The Honolulu Advertiser
As Cuba's economy opens a bit, some who fled Castro return to help
HAVANA>> The business ideas have ranged from a bikini franchise to a peanut farm, restaurants, and design firms for software and home interiors.
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Tue Mar 04, 2014
Obama to unveil his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2015
U.S. President Obama is expected to fill in the blanks about how he wants money spent in the 2015 budget since top-line numbers are in place, one lawmaker said.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Stars and Stripes
White House said to be considering sanctions on Venezuelan officials
The Obama administration is considering imposing sanctions on Venezuelan officials culpable in that nation's repression and who travel to and hold bank accounts in the United States, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said Monday.
Pete Sessions Loses Key Anti-Amnesty Group's Endorsement After Breitbart Texas Story
House Rules Committee chairman Rep. Pete Sessions lost a key endorsement from a key anti-amnesty group to his primary challenger Tea Party activist Katrina Pierson on Monday.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Poor areas in the slow lane when it comes to biking
The city will soon launch its first bike share program. In April, the first of four bike-themed street festivals this year is expected to draw tens of thousands to the historic West End.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Oppenheimer: Should U.S. cut Venezuelan oil imports?
Some conservative members of Congress are asking the Obama administration to impose economic sanctions against Venezuela, starting with a 10 percent cut in U.S. oil imports from that country.
Sunshine State News
Lawmakers Urge Obama to Halt Deportation of Venezuelans
A Florida congressman is calling on President Obama to grant political asylum to Venezuelans caught in a rising tide of violence in the South American country.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Miami Herald
Rubio proposes Venezuela sanctions, excoriates Clinton over 'democracy' remarks
The United States should condemn Venezuela's government for violently suppressing protests and it should slap individual sanctions on mid- and top-level officials associated with the regime in Caracas, according to a U.S. Senate resolution detailed Thursday by Florida's Marco Rubio.
Caribbean News Now!
Commentary: The political storm across the Cuban-American diplomatic landscape
By Keith Bolender Guest Scholar at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs The winds of change are beginning to shift in the direction of those who favor a normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Northwest News and Tribune
O'Neill: Brandon wrestling is about more than winning
Like a lot of sports fans, I noticed - almost in passing - that Brandon High won a state championship in wrestling recently in Lakeland.
Florida politicians call on Obama to protect Venezuelan activists
In response to mounting anti-government protests in Venezuela, Florida politicians are calling on the Obama administration to grant political asylum for people who have fled the South American nation, as well as sanctions against officials responsible for the violence.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Dems score well with Club for Growth
Not all Republicans are more conservative than Democrats, at least according to a congressional scorecard released Monday by the Club for Growth.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
The Miami Herald
Homestead man biking to Washington in support of immigration reform
Francisco Díaz crossed the Mexican border into the United States near Brownsville., Texas, 14 years ago and since then has been living in Homestead without immigration papers and in constant fear of deportation.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Republican Congressman: Some Republicans Ready for Immigration Reform
Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart said that a number of his GOP colleagues in the House of Representatives are ready to tackle immigration reform , the Washington Post reported Friday.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
The Washington Post
Diaz-Balart: Wea re ready to move on immigration, if GOP leaders allow it
John Boehner may have suggested immigration reform is dead for the year, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Local Lawmakers Take A Stand In Venezuela Protests
Venezuelans in South Florida joined lawmakers to stand in solidarity with those protesting the socialist regime led by current President Nicolas Maduro.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Addressing Global Maternal and Child Nutrition
Where there is hunger and poverty, mothers and children are almost always disproportionately affected.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Sugar Growers Assoc. Issues Statement On Fanjul Firestorm
A group of former Cuban sugar mill owners, who sought refuge in the U.S. after their lands and property were seized in the 1959 Cuban revolution, have entered fray after an interview earlier this month in which billionaire sugar baron Alfonso "Alfy" Fanjul spoke publicly for the first time about his thoughts on expanding his business into Cuba.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
U.S. Reps. Ros-Lehtinen and Diaz-Balart on the violent repression in...
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, made the following statement regarding reports of three deaths and more injured in the student protests against the Maduro regime.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Voices: Cuba embargo? What Cuba embargo?
Jordan Reed made a free throw with 1.5 seconds remaining to give the Bearcats back-to-back win against Division I opponents for the first time since Binghamton University's baseball program will look to repeat as America East Conference tournament champions this spring, but they'll Freshman point guard Marlon Beck broke the men's basketball ... (more)