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Ben & Jerry's, Fidel & Patrick's 'Blockade Buster' Ice Cream Diplomacy

Julia Sagebien | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Julia Sagebien

On Thursday June 16, 2016, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee overwhelmingly voted to include four pro-engagement Cuba amendments in the must-pa...

Memorial Day, Vietnam and the Ever-Changing Agenda

Chad Williams | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Chad Williams

If we are to really express our gratitude to those who serve and honor the memory of those who have fallen we must use the democratic freedoms they swore to protect. We should deliberately, consistently and publicly question the rhetoric and agendas of a government which has poured out the blood of its people only to later render their sacrifices meaningless.

Governors in Too Deep Over LGBT Potty Laws

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Amy Dardashtian

Governors and Mayors across the country are issuing executive orders banning non-essential, government-funded travel to North Carolina. Governors are proclaiming it is in their states interests to promote equality and act out against discrimination. This may be true, however, they have no power to do so outside of their states.

Friday Talking Points -- Copulating Rodents!

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican presidential nomination race has previously devolved to the level of an elementary school playground (penis-measuring in a national debate), and has now risen to at least high school (if not a college frat house) with the vicious battle going on between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz over who can insult each other's wives the most.

In Cuba, Obama Looks to the Post-Castro Era

Ted Piccone | Posted 03.16.2016 | World
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.

Cuba Has Made At Least 3 Major Medical Innovations That We Need

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.16.2016 | Healthy Living

By most measures, the United States' business-friendly environment has proven to be fertile for medical innovation. Compared to other countries, Ameri...

Money in Cuba

Rick Steves | Posted 02.11.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The ongoing American embargo has a crippling impact on the Cuban economy. As is the case with most embargos, rather than bring about the overthrow of ...

Macro News Releases Give Unfair Advantage to a Selected Few

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Irene Aldridge

If you live in Asia, you will hear this refrain about the Chinese stock market again and again: that it is the government casino. The way the casino ...

Can Obama Unilaterally End the Cuba Embargo?

Jose Gabilondo | Posted 08.31.2015 | World
Jose Gabilondo

This month, President Obama must decide whether the Trading With the Enemy Act still authorizes sanctions against Cuba. The act requires an annual determination by the president that a national emergency exists with respect to Cuba, one that justifies sanctions.

Young Cubans Deserve to Be Heard

Giancarlo Sopo | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Giancarlo Sopo

While it was clear to me in Havana that U.S. isolation tactics have failed the Cuban people, it was also evident that their government's tight grip over the economy is the greatest obstacle to life on the island. Therein lies the root cause of many of Cuba's problems.

Not Your Grandma's Cuba: A New Day in the Caribbean

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

While many Cubans welcome change, any transition faces daunting challenges. Can Cuba liberalize commerce without inviting the staggering inequality endemic to Latin America? And can the state relinquish total power without sacrificing high quality, free public services?

Cuba Libre or Cuba Americana?

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

I visited Cuba ten years ago with a medical group, and was overwhelmed by the openness and friendliness toward Americans. "It's your government we dislike," they said, "not you."

Effect of Cuban Embargo

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 05.05.2016 | Latino Voices
Maurice Jourdane

Recently, President Obama noted that the U.S. embargo of Cuba that impoverished the Cuban people for over half a century has failed. Today, the Cuban people look forward to hosting American visitors.

Cuba: So What Now?

Dane Steele Green | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Not only is Cuba's tourism infrastructure way behind the times, the country could not be in a more competitive tourism region; Caribbean nations, some of which rely almost entirely on tourism dollars, have long since written the book when it comes to satisfying every last whim.

So, We Went to Cuba for the Weekend...

Dayna Steele | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel
Dayna Steele

Cuba was the flavor of the Caribbean, the iron balconies and street music of New Orleans, the political suppression and fear of Russia, the poverty of Mexico, the quaint sidewalk cafes of Europe, the corner parks of New York City, the family love of Miami and no boats.

Dirty (Clean) Havana

Sam Slovick | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Sam Slovick

I'm not suggesting that the wheels of democracy are going to move at light speed, but there are enough people who could profit financially from normalized trade with Cuba that fantasy could become policy relatively quickly.

Free Trade With Cuba Now

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

With increasing global threats of terrorism and epidemics, we are increasingly in need of partners and allies on the world stage. Cuba will be a welcomed addition, as our two nations are both known for international assistance.

How Barack Obama Can End the Economic Sanctions Against Cuba

Salim Lamrani | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

With the authorization of conventional tourism to Cuba, the business community would certainly put pressure on members of Congress, whose political careers depend largely on the private funding they receive from companies, to permanently end the economic sanctions against Cuba.

Our Man in Havana: Part II

Alan Jones | Posted 03.14.2015 | Arts
Alan Jones

Thinking about Cuba is like trying to sort through the bits and pieces thrown haphazardly together in a data junk yard. Everyone has an opinion about this morality play. Actually, it's more of a cartoon except for the deeply tragic element.

President Right to Normalize Relations With Cuba: Best Hope for Ending Repressive Regime

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Normalizing both economic and diplomatic relations with Havana should be seen not as a victory for the Castro government, but for the people of Cuba. Liberty will come to that land. The only question is when. Expanding relations should help speed the process.

Relating to Cuba

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Rev. Larry Hollon

They are everyday people seeking to live meaningful, purposeful lives like you and me, under difficult circumstances made unnecessarily more difficult by political differences that have festered now for a half century.

10 Lessons the U.S. Will Learn From CUBA

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Alexia Parks

There was a time when I ran a 10K race with the Mayor of Yelapa, Cuba. As we headed uphill on the only asphalt road going into and out of town, we were passed by a group of teenage girls running barefoot.

The End of the Cold War

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Barack Obama just spoke on the telephone with the leader of Cuba to finalize the two countries' new relations -- an event that hadn't happened in over half a century. The Cold War is now almost completely a matter of interest only to historians, to put things into context.

The Worst Cuba Embargo Story of 2014

Sarah Stephens | Posted 02.05.2015 | Miami
Sarah Stephens

While President Obama has loosened the strings on travel, there are still Cold Warriors manning the ramparts in Congress, from both political parties, trying to roll back our liberties every chance they get.

What Was Missing From John Oliver's Takedown Of The Cuban Embargo

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti & Roque Planas | Posted 09.24.2014 | Latino Voices

John Oliver made a big point on Sunday, and it wasn’t about women parading around in bikinis. Almost five months after its premiere, the host of ...