Tag Archives: Cuba

Latino problem? What Latino problem?

This section of the following Washington Post article could’ve been published in spring 2013 when sage political elites thought the GOP had no choice, after Barack Obama convincingly beat Willard Romney, but to follow this “autopsy report”: Trump’s hostile rhetoric … Continue reading

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Cubans and whiteness

Erik Loomis wrote about the elasticity of whiteness — how it came to encompass Jews and the Irish after WWII and now, I’m aware, certain Latinos. The reason I feel that way is that the makeup of Latino immigrant communities … Continue reading

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The self-abasement of Cuban American politicians

Embarrassing: Citing “wonderful memories” from campaign visits, Trump said “that was right before the election — I guess it worked.” The president also met privately with veterans from the Bay of Pigs, the ill-fated April 1961 invasion of Cuba by … Continue reading

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Obsolete policy all washed up

The outgoing president, not giving a fuck anymore, tossed two decades of foreign policy into the rubbish bin:

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Cuba and America: what Fidel Castro got wrong — and right

Gore Vidal in Empire: The black eyes were as quick as the wit; and the swift smile was both frank and agreeably murderous. “If you really want the Philippines,” said Hay, “you can have them. I’ve got too much time … Continue reading

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Donald the Dread in Miami

My Cuban brethren haven’t recovered from the collapse of the campaign of Marco Rubio, the plankton with a hairpiece who ran for president last spring and faces an unexpectedly close reelection to the legislative body he despises. Nevertheless, plenty will … Continue reading

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‘Cubans have never given so little support to the Republican candidate’

Not that these poll results surprise me. How these results correlate with the presidential election we’ll learn soon enough; however, if legal residents could vote I suspect Hillary Clinton would demolish Trump because they fear that Trump will at best … Continue reading

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Nada mas: the story of Cubans and the GOP

My grandmother retired twenty-five years ago from an American career in Health and Human Services. Recruited to work for the Cuban Refugee Program on emigrating to Miami in 1961, she parlayed her administrative skills into the food stamps program. For … Continue reading

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Clinton vs Trump: May update

Uh: Hillary Clinton is so much more popular than Donald Trump among Miami-Dade County voters that even a significant number of Republicans support her in the likely presidential match-up, a new local poll has found. Clinton leads Trump by a … Continue reading

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Cuba vs America update

This excerpt goes to my friends in the continental United States who ask what South Florida politics are like after the Obama-Castro opening. Here’s the history: Three decades ago, the prospect of a U.S. president making any sort of overture … Continue reading

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Cuba: the momentum of the free market

As I’ve driven through Miami this weekend and spoken to friends and relatives, many uneasy and vaguely dejected, I have to remember I had no illusions about the renewal of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. If Nixon … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton and James Monroe

For a while in the nineties when my political awareness remained stuck in a pupal stage I heard relatives wonder why the hell the United States couldn’t invade Cuba already? We took out Noriega. We kept the Contras awash in … Continue reading

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