My sister-in-law travelled to Cuba last year with her entire family to minister to a small church in Santiago. The word of God is being preached on Cuba thanks to Pope John Paul II.
December 22, 2014 at 6:00pm
My interpretation of Mrs. Obama’s statement was that she felt her position as FLOTUS puts her above everyone else and therefore she should never be asked for a favor. Had the woman realized who she was, she would never have asked for her assistance nor should she asked for her assistance.
 December 22, 2014 at 5:36pm
Give ar angel a break. He was busy in Cuba during the prisoner s exchange.
 December 22, 2014 at 9:19am
Agreed. There are many basic errors in Via’s rant that can be easily fact checked.
[-3] December 22, 2014 at 9:13am
My Cuban mother wants to drop out of her prayer group because they pray for the Pope’s intentions. She views his intervention akin tho the intervention of the Catholic Church from centuries ago when rulers had religious leaders as political advisors. I tend to agree to agree with her. The Pope leans to the left and needs to maintain the separation of Church and State.
 December 22, 2014 at 8:46am
Where are the photos of this officer with his family with plain clothes on? With Brown and Martin photos of them as children were splashed all over the media. When is comes to police officers the media ignores their personal side preferring photos that do not convey who they were outside the uniform.
Family/department may not have wanted those released, citing security concerns.
December 17, 2014 at 2:46pm
Rubio is correct in his assessment.
 December 17, 2014 at 2:42pm
Raul Castro sees what is happening in China and wants the same for Cuba, economic prosperity for the political class without giving up control over the population. It is breathing new life into his dictatorship.
 December 17, 2014 at 2:35pm
Why is Charlie Rangel in Cuba today? Coincidence? Absolutely not!
 December 17, 2014 at 2:20pm
The problem is not entry into the US. It is exit from Cuba. That is not under our control. Look into “wet foot dry foot” policy with respect to US policy towards Cuban immigrants.
 December 17, 2014 at 1:52pm
Cuba has no trade embargo with Europe, Canada, and China. The island is filled with beautiful hotels offering lavish buffets that the Cuban people are prohibited from accessing at any price. Alan Gross was imprisoned for bringing computers to the island. If the Cuban government is so concerned about the embargo wouldn’t authorities have looked the other way?
 December 17, 2014 at 1:45pm
Communism is for the other commies.
 December 17, 2014 at 1:44pm
It’s not about rice cookers. It’s about credit and cruise ships. Cuba wants access to American credit and the American travel industry, primarily the cruise industry wants access to Cuba.
Is FLOTUS implying that Blacks are exempt from helping strangers or that non-Blacks should not ask Blacks for assistance in any circumstance?
December 10, 2014 at 9:28pm
Can’t blame them. It is a beautiful resort with a spectacular beach.
 December 9, 2014 at 8:00pm
Young girls are preyed upon everyday by people in the sex trafficking industry. They are experts in taking a confused young girl, befriending them, turning them away from their parents, introducing them to alcohol and drugs, ultimately turning them into prostitutes. The girls are no match for the professionals. They want out but do not know where to go. They are scared, feel worthless and hopeless. I recently heard a former prostitute explain how a police officer once asked her why she did not just get out of the business. She asked him how to do it. He had no answer for her. One day standing before a judge she was given the chance and she took it. It’s been a long hard road for her and now she is helping raise awareness and funds for Glory House, a safe house for victims of the sex trade. These women were victims. Never forget that.