Cuba finally has a new president with a new name, Miguel Diaz-Canel. But, assert The Daily Beast’s Christopher Dickey and Ingrid Arnesen, “the notion that a new face in Havana means a new Cuba” is “sadly mistaken.”
The ongoing investigation by the House Intelligence Committee into abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by the Department of Justice and the FBI has, if nothing else, further legitimized concerns over mounting American corruption crony capitalism that initially drove many voters to support the Donald Trump candidacy and the "drain the swamp" movement.
Sometimes it takes an oilman to undermine an oilman. Reminiscent of J.R.’s tactics to edge out brother Bobby from the family Ewing Oil company in the fictional 80s “Dallas” TV show, America’s chief diplomat and Exxon oilman extraordinaire is upping the pressure on Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro. One possibility? A little military coup.