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U.S. Approves Flights To Cuba By Six American Carriers

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 06.10.2016 | World

The United States approved scheduled flights to Cuban cities other than Havana from five U.S. cities, with service starting as soon as this fall, the ...

Cuba's Slow-Brewing Economy and Homegrown Opportunity

Enrique J. Rueda-Sabater | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Enrique J. Rueda-Sabater

Creating an environment in which returning is an attractive possibility could produce a great growth boost and reassure potential foreign investors that Cuba is a place where business can thrive.

10 Things That Will Be Cheaper (or More Expensive) if the U.S. Embargo on Cuba Is Lifted

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Barbara Friedberg, Finance Writer With President Barack Obama's recent visit to Cuba, the media is ablaze with hopes that the U.S. embargo on the ...

Why A Genuine Normalization of Relations Between America and Cuba Is an Uphill Struggle

Samuel Ramani | Posted 04.11.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On March 21, 2016, US President Barack Obama and Cuba's leader Raul Castro held a historic joint news conference. Obama's visit to Havana, the first m...

Obama Tests His Comedy Skills On A Cuban Sketch Show

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama appeared on a sketch show with one of Cuba's most famous comedians during his historic visit to the country earlier this week. ...

An American's Havana Adventure of Discovering Cuba Through Music

Ibrahim Rashid | Posted 03.23.2016 | Good News
Ibrahim Rashid

I might look different, speak a different language, hail from a different country, and see the world from a completely different perspective than he does. But none of that mattered to Sergio; what mattered is that we both share a common passion for music.

Cuba: U.S. Journalism in Desperate Need of Change

Rick Ayers | Posted 03.21.2016 | Media
Rick Ayers

There is something so ignorant in the New York Times' little photo essay entitled "Cuba on the Edge of Change" on March 20. It's hard to fathom how blinkered Americans can be.

What It Looks Like When We Take Cuba Policy Seriously

David Gomez | Posted 03.21.2016 | Latino Voices
David Gomez

As President Barack Obama landed in Havana yesterday, the first sitting U.S. president in nearly 90 years to visit Cuba, he did so with his work cut out for him.

Cubans Hope Obama's Visit Means A Brighter Economic Future

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.21.2016 | World

HAVANA -- The everyday people in Cuba whose lives President Barack Obama aims to help improve with a historic visit to the island on Sunday anticipate...

Obama Kicks Off Historic Cuba Visit

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 03.21.2016 | World

HAVANA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama arrived to small but cheering crowds on Sunday at the start of a historic visit to Cuba that opened a new ch...

Havana's Forgotten Baseball Team Played A Key Role In U.S.-Cuba Relations

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 03.19.2016 | Sports

When President Barack Obama becomes the first sitting American president to visit Cuba since 1928 next week, the venue where he will take the next maj...

Cuba Has An Ambitious Plan To Protect Its Environment From Tourists

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 03.19.2016 | Science

President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Cuba on Sunday promises to revive a question raised when the U.S. began normalizing relations with the islan...

Why One Republican Is Going To Cuba With President Obama This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After decades of GOP opposition to restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba, some Republican members of Congress will be joining President Ba...

Young Cuban-Americans Think Marco Rubio Is Stuck In The Past

The Huffington Post | Scott Conroy | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics

MIAMI -- On a recent morning at Versailles Restaurant in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood, the scene looked pretty much as it always does at "the wo...

So You Want to Visit Cuba 'Before It's Ruined'?

Tomas Bilbao | Posted 01.26.2016 | Latino Voices
Tomas Bilbao

This view ignores the very real possibility that many of the qualities that make Cuba such a special destination can be maintained and even enhanced through sustainable development.

GOP Contenders and Mexico: Amateur Hour at the Rio Grande

Bennet Kelley | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

If the GOP front-runners have such a cartoonish view of an ally with whom we share a border and cling to a world that ceased to exist over a generation ago, how can we trust them to manage our affairs on a global level? The answer is simple, we cannot.

Let's Make a Deal: Doing Business in Cuba

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
William M. LeoGrande

By the first anniversary of President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro's decision to normalize relations last December 17, much had been achieved on the diplomatic front. But progress on the commercial front has been lagging.

From Hershey, PA to Hershey, Cuba

Michael Maisel | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
Michael Maisel

On December 17, 2014, Presidents Obama and Castro publicly vowed to improve ties between our nations. Nevertheless, in the 50-plus-years that have passed without direct engagement between our nations, U.S. businesses have sprouted without permission to trade with a neighbor just 90 miles off our shores.

Obama: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is on Cuba

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 10.31.2015 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Obama hopes to go down in history as having ended the half-century of U.S. hostility toward Cuba and its revolution. We do not know what the next administration will bring. We must pressure Obama to act decisively now to realize his promise to truly normalize relations with Cuba.

Obama, Castro Discuss Pope's Visit, New Trade Regulations

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics

HAVANA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - President Raul Castro and U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by telephone on Friday about Pope Francis' visit to both count...

Stop Punishing Cuba's People: Lift the Embargo

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 08.15.2016 | World
William M. LeoGrande

Since President John F. Kennedy imposed it in 1961, the embargo has been the centerpiece of Washington's policy of hostility, and remains today the oldest and most comprehensive set of U.S. economic sanctions against any country in the world.

Hillary Clinton Calls For End To Cuban Embargo In Miami Speech

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the Cuban embargo must be lifted in an address made Friday from Miami, the heart ...

Some of World's Best Art Is Made in Cuba

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 07.08.2016 | Entertainment
Miles Mogulescu

Cuban artists are creating some of the most exciting and innovative contemporary art in the world. The best Cuban art can stack up against the best contemporary art being created in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London or other world art centers, while still maintaining an essential Cuban spirit.

Next Steps in the Normalization of U.S.-Cuban Relations: Thoughts From the Cuban Five

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Now that United States and Cuba are preparing to open embassies in each other's countries, what else needs to happen to support the process of détente between the two countries?

Cuba's Had A Lung Cancer Vaccine For Years, And Now It's Coming To The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker, Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living

President Barack Obama became the first president to visit Cuba in almost 90 years when he and first lady Michelle Obama traveled to the island nation...