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Obama Renews Cuba Embargo for Another Year

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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 | Arts
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.

Obama Administration Facing Critical Decision on Cuba Travel Policy

John McAuliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McAuliff

The Administration should resist pressure from self-interested exiles represented by five Cuban Americans in the House and Senate. Polls demonstrate that they no longer reflect their own community.

Mr. President: Lift the Travel Ban

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

A half-century of the embargo hasn't brought down Castro's government. And it certainly hasn't helped Americans in any way. At long last, the time has come for the embargo to end.

U.S. May Ease Rules For Travel To Cuba

nytimes.com | GINGER THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The Obama administration is planning to expand opportunities for Americans to travel to Cuba, the latest step aimed at encouraging more contact betwee...

After Cuba's Prisoner Release, What's Next for U.S. Policy?

Sarah Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

Critics here and abroad, mainly defenders of anti-Cuba sanctions, see the prisoner breakthrough as little more than a Cuban tactic to preserve its communist system. But that misses much of the larger picture.

The House Agriculture Committee Asks America to Step Off the Sidelines in Cuba

Sarah Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

Rather than continuing the fiction that isolation will bring down the Castro government, the House Agriculture Committee proposes an entirely different approach.

Obama and Castro: Sparring Over Human Rights

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

We seem destined to continued the 50-plus year dance of mutual animosity between the U.S. and Cuba. The U.S. trade embargo will continue. The war of words will not abate.

U.S. Foreign Policy: Common Sense Takes a Holiday

Sarah Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Stephens

Our policy under Obama boils down to this: engagement is for the North Koreans (the guys with nuclear weapons), but we'll continue to isolate America from Cuba (whose army, the CIA says, lacks replacement parts and sufficient fuel).

Former Sec. of State George Shultz: Quote Me - End the US-Cuba Embargo

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Former Reagan Administration Secretary of Treasury and Secretary of State George Shultz thinks that the US embargo against Cuba should "simply be lifted."

Quick Wit in Politics

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margarita Alarcon

If there is one thing Americans have to be very proud of is their wit. The fact that the American sense of humor knows no bounds is indisputably an ab...

Why Can We Visit Kim Jung Il but Not Old Havana?

Jake Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jake Colvin

Restricting travel to Cuba severely limits the positive impact Americans can have abroad through everyday activities and interactions.

Travel - A Catalyst for Transforming the Relationship Between Cuba and America

Barney Harford | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barney Harford

The U.S. today has an historic opportunity to put aside half a century of division and build a new future with one of its closest neighbors by ending the ban on travel to Cuba.

Travel To Cuba On The Rise Among Cuban Americans

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA (Reuters) - The number of Cuban Americans visiting Cuba is up 20 percent so far this year and will likely keep rising as Washington eases trave...

Swine Flu: Cuba Becomes First Country To Impose Travel Ban

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — The toll from the swine flu epidemic appears to be stabilizing in Mexico, the health secretary said late Tuesday, with only seven ...

My Hopes and Dreams for the People of Cuba

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Bobby Rush

It is my fervent belief that by expanding trade, especially Internet-based technologies in Cuba, greater respect for human rights and the plight of Cuban dissidents will be addressed.

Cheney is Dead Wrong: Obama's Fundamental Reset of American Foreign Policy Will Make America Safer and More Prosperous

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Obama's recent trips to the G-20 and the Summit of the Americas have underscored his fundamental realignment of American foreign policy.

'Cruel' Cuba Embargo Must Be Lifted: Fidel Castro

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Fidel Castro said Tuesday the Obama administration's softening of sanctions is "positive although minimal," and criticized it for leavi...

Cuba Policy: Obama Should Extend Right To Travel To All Americans

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Washington, DC, April 13, 2009) - President Barack Obama's executive order ending restrictions on Cuban-Americans' travel and remittances to Cuba is ...

Obama Lifting Cuba Travel Restrictions

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — In a measured break with a half-century of U.S. policy toward communist Cuba, the Obama administration lifted restrictions Monday o...

Raul Castro Meets With 6 Visiting US Lawmakers

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Signaling its willingness to discuss improved relations with the U.S., Cuba on Tuesday granted three visiting members of the Congressio...

Cuba Travel Ban To Be Lifted: US Senators

Los Angeles Times | William E. Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Washington -- A bipartisan group of senators predicted Tuesday that Congress was ready to pass legislation to allow all Americans to tr...

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...