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  Posts on Dec 20, 2014
Agreement vs Agrément (Timothy Brown, USA, 12/20/14 2:27 pm) I notice that when editing my post of 19 December, John E replaced the word Agrément with the word agreement, probably because I left out the accent when spelling it. There are ... more

Vietnam War (David Krieger, USA, 12/20/14 2:24 pm) Massoud Malek wrote on 19 December: "No one denies that most Americans served honorably in Vietnam." Wrong. I deny that. Most Americans could not have served honorably in Vietnam, be ... more

Vietnam War; a Religious Awakening (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 12/20/14 12:43 pm) First, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to my WAIS sisters and brothers. Second, after trying very hard to stay away from this sticky subject (the morality of torture and other criminal viole ... more

Vietnam War (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/20/14 7:08 am) Surprisingly the Vietnam War has become a topic of WAIS discussion. For a long time, the Vietnam War also characterized the political situation in Italy. Most of the people referring to the memo ... more

Trade Liberalization and the Law in US-Cuba Relations (Timothy Ashby, France, 12/20/14 6:49 am) I have followed the WAIS discussion about Obama's bold decision to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba. First, a comment on Ric Mauricio's post of 19 December: Most of the Cuban hote ... more

  Posts on Dec 19, 2014
Investing in Cuba; from Ric Mauricio (John Eipper, USA, 12/19/14 8:00 pm) Ric Mauricio sends this response to Randy Black (18 December): Interesting analysis, Randy. You say Americans are way too late to the resort game and that it would take decades more for American ... more

Thoughts on the "Normalization" of Relations with Cuba (Henry Levin, USA, 12/19/14 7:45 pm) I disagree with the recent WAIS missives suggesting that the Obama decision on Cuba simply strengthens the domination and wealth of the Castros. As a Latin Americanist and a follower of Cuba since th ... more

Thoughts on the "Normalization" of Relations with Cuba (Francisco Ramirez, USA, 12/19/14 7:35 pm) We established diplomatic ties with Red China. Did the regime harden as a result of this relationship? No. Are the Chinese people better off today than prior to this development? Yes. If we learn from ... more

Thoughts on the "Normalization" of Relations with Cuba (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 12/19/14 7:10 pm) I could not agree more with Timothy Brown and Francisco Wong-Díaz (19 and 18 December) on their judgment about the consequences of an alleged "normalization" of the US-Cuba relationsh ... more

Thoughts on the "Normalization" of Relations with Cuba (Timothy Brown, USA, 12/19/14 7:17 am) How we forget history! President Carter opened up travel to Cuba. The two biggest results were the enrichment with US dollars of the 10% of Cubans that are the Communist Parties nomenclat ... more

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