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US Cuba Policy

Fidel Castro Issues Statement Apparently In Support Of U.S.-Cuba Diplomacy

Reuters | Daniel Trotta | Posted 01.26.2015 | World

HAVANA, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday appeared to lend his support to talks with the United States in his first comme...

Conquering Democracy Is Our Task

Miriam Celaya | Posted 01.23.2015 | World
Miriam Celaya

The independent civil society in Cuba can now choose between two attitudes: clinging to the anachronism of belligerency and the entrenchment that we have criticized the regime so much for, or assuming the challenges offered by the new era.

New Cuba Policy Will Bring the Benefits of Cooperation

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 01.22.2015 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

As we send U.S. citizens of all backgrounds to Cuba, including athletes, businesspeople, diplomats, farmers, scholars, tourists and many others, the interactions they'll have, especially those with ordinary Cubans, will drive change.

U.S.-Cuba: Time to Push the Door

Fulton T. Armstrong | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
Fulton T. Armstrong

Ties between the American and Cuban people can be a very powerful engine for truly normal relations.

Changing From Within

Eduardo Mestre | Posted 01.12.2015 | World
Eduardo Mestre

Change, to be lasting, has to come from within. This is the path forward and it is the Cubans themselves who have to find their own way.

In Cuba, It's Time to Focus on More Than How Bad Fidel Castro Was

Pedro A. Freyre | Posted 01.12.2015 | World
Pedro A. Freyre

Upon hearing the recent news, many of our elected representatives and community leaders have immediately jumped on the betrayal bandwagon.

Donté Stallworth

Obama's New Cuba Policy Could Bring Major Strategic Benefits For The U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Donté Stallworth | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following President Barack Obama's recent decision to overhaul U.S. policy toward Cuba, American national security experts see an opport...

The End of the Resource-Denial Policy Myth?

Tomas Bilbao | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Tomas Bilbao

The question now is whether members of Congress will stand up to those who would have them double down on resource denial, which amounts to little more than a costly myth, or if it too will decide instead to empower the Cuban people.

Cuba Detains Political Protesters Weeks After U.S. Deal

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2014 | World

(Adds State Department condemnation, other details) By Daniel Trotta HAVANA, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Cuban police detained se...

Mitch McConnell Opposes Obama On Cuba

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

(Adds quotes and details) WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he opposed U.S. Presi...

Chris Christie Wants Obama To Demand That Cuba Return Cop Killer To U.S.

AP | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the preside...

Kate Sheppard

Rubio Pushes Back On Obama, Rand Paul On Cuba Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) blasted the Obama administration's recent decision to open up new ties to Cuba, arguing that the policy change...

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

Dan Siegel | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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.

New York Tabloids React To U.S.-Cuba Deal

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.18.2014 | Media

Cigars figured prominently in Thursday's New York tabloid covers. Following news that the U.S. would begin to reestablish diplomatic relations wit...

Jimmy Carter Calls U.S.-Cuba Diplomacy 'Courageous'

AP | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says he is "proud and grateful" for the president's efforts to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba. Ca...

Mandy Fridmann

Miami's Cubans Express Sharply Divided Opinions About Obama's Announcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Mandy Fridmann | Posted 12.18.2014 | Latino Voices

President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that the United States would drastically shift its policy toward Cuba for the first time in more than ...

This Is The Biggest Change To U.S.-Cuba Policy In Most Of Our Lifetimes. Here's What It Means.

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.19.2014 | Latino Voices

The Obama administration has long said that it would take more steps to open up Washington’s long-frozen relations with Cuba as soon as the country ...

Pope Francis Played A Major Role In U.S.-Cuba Deal

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion

American subcontractor Alan Gross returned home on Wednesday after five years of incarceration in Cuba on smuggling charges -- and many say Pope Franc...

Latest Development in USAID Controversy Reflects Years of Botched Cuban Policy

Laura Weiss | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Laura Weiss

When it comes to U.S.-Cuba relations -- a history wrought with covert coup plans, bureaucratic missteps, and Cold War-era paranoia -- one struggles to know what to believe.

U.S. Funding (Another) Social Network to Try to Overthrow Castro

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
The GroundTruth Project

Piramideo and the various U.S. programs hope to capitalize on Cuban complaints about the country's mobile phone and internet services. Until 2008 the Cuban government prohibited citizens from owning cell phones. When the law changed, hundreds of thousands signed up.

Is It Time To Rethink U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Cuba?

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

Is it time to rethink U.S. foreign policy towards Cuba? That's the question Marc Lamont Hill discussed with academics and journalists on HuffPost Live...

South Florida Poll Confirms Big Shift in Exile Community on Cuba

Sarah Stephens | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

Why has Florida's Cuban American community, the number one source of political support for the harshest possible Cuba policy, shifted its views so markedly?

US Trafficking in Cuban Players

Tom Hayden | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports
Tom Hayden

It's conceivable that the MLB could make this a "Jackie Robinson moment" by embracing the cause of these Cuban players and demanding hearings toward a more rational policy than the embargo. Creating a level playing field for the players might spark public interest in a level playing field for the two countries.

Competition in Cuba

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Julia E. Sweig

Last year in Cartagena, the message was unanimous: Cuba next time, or no Summit. Obama can again dismiss this message and lose even more influence in the Americas. But the stars are aligning for Obama to make a big legacy move by 2015.

It's Time to Delist Cuba

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Arturo Lopez Levy

Characterizing Cuba as a terrorist state--and more generally implying that the island in any way poses any threat to U.S. security--hinders the United States' ability to develop a strategic vision for post-Fidel Cuba.