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Obama: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is on Cuba

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
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.

Now That Diplomats Can Freely Travel in Cuba, It's Time to Free the American People Too

James Williams | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
James Williams

If we're serious about strengthening civil society and helping Cuba's budding private small business sector continue to grow, it's time for the White House to stop forcing "people-to-people" travel to be hindered by third-party brokers.

Senators Visit Cuba To Drum Up More Support For Ending U.S. Travel Ban

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home

By Daniel Trotta HAVANA, May 27 (Reuters) - A U.S. senator visiting Cuba said bipartisan support was gaining in Congress to lift a ban...

Direct Flights From Orlando To Cuba Will Start This Summer

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.09.2015 | Home

U.S. travelers looking to visit Cuba will have the option of taking a direct flight from Orlando to Havana starting July 8. The weekly flight, char...

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 | Home

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.

10 Parts Of Cuba We Cannot WAIT To See

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.29.2016 | Home

Cuba is a place unlike any other -- there aren't many places where you'll find old plantations, lush valleys, rich history and literary relics, all wi...

These Photos From Cuba Show What American Tourists Have Been Missing

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.04.2015 | Home

As U.S. and Cuban governments announced a renewal of diplomatic relations on Wednesday, many in America may have already started dreaming of a trip to...

Policy Heavyweights Push/Enable the President to Move on Cuba

John McAuliff | Posted 07.23.2014 | Home
John McAuliff

A just-issued letter to President Obama does not go as far as it might, but because of the VIP character of the signers, it is a significant step in the process of inducing the White House to finally move forward.

Americans Should Be Allowed to Travel to Cuba

Kristy Ann Muniz | Posted 09.08.2013 | Home
Kristy Ann Muniz

Regardless of the effect that an absurd amount of American visitors would have on Cuba's culture, there are factors much more important to consider when discussing the 51-year-old trade embargo.

Proponents, Dynamics, and Challenges of Cuba's Migration Reform

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 05.21.2013 | Home
Arturo Lopez Levy

Cuba is changing because the political context of the island has changed with the retirement of Fidel Castro. There is a virtuous cycle in which less vertical relationships between the citizens and the state are emerging. These new types of links are the result of new attitudes among the population, but also of changes in several official policies.

An Unauthorized Trip To Cuba

Clint Johnston | Posted 03.20.2013 | Home
Clint Johnston

I was in Havana, Cuba, with no visa and no permission from the U.S. government. It was just the way I wanted it.

Monday the Hated Exit Permit Disappears, Cubans Prepare to Leave

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.11.2013 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

They have patiently waited for this moment and no obstacle is going to destroy the illusion. Counting the days, vegetating at half speed, January 14 could be the start of a new life for them. Will they reach it?

Ten New Year's Resolutions for U.S. Policy Towards Latin America

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 03.06.2013 | Home
Lisa Haugaard

If we could keep these resolutions, 2013 would be a banner year for U.S.-Latin American relations.

Everything First-Timers Need To Know About Cuba Travel

Paul Brady | Posted 11.29.2012 | Home

The Castro regime is still in charge, but for some travel companies, the 2012 election in the U.S. has ushered in the closest thing to a golden era of...

Will Raul Castro's Travel Reforms End My Own "Island Imprisonment"?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.17.2012 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

I will be there when they open the doors to decide which Cubans can board a plane and which will continue under the "insular imprisonment." And my suitcase will be at my side.

An American Girl in Cuba

Lili Boyle | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Lili Boyle

Wherever we went, the highs and lows of Cuban society were clearly illustrated; we saw the beauty, the poverty, the arts, the decay, the hospitality and the biases.

10 Fascinating Forbidding Places

Shermans Travel | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home
Shermans Travel

The same impulse that drew 16th-century explorers into uncharted oceans may compel today's intrepid travelers to ignore State Department travel warnings.

Americans Arrive In Cuba To Open Arms

Posted 10.17.2011 | Home

The first group of American tourists traveling legally to Cuba under newly relaxed restrictions has been welcomed with open arms, says the organizer o...

The Long Distance Run-Around

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home
Margarita Alarcon

To say that one state controls US policy towards Cuba is in fact silly and insane. Its not one state, its worse.

Bureaucracy: A Week of Enduring the Cuban System

The Morningside Post | Posted 06.06.2011 | Home
The Morningside Post

Why did the most mundane of tasks require going from place to place and person to person, and waiting in numerous lines?

Obama's New Cuba Travel Rules: This One's Not Just for Miami

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anya Landau French

Just how significant are the new rules announced by the Obama administration to expand purposeful travel and economic assistance to Cuba?

Top Five Reasons to End U.S.'s Cuba Travel Ban

Eason Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eason Jordan

Our U.S. government permits us to travel anywhere and everywhere in the world, right? Wrong. By U.S. government edict, Cuba is the only country off ...

Why We Love Cuba, and You Will Too...

Corinne McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Corinne McDermott

Glorious beaches, rugged countryside, beautiful architecture, and fascinating history aside, it was the warmth of the Cuban people that brought us back less than a year later.

Obama Renews Cuba Embargo for Another Year

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anya Landau French

It's true that by signing that piece of paper yesterday, President Obama again missed a chance to send a positive, constructive signal on Cuba policy. But it's not too late.

Not Fidel's Cuba Anymore When Los Aldeanos Perform in Miami

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anya Landau French

Letting Cuban underground rappers perform in Miami shows Havana being pragmatic or fair, or both, and it's just one more indication that we're no longer dealing with Fidel Castro's Cuba.