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Russia taking advantage of failed US-Cuba thaw to boost links with island

 12/18/2017 - 13:12
A man cleans an old US car in Havana, Cuba, on Dec. 17, 2017.

The hope engendered three years ago by the announcement of the normalization of Cuba-US relations after almost six decades of enmity is now a distant memory, given US President Donald Trump"s hostility toward Havana, and Russia has been taking full advantage of the situation to reestablish its influence on the communist island.

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[OP-ED]: New Head of U.S. Embassy in Cuba is No Diplomat

 12/12/2017 - 18:17
Philip Goldberg. newnownext.com

For those innocent souls who believed Donald Trump’s Cuba policy would not be “too bad” or “all that different” from President Obama’s, the appointment of Philip Goldberg as head of the U.S. embassy in Havana should make them understand that only the worst can be expected from the current White House dweller. 

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[OP-ED]; Nuevo hombre de Trump en La Habana no tiene nada de diplomático

 12/12/2017 - 18:14
Philip Goldberg. newnownext.com

Para esos espíritus inocentes que creían que la política de Donald Trump hacia Cuba no iba a ser “tan mala”, o “tan distinta” a la de presidente Obama, la nominación de Philip Goldberg, un diplomático de carrera, para dirigir la embajada norteamericana en La Habana debe hacerlos recapacitar. 

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