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OBAMA in CUBA
« on: March 20, 2016, 10:49:08 am »
... this could be interesting.   :o



Eyeing new future with US,
Cubans await visit by Obama

JOSH LEDERMAN and JULIE PACE  Mar. 20, 2016

HAVANA (AP) — Eyeing a new future with the U.S., Cubans are preparing their famed capital for a long-awaited visit by President Barack Obama, who will make history when Air Force One touches down in Havana on Sunday.

Obama's visit to the island nation will serve as a powerful symbol of the relationship that the U.S. and Cuba are now forging. For Obama, the 2 1/2-day trip offers one of the last, best chances to advance the diplomatic opening with President Raul Castro before Obama leaves office early next year.

Ahead of Obama's arrival, American flags were raised in parts of Havana alongside Cuban flags, an improbable image for those who lived through more than a half-century in which the U.S. and Cuba were bitter foes. Cubans have been hard at work cleaning up Old Havana in recent days and giving buildings a fresh coat of paint, as the city buzzed in anticipation of Obama's visit.

√ MORE @AP: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/f720c854ada84ffe8269b32a6e6d994e/eyeing-new-future-us-cubans-await-visit-obama
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Re: OBAMA in CUBA
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 05:46:20 pm »
The Cuban dissident community has loudly opposed
President Obama’s visit, arguing that his presence on
the island would embolden the Cuban government
to act more violently against pro-democracy activists.


Violent Arrests of Pro-Democracy Activists
Precede Obama Landing in Cuba

FRANCES MARTEL  20 Mar 2016

Hours before President Barack Obama landed in Havana to meet with high-ranking members of the island’s repressive communist regime, more than 50 pro-democracy dissidents were beaten and arrested, shoved into buses to be shipped into the nation’s jails to prevent them from disturbing official activities.

At least 50 of those arrested are members of the Ladies in White, a mostly-Catholic dissident group comprised of the wives, daughters, mothers, and sisters of prisoners of conscience. The Ladies in White members joined a larger group of anti-communist dissidents in Havana following their weekly attendance at Mass. Service this Sunday is especially important to Catholics as they celebrate Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week.

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It was brutal, there are people with fractures and contusions,” Antonio Rodiles, leader of the dissident group Estado de SATS, told the Spain-based Diario de Cuba. “They hit us with everything.”


http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/03/20/violent-arrests-of-pro-democracy-activists-precede-obama-landing-in-cuba/
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Re: OBAMA in CUBA
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2016, 09:01:38 pm »
... WHAT? ??? No Raul?

Obama Lands In Havana To Kick Off Historic Cuba Trip
March 20, 2016 8:15 PM

HAVANA (CBSNewYork/AP) — President Barack Obama landed in Havana Sunday evening to kick off his historic trip to Cuba.

Obama’s whirlwind trip is a crowning moment in his and Cuban President Raul Castro’s ambitious effort to restore normal relations between their countries. While deep differences persist, the economic and political relationship has changed rapidly in the 15 months since the leaders vowed a new beginning.

Wielding an umbrella on a rainy Havana afternoon, Obama and his family stepped off of Air Force One and were greeted by top Cuban officials — but not Raul Castro. The Cuban leader frequently greets major world figures upon their arrival at Jose Marti International Airport, but was absent on the tarmac. Instead, he planned to greet Obama on Monday at the Palace of the Revolution.


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http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/03/20/obama-cuba-trip/
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Re: OBAMA in CUBA
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 07:41:26 am »
Obama to meet Raul Castro on historic Cuba trip, gets snubbed at airport (haha, it looks like Raul has no respect for Obama either.)
http://www.trunews.com/obama-to-meet-raul-castro-on-historic-cuba-trip/


Jackson Holly, I also find this very interesting! Looks like Raul knows Obama is rightfully disrespected in America, and so he's not treating him like a star coming to Cuba! Yep, Obama is done when even a communist dictator won't revere him.

You have to also love it that its raining there during their 3 days visit and they have to avoid puddles. lol Obama is done!
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Re: OBAMA in CUBA
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 12:15:26 pm »
if only BO stayed there ... 

Mission incomplete ...

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Re: OBAMA in CUBA
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2016, 12:22:54 pm »
Rally Held In Little Havana Demands Cuban “Libertad”
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/03/20/rally-held-in-little-havana-demands-cuban-libertad/


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As President Barack Obama boarded Air Force One for Cuba Sunday, crowds marched in Miami’s Little Havana against the presidential visit to the communist nation.

“There hasn’t been any reduction of oppression,” Lopez-Cantera told CBS4’s Donna Rapado. “As as matter of fact, there’s been an increase in oppression, an increase in political arrests and an increase of political beatings against people who are simply seeking to have rights that we take for granted here in America. Freedom of expression, freedom of the press, free elections, the end of human rights violations and the release of political prisoners.”
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Re: OBAMA in CUBA
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2016, 12:38:36 pm »

... nice shot of Che Guevara & friends.

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Re: OBAMA in CUBA
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2016, 12:44:19 pm »
Score for Pritzker/Hyatt and Chicago Mob INC.,...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pritzker_family

The Pritzker family is an American family of entrepreneurs and philanthropists, and one of the wealthiest families in the United States of America, being near the top of Forbes magazine’s “America’s Richest Families” list since the magazine began listings in 1982.

The family is most famous for owning the Hyatt hotel chain, and the Marmon Group, conglomerate of manufacturing and industrial service companies which has since been sold to Berkshire Hathaway.[1] Other holdings have included the Superior Bank of Chicago, which notably collapsed in 2001, the TransUnion credit bureau and the Royal Caribbean cruise line.
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The Pritzker family is known for its relationship to Chicago
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Penny Pritzker (born 1959), 38th United States Secretary of Commerce, chairman and CEO of PSP Capital Partners and Artemis Real Estate Partners, 2012 national co-chair of Obama for America, former Stanford University trustee.

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 Jay Robert Pritzker, most commonly known as J.B. Pritzker, (born 1965), founder of Pritzker Group Venture Capital (formerly New World Ventures) and co-founder of Pritzker Group; national co-chairman of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, 2008.
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Nicholas J. Pritzker (born 1944), Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Hyatt Development Corporation

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https://www.commerce.gov/news/blog/2015/10/secretary-penny-pritzkers-trip-cuba
Secretary Penny Pritzker’s Trip To Cuba
Oct 15 2015


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to Havana on October 6-7, 2015, becoming the second U.S. cabinet official to visit Cuba since the re-establishment of diplomatic relations on July 20, 2015.


... U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker helped lay the foundation for a new chapter of relations between the United States and Cuba after 50 years of broken commercial and diplomatic ties. On October 6-7, Secretary Pritzker became the second U.S. cabinet official to travel to Cuba since President Obama called for the re-establishment of diplomatic relations.

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in the past:

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/top-shelf/2014/12/hilton-andmarriott-eye-cuba-but-lots-of-questions.html
Hilton and Marriott eye Cuba, but lots of questions remain
 
Dec 19, 2014, 2:53pm EST  Updated Dec 19, 2014

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Re: OBAMA in CUBA
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2016, 02:27:01 pm »
... nice shot of Che Guevara & friends.



OBAMA POSES IN FRONT OF CHE MURAL FOR CUBA VISIT - AP reporter says journalists let out “collective gasp” over photo
http://www.infowars.com/obama-poses-in-front-of-che-mural-for-cuba-visit/
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Re: OBAMA in CUBA
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2016, 02:22:36 pm »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3504209/Obama-pressure-return-home-giving-40-minute-speech-Cuba-addressed-Brussels-terror-attack-just-one-minute.html

So much for Brussels, let's play ball: Smiling Obama ignores calls to cut short Cuban trip and attends baseball game - after devoting one minute of 40 minute speech to Belgian terror attacks



President Obama was all smiles this afternoon as he arrived at an exhibition baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national baseball team after he addressed the Belgian terror attacks at the top of his speech to the Cuban people this morning for less than one minute. He has ignored calls that he should return to the U.S. Obama entered the stadium with his wife Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia and Cuban dictator Raul Castro. The game kicked off with a moment of silence for the attack and a choir sang the national anthems of both countries. Then, it was time for the festivities. Cuban baseball players delivered individually-wrapped white roses to Mrs. Obama and her daughters before they took the field and attendees - including the U.S. president - went through several rounds of the wave.
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Re: OBAMA in CUBA
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2016, 10:17:27 am »
bump  = Castro is dead leaving Raul ,,,
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5