Alan Gross Spent Five Years In Prison For Trying To Help Cubans Use The Internet
In 2009, an American aid worker seeking to provide internet service for Cubans was thrown in jail for more than five years. Now, as relations with Cuba finally thaw, the imprisonment of Alan Gross remains a prime example of how promoting American values in countries that don't want them is a policy that is as well-intentioned as it is poorly executed.
Cuban Flag Raised In Washington As U.S. And Cuba Officially Restore Diplomatic Relations
Embassies in both nations quietly reopened Monday in the pre-dawn hours as an agreement to restore full diplomatic relations took effect after midnight. John Kerry will travel to Cuba on Aug. 14, the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the island nation since 1945.
10 Stage Falls for Schadenfreude Friday!
Schadenfreude Fridays! Steven Tyler fell of the stage and broke his shoulder last week, but people have been falling off stage for years. It's a real danger for all types of folks not just rockstars who look like old ladies. Take pleasure in the misfortune of others.