Experts warned of the humanitarian toll that designating the Houthis would have and indeed the sanctions that followed are already harming civilians. What they didn’t foresee was how the move seems to have galvanized even more support for the group.
In a parting gift to the Cuban exile community for their loyalty to Trump, the US declared Cuba a “state sponsor of terror.”
On January 11, in his final days before leaving office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo added one parting blow to the series of bludgeons his administration has inflicted on Cuba for four years: putting the island on the list of “state sponsors of terror” that includes only Iran, North Korea and Syria. The designation drew