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Cuba Embargo

Here's Why American Tourism Won't 'Ruin' Cuba

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel

It's been roughly three months since President Obama repealed the American embargo on all things Cuba, which made travel to and from the island nation...

U.S. Takes a Positive "Negative" Approach to Trade With Cuban Entrepreneurs

Ashley Miller | Posted 04.21.2015 | World
Ashley Miller

The greatest unknown is how the Cuban government will react to these and other elements of the President's new policy of engagement.

Conan Makes History

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.18.2015 | Comedy

Conan O'Brien made history this weekend, becoming the first host of an American late-night show to film in Cuba since the embargo began. The show will...

U.S. Lawmakers Prepare Bills To Ease Cuba Restrictions

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are preparing a series of bills to ease U.S. restrictions on trade w...

Now That Washington Has Begun To Dismantle Its Trade Embargo, Havana Must End Its Internal Embargo Against Island Entrepreneurs

Ted A. Henken | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Ted A. Henken

The prohibition of activities the government prefers to monopolize allows it to exercise control over Cuban citizens and impose an apparent order over society.

How to Travel to Cuba

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Since President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would ease diplomatic relations with Cuba, the number of people looking to travel to the largest country in the Caribbean has steeply risen. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about how the recent decision will affect Americans traveling in Cuba, but there are reasons to be optimistic.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Plans Trade Mission To Cuba

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is reportedly planning a trade mission to Cuba, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Obama administration recen...

Let's Revisit Helms-Burton

Eric Zolov | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Eric Zolov

How far Obama can take his own policy prescription is much less clear. Congress holds many of the keys, both diplomatic and economic, that will unlock the doors of enhanced U.S.-Cuban relations.

There's Another Kind of Embargo We Need to Address in Cuba

Richard Blanco | Posted 03.16.2015 | World
Richard Blanco

As a poet and storyteller, I have dedicated my life's work to understanding that emotional embargo -- that invisible Berlin Wall across the straits between Cuba and Florida.

The End of the Resource-Denial Policy Myth?

Tomas Bilbao | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Tomas Bilbao

The question now is whether members of Congress will stand up to those who would have them double down on resource denial, which amounts to little more than a costly myth, or if it too will decide instead to empower the Cuban people.

A New Chapter in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

It is time to reject the failed policies of the past and chart a new course that will better serve America's interests and improve the lives of Cubans and their families. And President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba is the right approach.

Mitch McConnell Opposes Obama On Cuba

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics

(Adds quotes and details) WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he opposed U.S. Presi...

Relating to Cuba

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Rev. Larry Hollon

They are everyday people seeking to live meaningful, purposeful lives like you and me, under difficult circumstances made unnecessarily more difficult by political differences that have festered now for a half century.

2016 Presidential Campaign Kicks Off With Two Grown Men Fighting Over Cuba

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics

A dispute between two possible presidential candidates escalated on Friday around the topic of newly opened diplomatic relations with Cuba, and the la...

These Photos Show How Little Cuba's Struggling Economy Has Changed In A Half-Century

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford & Damon Scheuler | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business

With an economy that has basically stood still for more than half a century, it's often difficult to tell the difference between a present-day photo of Cuba and one that is decades old.

Ted Cruz Stretches The Truth On Cuba

FactCheck.org | Eugene Kiely | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. Ted Cruz condemned President Obama’s announcement that he would normalize relations with...

Can Congress End Cuba Embargo? Many Republicans Want Embargo to Fall

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Could a Republican-led Congress vote to end the U.S. embargo? Some Republican leaders were quick to denounce President Obama's announcement that the U.S. was restoring ties with Cuba. But how many divisions do these Cold War dead-enders control?

White House Does Not Dismiss Idea Of Castro Visit

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The White House does not dismiss the possibility of an eventual, precedent-shatterin...

Cuba: 35 Years Late

John Graham | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
John Graham

It wasn't that the US has lacked opportunities to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba. We could have at least begun the process thirty-five years ago. I was there, and this is the story you will not read in any diplomatic archive. The story begins in Iran...

Igor Bobic

GOP Opposes Diplomatic Relations With Cuba, But Not Other Human Rights Abusers

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans loudly protested President Barack Obama's historic detente with Cuba on Wednesday, arguing that diplomatic relations with a ...

Polls Show Support For U.S. To Re-Establish Ties With Cuba

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

Most Americans, including Hispanics, think the U.S. should re-establish diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba, according to a poll conducted by The...

This Is The Biggest Change To U.S.-Cuba Policy In Most Of Our Lifetimes. Here's What It Means.

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.19.2014 | Latino Voices

The Obama administration has long said that it would take more steps to open up Washington’s long-frozen relations with Cuba as soon as the country ...

Bob Menendez, Marco Rubio Torch Obama Administration Over Cuba Announcement

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

Two longtime critics of Cuba made blistering statements Wednesday morning following the Obama administration's announcement that the U.S. would normal...

Truman-Era National Emergency Haunts Cuba Policy

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 02.01.2015 | World
William M. LeoGrande

In September, President Obama signed a presidential memorandum to extend the U.S. embargo against Cuba for another year, as every president since Jimmy Carter has done routinely.

New York Times Editorial Board Calls For End Of Cuba Embargo

The New York Times | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

Scanning a map of the world must give President Obama a sinking feeling as he contemplates the dismal state of troubled the bilateral relationships hi...