Trump to Reverse Cuba Policy, Reinstate ‘Regime Change’ Goals

trumpster.jpg_1718483346U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to fulfill his campaign promise to curtail the 2014 re-engagement deal between Washington and Havana, tightening pressure on Cuba and dashing the hopes of those who had hoped for a thaw in relations between the two neighbors. Continue reading “Trump to Reverse Cuba Policy, Reinstate ‘Regime Change’ Goals”

Trump says, Trump does?

th (3)On the past few months it seems like the world has turned up the “Trumplandia”, keeping up with the controversial actions -or suitable decisions for some power groups- of U.S president Donald Trump.

When he first presented his campaign, he spread an intolerant, xenophobic and misogynist discourse and promised his constituents to bring jobs back, to protect the interests of all citizens and that he “will be the first president in avoiding public shortages”.

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Obamacare derogation might affect 23 millions of Americans

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Protests against Obamacare derogation and other measures of Trump´s administration

Human cost of president Donald Trump bill to repeal Obamacare seems to difficult for U.S Senate.

The new decree, approved by the House of Representatives this month, have been evaluated by the Congressional Budget Office. The text of the legislation implies shortages to national public spending, slightly higher than the reduction in tax revenues.

However, 23 Americans might lose the medical insurance by 2026, doubling almost the number of people without coverage, and premiums could skyrocket.

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Is Trump leaking classified information?

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In the past few days U.S president Donald J. Trump has faced many accusations since his official meeting with Russian minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, last week in the Oval Office, out of view of the US media.  

After Trump´s criticism of the press and the limitations to the reporters role on the White House, there is a jumble in the journalistic guild and Trump-Lavrov reunion is the principal menu on international media.

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Donald Trump tweeted that Comey should hope there are no tapes…

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President Donald Trump post a tweet saying that James Comey better hope there are no “tapes” of their conversation before he starts leaking to the press.

“Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future press briefings and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy”, he said.

Furthermore, Trump considers that is not possible for his surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy.

The US president has just started a hostile campaign against Media on his country.

 

Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

Comey served as FBI director from September 4, 2013 to May 9, 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, the White House announced Tuesday.

Trump fired Comey “based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement.

“The FBI is one of our nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement,” Trump said, according to Reuters.

“A search for a new permanent FBI director will begin immediately.”

Trump’s administration has not outlined specific reasons for Comey’s firing aside from those mentioned in its brief statement. The White House is expected to release more information on the matter in coming days.

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Trump Loosens Obama’s Lax Drone War Checks, Giving Power to CIA

 

5819117fe72a0ce8c17189d1a5872563_articleTrump has already started to reverse many of Obama’s policies that weakly curtailed abuse in operating drones.

The lax checks on former U.S. President Barack Obama’s drone war have become even worse as Donald Trump’s administration has handed power over to the CIA to carry out the targeted strikes without White House approval, speeding up how quickly the intelligence agency can pull the trigger.

And while surpassing former U.S. President Barack Obama’s record on drone strikes would be a feat — he was the president that administered the most in history, after all — Trump’s administration is on course to do just that with the new set of new policies.

The new authority – which was likely approved soon after Trump’s inauguration, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal – takes drone strikes out of the sole control of the military, making it likely that tracking accountability in terms of already unprecedented civilian casualties will be even more difficult. In particular, the policy change gives authority to the Central Intelligence Agency to carry out drone strikes without the White House’s seal of approval.

The move overhauls an Obama administration policy that required the military to carry out strikes on targets the CIA identified. Unlike the Pentagon, the CIA does not need to disclose drone strikes — or its civilian casualties.

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More Than 600 Companies Want to Build Trump’s Wall

The 30-foot-high, 2,000-miles-long wall will cost at least US$21 billion and would be completed within two years.

More than 600 U.S. companies have said they were interested in building a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border, one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s major campaign promises which he had said Mexico would pay for despite the country saying it won’t.

In an executive order just weeks into his presidency, Trump instructed the department of homeland security to put together a plan to build the wall that would cover the almost 2,000-mile-long border.

In late February, the department put out a presolicitation notice for “the design and build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border (with) Mexico,” the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

The department’s website shows that 600 companies have signed on for the project. The formal solicitation will go online sometime around March 15, the department said earlier this week, and concept papers will be due five days later.

The government is seeking a wall that was “nominally 30 feet tall, that will meet requirements for aesthetics, anti-climbing, and resistance to tampering or damage.”

An internal report by the department reported by Reuters last month estimated the price of a wall along the entire border at US$21.6 billion. Several surveys showed that most U.S. citizens do not want the wall. Continue reading “More Than 600 Companies Want to Build Trump’s Wall”

Mexican Actor Gael Garcia Bernal Slams Trump’s Border Wall at Oscars

 

The Mexican star has blasted Trump in the past, and the Oscars were no exception.

Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal used his time on the Oscar’s stage Sunday to criticize President Donald Trump and his border wall plan as one of many celebrities to raise political themes during the Academy Awards ceremony.

Presenting the Oscar for best animated film, Garcia Bernal slammed Trump’s promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Flesh and blood actors are migrant workers. We travel all over the world, we build families, we construct stories, we build life that cannot be divided,” he said.

“As a Mexican, as a Latin American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I’m against any form of wall that wants to separate us.”

Garcia Bernal, known for his performance in films including “The Motorcycle Diaries” and “Amores Perros” as well as the web television series “Mozart in the Jungle,” has spoken out about Trump in the past.

After Trump’s Nov. 8 election, Garcia Bernal tweeted in Spanish, “Build your fucking wall. History will take care of the failed plan to make Mexico pay. And to open the holes that there will always be.”

Weeks earlier, he told “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that although Trump’s run for president was initially seen as a “joke” by Mexicans, his popularity eventually sparked “nervousness, fear and anger” — sentiments that have only increased since the reality TV star-turn-president took over the White House.

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