Breathtaking: Obama's Direct Gift to Cuban Regime Officials

This week, the Federal Register published the Obama Administration's latest regulatory changes.

Buried in the rule -- ignored by the press releases and overlooked by the media -- was (perhaps) Obama's greatest betrayal of the Cuban people.

PRESS RELEASE: Cuban plea to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

October 18, 2016                                                                                
Media Contacts:                                                   
John Suarez 202-427-3875

On the eve of the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, “The Rebel Yell”, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas student newspaper published a full page ad urging them to “prod the Obama Administration to condition any future negotiations and affirmative responses to General Raul Castro’s requests to … the immediate end to beatings and abuses of peaceful dissidents by the regime’s police.”

Speaker Ryan: I Fully Intend to Maintain Embargo on Cuba

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s unilateral move to lift trade restrictions on Cuba, which took effect yesterday:

“The Castros continue to jail pro-democracy activists at a rate of hundreds per month, yet it is full steam ahead for the Obama administration’s efforts to appease this oppressive regime..."

The Obama Legacy in Cuba

The Obama Legacy in Cuba

Moving fast in his waning months, President Obama concluded he had not done enough to overturn U.S. policy toward Cuba and ensure that his new policies will survive. So he has issued a new “Presidential Policy Directive” that goes even further.

Yoani Sanchez: Castro Government Offers 'Mafia-Like” Alliances That Go Beyond Ideology

Six months after U.S. President Barack Obama visited Cuba, nothing has changed on the island. That's the word from Yoani Sanchez, the dissident blogger who has been denouncing human rights violations in that country since 2007. Day to day life in Cuba continues to be “complicated,” she says, and has grown worse since Washington and Havana announced they would restore diplomatic relations.

Amid Graft Probe, Brazil Freezes Credit for Cuba's Mariel Port

Brazil's state development bank ("BNDES") has frozen loan disbursements for Cuba's Mariel port and "special economic development zone" ("SEDZ"), as part of a major corruption investigation.

As we all know, the Mariel port and SEDZ project was built pursuant to a shady deal between Cuban dictator Raul Castro and former Brazilian president Lula da Silva.

Russia Threatens to Reopen Military Base in Cuba

Both Cuba's Castro regime and Russia's Putin will use this to further extort greater concessions from the Obama Administration in its final days.  

It's the dangerous precedent Obama's Cuba, Iran, Ukraine and Syria policies have set.

José Fernández reflects hope, heartbreak of Cuban-American dream

I couldn't tell you all of José Fernández's impressive baseball statistics. But the one stat that always stuck with me was the number four.

Four shots at forever freedom.

José, born in Santa Clara, Cuba, failed in his first three tries at defection. He ended up in jail once when just an adolescent, charged with "being a traitor to Fidel Castro."