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U.S. Approves Flights To Cuba By Six American Carriers

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 06.10.2016 | World

The United States approved scheduled flights to Cuban cities other than Havana from five U.S. cities, with service starting as soon as this fall, the ...

U.S. Nostalgia for Cuba

Carla Gardina Pestana | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Carla Gardina Pestana

I am going to Cuba for a conference, my first visit to that island. When I mention these travels, I almost invariably get a positive reaction.

Cuba's Slow-Brewing Economy and Homegrown Opportunity

Enrique J. Rueda-Sabater | Posted 05.23.2016 | 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.

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.

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."

Our Inhumane Cuban Migrant Policy

Isabel C. Albee | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Isabel C. Albee

I understand the need to protect our borders. But the stark difference between our policy in Cuba and our policy everywhere else forces me to believe that our policy is driven by old-school politics, inertia, or a simple inability to adapt to a new reality.

The Obamas and the Blacks of Cuba: Some Questions of Power, Agency, and Representation

Odette Casamayor | Posted 03.28.2016 | Black Voices
Odette Casamayor

"In America," Obama said, "it's still possible for somebody like me... to pursue and achieve the highest office in the land." These words raised an unexpected question to myself: Would a Black Cuban ever become president in the island?

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.

An insight view of Cuba

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 03.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

Since President Obama took steps to normalize relations with Cuba, much of the public discussion has been about how to improve relations between the United States while also opening access for the Cuban people.

President Obama's Historic Visit

Diana Nyad | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Diana Nyad

I was among those invited by the White House to be part of President Obama's historic visit to Havana over the past couple of days. While the President's entourage was largely a congressional delegation, representatives of various business concerns, and Cuban-Americans who have lived the pain of separation from their families all these long six decades, it was my honor to be recognized as a non-Cuban who cares deeply that the hope to reunite our two peoples is on the near horizon.

Obama Tests His Comedy Skills On A Cuban Sketch Show

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama appeared on a sketch show with one of Cuba's most famous comedians during his historic visit to the country earlier this week. ...

Meet El Sexto, The Performance Artist Fighting For Cuba's Freedom

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.23.2016 | World

"If they kill me, I won't be the first or the last." That's what prominent Cuban dissident and performance artist Danilo Maldonado Machado told The Hu...

OK, We Get It, Michelle Obama: You Love Florals

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 03.22.2016 | Style

If you're supposed to dress for the job you want and not the job you have, perhaps Michelle Obama dreams of being ... a garden? The first lady wowed i...

U.S. and Cuba: Work Together on Energy

David Sandalow | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics
David Sandalow

With its antiquated electric grid and substantial energy resources, Cuba offers an important potential market for U.S. businesses. With its capital, technical know-how and export potential, the United States has much to offer the Cuban energy sector as well.

We've Reached Havana

Barack Obama | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Barack Obama

I know one visit, and one president, cannot erase the decades of history that have left so many Cubans in poverty or exile. But sometimes the most important changes begin with the smallest step.

Starwood And Airbnb Are Poised To Take Cuba's Hospitality Industry By Storm

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business

The U.S. Treasury has given Starwood the approval to refurbish two Havana hotels. Airbnb will be able to expand its limited operation in Cuba. Ha...

How Cuba's State-Controlled Media Is Covering Obama's Visit

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.21.2016 | World

When President Barack Obama arrived in Cuba on Sunday -- the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to the island in nearly 90 years -- members of th...

On Rebuilding Cuba: America Leads Best By Example

Rep. Rick Nolan | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Rep. Rick Nolan

Will this trip help push Cuba toward becoming a more open and democratic society? Again, I believe it will. America is always at its best when we lead by our example as the world's most successful democracy.

These Photos From The Obamas' First Day In Cuba Make Us Wish We Were There Too

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama's highly-anticipated Sunday arrival in Havana was followed by a rainy tour of the Cuban capital, during which the first family ...

Obama's Rainy Tour Of Old Havana Is A Must For Any Cuba Visitor

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel

When it comes to travel, nothing rains on President Obama's parade. In the first visit by a sitting U.S. president in 88 years, the first family touch...

Cuba Still Detaining Civil Rights Activists Praised By Obama Administration

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.21.2016 | World

HAVANA -- Shortly before President Barack Obama became the first U.S. head of state to set foot on Cuban soil in nearly nine decades, police here deta...

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...

Obama Is Going To A Baseball Game: Rays vs. Cuba At Home

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama plans to attend an exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national baseball team on March 22 in Havana, a his...

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

James Williams | Posted 02.23.2016 | 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.

President Obama Is Going to Cuba. Here's Why.

Ben Rhodes | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Ben Rhodes

As the President has said, Cuba will not change overnight, nor will all of the various differences between our countries go away. But the guiding principle of our Cuba policy -- our North Star -- remains taking steps that will improve the lives of the Cuban people.