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Five Key Human Rights Issues to Watch as U.S.-Cuba Talks Continue

Five Key Human Rights Issues to Watch as U.S.-Cuba Talks Continue

Feb 27, 2015

#CubaNow Blog Post

The second round of diplomatic talks taking place today between the U.S. and Cuba is expected to officially launch a dialogue on human rights between the two countries. This is of great importance, since a strong diplomatic corps that enables us to better work with our allies and helps Americans engage with the Cuban people is indispensable in doing what the last five decades failed to do. We’ve highlighted five key human rights issues to track as these talks continue to move forward.

The House Of Reps’ Cuba Sideshow, Act III

The House Of Reps’ Cuba Sideshow, Act III

Feb 25, 2015

#CubaNow Blog Post

There’s one area of Congress that so far has shied away from anything resembling a "robust debate" on Cuba.

How Lifting Trade Sanctions Will Increase Connectivity For The Cuban People

How Lifting Trade Sanctions Will Increase Connectivity For The Cuban People

Feb 18, 2015

#CubaNow Blog Post

In a new article this week in Foreign Affairs by Jose W. Fernandez, a former Assistant Secretary of State under President Obama who oversaw international trade and investment, and international trade attorney Eric Lorber, the authors explain how investment in telecom "can empower reform-minded elements in the country and promote political change by lessening sector dependence on the Castro regime."

#CubaNow Statement on Regulatory Changes on Imports from Independent Cuban Entrepreneurs and Bipartisan Senate Bill to Lift Trade Restrictions on Cuba

#CubaNow Statement on Regulatory Changes on Imports from Independent Cuban Entrepreneurs and Bipartisan Senate Bill to Lift Trade Restrictions on Cuba

Feb 13, 2015

#CubaNow Press Release

#CubaNow issues a statement on the news that the U.S. State Department today lifted most regulatory restrictions on imports from independent Cuban entrepreneurs.

#CubaNow Recap: Facts Are Stubborn Things

#CubaNow Recap: Facts Are Stubborn Things

Feb 12, 2015

#CubaNow Recap

When changes to our US-Cuba policy were announced last December, status-quo advocates warned of political hell-fire and brimstone. Some called it a “major setback” to the cause of Cuban freedom that inflicted “even greater damage…to American leadership in the world.” The facts, however, are telling us a drastically different story.

Major Dissident Group UNPACU On Why It Supports New Cuba Policy Changes

Major Dissident Group UNPACU On Why It Supports New Cuba Policy Changes

Feb 11, 2015

UNPACU

An insightful statement of support for the new Cuba policy from José Daniel Ferrer, Executive Secretary of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), the largest dissident group on the Island.