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@realDonaldTrump  . is accused of giving sensitive intelligence to the Russians in the Oval Office. This day in 1962, John F. Kennedy played coy - not letting on when Soviet Foreign Min. Gromyko and Amb. Dobrynin lied about nuclear missiles in Cuba. JFK had recon photos

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"Cuba yes, Yankees, no! Cuba yes, Yankees, no!" was the choir that the Mexicans chanted more intensely when they saw @DiazCanelB  arriving at the Presidential Palace. #NoMoreTrump 

@realDonaldTrump  Kennedy knew his Soviet guests were lying. He went on TV four days later to announce a naval quarantine (blockade) of Cuba and demanded that Moscow remove its missiles from Cuba. The Cuban Missile Crisis—a tense, 13-day standoff —nearly led to nuclear war

Memo by Ted Sorensen after an ExComm meeting, where JFK and his advisers narrowed their options regarding Cuba to only two: blockade or invade. #13days  📄:

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As founder and director of the National Ballet of Cuba, Alonso personified the island's arts program under Fidel Castro's communist rule.

Venezuela will be joining other paragons of human rights rectitude such as Eritrea, Egypt, China, Saudi Arabia and Cuba, @QuicoToro  writes

On this day in 1962, John F. Kennedy met Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, who asserted that Soviet aid to Cuba was purely defensive and did not represent a U.S. threat. 10/18/62. Follow the day by day events of the Cuban Missile Crisis@JFKLibrary :

Lines, rumours and resignation. Welcome to the latest shortage in #Cuba  @tellka  @AFPblogs 

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Alicia Alonso obituary – star ballerina and choreographer passionately committed to dance in Cuba

Alicia Alonso obituary – star ballerina and choreographer passionately committed to dance in Cuba

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....embargo, together with highest-level sanctions, will be placed on the island of Cuba. Hopefully, all Cuban soldiers will promptly and peacefully return to their island!

In fact, my views on Venezuela, and especially Cuba, were far stronger than those of John Bolton. He was holding me back!

If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S. as a whole, I will terminate deal.

For a minute there I thought Biden was talking about Obama siding with the murderous terrorist regime in Tehran.  Or was it China?  Or was it Cuba?  Or was it Russia?  Or was it the Muslim Brotherhood? Or was it Hamas?

On this Cuban Independence Day, we stand by the people of Cuba in their quest for freedom, democracy and prosperity. The Cuban regime must end its repression of Cubans & Venezuelans. The United States will not stand idly by as Cuba continues to subvert democracy in the Americas!

My mom died today. Joining my dad who passed away 40 days ago. She was a pretty remarkable lady. An immigrant from Cuba, she lived with the Oblate Sisters of Providence in Baltimore during college. Here (on the left) she is in Cuba in the 1930s.

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The Venezuelan National Assembly has decreed the suspension of crude exports to Cuba following the collapse of the national electrical grid. Insurance companies and flag carriers that facilitate these give-away shipments to Cuba are now on notice.

Truly staggering image: Hurricanes#Katia  making landfall in #Mexico , #Irma  in #Cuba  as #Jose  builds in #Caribbean .

Annual spending on defence: USA £820bn Cuba £700m Man City £200m Bosnia £180m Congo £135m

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