List of Posts to dwkcommentaries–Chronological (2019)


Number Date Title
                            JANUARY 2019
1331 01/02/19 Report on dwkcommentaries–2018
1332 01/05/19 Crickets Caused Sounds Heard by U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1333 01/07/19 Announcement of Cuba’s “Pillars of Management” and Strategy for 2019
1334 01/08/19 Raúl Castro’s Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution’s Triumph
1335 01/11/19 Senators Menendez and Rubio Call for Restoring U.S. Parole Program for Cuban Doctors
1335A 01/12/19 Cuba Attacks the Proposed Resolution
1336 01/16/19 The Economist Ranks Cuba as the Worst Democracy in Latin America
1337 01/18/19 President Trump Considering Another Hostile Action Against Cuba
1338 01/25/19 Secretary of State Pompeo Criticizes Cuba for Supporting Venezuela’s Maduro
1339 01/25/19 Wall Street Journal Supports U.S, Hostility Towards Cuba’s Links with Venezuela
1340 01/26/19 U.S. Considering Re-Designating Cuba as “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
1341 01/27/19 U.S. Urges U.N. Security Council To Reject Venezuela’s Maduro and Embrace Guaidó
1342 01/30/19 Update on Trump Administration’s Threat To Allow U.S. Litigation Over Cuba’s Expropriated Property
1343 01/30/19 Canada Reducing Cuba Diplomatic Staff
1344 01/31/19 Proposed Resolution of U.S.-Cuba  Issues
1345 01/31/19 Wall Street Journal: U.S. Asserting New Plan To Re-Shape Latin America
                     FEBRUARY 2019
1346 02/07/19 U.S. Announced Suspension of Military Aid to Cameroon
1347 02/09/19 New Bill To End U.S. Embargo of Cuba
1348 02/10/19 Injured U.S. and Canadian Diplomats  in Cuba: New Developments
1349 02/14/19 Cuba Arrests Opponents of Proposed New Constitution
1350 02/18/19 Senator Leahy’s Senate Floor Speech To End Embargo of Cuba
1351 02/19/19 Professor LeoGrande’s Argument About U.S. Litigation Against Cuban Expropriated Property
1352 02/26/19 Cuban Citizens Approve New Constitution
1353 02/28/19 “What Is Your Call Story?”
                                      MARCH 2019
1354 03/01/19 U.S. and Cuba Exchange Insults Over Cuba’s Constitutional Referendum
1355 03/0219 Washington Post Criticizes New Cuban Constitution
1356 03/04/19 My Call Stories
1357 03/05/19 U.S. Authorizes U.S. Litigation Against Entities on Cuba Restricted List
1358 03/10/19 Cuba’s Success and Problems with an Aging, Declining Population
1359 03/12/19 Venezuelan Power Outage Causes New Crisis
1360 03/13/19 U.S. Modifies Its Cuba Restricted List
1361 03/14/19 Latest U.S. Report on Cuban Human Rights
1362 03/15/19 Cuba Abandons Rhetorical Restraint in Comments Against U.S.
1363 03/20/19 Cuban Doctors in Venezuela Provide Political Support to Maduro: New York Times
1364 03/22/19 “America’s Farms Need Immigrants”
1365 03/24/19 Businesses Need More Immigrants
1366 03/27/19 U.S. Increases Warning on Travel to Cameroon
1367 03/28.19 Economist Criticizes Cuban Economy
                                      APRIL 2019
1368 04/02/19 John Bolton’s New Threat Against Cuba
1369 04/03/19 U.S. Construction Industry Needs More Immigrants
1370 04/04/19 Another Two Weeks Suspension of Title III of the Helms Burton Act
1371 04/05/19 Opening the U.N. Security Council’s Draperies Uncovers Forgotten History
1372 04/05/19 New U.S. Sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela
1373 04/09/19 Trump Erroneously Says U.S. Is “Full”
1374 04/17/19 State Department’s Announcement of New Sanctions Against Cuba
1375 04/18/19 Additional State Department Briefing on Helms-Burton Changes
1376 04/19/19 National Security Advisor Bolton Discuses New U.S. Sanctions Against Cuba
1377 04/20/19 Cuba’s Current Dire Economic Situation
1378 04/21/19 Cuban Reactions to New U.S. Anti-Cuba Measures
1379 04/22/19 European and Other Countries’ Reactions to New U.S. Anti-Cuban Policies
1380 04/23/19 U.S. Reactions to New U.S. Anti-Cuba Policies
1381 04/24/19 Important Updated Source of News About Cuba
1382 04/25/19 The Many Skills of an Orchestra’s Music Director
1383 04/27/19 New State Department Ethos
1384 04/29/19 U.S. Needs To Cooperate with U.N. Human Rights Experts
1385 04/30/19 U.S. and Cuban Churches Denounce U.S. Embargo and Recent Additional U.S. Actions Against Cuba
                                   MAY 2019
1386 05/02/19 Critique of John Bolton’s Consistent Advocacy of Using Aggressive Force
1387 05/03/19 Cuba Foreign Minister Denounces U.S. Policies
1388 05/04/19 Cuba Reveals Purported U.S. TOP SECRET Plan for Overthrow of Venezuelan Government
1389 05/06/19 U.S. Reactions to Failure of Juan Guaido’s Attempt To Take Over Control of Venezuela
1390 05/08/19 Vice President Mike Pence Addresses Disruption and Transformation in the Americas
1391 05/09/19 One of Saint Oscar Romero’s Final Conversations
1392 05/10/19 President Trump’s Skepticism About John Bolton’s Advice
1393 05/11/19 Cuba Facing Shortages of Basic Foodstuffs and Other Products
1394 05/13/19 Cuba’s Negative Population Trends Continue
1395 05/15/19 New Bill To Expand U.S. Agricultural Exports to Cuba
1396 05/16/19 U.S. Reiterates Its Negative Assessment of Cuba
1397 05/18/19 Additional Support for U.S. Needing More Immigrants
1398 05/20/19 Still Uncertainty Over What Happened to U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1399 05/24/19 Carolyn Forché’s Additional Comments About Saint Oscar Romero
1400 05/26/19 President Eisenhower and U.S. Covert Plan Against Cuba
                            JUNE 2019
1401 06/01/19 Did State Department Ineptly Investigate the Medical Problems of Some U.S. Diplomats in Cuba?
1402 06/14/19 Proposed U.N. Human Rights Council’s Resolution on Cuban Human Rights
1403 06/16/19 Is the Trump Administration Attempting To Redefine International Human Rights?
1404 06/17/19 Other Reactions to State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights
1405 06/18/19 More Thoughts on Commission on Unalienable Rights
1406 06/19/19 Cuba’s Alleged Expatriation of Dissidents
1407 06/20/19 Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders Involvement in Cuba’s War of Independence from Spain
1408 06/22/19 State Department Unjustly Downgrades Cuba in Annual Report on Human Trafficking
1408A 06/22/19 Cuba Rejects U.S. Government’s Report About Human Trafficking in Cuba
1409 06/25/19 State Department’s Latest Report on International Religious Freedom
                            JULY 2019
1410 07/02/19 U.S. Comments About Cuba at the Organization of American States (OAS)
1411 07/03/19 U.S. Cuba Internet Task Force’s Final Report
1412 07/04/19 U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights: Developments
1413 07/05/19 Young Cuban Discusses the Many Problems of His Country
1414 07/05/19 The U.S. Declaration of Independence’s Relationship to the U.S. Constitution and Statutes
1415 07/07/19 U.S. State Department’s First Ministerial To Advance Religious Freedom
1416 07/08/19 U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights Is Launched
1417 07/09/19 More Comments on Commission on Unalienable Rights
1418 07/11/19 The Importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1419 07/18/19 U.S. State Department Unfairly Criticizes Cuban Religious Freedom
1420 07/18/19 Additional Discussion About the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights
1421 07/19/19 U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights: Partial Commendation
1422 07/20/19 Criticism of the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights
1423 07/21/19 U.S. State Department’s Second Ministerial To Advance Religious Freedom
1424 07/23/19 Realpolitik Analysis of U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights
                            AUGUST 2019
1425 08/09/19 Senators Express Deep Concern Over Commission on Unalienable Rights
1426 08/10/19 U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights Is Denounced by Large Group of Human Rights Organizations and Activists
1427 08/13/19 Congressional Bipartisan Bills for Reversal of U.S. Policies Regarding Cuba
1428 08/13/19 Continued Disagreement Over What Happened to U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
1429 08/14/19 New U.S. Government Hostility Towards Cuba Medical Mission Program
1430 08/14/19 More Warnings of the Problems Facing U.S. Aging, Declining Population
1431 08/17/19 Cuba Suffering from Continued U.S. Hostility
1432 08/19/19 Declining U.S. Rankings in Important International Socio-Political Indices
1433 08/21/19 Congressmen Reiterate Call for Re-Designation of Cuba as “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
1434 08/22/19 Decline of U.S. Visitors to Cuba
1435 08/23/19 U.S.-Cuba Conflict Over Cuban Journalist
1436 08/24/19 Washington Post Criticizes Commission on Unalienable Rights
1437 08/25/19 Another Report About U.S. Need for More Immigrants
1438 08/26/19 U.S. Intervention in Cuba’s War of Independence from Spain, 1898
1439 08/27/19 U.S. DeFacto Protectorate of Cuba, 1898-1934
1440 08/28/19 Mexican Historian’s Disavowal of Support for Fidel Castro
1441 08/30/19 Additional Cuban Political Prisoners Named by Amnesty International
1442 08/31/19 Cuba Helped Venezuela Suppress Military Dissent
1437 08/25/19 Another Report About U.S. Need for More Immigrants
1438 08/26/19 U.S. Intervention in Cuba’s War of Independence from Spain, 1898
1439 08/27/19 U.S. DeFacto Protectorate of Cuba, 1898-1934
1440 08/28/19 Mexican Historian’s Disavowal of Support for Fidel Castro
1441 08/30/19 Additional Cuban Political Prisoners Named by Amnesty International
1442 08/31/19 Cuba Helped Venezuela Suppress Military Dissent
                                 SEPTEMBER 2019
1443 09/01/19 Japan Shows Why U.S. Needs More Immigrants
1444 09/02/19 Rural Minnesota Endeavoring To Attract Younger People
1445 09/03/19 Minnesota Facing Slowdown in Labor Force Growth
1446 09/04/19 U.S. Unjustified Campaign To Discredit Cuba’s Foreign Medical Mission Program
1447 09/06/19 Examination of the Actions of EchoCuba (a U.S. Nonprofit)
1448 09/07/19 Another Speech About Unalienable Rights by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo
1449 09/08/19 U.S. Reduces Permissible Remittances to Cuba
1450 09/09/19 Cuba Imposes New Restrictions on the Private Sector
1445A 09/10/19 Minnesota Lacks Skilled Labor
1451 09/12/19 Cuba and European Union Draw Closer Together
1452 09/13/19 Implications for Cuba of Dismissal/Resignation of John Bolton as National Security Advisor
1453 09/14/19 Cuba Struggling with Energy Shortages
1435A 09/14/19 More Complaints About Imprisonment of Cuban Journalist
1454 09/15/19 Japan Implements New Law Allowing Increased Immigration
1455 09/17/19 Guantanamo Bay: The World’s Most Expensive Prison
1444A 09/20/19 More Evidence of Recovery of Rural America
1443A 09/20/19 Japanese Editorial Promoting Intergenerational Interaction
1456 09/20/19 Canadian Analysis of Medical Problems of Its Diplomats in Cuba
1445B 09/20/19 Minnesota Still Has Labor Shortages
1457 09/21/19 U.S. Expels Two Cuban Diplomats at U.N.
1458 09/22/19 Cuba’s Increasing Cooperation with Russia
1459 09/24/19 Busy Week for U.S. at U.N.
1460 09/24/19 U.S. at U.N. Global Call To Protect Religious Freedom
1461 09/25/19 U.S. Opposition to “Abortion” and “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” at U.N. High-Level Meeting
1462 09/30/19 More U.S. Actions Against Cuba
                            OCTOBER 2019
1462A 10/01/19 Yet Another U.S. Action Against Cuba’s Medical Mission Program
1462B 10/01/19 U.S. Denial of Visa to Cuban Health Minister
1463 10/02/19 Minnesota’s Challenges of Declining, Aging Population
1464 10/03/19 Worthington’s Mayor Defends His City
1465 10/04/19 Secretary of State Pompeo Delivers Speech at the Holy See
1466 10/05/19 State Department Memorializes Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to the Holy See
1467 10/07/19 Cuban Independent Media Reject Government’s Attacks on Press Freedom
1468 10/12/19 Prominent Economist Says Cuts in U.S. Immigration Threatens U.S. Economy and Innovation
1469 10/17/19 U.S. Hosts Meeting of Warsaw Process Human Rights Working Group
1470 10/19/19 U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Cuba and Denounces Cuba’s Detention of Dissident
1471 10/20/19 “The 1619 Project” Commemorates the Arrival of Slavery in the U.S.
1470A 10/21/19 Cuban Court Denies Habeas Corpus for Ferrer
1472 10/21/19 Immigrants’ Stories from Worthington, Minnesota
1473 10/23/19 New State Department Fact Sheet on U.S.-Cuba Relations
1474 10/26/19 U.S. Reduces Airline Flights to Cuba
1470B 10/26/19 Ferrer’s Family Released from Detention
1475 10/29/19 Judge David Tatel Honored by Chicago Lawyers’ Committee on Civil
1470C 10/31/19 More Pressure for Release of Ferrer
                                   NOVEMBER 2019
1476 11/01/19 Commission on Unalienable Rights Holds First Meeting
1470D 11/02/19 Cuban Attorneys Say Cuban Regime Frequently Forcibly Disappears Its Citizens
1470E 11/02/19 No Cuban Government Report on Status of Ferrer
1477 11/02/19 Human Rights Commentaries by May Ann Glendon, Chair of Commission on Unalienable Rights`
1478 11/04/19 U.S. Sets 18,000 Quota for New Refugee Admissions to U.S. for Fiscal 2020
1479 11/05/19 No Mention of Cuba in New U.S. Report on Terrorism
1480 11/06/19 Voters Approve School Bond Referenda in Worthington, Minnesota
1481 11/08/19 U.N. General Assembly Again Condemns U.S. Embargo of Cuba
1480A 11/09/19 StarTribune Editorial Congratulates Worthington
1470F 11/09/19 Washington Post Editorial Calls for Cuba To Release Ferrer
1470G 11/11/09 Cuba Allegedly Using Venezuelan Torture Technique on Ferrer
1482 11/11/19 U.S. Senators Oppose U.S. Reduction in Refugee Admissions for Fiscal 2020
1483 11/13/19 Amnesty International Reiterates Demand for Release of Ferrer
1484 11/15/19 Two Federal Appellate Courts Uphold Subpoenas for Trump Accounting Records
1485 11/17/19 U.S. Denies Visas to Cuban Diplomats
1486 11/18/19 Secretary Pompeo Reiterates U.S. Hostility Towards Cuba
1487 11/19/19 Secretary Pompeo: Impefect Christian Leader
1488 11/21/19 Cuba Accuses U.S. of Using Ferrer Case To Try to Discredit Cuba
1489 11/ 22/19 U.S. Responds to Cuba’s About Allegations About U.S. and José Faniel Ferrer
1490 11/23/19 State Department’s New U.S.-Cuba Relations Fact Sheet
1491 11/25/19 U.N. Human Rights Council Considers Cameroon’s Human Rights Issues
1492 11/26/19 U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Considers Cameroon’s Record
1493 11/26/19 Cuba Tells European Union That Ferrer Is Not a Political Detainee
1494 11/27/19 Potential Breakthrough in Cameroon’s Civil War?
1493A 11/28/19 Update on Ferrer Staus
1495 11/28/19 U.S. Reactions to Recent Developments in Cameroon
1496 11/29/19 Telemedicine Helps Isolated Hospitals in Rural America
1497 11/30/19 Another Theory for Cause of Medical Problems of U.S. Diplomats in Cuba
                                December 2019
1462C 12/03/19 U.S. Sanctions Six More Vessels Carrying Venezuelan Oil for Cuba
1498 12/11/19 Latest U.S. Struggle Over Refugees
1484A 12/13/19 U.S. Supreme Court To Review Supoenas for Trump’s Financial Records
1475A 12/13/19 U.S. Supreme Court To Review Supoena for Trump’s Financial Records
1499 12/13/19 Cuba’s Aging and Declining Population Continues
1500 12/14/19 Minnesota and Minneapolis Say “Yes” to Refugees
1501 12/16/19 Update on States’ Consents to Refugees Resettlement
1502 12/18/19 Dwindling Hope in Cuba
1503 12/19/19 Switzerland’s Mediation of Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis
1504 12/20/19 Tennessee Consents to Refugees Resettlement
1505 12/21/19 U.N. Security Council Discusses Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis
1496A 12/21/19 Remote Robotic Surgery Under Test by Mayo Clinic
1506 12/23/19 Members of U.S. Congress Send Letter to Cameroon President
1507 12/24/19 Cameroon Grants Special Status to Its Anglophone Regions
1508 12/25/19 How Does Jesus See Love?
1509 12/26/19 Continued Demographic Squeeze on Japan
1510 12/27/19 State Department’s New “Bilateral Relations Fact Sheet: U.S. Relations with Cameroon”
1511 12/28/19 Global Refugee Forum
1512 12/29/19 Slower Growth for Minnesota Population Predicted for 2020s
1496B 12/29/19 Closure of Another Rural Hospital Highlights Rural America’s Challenges
1513 12/30/19 Another Update on States’ Consents to Refugees Resettlement
1514 12/31/19 U.S. State and Local  Governments’ Justifications for Consenting to Resettlement of Refugees