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#CubaNow Briefing: U.S.-Cuba Engagement Booming On All Fronts

#CubaNow Briefing: U.S.-Cuba Engagement Booming On All Fronts

Posted on 05/29/2015 @ 06:40 PM

#CubaNow Briefing

Nearly two decades ago on a historic trip to Cuba, Pope John Paul II famously declared "May Cuba...open itself up to the world, and may the world open itself up to Cuba." We’ve all seen that opening begin to accelerate in the past few months, but rarely as much as it has these past couple of weeks.

 Why Do These Two Senators Want To Help The Cuban Government Restrict Telecom Access?

Why Do These Two Senators Want To Help The Cuban Government Restrict Telecom Access?

Posted on 05/20/2015 @ 06:49 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

Congress shouldn't help restrict telecom access in Cuba.

Travel From The Free World Benefits The Cuban People

Travel From The Free World Benefits The Cuban People

Posted on 05/14/2015 @ 09:56 AM

#CubaNow Blog Post

This week we highlight three of hardliners' more specious claims in favor of denying Americans the right to travel to Cuba.

#CubaNow Briefing: Travel Bill And Bipartisan Reform Gain Momentum

#CubaNow Briefing: Travel Bill And Bipartisan Reform Gain Momentum

Posted on 05/08/2015 @ 03:18 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

We’ve seen the appetite that exists for more open relations, not just in the U.S. but on the Island as well. The shift has generated a level of interest that even the most optimistic of us wouldn’t have expected just a year ago. That trend continued this week with a number of critically important developments that remind us of just how much work is left to do.

Rep. Carlos Curbelo: A Sundial Congressman In An Apple Watch World?

Rep. Carlos Curbelo: A Sundial Congressman In An Apple Watch World?

Posted on 04/30/2015 @ 02:17 AM

#CubaNow Blog Post

Hardline members of Congress see the writing on the wall. They know that they have lost the debate over Cuba policy and that there is no rolling back the changes that have begun to take place on both sides of the Florida Straits.

One-Trick Pony Diaz-Balart Is Back With His One Trick

One-Trick Pony Diaz-Balart Is Back With His One Trick

Posted on 04/28/2015 @ 04:05 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

Like a broken record of an album nobody liked to begin with, the AP is reporting today that once again Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart is attempting to insert a policy rider rolling back progress in U.S-Cuba policy.

Commissioner Putnam’s Letter Against Ag Trade With Cuba Crops Out The Facts

Commissioner Putnam’s Letter Against Ag Trade With Cuba Crops Out The Facts

Posted on 04/24/2015 @ 05:12 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

We at #CubaNow are not agriculture experts, but we can recognize manure when we smell it, and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s letter to the Florida Congressional Delegation opposing agricultural trade with Cuba emits an awful stench.

When Did John Boehner Stop Believing Trade Promotes Freedom In Cuba?

When Did John Boehner Stop Believing Trade Promotes Freedom In Cuba?

Posted on 04/21/2015 @ 12:52 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

How does John Boehner really feel about engagement with Cuba? A look back at his record offers some hints.

#CubaNow Briefing: Yesterday’s Over, Alright

#CubaNow Briefing: Yesterday’s Over, Alright

Posted on 04/18/2015 @ 10:44 AM

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Why some slogans proclaiming an end to the past are more on point than they might think.

What They’re Saying About Cuba’s Impending Removal From The State Sponsors Of Terror List

What They’re Saying About Cuba’s Impending Removal From The State Sponsors Of Terror List

Posted on 04/15/2015 @ 04:53 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

There's a strong consensus on the decision to remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism.

"The Only Poll That Matters"

"The Only Poll That Matters"

Posted on 04/09/2015 @ 06:26 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

The hardliner argument against the new Cuba policy is turned on its head by a new poll of Cubans on the Island.

Opportunity Knocks at Cuba's Door

Opportunity Knocks at Cuba's Door

Posted on 04/03/2015 @ 05:52 PM

#CubaNow Briefing

Airbnb expands into Cuba, Cuban-American support grows for the new policy, and more in today's #CubaNow briefing.

Cuban Entrepreneurs Stand To Make Big Gains With Airbnb

Cuban Entrepreneurs Stand To Make Big Gains With Airbnb

Posted on 04/03/2015 @ 10:55 AM

#CubaNow Blog Post

When President Obama announced the changes to Cuba policy last December, he stated that “through a policy of engagement, we can more effectively stand up for our values and help the Cuban people help themselves as they move into the 21st century.” A little over three months into the shift, we’ve begun seeing examples of new engagement being put into play.

Miami Herald: Poll of Cuban-Americans shows support for new Cuba policies growing

Miami Herald: Poll of Cuban-Americans shows support for new Cuba policies growing

Posted on 04/01/2015 @ 03:41 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

A new poll shows growing Cuban-American support for our new policy changes.

#CubaNow Briefing: Movement, Movement All Around

#CubaNow Briefing: Movement, Movement All Around

Posted on 03/27/2015 @ 11:10 AM

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Resuming U.S.-Cuba talks, Ted Cruz's entry into the 2016 race and more in today's #CubaNow briefing.

Cruz Views Eschew The News

Cruz Views Eschew The News

Posted on 03/27/2015 @ 10:53 AM

#CubaNow Blog Post

The 2016 presidential campaign saw its first official entry into the race on Monday as Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his candidacy in remarks at Liberty University. We look at whether his views on Cuba hold up to snuff.

Fox News Latino: How a Hashtag Helped Thaw U.S.-Cuba Relations

Fox News Latino: How a Hashtag Helped Thaw U.S.-Cuba Relations

Posted on 03/25/2015 @ 06:10 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

Fox News Latino ran a great profile on #CubaNow's own Ric Herrero, but more thanks are in order to everyone who's helped support our efforts.

#CubaNow Briefing: At the Table, Committed to the Process

#CubaNow Briefing: At the Table, Committed to the Process

Posted on 03/20/2015 @ 03:17 PM

#CubaNow Briefing

Three months after a historic change of course, the U.S. and Cuba are showing an unprecedented level of commitment to the negotiations.

#CubaNow Briefing: In Honor Of Helms-Burton, On Its 19th Birthday

#CubaNow Briefing: In Honor Of Helms-Burton, On Its 19th Birthday

Posted on 03/13/2015 @ 02:12 PM

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In today's #CubaNow briefing, the anniversary of Helms-Burton, an Eastern European exile's message to Cuba hardliners and more.

Happy Birthday, Helms-Burton

Happy Birthday, Helms-Burton

Posted on 03/12/2015 @ 10:28 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

This week commemorated the 19th anniversary of the signing of the Libertad Act, perhaps the most important piece of legislation codifying the Cuban embargo. As what we can only hope is its last birthday present, we’ve taken a look back at the law’s origins.