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Next Steps in the Normalization of U.S.-Cuban Relations: Thoughts From the Cuban Five

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Now that United States and Cuba are preparing to open embassies in each other's countries, what else needs to happen to support the process of détente between the two countries?

Cuba Libre: Obama Frees a Monster in America's Head

Dan Siegel | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Dan Siegel

The Cold War against Cuba not only made life worse for ordinary Cubans. It also diminished America's own democracy and undermined its lofty spoken commitments to human rights and the rule of law.

'Cuban Five' at Heart of US-Cuba Deal

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Because of the significance of the Cuban exile community in Miami, and the strategic importance of Florida in US elections, no US president has dared to normalize relations with Cuba. Obama has taken a courageous step in shifting US policy toward Cuba.

It's Time to Talk About Cuba, Part 4

Kate Oberdorfer | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Kate Oberdorfer

I know that when it comes to the United States and Cuba, we are all haunted by ghosts. But the only way that I know to make a ghost disappear, is to turn around and face it.

A Prisoner Exchange that Could Improve Relations Between Cuba and the United States

Salim Lamrani | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

Barack Obama should use his powers as President of the United States and pardon the three Cubans that are still imprisoned. This will have the immediate effect of freeing Alan Gross and improving relations between Washington and Havana.

Change With Cuba in President Obama's Hands

John McAuliff | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
John McAuliff

The handshake between President Obama and Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service would have made the South African leader smile. It was the latest sign of a gradual thawing in relations between Washington and Havana after a frozen half-century.

Robert Carcasses, Favored Singer of the Cuban Regime, Demands Freedom at a Live Televised Concert in Havana

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.15.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Robertico Carcásses was at the right time and the right place. He couldn't let the chance go by and so he let loose, on the main stage of the Cuban regime, what so many of us are thinking.

The Spies Who Loved Me: Los Cinco, Alan Gross and Faith

Luis Perez-Simon | Posted 06.03.2012 | World
Luis Perez-Simon

For many years now, both governments and assorted international institutions have addressed the fate of both Los cinco and Alan Gross, especially after their corresponding cases reached each country's Supreme Court. In essence, it has turned into a game of Chicken.

Cuba Today: Can the Pope Turn Two Wrongs Into a Right?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Blake Fleetwood

Benedict is not the champion of social justice that Pope John was. But now Benedict has the opportunity to show his compassion. After calling for the release of Alan Gross, he should likewise call on Obama to release the rest of the Cuban Five.

The Cases of Alan Gross and the Cuban Five

Salim Lamrani | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

The way may be opening for increased U.S.-Cuban ties. The United States has removed all restrictions on Cuban-American travel from the U.S. to Cuba and all limitations on Cuban-American remittances to families on the island.

Cuban Graffiti Artist Demands Freedom With His Spray Can

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts
Yoani Sanchez

Last week in Havana, the most playful of our artists was taken to prison.

An Afternoon in Morón, Cuba (Photos)

Corinne McDermott | Posted 07.13.2011 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

We were afforded a relatively tourist-free glimpse into a real Cuban city -- devoid of Hemingway attractions and women in costume posing with cigars. We loved it.

Cuba Needs Friends This Holiday Season

Matt Brady | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Brady

Today's Cuba lacks long-standing allies that can help it develop in the post-Fidel era. The release of American political prisoners such as Alan Gross could lead to increased dialogue and trade with potential friends.

Ladies in White

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Margarita Alarcon

These Ladies in White protest their husband's incarceration and they want them home. So, let the protests begin.

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.