Both Parties Traditionally Court State’s Large Cuban-American Community—Now With Heightened Importance
For decades, Democrats and Republicans with sights on the White House have trekked to the heart of the Cuban-American community in Florida to declare their support for the U.S. trade embargo against the island. No candidate has won the state otherwise.
This staple of presidential politics in the nation’s largest swing state is taking on heightened importance as the 2016 presidential field takes shape. . . . Read Complete Report
From WHTC Monday, October 07, 2013 1:48 p.m. EDT By Marc Frank
HAVANA (Reuters) – For the 22nd consecutive year, Cuba will ask the United Nations to condemn the United States economic embargo against the island, a top Cuban official announced on Monday, accusing Washington of tightening sanctions in place for more than half a century.
U.S. President Barack Obama, who stated before taking office that he wanted to recast long-hostile U.S.-Cuba relations, has been a disappointment to the Cuban government, which expected him to do more to dismantle the embargo. . . . Read Complete Report
Image: A U.S. Navy Lockheed SP-2H Neptune (BuNo 140986) of patrol squadron VP-18 Flying Phantoms flying over a Soviet freighter. The freigher is most probably the Okhotsk, which left the left the port at Nuevita carrying 12 IL-28 airplanes on 5 December 1962. CREDIT: US Navy SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (Public Domain).