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Cuba Policy

Secretary Clinton's Bold Stroke

Sarah Stephens | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

Diana Nyad, America's most celebrated long-distance swimmer, tried and tried to cross the Florida Straits. On her fifth attempt, at age 64, she made it. If she runs for the presidency in 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could echo if not exceed the scope of Ms. Nyad's achievement.

Kerry and Hagel Offer Obama a Way Forward on Cuba

Sarah Stephens | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
Sarah Stephens

If these two men are nominated and confirmed, this doesn't mean President Obama will elevate Cuba as a foreign policy priority. But it does mean that seasoned figures who urged the country to dump its Cold War baggage and normalize relations would be at the table.

The Fear of Sitting Down to Talk

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.13.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In parallel with the tendency to confront our pressing problems from multiple angles, there is also a current that feeds the rejection of the other.

Summit of the Americas -- Flashback and Fast Forward

Sarah Stephens | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Sarah Stephens

With President Obama attending the 2012 Summit of the Americas, we have to ask this: Who benefits from his decision to continue a Bush-era policy of coaxing Cuban doctors to leave their medical missions and defect to the United States?

Changes in U.S. Cuba Policy Good First Step -- But It's Time to Normalize Relations

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Our failed approach to Cuba was originally justified as part of the Cold War policy of "containment" of the Soviet Union. That policy has now outlasted the Soviet Union by over two decades.

What Do the Mid-terms Election Results Mean for U.S. Cuba Policy?

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anya Landau French

Let's start with the obvious. With the Republican takeover of Congress, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen becomes the new Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs C...

How Cuban American Hard-Liners Influence U.S. Policy With Campaign Donations: Report

Huffington Post | Nick Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While U.S. policy toward Cuba has opened up since President Barack Obama took office, a new report from Public Campaign, an organization dedicated to ...

Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has extended the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba for one year, the White House said in a statement released on Mo...

Cuba at a Crossroads

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Bruno Sanz


Obama's Cuba Approach Favored By U.S. Public: Poll

Center for American Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama last week eased restrictions on the ability of Cuban Americans to visit and send money to family in Cuba--the first significant change...

Cuba Policy: Time for a Change? (Not So Fast!)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rick Horowitz

"Well, the White House isn't the only building in Washington where big changes are taking place these days. Our own intrepid Lara has burrowed her way into a rarely viewed corner of the Nation's Capital, where she's standing by with a gentleman who may be less than thrilled with some of the latest diplomatic announcements from the White House."

Fidel Castro Says Changes Don't Go Far Enough To Overturn "Cruel" Embargo

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Fidel Castro said Tuesday that U.S. rules allowing unlimited family travel and remittances to the island are "positive, although minima...

CANF's Role In Shaping Cuba Policy A Break From The Past (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Amid increasing excitement in the Cuban-American community, President Obama today finally made official his reversal of Bush administration travel res...

Obama Cuba Policy Overhaul: "Reaching Out To The Cuban People"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On Monday afternoon, the White House released a fact sheet explaining the new shifts in U.S.-Cuba policy. Read below for more: * * * * * FACT S...

Cuba Travel Ban Faces Growing Opposition

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Roughly a year after Fidel Castro stepped aside and handed much of the responsibility for leading Cuba to his brother Raúl, there is new momentum i...

On the Anniversary of Cuba's Revolution, the Case for Evolutionary Thinking Here at Home

Sarah Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Stephens

This is a moment for President-elect Obama to decide whether he wants to be the 11th president to champion a failed policy or the first president of a new era to be an advocate for a far more sensible course.

History on Cuba - Hidden in Plain View - In Florida's Election Returns

Sarah Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

In the election returns, hidden in plain view, is license for President-elect Obama to fundamentally rethink U.S. policy toward Cuba and expand on his incremental approach.

Obama says his Cuba policy is based on 'Libertad'

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — Sen. Barack Obama, who once said he would meet Cuban leader Raul Castro without preconditions, added Friday that he would do so "only wh...