EU Chief Juncker Praises ‘Hero’ Fidel Castro

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has praised late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro as a “hero for many”. In a statement issued by the Commission after Castro’s death, Mr Junker said the Communist dictator was “one of the historic figures of


5 Things America Has Lost in Cuba

Today the Obama administration raised the American flag above the U.S. embassy in Cuba. It is unclear what, if anything, the U.S. has won in exchange for normalizing relations with the Castro regime–one of the world’s most oppressive tyrannies. It is clearer what we have lost.

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Castro Knows How to Play on Obama’s Narcissicm

The Castro brothers haven’t survived in power without being canny politicians as well as ruthless tyrants. And they have President Barack Obama pegged: they know that his ego trumps all other priorities, and are willing to flatter him to win concessions. Raúl Castro used his country’s debut at the Summit of the Americas to deliver an hour-long rant against the U.S. role in the region–then excused Obama: “I apologize to him because President Obama had no responsibility for this.”

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Marco Rubio Criticizes Cuba for Delaying Prisoner Release

There isn’t much for the United States in any of President Obama’s lame-duck fire-sale deals with foreign dictators. One of the very, very few things Cuba was expected to do, in exchange for billions of dollars pumped into the Castro’s pockets by relaxed U.S. sanctions, was release some of the political prisoners rotting in its dungeons.

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Peggy Noonan’s ‘Bitter Clingers’ on Cuba

Peggy Noonan’s praise for the Obama administration’s new Cuba policy has one particularly ugly paragraph that demands its own response. (I posted an initial criticism of her overall column on Friday, and this one paragraph has bothered me for the better

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Some Cuban Celebrities Silent about New Cuba-US Relations

Although some Cuban celebrities in Hollywood reacted with pleasure to President Barack Obama’s announcement that the United States will normalize relations with the communist Castro regime in Cuba, those who have opposed the regime simply remained silent. The publicist for


Peggy Noonan’s Wishful Thinking on Cuba

When Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan made “the case for Barack Obama” in 2008, she put his foreign policy at the top of her list: “He has within him the possibility to change the direction

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