuba agreed to free in its historic deal with the United States last month, as Washington and Havana’s refusal to publicly identify the dissidents is fueling suspicion over Cuba’s intentions…

…[O]fficials said a prisoner release was not a precondition...

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Rubio is winning the media war

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 3:07pm 12/21/2014 at 3:07pm

Rand Paul may have drawn first blood in the War on the War on Obama’s Cuba Policy©, but it’s Marco Rubio who is set to finish this thing with his reputation intact.

Today, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) appeared on ABC’s This Week and nailed fellow Republican and Senate colleague Rand Paul...

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Krauthammer: Liberalization Won’t Work in Cuba

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:30am 12/20/2014 at 10:30am

Last night on Special Report with Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer commented on the economic aspects of Obama’s new policy on Cuba. Dr. K is skeptical and frankly, who could blame him?

From National Review:

Krauthammer: Liberalization Hasn’t Worked in Vietnam or China, Won’t Work in Cuba

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Did Obama’s new Cuba policy just launch Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 7:00am 12/18/2014 at 7:00am

As the son of parents who left Cuba for a better life in America, this is a subject Rubio cares about deeply.

He’s also extremely well versed in the history of America’s relationship with Cuba as you’ll see in the videos below.

Watching these videos, though, I can’t help wonder whether Obama’s new...

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December Surprise: Obama normalizes relations with Cuba

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11:32am 12/17/2014 at 11:32am

Can’t say this was on anyone’s near term radar.

The NY Times reports U.S. and Cuba, in Breakthough, Resume Diplomatic Relations:

The United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century after the release of an American contractor...

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Poll finding Cuban-Americans favor ending embargo called into question

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11:40am 6/19/2014 at 11:40am

A poll released this week suggests that a majority of Cuban-Americans living in Miami favor ending the Cuban trade embargo. A finer reading calls those results into question.

The poll, conducted by Florida International University (FIU) professors Guillermo J. Grenier and Hugh Gladwin for the Cuban Research Initiative, finds that 52% of...

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Bridal magazine touts travel to Cuba, “it’s hot!”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:30am 2/25/2014 at 7:30am

Brides take note: apparently the cool thing to do right now is choose a honeymoon destination like Cuba where you can witness oppression “before there’s a Starbucks on every corner” and you can see all its “sexy, vintage style intact.”

At least, according to the free magazine Bloomgingdale’s is handing out to...

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