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Cuban Embargo

Killer Fidel Castro is Dead; Time to End the Cuban Embargo

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.12.2016 | Home
Doug Bandow

Finally, Fidel Castro's ashes have been buried. President-elect Donald Trump is facing his first international challenge, the death of the former Cub...

It's A Wonderful Life... Without Fidel Castro

John A. Tures | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

As Fidel Castro was laid to rest in Cuba this week, according to Huffington Post's WorldPost, critics claimed that it gave the Cuban people a chance t...

Thousands Protest In Havana Against US Embargo

Zach Young | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
Zach Young

While the normalization of relations has proceeded apace and travel restrictions have been greatly relaxed, the future of the embargo is still uncertain.

Donald Trump's Cuban-American Problem

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 10.04.2016 | Miami
Center for Community Change Action

Trump is appealing to the same conservative Cuban-American crowd that supports an embargo against Cuba, but his promises to maintain a ban against the island nation ring hollow after his hypocrisy has been exposed.

Changing Cuba And The Race To Save The Past

David LaFevor | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
David LaFevor

The recent steps toward detente in the previously inert relationship between the United States and Cuba have had little visible effect outside of the main tourist centers in Havana and the various beach resorts that, until now, have been peopled largely by Canadians and Europeans.

You Can't Promote Freedom In Cuba By Denying It To Americans

Ricardo Herrero | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
Ricardo Herrero

There is no better way to promote openness in Cuba than by allowing everyday Americans to travel freely to the Island and serve as on-the-ground ambassadors of our democratic values.

Cuba's Slow-Brewing Economy and Homegrown Opportunity

Enrique J. Rueda-Sabater | Posted 09.21.2016 | Business
Enrique J. Rueda-Sabater

Creating an environment in which returning is an attractive possibility could produce a great growth boost and reassure potential foreign investors that Cuba is a place where business can thrive.

Learning About Cuba's Legal System

Jose Gabilondo | Posted 05.16.2016 | Latino Voices
Jose Gabilondo

In addition to isolating Cuba from global markets and other communities, the U.S. embargo has kept U.S. lawyers and legal academics from learning abou...

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: 10 Days in Havana, Part Four

Perry Brass | Posted 05.16.2016 | Arts
Perry Brass

I spent ten days in Havana, Cuba, from February 9, 2016 to February 19, 2016--roughly a month before President Obama made his historic trip. It was my first trip to Cuba, and I kept a close journal of my time there.

10 Things That Will Be Cheaper (or More Expensive) if the U.S. Embargo on Cuba Is Lifted

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business

By Barbara Friedberg, Finance Writer With President Barack Obama's recent visit to Cuba, the media is ablaze with hopes that the U.S. embargo on the ...

Let's Trade with Cuba!

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

I am pleased that the first U.S. cruise ship to make a voyage to Cuba in almost 40 years arrived in Havana, Cuba, yesterday morning carrying 700 passengers, including Cuban Americans on board.

The Other Side of the Cuban Embargo

Jess Davidson | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
Jess Davidson

For many Cubans, Obama has become the manifestation of increased tourism and thus increased opportunities for private business. As more private licenses are granted, more Cubans can seize the opportunity to move towards being a "have" instead of a "have-not."

Cuba's Complicated Path

Elaine Dutka | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Elaine Dutka

Cubans are almost as fixated as Americans on the wacky 2016 presidential race. The window opened by President Obama, some fear, could slam shut if the GOP wins. "Dump Trump," a customs officer quipped, perusing my passport on a recent trip to the island.

Perry Brass: The Manly Pursuit of Desire: 10 Days in Havana, Part Two

Perry Brass | Posted 04.15.2016 | Arts
Perry Brass

I spent ten days in Havana, Cuba, from February 9, 2016 to February 19, 2016--roughly a month before President Obama's historic trip. It was my first stay to Cuba, and I kept a journal. I also wrote poetry there, and I will include some of it in journal entries.

Castro Inc.: Cuba as Family Business

Daniel Williams | Posted 04.04.2016 | Home
Daniel Williams

Everyone is all aflutter about the coming changes for Cuba now that US President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have attended a baseball game together in Havana and generally made nice to each other.

Perry Brass: The Manly Pursuit of Desire: 10 Days in Havana, Part One

Perry Brass | Posted 04.01.2016 | Arts
Perry Brass

The author near the Capitol, in Havana, with some of Cuba's famous old American cars, most of which are used in one way or another as taxis. I spent ...

What It Looks Like When We Take Cuba Policy Seriously

David Gomez | Posted 03.22.2017 | Latino Voices
David Gomez

As President Barack Obama landed in Havana yesterday, the first sitting U.S. president in nearly 90 years to visit Cuba, he did so with his work cut out for him.

The U.S. and Cuba: Obstacles to Full Normalization

Tomas Bilbao | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics
Tomas Bilbao

In the U.S. the obvious hindrance is the embargo, which is codified into law and can only be changed by the Congress, which just recently found the courage to begin to act. In Cuba, the slow pace and limited reach of reforms have a similar undermining effect.

In Cuba, Obama Looks to the Post-Castro Era

Ted Piccone | Posted 03.17.2017 | Home
Ted Piccone

President Obama's decision to make a historic visit to Cuba later this month is about more than U.S. politics or business opportunities on the island.

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...

The Business Case for a Sustainable Cuba -- Part 2: Leapfrogging Back to the Future

Julia Sagebien | Posted 03.04.2017 | Business
Julia Sagebien

See here to read Part 1 of this series. Contemplating the fate of a post-embargo Cuba has been a popular pastime for some time. On December 17, 2014,...

The Business Case for a Sustainable Cuba -- Part I: Five Sectors Ready to Go

Julia Sagebien | Posted 03.03.2017 | Business
Julia Sagebien

The Cuba-U.S. commercial rapprochement reached its punto de caramelo (the tipping point where heated sugar and water alchemize into candy) during the ...

At Center of U.S.-Cuba Relationship Is America's Core Principle of Opportunity

James Williams | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
James Williams

We should celebrate President Obama's trip to Cuba as a historic moment. After years of a failed policy, it is time for our country to engage with Cuba and ensure our foreign policy encourages opportunity that is good for both Americans and Cubans.

Lifting the U.S. Trade Embargo on Cuba: Using Diplomacy to Sway Congress

Michael Parmly | Posted 01.29.2017 | Latino Voices
Michael Parmly

The U.S. work to normalize relations with Cuba is still just beginning. The U.S. certainly cannot rest on its laurels, and the President indicated as much in his recent State of the Union address when he repeated his call to Congress to support the new policy with Cuba.

Peeling the Onion: U.S.-Cuba Economic Normalization

Margaret E. Crahan | Posted 01.28.2017 | Latino Voices
Margaret E. Crahan

Implementation has proceeded slowly, and both U.S. and Cuban officials have described the process as akin to peeling an onion arduously, layer after layer.