Tag Archive for Havana

An inside look at the Cuba’s war with the CIA

Here’s a powerful piece of journalism by the late Gaeton Fonzi, rescued from the Memory Hole of American history by the Mary Ferrell Foundation. It is a twenty year old essay that couldn’t be more timely in 2016. As the United States and Cuba attempt to reconcile after fifty years of violent conflict, Fonzi’s reportage explains why the process is so difficult and so necessary.

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Obama prepares for the future as critics dwell on the past

Fidel Castro will be 90 in August; Raúl is just five years younger. At some point in the not-too-distant future, we will see whether Castroism can survive without a living Castro. Anyone who wants U.S. policymakers to have influence when that question arises should applaud Obama’s initiatives.

Source: Obama’s visit will hasten freedom in Cuba – The Washington Post

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JFK assassination aborted U.S. reconciliation with Cuba

From the Sierra Leone Times: Kennedy assassination aborted U.S. reconciliation with Cuba. Read more

US-Cuba detente can clarify the JFK assassination story

At the heart of the tortured relationship between the United States and Cuba over the past half century is–or was–the assassination of President Kennedy.  Now that the two countries have agreed to a more normal relationship, symbolized by President Obama’s upcoming visit, maybe, just maybe, a more detached, realistic and informed view of November 22, 1963 is possible.

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The virtue of Vice

Matt Taylor of Vice nails the larger point about the court decision sparing the CIA from embarrassment on Capitol Hill and in Havana: “The intelligence community has arguably never been as important or powerful as it is now…”

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