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Cuba Sanctions

Americans Can Go to Cuba -- Just Don't Lay on the Beach!

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel
Medea Benjamin

On a recent CODEPINK trip to Cuba with a 150-person delegation, we found the island crawling with Americans taking advantage of the relaxation of U.S. travel restrictions and the historic thawing of U.S.-Cuban relations.

How Barack Obama Can End the Economic Sanctions Against Cuba

Salim Lamrani | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

With the authorization of conventional tourism to Cuba, the business community would certainly put pressure on members of Congress, whose political careers depend largely on the private funding they receive from companies, to permanently end the economic sanctions against Cuba.

Parallels in Myanmar and Cuba Policy

Erin Murphy | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Erin Murphy

This seems like a laundry list of "gives," but these are in fact incremental steps -- particularly given that the embargo remains in force -- that will improve the everyday lives of Cubans and their families abroad and begin to thaw relations between the two countries.

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.

Haiku Hype: The Flutter Over Fidel's Twitter-Length Reflections

Sarah Stephens | Posted 08.26.2012 | World
Sarah Stephens

What Fidel Castro says has been engaging some and enraging others since before the creation of the computer or the fax machine. Despite even more pressing high-tech business, it is no surprise that this development made news.

WikiLeaks 2009 Cuba Cable Predicts Insolvent Cuba In '2-3 Years'

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — A newly released confidential U.S. diplomatic cable predicted Cuba's economic situation could become "fatal" within two to three years,...

Cuba and the Rhetoric of Human Rights (1 of 2)

Salim Lamrani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salim Lamrani

One must ask why there is such stigmatization by Western media, the U.S. and the European Union. Does Cuba in fact represents a special situation with respect to human rights? Is it worse than the rest of the continent?

Cultural Diplomacy in the Caribbean: Why the New York Philharmonic Must Go to Cuba

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

A visit by the New York Philharmonic, patrons included, would be a continuation of the improving trend in U.S.-Cuban relations.

Lawmakers' Cuba Embargo Support Tied To Donations

McClatchy | Lesley Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Supporters of the U.S. embargo against Cuba have contributed nearly $11 million to members of Congress since 2004 in a largely successful effort to bl...

Cuba at a Crossroads

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Bruno Sanz

TO THE HONORABLE BARACK OBAMA, 44TH PRESIDENT OF...

LinkedIn Alienates Syrian Users: Why Now?

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jillian York

LinkedIn is making a political point against Syria - and when people in other countries start boycotting this site, they'll realize they've shot themselves in the foot.

EU Lifts Cuba Sanctions

AP | JAN SLIVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Union on Thursday agreed to lift its diplomatic sanctions against Cuba, but imposed tough conditions on the com...