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Obama Cuba Policy

Cuba Tourism Expected To Rise

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel

HAVANA (AP) — As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets...

Cuba Policy Changes Mark a Momentous First Step

Ada Ferrer | Posted 12.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Ada Ferrer

As a historian of Cuba, as a Cuban-American, as an American citizen, I applaud President Obama's change of course on Cuba. Surprisingly, so do my 93 and 88-year old Republican parents in Miami.

Obama Intends to Lift Several Restrictions Against Cuba on His Own

New York Times | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Obama will move as soon as next month to defang the 54-year-old American trade embargo against Cuba, administration officials...

Why Obama's Cuba Policy Changes Are Possible, In One Easy Chart

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas and Ana Benedetti | Posted 12.18.2014 | Latino Voices

President Barack Obama’s move to normalize U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961 would have been unthinkable for most other p...

'Cuban Five' at Heart of US-Cuba Deal

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Because of the significance of the Cuban exile community in Miami, and the strategic importance of Florida in US elections, no US president has dared to normalize relations with Cuba. Obama has taken a courageous step in shifting US policy toward Cuba.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Marco Rubio Vows To Unravel Obama's Cuba Deal | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will get no money for his Cuba policy, no ambassador will be confirmed and the embargo will never be lifted, Sen....

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 ...

US-Cuba Policy: Moving Forward

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 01.09.2013 | World
Jeanette Cajide

The Cuban people have been struggling for over 50 years. Enough is enough. It's time for a change. Let's continue moving forward.

Summit of the Americas -- Flashback and Fast Forward

Sarah Stephens | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Sarah Stephens

With President Obama attending the 2012 Summit of the Americas, we have to ask this: Who benefits from his decision to continue a Bush-era policy of coaxing Cuban doctors to leave their medical missions and defect to the United States?

President Obama Misses a Chance to Create Jobs

John McAuliff | Posted 12.25.2011 | World
John McAuliff

President Obama is correct in his criticism of the Republicans for their obstructionism on jobs. But if he had more aggressively implemented his new policy on Cuba, the president would have easily created thousands of jobs.

Castro: Obama Is 'Stupid'

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 11.29.2011 | World

HAVANA, Cuba — Fidel Castro mocked President Barack Obama on Thursday for saying he's open to changing U.S. policy toward Cuba if there is chang...

Religious Leaders Praise New Obama Policy On Cuba

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Faith leaders with long-term ties to Cuban organizations are hailing a change in White House p...

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 Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has extended the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba for one year, the White House said in a statement released on Mo...

Raul Castro: It's Up To Obama To Improve Cuba-US Relations

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Raul Castro dismissed Barack Obama's policy changes toward Cuba as "achieving only the minimum," and said Wednesday that it is up to th...

KCRW's Left Right & Center 04.17.09

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
HuffPost Radio

Tax Tea Parties; EPA/CO2; CIA/Torture; Raul Castro Was it the voice of the people or the voice of right-wing radio?Arianna says there were too many...

Fidel Castro Says Changes Don't Go Far Enough To Overturn "Cruel" Embargo

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Fidel Castro said Tuesday that U.S. rules allowing unlimited family travel and remittances to the island are "positive, although minima...

CANF's Role In Shaping Cuba Policy A Break From The Past (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Amid increasing excitement in the Cuban-American community, President Obama today finally made official his reversal of Bush administration travel res...

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...

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...

As Cuba's Regime Turns 50, How About Some Common Sense -- Finally?

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul Appell

The brothers Castro have outfoxed ten U.S. presidents, thanks partly to the embargo put in place by John Kennedy in 1961, before Barack Obama was born. Chances are they won't outlast an eleventh.

Barack Obama, Comunista y Terrorista? / Communist and Terrorist?

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul Appell

The U.S. doesn't have to embrace Cuba at this time, but we do need to engage, because if we don't evolve too, history won't absolve us. Obama understands this.

Obama says his Cuba policy is based on 'Libertad'

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — Sen. Barack Obama, who once said he would meet Cuban leader Raul Castro without preconditions, added Friday that he would do so "only wh...