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US Cuba Trade Embargo

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.

Will The New Obama Cabinet Help Lift The Cuba Embargo?

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

HAVANA -- The nominee for U.S. Secretary of State, Sen. John Kerry, once held up millions of dollars in funding for secretive U.S. democracy-building ...

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 | World
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 | 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 Hopes To Strike It Rich In Crude

AP | By PETER ORSI | Posted 01.20.2012 | World

HAVANA -- A huge drilling rig arrived Thursday in the warm Gulf waters north of Havana, where it will sink an exploratory well deep into the seabed, l...

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 | World
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 | World

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 | World

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...

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...

Cuba Travel Ban To Be Lifted: US Senators

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

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