The U.S. Government’s “Wet Foot—Dry Foot” Cuban immigration policy, which, believe it or not, provides freedom in the United States for any illegal Cuban immigrant able to reach dry U.S. soil, or a free trip back to Cuba for those who get caught out at sea or in one foot of water before putting their wet feet on dry U.S. land.
This extremely unusual U.S. immigration law applies only to Cubans. Some believe that this U.S. policy actually encourages Cubans to try to illegally immigrate to the United States, thus endangering their lives at sea. Two men, two women and the baby drowned in their efforts to reach freedom and opportunity in the United States. Four other men remain missing. The law applied here is officially called the U.S./Cuban Adjustment Act
By Gerard Dion
March 3, 2016
Obama and Raúl Castro to Launch New Era with Historic Visit
HAVANA, Feb 23 2016 (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raúl Castro will go down in history as two statesmen who managed to overcome more than half a century of hostility to bring back together two neighboring countries with too many shared interests to remain at loggerheads.
Gerard Dion, a former U.S. Marine and the author of “Cuba Unchained”, a political thriller that delves into the history of the relations between the U.S. and Cuba, is convinced that Obama knows what political, economic and legal changes must take place to convince Congress that it is time to lift the embargo
By Patricia Grogg
Edited by Estrella Gutiérrez/Translated by Stephanie Wildes
A signature event is the last final major achievement in your life, for what you wish to be remembered, and potentially the last challenge of your public life.