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US Cuba Policy

U.S. Funding (Another) Social Network to Try to Overthrow Castro

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 07.18.2014 | World
The GroundTruth Project

Piramideo and the various U.S. programs hope to capitalize on Cuban complaints about the country's mobile phone and internet services. Until 2008 the Cuban government prohibited citizens from owning cell phones. When the law changed, hundreds of thousands signed up.

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

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

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...

South Florida Poll Confirms Big Shift in Exile Community on Cuba

Sarah Stephens | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

Why has Florida's Cuban American community, the number one source of political support for the harshest possible Cuba policy, shifted its views so markedly?

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.

Competition in Cuba

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Julia E. Sweig

Last year in Cartagena, the message was unanimous: Cuba next time, or no Summit. Obama can again dismiss this message and lose even more influence in the Americas. But the stars are aligning for Obama to make a big legacy move by 2015.

It's Time to Delist Cuba

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Arturo Lopez Levy

Characterizing Cuba as a terrorist state--and more generally implying that the island in any way poses any threat to U.S. security--hinders the United States' ability to develop a strategic vision for post-Fidel Cuba.

Cuba: The Beginning of the Post-Castro Era

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Arturo Lopez Levy

In the next five years, the central challenge facing Cuban leaders is to have the audacity, creativity and self-confidence to accelerate economic reforms, without losing control of the ongoing political liberalization.

Alan Gross: Time to Negotiate

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 04.22.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The day there is political will in Washington and Havana to solve the structural problems of the bilateral relationship between the two countries, they will creatively solve the Gross affair.

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.

An American In Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 07.03.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

A great many flout the ban and travel here illegally, flying to Mexico or Canada from where they can buy a ticket to Cuba. And the chance of getting caught is slim.

Wanted -- A New Cuba Policy

Rajan Menon | Posted 04.26.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

Havana still rejects the principle of far-reaching political change as a precondition for scrapping the embargo. There's no reason to expect a change of heart, particularly because other major economic powers' willingness to trade with and invest in Cuba has made the American boycott less painful.

Re-Learning the Lesson of the United States

William Pierce | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
William Pierce

As we slowly move forward in addressing immigration policy, we must remember our stories because to do otherwise is to deny the lesson of America.

A Tale of Two Dreams

Gretchen Sierra-Zorita | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Gretchen Sierra-Zorita

The immigration system is broken, and the Dream Act is an important part of the solution. Given the proven contributions of the Cuban-American community to this country, it would be unwise and unfair to deny non-Cuban undocumented youth the same advantages and opportunities.

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 | World
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...

Cuba and International Solidarity

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

Every day we see what Cuba is doing for the poor of the Western Hemisphere, and with very little resources.

PHOTOS: How To Travel From The US To Cuba Now

Travelzoo | Posted 04.07.2012 | Travel
Travelzoo

Trips to Cuba aren't a typical Caribbean beach vacation; there are plenty of vacation deals to the Dominican Republic or Jamaica if that's what you want. The schedules planned by these approved travel companies are busy with cultural activities

U.S. Women Leaders Meet With Raul Castro's Daughter

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 08.07.2011 | World

HAVANA — A group of U.S. women leaders met with Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter Monday for an exchange on topics including gender, reprod...

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?

A Middle East-Like Revolution in Cuba? Don't Hold Your Breath

Christopher Sabatini | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Sabatini



Under current U.S. law, Cuba will never have a Wael Ghonim, the Google executive who has become a hero in Egypt for defending freedom of expression and communication among activists.

Cuba Halts All Mail To U.S.

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Cuba suspended indefinitely all mail service to the United States on Friday, extending a ban announced in November and expanding it to cove...

Wynton Marsalis, "60 minutes" and the Case for People-to-People Travel to Cuba

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anya Landau French

For those who missed it, 60 Minutes aired a segment on last October's visit to Havana by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra earl...

Cuba Commutes Death Sentence Against U.S. Man

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Cuba's Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentence against a Cuban-American who was the last person remaining on death row in ...

WikiLeaks: Castro's Death Won't Lead To Upheaval

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Cuban-American exiles in Florida may be eagerly awaiting the death of Fidel Castro, but U.S. diplomats in Havana don't expect the revol...