PBS NewsHour Continues Depersonalization Of U.S.-Cuba Relationship

On Friday, 18 May 2018, during the PBS NewsHour "News Wrap" segment, anchor Ms. Judy Woodruff mentioned the crash of a Boeing 737 aircraft leased by Republic of Cuba government-operated Cubana de Aviacion from Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico-based Damojh Aerolineas S.A. de C.V.

Significant is Ms. Woodruff not referencing the name of the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, who was inaugurated on 19 April 2018.  President Diaz-Canel is the successor to H.E. General Raul Castro.

Not mentioning the name of the president of the Republic of Cuba represents a continuing depersonalization of the relationship between the United States and the Republic of Cuba.


"In the day’s other news: A Cuban passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff today, killing over 100 people on board. State media reported that the three survivors were in critical condition. The Boeing 737 was headed toward the eastern city of Holguin, when it plummeted into a field just outside Havana.

Cuba’s president visited the scene and said officials would investigate the cause."