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The Once-Classified Tale of Juanita Moody: The Women Who Helped Avert a Nuclear War

Smithsonian
On the morning of Sunday, October 14, 1962, Juanita Moody exited the headquarters of the National Security Agency, at Fort Meade, Maryland, and walked the short distance to her car, parked in one of the front-row spaces reserved for top leadership. The sky was a crystalline blue, “a most beautiful......

‘Sun, sea, sand and Soberana 02’: Cuba open to inoculating tourists with homegrown Covid vaccine

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man stands near a Cuban National flag at the Melia Varadero International Hotel in Matanzas Province, on October 23, 2020. Varadero, Cuba’s most important beach resort, is reopening to international tourism, amid the coronavirus pandemic. YAMIL LAGE | AFP......

This week in Covid-19 news: Biden attempts to reassure, Cuba makes vaccine progress and governors are under fire.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here In his first trips as president, President Biden traveled to Wisconsin and Michigan to promote his vaccination rollout plan and the $1.9 trillion relief bill he hopes can restore the American economy. After an optimistic vow on Tuesday......

State Department installs new coordinator as probe of mysterious neurological attacks on diplomats in Cuba continues

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A crowd of tourists seen outside of Floridita, a historic fish restaurant and cocktail bar, famous for having been one of the favorite hangouts of Ernest Hemingway in Havana.  Artur Widak | NurPhoto | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The State......

IDB president: it behooves U.S. to support capital increase

Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) – It is incumbent on the United States to support a capital increase at the Inter American Development Bank, the bank’s president said on Thursday. “The IDB is the lender of preference of the region, and if the IDB doesn’t step up and have the resources to......

Cuba hopes Biden will quickly resume Obama-era detente

Reuters
By Nelson Acosta, Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba is hopeful U.S. President Joe Biden will swiftly reverse his predecessor’s hardline approach toward the Communist-run island and resume the policy of detente begun by the Obama administration, a top official in Havana told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden......

Americas region experiencing sustained surge in COVID-19 cases -PAHO director

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: COVID-19 mass-vaccination of healthcare workers takes place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 15, 2021. Irfan Khan/Pool via REUTERS MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Americas region is experiencing a sustained surge in coronavirus infections, with 2.5 million new cases confirmed in the last week, the......

Pompeo Returns Cuba to Terrorism Sponsor List, Constraining Biden’s Plans

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — The State Department designated Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday in a last-minute foreign policy stroke that will complicate the incoming Biden administration’s plans to restore friendlier relations with Havana. In a statement, Secretary......

Cuba tightens COVID-19 measures as visitors fuel record contagion

Reuters
HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba’s top epidemiologist said on Saturday irresponsible partying over year-end, often with relatives from abroad, fueled a surge in coronavirus infections and he warned of a crackdown to prevent the spread of the disease. Authorities in the capital at the same time announced new containment measures including......

Cuba tightens COVID-19 measures as visitors fuel record contagion

Reuters
HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba’s top epidemiologist said on Saturday irresponsible partying over year-end, often with relatives from abroad, fueled a surge in coronavirus infections and he warned of a crackdown to prevent the spread of the disease. Authorities in the capital at the same time announced new containment measures including......

U.S. blacklists two Venezuelan officials over former Citgo executives’ trial

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump attends a multilateral meeting with Western Hemisphere leaders about Venezuela during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States on Wednesday imposed......

New York Times: Pompeo to consider designating Cuba a terrorism sponsor

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The United States officially removed Cuba from its list of countries that sponsor terrorism in 2015, as part of a short-lived burst of rapprochement during the Obama years. The renewed designation could throw a wrench in President-elect Joe Biden’s......

Pompeo Weighs Plan to Place Cuba on U.S. Terrorism Sponsor List

New York Times
State Department officials have drawn up a proposal to designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, a final-hour foreign policy move that would complicate plans by the incoming Biden administration to relax increased American pressure on Havana. With three weeks left until Inauguration Day, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo......

U.S. imposes Cuba, Nicaragua-related sanctions on people, companies

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A view of Cuban and U.S. flags beside the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on three Nicaraguan officials over their support for leftist President Daniel Ortega’s government. President Donald Trump’s administration has kept......

Cuban dissidents report house arrests and social media blackouts since protest

Reuters
HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban authorities have placed around a dozen artists and activists under house arrest and sporadically interrupted access to social media following a rare rights protest two weeks ago, according to the dissidents and internet freedom observatory NetBlocks. FILE PHOTO: Cuban artist Tania Bruguera (C) takes part in......

American diplomats in Cuba were likely targeted by microwave energy, study finds

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A new government study has concluded that a form of targeted microwave energy is the most likely explanation for a series of mysterious hearing and neurological symptoms experienced by American diplomats working in Cuba and China.   In 2016......

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