In Age Of Terror, Why Is Obama Rushing to Open Daily Flights With Cuba?
Mike Gonzalez, CONTRIBUTOR
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As the horrific attack in Nice made clear again Thursday night, America
is in the midst of a global war against terrorists who seek to exploit
whatever weak spots there are. Why, then, is the… Continue reading
Cuba flights spark security concerns
Bart Jansen, USA TODAY 5:32 p.m. EDT July 12, 2016
WASHINGTON – A trio of House lawmakers introduced legislation Tuesday to
block flights the Transportation Department has approved between Cuba
and the U.S. because of security concerns that the direct flights will
ease the flow of bombs and terrorists to the U.S.
Dozens of daily… Continue reading
US fugitives say Cuba has reassured them they are safe
June 10, 2016
HAVANA (AP) — Two American fugitives who fled to Cuba after they were
accused of killing police officers said Friday that Cuban officials have
assured them that detente with the United States will not lead to their
The United States and Cuba held a second round… Continue reading
Will Obama Demand Cuba Hand Over Fugitive Cop-Killer?
by TOM WINTER
White House officials would not tell NBC News Friday whether President
Obama will raise the issue of 70 fugitives from U.S. justice — including
convicted cop-killer JoAnne Chesimard — who are hiding in Cuba when he
meets Cuban leaders during his upcoming historic visit to the island.
A White… Continue reading
This California congressman wants Cuba to send back the man who hijacked
his plane 44 years ago
Sarah D. WireContact Reporter
As U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba normalize, a California
congressman wants to know what the federal government is doing to bring
back the man who kidnapped him and a plane full of people in November 1971.
Rep. Jerry McNerney… Continue reading
New Jersey Officials Want To Halt Travel To Cuba Until Assata Shakur Is
National Richy Rosario | February 23, 2016 – 4:38 pm
The State Troopers Fraternal Organization of New Jersey aims to stop
flights to Cuba until Assata Shakur is returned home. Shakur was a
member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Party.
Essentially, she became… Continue reading
Fugitive police killer complicates Cuba travel
Bart Jansen, USA TODAY 5:46 p.m. EST February 22, 2016
A New Jersey state police group is urging the Transportation Department
not to resume scheduled airline flights to Cuba until a fugitive
convicted of killing a trooper with a $1 million reward on her head is
returned to U.S. prison from Cuba.
The department… Continue reading
Hillary Emails: Intelligence Report Said Hezbollah Has Base in Cuba
by JORDAN SCHACHTEL17 Feb 2016
A private intelligence report from Hillary Clinton’s confidant, Sid
Blumenthal, claimed that Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terrorist
organization, had set up shop in Cuba, according to an email released by
the State Department over the weekend.
The group was actively “casing” facilities related to U.S.… Continue reading
N.J. State Police honor slain trooper, call for escaped killer’s return
By S.P. Sullivan | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on November 18, 2015 at 6:10 PM, updated November 19, 2015 at 12:06 AM
EAST BRUNSWICK — As officials dedicated a monument Wednesday to
Trooper Werner Foerster, not far from where he was slain in a 1973
shootout,… Continue reading
Kelly: N.J. cop killer Chesimard living as a ‘ghost’ in Havana
LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015, 7:22 AM
BY MIKE KELLY
HAVANA — More than three decades after she broke out of a New Jersey
prison and fled to Cuba with a promise of political asylum from Fidel
Castro, Joanne Chesimard finds herself ensnared in a captivity of an… Continue reading
Suspected bomber Morales keeps low profile in Cuba
LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015, 1:22 AM
BY MIKE KELLY
suspected mastermind of a Manhattan bombing that killed a Fair Lawn
man four decades ago now lives on the third floor of an apartment
building, not far from this city’s Plaza de la Revolución, the epicenter
of Cuban politics.
But like… Continue reading
American harbored by Cuba fears winds of change
HAVANA, Cuba — As Fidel Castro’s communist revolution fades into the
history books this week, one former American radical is still fighting
here in Havana.
“I still consider myself to be a revolutionary,” he said.
Charlie Hill is a black nationalist accused of murder and hijacking. He
has eluded U.S. authorities for… Continue reading
Congressman calls for extradition of alleged murderer Charlie Hill from Cuba
By Candace Hopkins
Published: July 30, 2015, 7:23 pm
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- He’s accused of killing a New Mexico State Police
Officer, then hijacking a plane from the Sunport and fleeing to Cuba.
Now a California lawmaker, with personal ties to the incident, wants
Charlie Hill back in the U.S.… Continue reading
Wanted woman seen as symbol for U.S.-Cuban differences
Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAST UPDATED: Monday, June 29, 2015, 1:07 AM
It was a murder on the New Jersey Turnpike – stunning violence near the
New Brunswick exit.
Now, decades after Black Liberation Army leader Joanne Chesimard was
sentenced for the 1973 killing of a state trooper, escaped prison, and… Continue reading
On Cuba, Obama again comes up short at negotiating table | Opinion
By Rodney Frelinghuysen
I never met New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. I never made the
acquaintance of his widow or his family or friends. But I know he lived,
he served the people of New Jersey with distinction and, sadly, he died
doing the job he loved.… Continue reading
U.S. must press for return of fugitives from Cuba, including Joanne
Chesimard | Opinion
on May 02, 2015 at 8:00 AM, updated May 02, 2015 at 8:05 AM
By Rick Fuentes
I am writing in response to The Star-Ledger editorial, “Chesimard’s
status should not affect Cuba-U.S. detente,” which appeared April 24 on
I take exception to this piece, not… Continue reading
Cuba: The Pitfalls of Extradition / Juan Juan Almeida
Posted on April 27, 2015
Juan Juan Almeida, 23 April 2015 — Havana promised the Bush
administration that it would no longer accept fugitives from American
justice such as Joanne Chesimard.
Politics is the only one of the performing arts in which there are no
surprises. Despite the visible efforts made… Continue reading
Christie bashes Cuba over Chesimard
Nicole Gaudiano, USA TODAY 6:19 p.m. EDT April 21, 2015
WASHINGTON — Cuba should stop harboring terrorists, including the
convicted killer of a New Jersey state trooper, as a precondition for
normalized relations with the U.S., Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday.
The New Jersey Republican, speaking at an international business and
diplomacy conference at the… Continue reading
Cuba-US thaw brings fate of cold war-era fugitives on the island into focus
William Morales was a bomb maker for a militant Puerto Rican group that
bombed a New York tavern in 1975, killing four. His status and that of
dozens of other US fugitives sheltering in Cuba is now uncertain
Alan Yuhas in New York
Tuesday 21 April… Continue reading
Obama says Cuba has agreed to address cases of US fugitives
BY NEDRA PICKLER ASSOCIATED PRESS
04/16/2015 3:22 PM 04/16/2015 3:23 PM
Cuba has agreed to work on resolving the cases of U.S. fugitives
harboring from justice on the island as part of the effort to normalize
relations between the two nations, President Barack Obama told lawmakers
as he… Continue reading
Obama Says Cuba Doesn’t Sponsor Terrorism. So What Are All These Hijackers and Bomb-Makers Doing There?
Obama Says Cuba Doesn’t Sponsor Terrorism. So What Are All These
Hijackers and Bomb-Makers Doing There?
The White House says that Cuba has nothing to do with terrorism. But
Havana is like a Star Wars cantina of Cold War radicals—including some
of the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists.
If you happened to have found yourself in possession of a hijacked
airplane… Continue reading
Cuba, Spain in talks over ETA fugitives: US
Cubans to open talks about US fugitives as ties warm Associated Press
Obama to remove Cuba from state sponsor of terror list Associated Press
What happens next with Cuba and the terror list CBS News
Obama tells Congress he plans to remove Cuba from terrorism list Reuters
Obama to decide in ‘next… Continue reading