Daily Archives: June 16, 2017

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“I looked in temples, churches and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart.”


I looked in temples, churches and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart.

France 24 :  President Trump partially rolls back Obama’s landmark Cuba deal


President Trump partially rolls back Obama’s landmark Cuba deal

President Donald Trump declared Friday he was restoring some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba that were lifted as part of the Obama administration’s historic easing.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170616-usa-cuba-trump-rolls-back-obama-policy-restricts-travel-trade-tourism-embassies

He challenged the communist government of Raul Castro to negotiate a better deal for Cubans and Cuban-Americans.

Announcing the rollback of President Barack Obama’s diplomatic opening during a speech in Miami, Trump said Cuba had secured far too many concessions from the U.S. in the “misguided” deal but “now those days are over.” He said penalties on Cuba would remain in place until its government releases political prisoners, stops abusing dissidents and respects freedom of expression.

“America has rejected the Cuban people’s oppressors,” Trump said in a crowded, sweltering auditorium. “They are rejected officially today – rejected.”

Though Trump’s announcement stops short of a full reversal of the Cuba rapprochement, it targets the travel and economic engagement between the countries that has blossomed in the short time since relations were restored. The goal is to halt the flow of U.S. cash to the country’s military and security services in a bid to increase pressure on Cuba’s government.

Embassies in Havana and Washington will remain open. U.S. airlines and cruise ships will still be allowed to serve the island 90 miles south of Florida. The “wet foot, dry foot” policy, which once let most Cuban migrants stay if they made it to U.S. soil but was terminated under Obama, will remain terminated. Remittances to Cuba won’t be cut off.

But individual “people-to-people” trips by Americans to Cuba, allowed by Obama for the first time in decades, will again be prohibited. And the U.S. government will police other such trips to ensure there’s a tour group representative along making sure travelers are pursuing a “full-time schedule of educational exchange activities.”

Trump described his move as an effort to ramp up pressure to create a “free Cuba” after more than half a century of communism.

“I do believe that end is in the very near future,” he said.

My birds on the wire today 


My birds on the 

wire today 

Octopus engraving 


Octopus engraving

Lucy Hale (color pencil enhanced sketch)


Lucy Hale (color pencil enhanced sketch)

Antonio Begarelli (1499 – 1565)Madonna with child – Galleria Estense di Modena


Antonio Begarelli (1499 – 1565)

Madonna with child – Galleria Estense di Modena

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Unde-i Iubirea (CUGETARE PORTICA DE George-b) (In Romanian) – SoundCloud


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Opalescent Dreams – SoundCloud


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