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US Cuba Trade Embargo

Obama in Havana - A Long Time Coming...

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics
Margarita Alarcon

Cuba needs change, change that should happen with the help of the United States, specifically by lifting the constraints against the island and becoming a partner walking side by side.

Let's Make a Deal: Doing Business in Cuba

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 12.21.2016 | Business
William M. LeoGrande

By the first anniversary of President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro's decision to normalize relations last December 17, much had been achieved on the diplomatic front. But progress on the commercial front has been lagging.

From Hershey, PA to Hershey, Cuba

Michael Maisel | Posted 11.16.2016 | Business
Michael Maisel

On December 17, 2014, Presidents Obama and Castro publicly vowed to improve ties between our nations. Nevertheless, in the 50-plus-years that have passed without direct engagement between our nations, U.S. businesses have sprouted without permission to trade with a neighbor just 90 miles off our shores.

The Cuban Trade Embargo: Step by Step

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics
Margarita Alarcon

Come the morning of October 27th of this year 2015, the UN will once again hear a speech from Bruno Rodriguez Cuba's Minister of Foreign Affairs. It will then hold the vote and a large screen will light up with the results. What if this year there were to be an unprecedented surprise?

U.S. Takes a Positive "Negative" Approach to Trade With Cuban Entrepreneurs

Ashley Miller | Posted 04.21.2015 | Home
Ashley Miller

The greatest unknown is how the Cuban government will react to these and other elements of the President's new policy of engagement.

Now That Washington Has Begun To Dismantle Its Trade Embargo, Havana Must End Its Internal Embargo Against Island Entrepreneurs

Ted A. Henken | Posted 03.22.2015 | Home
Ted A. Henken

The prohibition of activities the government prefers to monopolize allows it to exercise control over Cuban citizens and impose an apparent order over society.

Cuba Detains Political Protesters Weeks After U.S. Deal

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2015 | Home

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

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.

Jaweed Kaleem

How Pope John Paul II Paved The Way For The U.S.-Cuba Thaw | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion

While Pope Francis is being credited with orchestrating the detente between the U.S. and Cuba, the roots of the delicate agreement stretch to the last...

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

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Home

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...

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.

Americans Should Be Allowed to Travel to Cuba

Kristy Ann Muniz | Posted 09.08.2013 | Travel
Kristy Ann Muniz

Regardless of the effect that an absurd amount of American visitors would have on Cuba's culture, there are factors much more important to consider when discussing the 51-year-old trade embargo.

Beyonce and Jay Z Are Race Traitors for Going to Cuba !?!?

Mark Sawyer | Posted 06.15.2013 | Black Voices
Mark Sawyer

Where does all the "Cuba is racist" talk come from? Why do we have white commentators accusing Jay Z and Beyonce of betraying their blackness on television?

U.S.-Cuba Policy: A Boon for Cuban-American Entrepreneurs

Saul Landau | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business
Saul Landau

The time has come and almost gone for Washington to repair its broken relations with Cuba. For 53 years the White House has maintained a punishing embargo on trade with Cuba. Yet Cuban-Americans trade with and travel to Cuba freely on a daily basis. The "embargo" applies to everyone except them.

Dear President Obama: End the Cuba Embargo

Nicholas Storozynski | Posted 03.17.2013 | Teen
Nicholas Storozynski

After traveling on an educational tour to Havana last summer and following the political situation between Cuba and the United States, I've become aware that the embargo of Cuba is pointless.

After 50+ Years, Shipping Resumes Between U.S. and Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

Just before dawn this morning, the 300-foot-long ship Ana Cecilia docked at the Port of Havana with an unusual cargo: the first maritime shipping direct from the United States to Cuba in more than 50 years.

Cuba Meets the Challenges of the 21st Century, Part V

Salim Lamrani | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

Professor of philosophy and a career diplomat, Alarcon spent nearly 12 years in the United States as the Cuban ambassador to the United Nations. Over time, he has become a spokesperson for the Havana government.

Cuba Meets the Challenges of the 21st Century, Part IV

Salim Lamrani | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

Professor of philosophy and a career diplomat, Alarcon spent nearly 12 years in the United States as the Cuban ambassador to the United Nations. Over time, he has become a spokesperson for the Havana government.

Cuba Meets the Challenges of the 21st Century, Part III

Salim Lamrani | Posted 06.01.2012 | Home
Salim Lamrani

An interview with Ricardo Alarcon, President of the Cuban Parliament President of the Cuban Parliament since 1992, and member of the Political Bureau...

Michele Bachmann Warns Of New Cuban Missile Crisis

Luke Johnson | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) warned an audience of supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Monday that Hezbollah could build "missile sites" in Cuba. "Why...

Communication Breakdown

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Margarita Alarcon

For the last year, or better said, ever since then Senator Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States, there has been a lot of buzz ...

Quick Wit in Politics

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margarita Alarcon

If there is one thing Americans have to be very proud of is their wit. The fact that the American sense of humor knows no bounds is indisputably an ab...

US Cuba Propaganda Ticker Turned Off

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It was smuggled through the US diplomatic pouch, secretly installed across the facade of a building overlooking Havana and tasked with a very specific...

US, Cuba Cooperate On Disaster Drill

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

About 150 U.S. and Cuban troops worked side by side last week, testing collaboration across a minefield that has long divided the Cold War adversaries...

Cuba Travel Ban To Be Lifted: US Senators

Los Angeles Times | William E. Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Reporting from Washington -- A bipartisan group of senators predicted Tuesday that Congress was ready to pass legislation to allow all Americans to tr...