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Cuba Embargo

President Obama Can Help Charlie Crist Win in Florida

John McAuliff | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
John McAuliff

Progresso Weekly has published an optimistic assessment of how Charlie Crist can regain the governorship of Florida as a Democrat, an important contest for Americans who want more rational relations with Cuba.

Beyoncé, Jay Z Cuba Trip Cleared By Treasury Department

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

Celebrity power duo Beyoncé and Jay Z were heavily criticized in April 2013 by pro-Cuban democracy activists and GOP lawmakers over their trip to Cub...

Policy Heavyweights Push/Enable the President to Move on Cuba

John McAuliff | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
John McAuliff

A just-issued letter to President Obama does not go as far as it might, but because of the VIP character of the signers, it is a significant step in the process of inducing the White House to finally move forward.

New Group Wants Obama To Change Cuba Policy, Now

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2014 | Latino Voices

(Adds reference to new reforms announced in Cuba on Monday, paragraph 11) By David Adams MIAMI, April 28 (Reuters) - A ...

7 Reasons The Nonsensical Cuba Embargo Has Got To Go

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2014 | Latino Voices

More than half of Americans want to put the U.S. embargo on Cuba to rest, according to a poll released this week by the Atlantic Council, a nonpartisa...

Roque Planas

Poll Reveals That Most Americans Don't Support Cuban Embargo | Roque Planas | Posted 02.11.2014 | Latino Voices

The U.S. public wants to see the Cuban embargo end. More than half of Americans are in favor of normalizing the United States' fractured relations...

End the Cuban Embargo

Daniel Raphael | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Daniel Raphael

Due to the United States' attempts to destroy the regime through an embargo and its resulting effect on the economy, there is minimal infrastructure in Cuba. This is a double-edged sword in that it makes the U.S. a common enemy of the Cuban people, subtly aiding an authoritarian regime.

Time to End the Cuban Embargo

David Mager | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
David Mager

Fifty-three years later, it's time to admit that we screwed up with the Bay of Pigs invasion and that the embargo we erected out of our embarrassment has not worked.

5 Things You Can't Have Because Of Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

Economic sanctions against one’s enemies have been around since the days of Ancient Athens, but they rose to unprecedented new heights in the post-W...

Jay-Z, Beyonce Cuba Trip Was OK'd By U.S. Government

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Black Voices

MIAMI, April 8 (Reuters) - American pop star Beyonce and rapper husband Jay Z visited Havana last week on a cultural trip that was fully licensed by...

Cuba and the Beyonce Effect

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 06.07.2013 | World
Arturo Lopez Levy

Thank you Beyonce and Jay-Z. Welcome to the club of those anathematized and cursed by the McCarthyism of the embargo supporters. Thank you for your unintended clarion call to the conscience of your fellow citizens about a policy that is irrational, and anti-American.

Let Cuba Open Itself to the World, and Let the World Open Itself to Cuba

William D. Delahunt | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
William D. Delahunt

The Cold Warriors in Congress, less prepared to move forward than the Cubans, are turning a blind eye to all these developments.

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.

Getting Serious About Alan Gross

Ricardo Herrero | Posted 02.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo Herrero

There are three opportunities for securing Alan Gross' release that could also help improve relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

The Embargo: Both Sides Are Still Living Out the Cold War

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 01.14.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Year after year the issue of the U.S. embargo against Cuba is presented in the United Nations. Year after year, the majority of countries votes against this fossil of the Cold War.

Will Cuba's Absurd Travel and Immigration Restrictions End?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I have accumulated 20 negatives in just five years to my requests to travel. Twenty times I have tried to leave my country and just received a "no" as a response from the Cuban authorities.

Christians Should Agree On Health Care -- In Cuba

Timothy Kennel Shenk | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Timothy Kennel Shenk

Christians on both sides of the Straits of Florida should keep up the pressure on our governments to make amends. After half a century of enmity, that might seem unlikely. But we all follow someone who works miracles.


Tamsin Smith | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home
Tamsin Smith

I arrived in Havana this July full of memories and anticipation, but left with only a sweet, sweet taste on my tongue and a healthy hunger to return.

Cuba Waits For Oil Dreams To Materialize

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

HAVANA -- It was supposed to be Cuba's economic savior: vast untapped reserves of black gold buried deep under the rocky ocean floor. But the first a...

After 50 Years, Cubans Hope To Travel Freely

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 07.01.2012 | World

HAVANA — After controlling the comings and goings of its people for five decades, communist Cuba appears on the verge of a momentous decision to...

The Difference Between April and November Fools

Bennet Kelley | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

April Fools' Day is a day for light-hearted hijinks without real consequences. Embracing foolishness as public policy is a far different notion altogether. The Cuba embargo is one of several fixtures in American politics that requires a suspension of disbelief.

Obama Says No To Cuba Ferries (POLL)

Posted 03.12.2012 | Miami

A business trying to start ferry service to Cuba finally got an official answer from the U.S. government -- just not the one they wanted. Fort Lau...

Embargo On Cuba Turns 50

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 04.08.2012 | World

HAVANA — When it started, American teenagers were doing "The Twist." The United States had yet to put a man into orbit around the Earth. And a f...

The U.N., the U.S. Embargo, and the 20-Year Rout

Sarah Stephens | Posted 12.22.2011 | Latino Voices
Sarah Stephens

This will be the twentieth year the General Assembly has considered a resolution condemning the U.S. embargo. In every previous year, the resolution has been adopted in a rout.

Ballet Points to U.S.-Cuba: Friendship Is Not an "Impossible Dream!"

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 09.01.2011 | Arts
Noel Irwin Hentschel

While critics reviewed Don Quixote, I considered the bigger picture of what the significance of this Cuban ballet touring the United States at this particular time in history means for the people of Cuba and of America.