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Let's Revisit Helms-Burton

Eric Zolov | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Eric Zolov

How far Obama can take his own policy prescription is much less clear. Congress holds many of the keys, both diplomatic and economic, that will unlock the doors of enhanced U.S.-Cuban relations.

Helms-Burton Helps Castro Hurt Cuban Civil Society

Ricardo Herrero | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Ricardo Herrero

Change won't happen overnight in Cuba, but our new policy approach begins the important process of taking away the Cuban government's preferred excuse for its repressive practices.

Not That Healthy

Vinay Gupta | Posted 03.06.2015 | World
Vinay Gupta

Poor governance, marked by rising income inequality, corruption and lack of accountability, additionally challenges the sustainability of Cuba's universal health-care scheme. Havana ranks 75th in the annually-published Global Peace Index, a metric that attempts to quantify effective governance in a variety of sectors, putting it on par with troubled countries like Djibouti, Nepal and Malawi.

Truman-Era National Emergency Haunts Cuba Policy

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 02.01.2015 | World
William M. LeoGrande

In September, President Obama signed a presidential memorandum to extend the U.S. embargo against Cuba for another year, as every president since Jimmy Carter has done routinely.

Obama Says He Wants to Cut the 'Stupid Sh-t'? Start with Bad Cuba Policy

Ricardo Herrero | Posted 10.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Ricardo Herrero

President Obama drew attention earlier this summer for reportedly describing his policy doctrine to reporters with four simple words. Now it's time to see how serious the president is about adhering to this principle.

Radio and TV Martí: Jammed in Cuba, Slammed by the U.S. Court of Appeals

Sarah Stephens | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

Last week, when the U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed a finding against the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the agency operating Radio and TV Mart...