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What They're Saying About The U.S. Embassy In Havana

What They're Saying About The U.S. Embassy In Havana

Posted on 08/18/2015 @ 12:30 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

From Cubans and Cuban-Americans to newspaper editorials to members of Congress now pushing for further action, there is widespread agreement that the embassies are a historic step forward in U.S.-Cuba relations.

Secretary Kerry's Remarks at Yesterday's Flag-Raising Ceremony in Havana

Secretary Kerry's Remarks at Yesterday's Flag-Raising Ceremony in Havana

Posted on 08/15/2015 @ 11:38 AM

#CubaNow Blog Post

A transcript of Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks at yesterday's flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Havana.

#CubaNow Briefing: U.S. Embassy Reopens On A Quickly Changing Cuba

#CubaNow Briefing: U.S. Embassy Reopens On A Quickly Changing Cuba

Posted on 08/13/2015 @ 01:20 PM

#CubaNow Briefing

As we look forward to tomorrow’s flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. embassy in Havana, it’s also a great time to highlight the changes already taking place as a result of growing U.S.-Cuba relations.

Highlights from Hillary Clinton’s Speech On Cuba Policy

Highlights from Hillary Clinton’s Speech On Cuba Policy

Posted on 08/01/2015 @ 12:25 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

Earlier this week we shared just how widespread Republican support for ending the embargo has come along both in Congress and across the nation. Yesterday, Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took the momentum another step further in a speech at Florida International University in Miami.

Hillary Clinton Remarks At Florida International University

Hillary Clinton Remarks At Florida International University

Posted on 08/01/2015 @ 12:10 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

Hillary Clinton delivers a speech on Cuba policy at Florida International University.

#CubaNow Briefing: The Rising Wave of GOP Support For Ending the Embargo

#CubaNow Briefing: The Rising Wave of GOP Support For Ending the Embargo

Posted on 07/30/2015 @ 11:19 AM

#CubaNow Briefing

Even in a Congress where polarization is often assumed to be the norm, the strong base of Republican support for engagement shouldn’t come as a surprise.

#CubaNow Briefing: Off The Stands And Back In The Game

#CubaNow Briefing: Off The Stands And Back In The Game

Posted on 07/24/2015 @ 04:29 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

We’ve had some pretty amazing days this year but few can match this past week.

73% of Americans: 1; Marco Rubio: 0

73% of Americans: 1; Marco Rubio: 0

Posted on 07/23/2015 @ 05:24 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

What’s a pro-embargo advocate to do when normalization with Cuba is the most popular policy in ages? Simple: claim it’s all against the law.

Google Search: “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back”

Google Search: “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back”

Posted on 07/16/2015 @ 12:10 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

The thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations has resulted in hardliners on both sides working overtime to derail the progress that’s been made.

Some Thoughts on Marco Rubio’s Astoundingly Bad New York Times Column

Some Thoughts on Marco Rubio’s Astoundingly Bad New York Times Column

Posted on 07/09/2015 @ 11:31 AM

#CubaNow Blog Post

Rubio pens a defense of the embargo so poorly argued and disconnected from the reality on that ground that one hopes that he just handed off the assignment to a sleep-deprived intern.

Is Repression Really Escalating In Cuba? Let’s Look At The Numbers

Is Repression Really Escalating In Cuba? Let’s Look At The Numbers

Posted on 07/08/2015 @ 03:58 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

If you yell something often enough, does it become true? Pro-embargo advocates are certainly betting on it.

Not Even Embassies Can Escape The Rubio-Menendez Double Standard

Not Even Embassies Can Escape The Rubio-Menendez Double Standard

Posted on 07/02/2015 @ 03:30 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

As more and more people pay attention to the renewal of U.S.-Cuba relations, it’s hard to imagine what a strange sight it must for them to see some politicians suddenly treating embassies as the equivalent of gift baskets.

What They’re Saying About The U.S. And Cuba Reopening Embassies

What They’re Saying About The U.S. And Cuba Reopening Embassies

Posted on 07/02/2015 @ 12:20 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

Reaction pours in to the U.S. and Cuba reopening embassies.

#CubaNow Briefing: It's Not Him, Hardliners—It's You

#CubaNow Briefing: It's Not Him, Hardliners—It's You

Posted on 06/26/2015 @ 02:47 PM

#CubaNow Briefing

As we’ve seen in the last six months, sometimes it’s hard for proponents of our old Cuba policy to accept when others have moved on.

A Must-Read Op-ed by Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez

A Must-Read Op-ed by Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez

Posted on 06/23/2015 @ 10:33 AM

#CubaNow Blog Post

We wanted to share with you a powerful op-ed by Former George W. Bush Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez in defense of our new approach toward Cuba published in The New York Times today.

#CubaNow Briefing: Six Months In, The New Landscape of US-Cuba Relations

#CubaNow Briefing: Six Months In, The New Landscape of US-Cuba Relations

Posted on 06/19/2015 @ 04:48 PM

#CubaNow Briefing

Six months after President Barack Obama announced he would use his executive authority to break from five decades of failed Cuba policy, we have a clearer view of the progress and challenges in the road ahead.

#CubaNow Briefing: U-S.-Cuba Relations Warm Up Going Into Summer

#CubaNow Briefing: U-S.-Cuba Relations Warm Up Going Into Summer

Posted on 06/12/2015 @ 04:15 PM

#CubaNow Briefing

Summer is fast approaching and with it so is a flurry of developments on the Cuba front.

#CubaNow Briefing: How Hardliners Lose Friends And Alienate People

#CubaNow Briefing: How Hardliners Lose Friends And Alienate People

Posted on 06/05/2015 @ 05:42 PM

#CubaNow Briefing

Old habits die hard, and nowhere else was that on display this week than in Congress, where the same familiar faces are attempting to undermine or even rollback the new policy.

Will Rubio Call For An End To Diplomatic Relations With China?

Will Rubio Call For An End To Diplomatic Relations With China?

Posted on 06/04/2015 @ 02:02 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

Take a moment today to read an excellent article by WLRN’s Tim Padgett on Sen. Marco Rubio’s double standards of engagement when it comes to U.S.-Cuba policy.

Rubio: A Beacon Of Cynicism For The Cuban People

Rubio: A Beacon Of Cynicism For The Cuban People

Posted on 06/02/2015 @ 10:16 AM

#CubaNow Blog Post

Progress on the U.S.-Cuba policy front hasn't escaped Sen. Marco Rubio.