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U.S. and Cuba Discuss Their Claims Against Each Other

On July 28 and 29, the United States and Cuba met in Washington, D.C. to discuss their claims against each other.[1]

The U.S. State Department’s terse announcement after the first session merely said that the parties exchanged “further details on outstanding claims . 1,181 more words


John F. Kennedy

JOHN F. KENNEDY (1917 – 1963)

American Politician

Kennedy was President of the United States between 1961-1963. He was assassinated in 1963 while in a motorcade in Dallas. 51 more words


Cuba Independently – Part 2: Cienfuegos & Bay of Pigs

After Havana, the next stop on the Cuban independent travel trail is the tobacco-producing area of Viñales or time-warped Trinidad. But I had read so much about the architecture of Cienfuegos that I was determined to make it my first stop after Havana. 510 more words

Destinations Outside Ireland

A Rum diary

I love Cuba! It’s a friendly, feisty, charismatic place! Like an old woman, worn down by age and hardships, a bit rough around the edges, but still not having lost the sparkle in her eyes! 382 more words

The Trip

Someone smiled at me today

Someone smiled at me today and nearly broke my heart. As we walked through the park I saw her perched, almost primly, on a bench sitting in solitary state. 1,146 more words


Going with it

After not diving for three years it was finally time to submerge again. The day before, I’d checked with the dive center about the possibilities. I should have known. 495 more words


Book Club

Book Club meets today. We have read “Killing Kennedy” by O’Reilly for this month’s discussion. I was quite young when the Bay of Pigs incident happened, a disaster for the new President, and then the subsequent Cuban Missile Crisis which showed Kennedy’s growing maturity as a leader. 297 more words