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A Boeing 737 plane arriving from the Guantanamo Bay military station in Cuba with 143 people aboard went off the runway and into the St. Johns River in Florida, authorities said. CNN's Natasha Chen reports. #CNN #News
National Security Adviser John Bolton discusses reports that Russia persuaded Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro not to leave to Cuba. #CNN #News
Brookhaven Republican chairman Jesse Garcia got the nod last week to also head his party as Suffolk Republican Committee chairman. Current Suffolk GOP leader John J. LaValle stepped away from his role as party chairman in March. His plans are still unannounced. But he started his political career in Patchogue, emulating the example his father, Jesus Garcia, led. The senior league baseball field is named after him. Patchogue Youth and Community Services honored him just two years ago and the Long Island Advance named him a Man of the Year.” Garcia said his father instilled in him that politics could be a positive vehicle to improve your block and ultimately your community. “He acted on it every day,” Garcia said. The family lived on Gilbert Street. “I attended St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, and am a 1984 graduate of Patchogue-Medford High School,” he said. So I’ve been throughout this county already, just because of the tenets of the job.” Garcia said he spoke with his family first about his new position.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says Major League Baseball can end the dangerous practice of Cuban athletes being trafficked through third countries by changing its own rules, without dealing with the Cuban government. Rubio said on Twitter Saturday the major reason baseball players undergo such travel risks stems from a requirement athletes establish “fake” residency in a country beside Cuba before signing a contract with an American ball club. “Instead of getting rid of this rule, they chose to pay ransom to the regime with a portion of the players salary,” Rubio said. Rubio immediately came out against a deal announced Dec. 19 between MLB and the Cuban Baseball Federation that would allow Cuban players over age 25 and with six years of professional ball experience to be released to play in the U.S. league. The Republican senator joined with U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and incoming U.S. Sen. Rick Scott in calling for President Donald Trump’s administration to block the deal. At that time, Rubio said players should be allowed to negotiate their own contracts and that the arrangement with the CBF forced players to cede their rights to the Cuban regime. MLB officials have pushed back on political criticism, saying the arrangement would eliminate the risks athletes take to flee Cuba for a chance to play American baseball. In 2016, as President Barack Obama sought to normalize relations with Cuba, the federal government recognized the federation as an organization with which American businesses could negotiate independently. Rubio has maintained the sports organization remains part of a hostile regime hurting its own people, and that would include taking pay from MLB athletes playing in the U.S. under the new deal. MLB officials say they negotiated the arrangement with CBF over the course of three years.
Dr. Marc Siegel reacts to new study finding U.S. diplomats in Cuba were attacked using a sonic device. #FoxNews
EXCLUSIVE -- U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is demanding the U.N. Secretary General take action against the Bolivian and Cuban delegations after they disrupted a U.S. event to draw attention to the plight of political prisoners in Cuba -- damaging U.N. property in the process. In a letter to Secretary General Antonio Guterres, sent Friday and obtained by Fox News, Haley said the behavior by the Cuban and Bolivian diplomats was “outrageous” and called for action from Guterres. “Due to the outrageous behavior of the Cuban and Bolivian U.N. delegations, this diplomatic event became a mob scene, and resulted in significant damage to U.N. property,” the letter says. “I respectfully call on you to condemn this extremely unprofessional conduct and require the Cuban and Bolivian delegations to pay for the property damage they caused.” Haley said that the U.N. initially said the U.S would be contacted to pay for the damage to desks and earphones, but U.N. officials eventually said that the U.N. itself would bear the cost. He said the U.S. had done so with regards to Tuesday's event. Haley welcomed the Cuban call for an investigation and said that the the U.N. should also investigate the damage and the misconduct by the Cuban and Bolivian delegations -- include removing access to the U.N. for those responsible. Dujarric told Fox News that the Secretary General’s office had received the letter and was looking into it. The event on Tuesday still went ahead, with speakers yelling over the protesters, but the U.S. said the event was delayed after the Cuban delegation refused to allow security to conduct a sweep of the chamber. U.S. ECOSOC Ambassador Kelley Currie, who led the event and herself had to yell over protesters to be heard, told reporters after the event.
One of Stephen Lewis’ posters, now on display at the Goodnow Library in Sudbury. [Daily News Staff Photo/Zane Razzaq] One of Stephen Lewis’ posters, now on display at the Goodnow Library in Sudbury. [Daily News Staff Photo/Zane Razzaq] A new poster series examining Cuban political history is on display at the Goodnow Library in Sudbury. Stephen Lewis, a retired union leader who organized the show, has 8,000 posters in his personal collection. Selected from his personal collection of 8,000, the brightly colored posters range from film posters to support for the 1959 revolution that swept Fidel Castro into power. “Some of my posters go back a century ago. It’s amazing that some of the posters are still relevant today,” said Lewis, of Malden. In 1959, Cubans revolted against dictator Fulgencio Batista, with the broad support of most peasants and workers. He said many Americans have a negative perception of the Communist nation because of the two countries’ adversarial relationship. Some posters were collected during trips Lewis took to Cuba.
Juan Zarate, former deputy national security advisor to President George W. Bush, and NBC’s Josh Lederman discuss the investigation into the mysterious attacks that led to brain injuries in U.S. personnel in Cuba. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC…
U.S. personnel in Cuba and China have been on the receiving end of mysterious “attacks” that led to brain injuries. Chris Jansing is joined by NBC’s Ken Dilanian to discuss what country officials believe is behind this plot. » Subscribe…
NYT: Microwaves could be to blame for mysterious illness hitting U.S. diplomats in embassy in Cuba. Garrett Tenney reports. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business…
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