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US Cuba Policy

Cuba Embargo Easing Could Make Cuba A US Oil Exporter

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Cuba has launched a bold policy of oil development that could turn the country into an important supplier of fuel in the Caribbean -- and the United S...

OAS Cuba Invitation Declined

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Cuba will not rejoin the Organization of American States, even though the multinational organization has lifted the 47-year-old suspension of the coun...

Cuban Musicians Help Thaw US-Cuba Relations

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

This is HuffPost World's regular feature that highlights interesting musicians and musical trends around the world. Know of a great musician doing gro...

Castro: Never Mr. Nice Guy

David L. Wolper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David L. Wolper

Castro is no hero. The real Fidel Castro lied when he promised democracy, confiscated businesses large and small, and executed or jailed many of his fellow revolutionaries.

US-Cuba Thaw Taking Place In The Arts

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. and Cuba governments have taken the first, tentative steps towards ending 50 years of hostilities, but the thawing of relations is already in...

Havana From the Ground

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Rowe

Many ordinary Cubans see Barack Obama as the first light at the end of the nearly fifty year-old tunnel.

Larry Summers Contradicts Himself on US-Cuba Policy

Robert Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Schlesinger

One of the disappointments of the Obama administration thus far has been the extent to which it has embraced the traditional U.S. policy toward Castro-run Cuba.

Raul Castro: Cuba Open To US Talks On 'Everything'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Cuba is open to talks with the United States about "everything" including political prisoners, President Raul Castro said on Thursday, a major softeni...

Cuba Policy: Time for a Change? (Not So Fast!)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rick Horowitz

"Well, the White House isn't the only building in Washington where big changes are taking place these days. Our own intrepid Lara has burrowed her way into a rarely viewed corner of the Nation's Capital, where she's standing by with a gentleman who may be less than thrilled with some of the latest diplomatic announcements from the White House."

Summit Of The Americas: Obama Seeks New Relations; Chavez Seeks Mischief; Regional Leaders Seek Conviviality

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Following his Thursday stop in Mexico, President Obama will head to Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean for the 5th Summit of the Americas -- a meeti...

Obama Cuba Policy Overhaul: "Reaching Out To The Cuban People"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On Monday afternoon, the White House released a fact sheet explaining the new shifts in U.S.-Cuba policy. Read below for more: * * * * * FACT S...

America's Cuba Policy is the "Edsel" of the US Foreign Policy Portfolio

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Obama's point guy on the upcoming Summit of the Americas offered me the neocon-friendly, ideologically vapid answer to my question on Cuba. Does Obama read the brief on Cuba?

Cuba, the Low-Hanging Fruit for Obama, Braces for Change

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

Changing U.S. policy towards Cuba is the low-hanging fruit on President Obama's foreign policy agenda. Change can be accomplished at the stroke of a pen.

Yoani Sanchez, HuffPost Blogger In Cuba, Accused Of 'Provocation'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Cuban authorities accused blogger Yoani Sanchez on Wednesday of staging a "provocation against the Cuban Revolution" after she and others spoke public...

Cuba Travel Ban Faces Growing Opposition

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Roughly a year after Fidel Castro stepped aside and handed much of the responsibility for leading Cuba to his brother Raúl, there is new momentum i...

US Missing Out On Cuban Business Opportunities (VIDEO)

WorldFocus | Peter Eisner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For 47 years, the United States has imposed a trade embargo against communist Cuba. And in recent years, former President Bush made it harder to trave...

U.S. Congress Set To Open Cuban Exiles' Passage Back Home

Miami Herald | LESLEY CLARK AND FRANCES ROBLES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The 1,128-page budget bill that will begin to work its way through Congress this week contains key paragraphs that alter the shape of U.S.-Cuba policy...

Cheap Grace

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

In area after area for Obama, much goodwill can be garnered simply by embracing common sense. Call it cheap grace. A good place to start would be with changing our preposterous policy towards Cuba.

Beating the Drum on Cuba Policy

Jake Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jake Colvin

Next January will mark the first time in eight years where there is a chance that the next U.S. President could loosen restrictions on Cuba. A number of groups are watching closely.

In Cuba This Summer, The Carrot and The Stick

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Paul Appell

Since Fidel Castro stepped aside last February, there has in fact been real change afoot down in Cuba. The nation's development is more than cosmetic: it's a matter of survival for the ruling class.

History on Cuba - Hidden in Plain View - In Florida's Election Returns

Sarah Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

In the election returns, hidden in plain view, is license for President-elect Obama to fundamentally rethink U.S. policy toward Cuba and expand on his incremental approach.