Category Archives: Cuba

‘Obama orders air strikes on Guantanamo Bay’

WASHINGTON — A series of U.S. predator drone strikes just after dawn this morning killed at least 220 suspected terrorists, many presumed to have ties with al-Qaeda, at the naval detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to two senior … Continue reading

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The Cuba Wars

Inter Press Service has published my latest piece examining U.S. policy toward Cuba in the age of Obama as well as a recent book, The Cuba Wars, by Daniel Erikson, a fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, DC, detailing … Continue reading

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Obama and McCain on Latin America

While I never got around to dissecting Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention (short take: a whole lot of talk about “change” and “hope”, with the same — albeit well-delivered — proposals for U.S. intervention around the … Continue reading

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Luis Posada Carriles and the Cuban Five

Luis Posada Carriles, an admitted terrorist who is widely believed to have masterminded the bombing of a Cuban airliner in 1976 that killed 73 people, currently lives free in Miami, Florida. Meanwhile, the so-called “Cuban Five” — five Cuban intelligence … Continue reading

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U.S. Policy Toward Cuba

Earlier this week I attended a conference sponsored by the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, which is home to a number of former Bush administration officials such as Paul Wolfowitz and John Bolton, that sought to examine a U.S. role in … Continue reading

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