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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.

Proponents, Dynamics, and Challenges of Cuba's Migration Reform

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 05.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

Cuba is changing because the political context of the island has changed with the retirement of Fidel Castro. There is a virtuous cycle in which less vertical relationships between the citizens and the state are emerging. These new types of links are the result of new attitudes among the population, but also of changes in several official policies.

Leading Cuban Dissident Arrives In Brazil After Decade-Long Travel Ban

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 04.20.2013 | World

FEIRA DE SANTANA, Brazil — Boisterous protesters backing the Cuban government blocked the Monday screening of a documentary featuring Cuba's bes...

An Unauthorized Trip To Cuba

Clint Johnston | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel
Clint Johnston

I was in Havana, Cuba, with no visa and no permission from the U.S. government. It was just the way I wanted it.

Monday the Hated Exit Permit Disappears, Cubans Prepare to Leave

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

They have patiently waited for this moment and no obstacle is going to destroy the illusion. Counting the days, vegetating at half speed, January 14 could be the start of a new life for them. Will they reach it?

Ten New Year's Resolutions for U.S. Policy Towards Latin America

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 03.06.2013 | World
Lisa Haugaard

If we could keep these resolutions, 2013 would be a banner year for U.S.-Latin American relations.

Everything First-Timers Need To Know About Cuba Travel

Paul Brady | Posted 11.29.2012 | Travel

The Castro regime is still in charge, but for some travel companies, the 2012 election in the U.S. has ushered in the closest thing to a golden era of...

Will Raul Castro's Travel Reforms End My Own "Island Imprisonment"?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I will be there when they open the doors to decide which Cubans can board a plane and which will continue under the "insular imprisonment." And my suitcase will be at my side.

An American Girl in Cuba

Lili Boyle | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Lili Boyle

Wherever we went, the highs and lows of Cuban society were clearly illustrated; we saw the beauty, the poverty, the arts, the decay, the hospitality and the biases.

10 Fascinating Forbidding Places

Shermans Travel | Posted 11.29.2011 | Travel
Shermans Travel

The same impulse that drew 16th-century explorers into uncharted oceans may compel today's intrepid travelers to ignore State Department travel warnings.

Americans Arrive In Cuba To Open Arms

Posted 10.17.2011 | Travel

The first group of American tourists traveling legally to Cuba under newly relaxed restrictions has been welcomed with open arms, says the organizer o...

The Long Distance Run-Around

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 09.20.2011 | World
Margarita Alarcon

To say that one state controls US policy towards Cuba is in fact silly and insane. Its not one state, its worse.

Bureaucracy: A Week of Enduring the Cuban System

The Morningside Post | Posted 06.06.2011 | World
The Morningside Post

Why did the most mundane of tasks require going from place to place and person to person, and waiting in numerous lines?

Obama's New Cuba Travel Rules: This One's Not Just for Miami

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anya Landau French

Just how significant are the new rules announced by the Obama administration to expand purposeful travel and economic assistance to Cuba?

Cuba Not Happy With Obama's New Travel Edict

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

HAVANA — Cuba said Sunday that the Obama Administration's decision to lift some travel restrictions on students, academics and religious groups ...

Obama To Change Cuban Travel Restrictions

AP | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 09.20.2011 | World

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- President Barack Obama plans to loosen Cuban travel policy to allow students and church groups to go to the communist country, th...

Top Five Reasons to End U.S.'s Cuba Travel Ban

Eason Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eason Jordan

Our U.S. government permits us to travel anywhere and everywhere in the world, right? Wrong. By U.S. government edict, Cuba is the only country off ...

Why We Love Cuba, and You Will Too...

Corinne McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

Glorious beaches, rugged countryside, beautiful architecture, and fascinating history aside, it was the warmth of the Cuban people that brought us back less than a year later.

Obama Renews Cuba Embargo for Another Year

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anya Landau French

It's true that by signing that piece of paper yesterday, President Obama again missed a chance to send a positive, constructive signal on Cuba policy. But it's not too late.

Not Fidel's Cuba Anymore When Los Aldeanos Perform in Miami

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Anya Landau French

Letting Cuban underground rappers perform in Miami shows Havana being pragmatic or fair, or both, and it's just one more indication that we're no longer dealing with Fidel Castro's Cuba.

Obama Administration Facing Critical Decision on Cuba Travel Policy

John McAuliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McAuliff

The Administration should resist pressure from self-interested exiles represented by five Cuban Americans in the House and Senate. Polls demonstrate that they no longer reflect their own community.

Mr. President: Lift the Travel Ban

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

A half-century of the embargo hasn't brought down Castro's government. And it certainly hasn't helped Americans in any way. At long last, the time has come for the embargo to end.

U.S. May Ease Rules For Travel To Cuba

nytimes.com | GINGER THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The Obama administration is planning to expand opportunities for Americans to travel to Cuba, the latest step aimed at encouraging more contact betwee...

After Cuba's Prisoner Release, What's Next for U.S. Policy?

Sarah Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

Critics here and abroad, mainly defenders of anti-Cuba sanctions, see the prisoner breakthrough as little more than a Cuban tactic to preserve its communist system. But that misses much of the larger picture.

The House Agriculture Committee Asks America to Step Off the Sidelines in Cuba

Sarah Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

Rather than continuing the fiction that isolation will bring down the Castro government, the House Agriculture Committee proposes an entirely different approach.