Category Archives: IALR Posts

The Secret Black Market that is a Black Mark on Major League Baseball

By: Daniel Gross This past baseball season, over thirty Cuban players put on uniforms for Major League Baseball teams (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/birthplace.php?loc=Cuba&y=2016). Some like, Aroldis Chapman helping the Chicago Cubs end some kind of infamous drought, or Yoenis Cespedes for the Mets, played integral roles for teams in the postseason. Locally, both Adeiny Hechavarria and the late […]

Americanizing Cuba

By: Hailey Blanco The recent decision to open up ties between Cuba and the U.S. has done more than just effect the country’s economy; it has had an incredible effect on the daily lives of the Cuban people. In the past, learning or even speaking English was discouraged. Now, some might say it is becoming […]

Round One: President Trump v. “Sanctuary Cities”

By: Bradley Jarrett During his campaign, President Trump vowed to dismantle so called “sanctuary cities” if elected. He promised to cut off all federal funding to these cities and to “work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities.” In his first week in office, President Trump issued an […]

Looking Back at the Partial Restoration of Diplomatic Ties with Cuba

By: Charles Short As Russia ramps up efforts to plunge back into the Cold War with the United States following reports that Russia hacked into the Democratic National Committee’s emails, diplomatic ties with another former Cold War adversary has begun the thawing process. This past December marked the two-year anniversary since President Obama announced a […]