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Fund the U.S. Embassy in Havana

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
William M. LeoGrande

This amendment is just one of a series that Republicans have added to various appropriations bills in their effort to hobble Obama's opening to Cuba and reinforce the 2016 campaign narrative that Obama is weak on foreign policy.

Carnival Cruise Lines to Sail to Cuba: A Paradigm of Our Times

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Yoani Sanchez

Cubans don't appear scandalized when we talk about these floating behemoths that will arrive with sumptuousness and money, a lot of money. Rather, people calculate the benefit involved when the giant of the seas touches land and a flood of tourists descend with bulging wallets.

U.S.-Cuba Normalization and Migration Policy: Changing the Cuban Adjustment Act

Richard N. Gioioso | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Richard N. Gioioso

A new official U.S. migration policy for Cubans will be a fresh approach to stimulating the political and economic reforms through openness and exchange that five and a half decades of isolation have failed to achieve.

To My Fellow Cuban Americans Struggling to Embrace the Island as Home

Alfred J. López | Posted 05.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Alfred J. López

This is not for the 500,000 or so Cuban-Americans who are already traveling to Cuba every year. This is for my fellow second-generation Cuban-Americans, boomer children of the 1950s-1960s exiles, who were either born in America or arrived as small children.

The United States and Latin America, 2025

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
William M. LeoGrande

Climate change will emerge as a new driver of migration. As the oceans warm, feeding Atlantic hurricanes with ever-great energy, super storms will become more frequent and more devastating, wracking Central America and the islands of the Caribbean, demolishing homes, businesses, and jobs.

Here's Why American Tourism Won't 'Ruin' Cuba

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel

It's been roughly three months since President Obama repealed the American embargo on all things Cuba, which made travel to and from the island nation...

Cuba's Potential as the Economic Growth Superstar

John Donovan | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
John Donovan

There is abundant evidence that it has been largely the energetic Cuban presence that has taken that decaying city and transformed it into what is really the economic capital of Latin America.

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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.24.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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 03.14.2015 | 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 03.14.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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 03.01.2015 | 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 02.21.2015 | 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 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.

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 02.17.2015 | 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...