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Cuba Travel Restrictions

Obama Administration To Further Ease Restrictions On Cuba

Reuters | Sam Levine | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday eased some of its Cuba restrictions before President Barack Obama's to the former Cold War enemy n...

Should You Ditch Your Puerto Rico & Dominican Republic Vacation & Go To Cuba Instead?

Mark Chesnut | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

There are plenty of reasons to consider a trip to Cuba and also a vacation in Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic. But the experiences you'll have in Cuba, if you're a U.S. citizen, are likely very different from what you'll have on the other two islands.

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

James Williams | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
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.

U.S. Officials Seek To Establish Embassy In Cuba, Lift Travel Restrictions

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The United States will try to convince Cuba to lift travel restrictions and upgrade its interest section to an embass...

Poll Shows Cuban Americans Shifting On Controversial Policy

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

By David Adams MIAMI, June 17 (Reuters) - A survey of Cuban Americans in Miami shows eroding support for hardline Cold War-era policie...

Cuban Exiles on the 'Unwanted' List Can Never Go Home Again

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

For natives of the largest of the Antilles, airports are never easy expeditious sites through which they pass and continue on their way. Rather, each border is a heartache; each migratory process is twice as complicated as for other nationalities.

An Unauthorized Trip To Cuba

Clint Johnston | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel
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.

Cuba Ditches Travel Restrictions -- For Some

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2013 | World

By Jeff Franks HAVANA, Jan 10 (Reuters) - With paperwork in their hands and dreams of faraway places in their heads, Cubans waited in ...

Monday the Hated Exit Permit Disappears, Cubans Prepare to Leave

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
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?

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

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
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.

Will Cuba's Absurd Travel and Immigration Restrictions End?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I have accumulated 20 negatives in just five years to my requests to travel. Twenty times I have tried to leave my country and just received a "no" as a response from the Cuban authorities.

Eighteen Times the Castro Regime Has Said No... Tomorrow Will They Let Me Travel?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 02.21.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The suitcase keeps looking at me. "When will we travel?" I imagine its worn-out wheels asking me. And I can only answer that perhaps this Friday in a parliament -- without real power -- some decree will return to me a right I should have always enjoyed.

Cuba Government Refuses Me a Travel Permit 16 Times in 4 Years. Will 17th Time Be a Charm?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.03.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Tthe ability to leave and enter the country has been a method of ideological coercion. Obtaining the "white card" that allows us to leave our insularity, or the "empowerment" to enter our own country, has been conditioned on our being "politically correct."

The Long Distance Run-Around

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 09.20.2011 | World
Margarita Alarcon

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

When Ninety Miles Is an Abyss: My Sister Leaves Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I remember when my sister told me she'd entered her name into an international visa lottery. Yunia was always very lucky in games of chance, so I knew what to expect from the outset.

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.

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...

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.

Cuba: Island in the Dream

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Moore

True freedom and capitalism are likely to sweep the island like an intoxicant if America ever gives Cuba actual business reconsideration.

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...

U.S. Congress Set To Open Cuban Exiles' Passage Back Home

Miami Herald | LESLEY CLARK AND FRANCES ROBLES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The 1,128-page budget bill that will begin to work its way through Congress this week contains key paragraphs that alter the shape of U.S.-Cuba policy...