Lawyer: Exile’s rights to Cuban airport “extinguished” after seizure

A lawsuit accused two airlines of “trafficking” in the property where Cuba’s largest airport now stands is set for trial starting on Nov. 23 in Miami. Marcia G. Cooke, the first female African-American federal judge in Florida, is presiding over the case. The family of José López Vilaboy claims to be the rightful owner of … Read more

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Judge tosses claim for half billion dollars

On Aug. 27, a Kentucky company sued a cruise operator, saying it was “trafficking” in confiscated property and demanding damages of $503,234,453. On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Beth Bloom dismissed the case “with prejudice,” meaning it can’t be brought back to court. Havana Docks Corporation, at 215 Southland Drive in Lexington, Kentucky, had claimed … Read more

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Civil rights activist: “We should do more to export Cuban consciousness”

U.S. policy toward Cuba “only serves the interests of imperialism,” civil rights activist Benjamin Chavis said at a conference in Havana. “Why in 2019 does the United States continue to impose sanctions?” he asked. “Whose interests are served? Not the United States’ interests and not Cuba’s. U.S. policy only serves the interests of imperialism.” Chavis … Read more

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Activist: Cuban ideals “the absolute opposite of Donald Trump”

Weeks before the U.S. assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, one of America’s top anti-war activists traveled to Cuba to promote improved relations between the United States and Cuba. I spoke with Medea Benjanin, co-founder of the group CODEPINK, right around the fifth anniversary of the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba were restoring diplomatic … Read more

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NED kept secret more than a half million dollars in Cuba projects

Below are Cuba projects that the U.S. government-financed National Endowment for Democracy reported managing in 2019. The U.S. government financed the projects, worth $5,977,500. Of that amount, $565,964.50 went to undisclosed organizations. Project Title: Legal Aid to Cuban Civil Society Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean Project Country: Cuba Project Focus: Rule of Law Description: … Read more

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