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Everybody Loves President Obama's New Cuba Policy

Everybody Loves President Obama's New Cuba Policy

Posted on 12/18/2014 @ 06:50 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

President Obama's announcement on a new direction for U.S.-Cuba policy continues to win wide public support.

What They're Saying About President Obama's Changes To U.S.-Cuba Policy

What They're Saying About President Obama's Changes To U.S.-Cuba Policy

Posted on 12/17/2014 @ 08:00 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

See the latest reactions from today's announcement from President Obama on the historic changes in U.S.-Cuba policy.

Helms-Burton & USAID: Only Built 4 Cuban Hijinks

Helms-Burton & USAID: Only Built 4 Cuban Hijinks

Posted on 12/12/2014 @ 12:20 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

As yet another Associated Press exposé on USAID recently revealed, it’s time for our Cuba policies to sync up and avoid becoming self-defeating.

#CubaNow Recap: What Do Google, American Airlines, And La Fontana Restaurant Have In Common?

#CubaNow Recap: What Do Google, American Airlines, And La Fontana Restaurant Have In Common?

Posted on 12/09/2014 @ 12:36 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

Recent stories on Cuba make it clear that our current sanctions are increasingly hurting the very people we should be helping.

Cuba Policy Returns To The Bush Leagues?

Cuba Policy Returns To The Bush Leagues?

Posted on 12/04/2014 @ 01:58 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

Earlier this week, former Florida governor and prospective 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush traveled to Coral Gables to deliver the keynote address at the annual luncheon of the US-Cuba Democracy PAC. They’re remarks worth examining as a study in cognitive dissonance, or the lack thereof.

Cuba Policy Hardliners Get "Rehmed" On NPR

Cuba Policy Hardliners Get "Rehmed" On NPR

Posted on 11/19/2014 @ 06:22 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

It’s not often enough that we see US-Cuba relations debated and discussed on a national level. Fortunately, a one-hour segment on yesterday’s The Diane Rehm Show demonstrated what happens when proponents of our status quo policy towards Cuba leave their echo chamber and find themselves on the spot trying to defend ineffective sanctions.

Myanmar Holds Lessons On Engagement And Human Rights

Myanmar Holds Lessons On Engagement And Human Rights

Posted on 11/14/2014 @ 02:37 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

Principled international engagement was in focus this week as President Obama’s trip to Asia took him through Myanmar, a long-isolated country struggling to follow through with democratic reforms that have stalled since his last visit in 2012. The visit presents an opportunity to examine our own relations with Cuba and what happens with increased ties.

#CubaNow Recap: Getting The Job Done On Updating Cuba Policy

#CubaNow Recap: Getting The Job Done On Updating Cuba Policy

Posted on 11/12/2014 @ 01:30 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

The message sent to the White House after this midterm election was clear: Americans want to see our government “get stuff done.” We share those sentiments.

Herald vs. Herald vs. Herald

Herald vs. Herald vs. Herald

Posted on 10/27/2014 @ 05:30 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

This weekend, the editorial board of The New York Times highlighted the shifting politics of Cuba policy, continuing to document the growing momentum in favor of a new approach that has been evident not only in nationwide editorial pages and letters to the President, but also in polls conducted by a variety of highly regarded institutions over recent years. Not surprisingly, the Miami Herald’s editorial board hastily reacted by throwing together a sloppy piece late Saturday that took it back to a Cold War-era posture difficult to reconcile with today’s realities.

Civil Society Leaders Share Diverse Views On Engagement

Civil Society Leaders Share Diverse Views On Engagement

Posted on 10/24/2014 @ 01:31 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

This week, El Nuevo Herald published a series of interviews with Cuban civil society leaders on the topic of a potential normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States...The interviews are notable for the way they shed light on the diversity of views among opposition leaders inside the Island.

A Look At Different Views Among Cuban Civil Society In Today’s El Nuevo Herald

A Look At Different Views Among Cuban Civil Society In Today’s El Nuevo Herald

Posted on 10/23/2014 @ 05:47 PM

#CubaNow Blog

Despite a somewhat misleading headline, an interview with prominent Cuban dissidents today in El Nuevo Herald sheds light on the differing views among civil society on the island today.

The Washington Post’s Editorial Board Goes Back To The Future On Cuba

The Washington Post’s Editorial Board Goes Back To The Future On Cuba

Posted on 10/21/2014 @ 06:00 PM

#CubaNow Blog Post

The Washington Post’s recent editorial on Cuba makes the same tired arguments we’ve heard for years now in favor of our failed status-quo policy toward the communist island.

#CubaNow Recap: Shaping Cuba's Future by Being Active in its Present

#CubaNow Recap: Shaping Cuba's Future by Being Active in its Present

Posted on 10/17/2014 @ 11:06 AM

#CubaNow Blog Post

A major New York Times editorial highlights the benefits of taking a new approach to U.S.-Cuba policy.

#CubaNow Recap: "Fifty-second year's the charm, baby! Wooo!"

#CubaNow Recap: "Fifty-second year's the charm, baby! Wooo!"

Posted on 09/26/2014 @ 10:54 AM

#CubaNow Blog

John Oliver’s takedown of the U.S. Embargo did not disappoint, but there's more to the policy than you might think.

 President Obama Highlights Why "Civil Society Is So Essential"

President Obama Highlights Why "Civil Society Is So Essential"

Posted on 09/25/2014 @ 04:36 PM

#CubaNow Blog

President Obama speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative on the importance of ordinary citizens who work for extraordinary change.

#CubaNow Recap: Cuentapropistas Refuse to be Deterred

#CubaNow Recap: Cuentapropistas Refuse to be Deterred

Posted on 09/17/2014 @ 01:38 PM

#CubaNow Blog

As the Cuban private sector continues to grow, and more and more Cubans are able to travel or receive visits from family abroad, they are gaining confidence, a sense of ownership over their destinies, and just as encouraging, they’re speaking out.

Cuba's Women Entrepreneurs Are On The Rise

Cuba's Women Entrepreneurs Are On The Rise

Posted on 08/29/2014 @ 11:16 AM

#CubaNow Blog

Stories this week show how women entrepreneurs are becoming a growing force in Cuba--and why it's important to help them succeed.

TAXPAYERS GOT 99 PROBLEMS AND CUBA POLICY IS 1

TAXPAYERS GOT 99 PROBLEMS AND CUBA POLICY IS 1

Posted on 08/20/2014 @ 08:13 PM

#CubaNow

The Treasury Department clears Jay-Z and Beyoncé as another waste of taxpayer funds is brought to a close.

Massachusetts Congressional Candidate: We Need To Project Our Ideals And Deal With Cuba

Massachusetts Congressional Candidate: We Need To Project Our Ideals And Deal With Cuba

Posted on 08/16/2014 @ 02:05 PM

#CubaNow

Sheldon Schwartz, a candidate for Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District, calls the embargo "nonsense," and explains why the U.S. should project its ideals by engaging with Cuba.

Fostering Hope vs. More Of The Same

Fostering Hope vs. More Of The Same

Posted on 08/13/2014 @ 12:02 PM

#CubaNow

We're making progress on U.S.-Cuba policy, but we need to keep reminding the Obama Administration that it has the room, authority, and responsibility to take further action.