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Booking a flight to Cuba? Here's what to expect now

Sep 10, 2016

Booking a flight to Cuba? Here's what to expect now

USA Today

A new era for U.S.-Cuba aviation began last week with JetBlue Flight 387 from Fort Lauderdale to the Cuban city of Santa Clara.

In Cuba, entrepreneurial spirits sparkle

Aug 26, 2014

In Cuba, entrepreneurial spirits sparkle

USA Today

Miami reporter Alan Gomez takes a look at the resilience of Cuban entrepreneurs living on the Island.

US sent Latin youth undercover in anti-Cuba ploy

Aug 4, 2014

US sent Latin youth undercover in anti-Cuba ploy

Associated Press

Months after the revelation of the failed ZunZuneo program, another AP investigation reveals USAID sent Latin American youth on dangerous and poorly managed missions to stir up revolt in Cuba.

Hillary Clinton Thinks The Cuban Embargo Has Been A Failure

Jul 29, 2014

Hillary Clinton Thinks The Cuban Embargo Has Been A Failure

Fusion

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells Fusion's Jorge Ramos why she thinks the Cuban embargo has been a failure.

Clash intensifies over travel to Cuba

Jul 13, 2014

Clash intensifies over travel to Cuba

Sun-Sentinel

Politicians in Florida are attempting to restrict progress in U.S.-Cuba policy despite growing popular demand for change.

Alan Gross' Wife Visits, Fears He Will 'Do Something Drastic'

Jun 25, 2014

Alan Gross' Wife Visits, Fears He Will 'Do Something Drastic'

NBC News

A day after visiting her ailing husband in prison, the wife of an American subcontractor imprisoned in Cuba begged the U.S. government on Wednesday to bring Alan Gross home, saying he is "absolutely the worst" that she's seen him during his four years behind bars.

With Cash And Fat Fryers, Americans Feed Cuba's Growing Free Market

Jun 24, 2014

With Cash And Fat Fryers, Americans Feed Cuba's Growing Free Market

NPR

More Cubans than ever before are coming to the U.S. to visit, and the number of Cuban-Americans traveling back to the island is also at record levels. With all the visitors, money and goods are now traveling to the island from the United States.

Miami exiles pressure U.S. to loosen policy on Cuba

Jun 17, 2014

Miami exiles pressure U.S. to loosen policy on Cuba

Reuters

Tired of waiting for the end of communism in Cuba, more and more Cuban-Americans have concluded that it is time for the United States to allow more engagement with the island they left behind, polls show.

PPP Poll: Floridians Support Ending Embargo 53-22

Jun 12, 2014

PPP Poll: Floridians Support Ending Embargo 53-22

Miami Herald

A new poll from Public Policy Polling finds that a majority of Floridians, including Republicans, Democrats and Independents, support ending the Cuba embargo.

Clinton Position On Cuba Signals New Political Era

Jun 10, 2014

Clinton Position On Cuba Signals New Political Era

NPR

As NPR reports: "There may be no greater sign of the declining power of the Cuba embargo as an issue in U.S. politics than Clinton's openness about advocating for its end. This is a noteworthy moment, something close to a sea change in American politics."

Venezuela gives US foreign policy makers a headache

Jun 8, 2014

Venezuela gives US foreign policy makers a headache

The Financial Times

The Financial Times' John Paul Rathbone on the problem faced by Cuba policy hardliners attempting to defend the embargo by passing sanctions on Venezuela.

Cuba Embargo Under Pressure As Obama Urged To Ease It

May 29, 2014

Cuba Embargo Under Pressure As Obama Urged To Ease It

Bloomberg

Bloomberg reports on the growing pressure on President Obama to reform U.S.-Cuba policy amid a changing political consensus.

Obama Faces Calls to Open Up to Cuba, Yet Again

May 28, 2014

Obama Faces Calls to Open Up to Cuba, Yet Again

The Wall Street Journal

President Obama faces renewed pressure to make bigger shifts toward Cuba.

Former US Officials Urge Easing Embargo on Cuba

May 19, 2014

Former US Officials Urge Easing Embargo on Cuba

Associated Press

A group of former high-ranking U.S. officials, business executives and academics called Monday for President Barack Obama to loosen the five-decade embargo on Cuba in order to stimulate the flow of capital and expertise to the island's nascent class of independent entrepreneurs. The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, meanwhile, announced that he would make his first trip to Cuba in 15 years to gauge how the growth of the private business sector could create opportunities for American corporations.

Un amplio abanico de personalidades le pide a Obama nuevos gestos con Cuba

May 19, 2014

Un amplio abanico de personalidades le pide a Obama nuevos gestos con Cuba

El Pais

En una insólita muestra de consenso, una cuarentena de personalidades -exaltos cargos políticos y militares en administraciones demócratas y republicanas, destacados empresarios y analistas- firman una carta, difundida este lunes, en la que piden al presidente de Estados Unidos que apruebe unilateralmente nuevas medidas de apoyo a los emprendedores y la sociedad civil en la isla comunista, con las que ganen “mayor libertad” para poder actuar de “catalizadores de un cambio significativo” en Cuba.

Open letter to Obama calls for new steps to promote change in Cuba

May 19, 2014

Open letter to Obama calls for new steps to promote change in Cuba

Reuters

The White House should expand licensed travel for all Americans to Cuba and increase support for civil society on the communist-ruled island, according to an open letter to President Barack Obama that was signed by an unprecedented group of 44 former top U.S. government officials and advocates of policy reform and released on Monday.

U.S. and Cuba Take Tentative Steps Toward Greater Marine Science Collaboration

May 14, 2014

U.S. and Cuba Take Tentative Steps Toward Greater Marine Science Collaboration

Science

“Neighbors don’t always get along, but when something happens in your neighborhood, you have to find a way to rise up and work together.”

Science Diplomacy Visit to Cuba Produces Historic Agreement

Apr 30, 2014

Science Diplomacy Visit to Cuba Produces Historic Agreement

Portside

The leaders of AAAS and the Cuban Academy of Sciences have signed a landmark agreement to advance scientific cooperation by Cuban and U.S. scientists, in key areas of mutual interest to both countries.

Cuba, EU Approve Road Map on Normalization Talks

Apr 30, 2014

Cuba, EU Approve Road Map on Normalization Talks

Associated Press

"Cuba and the European Union have closed a first round of talks on normalizing relations troubled since the 1990s after agreeing to a road map for further discussions."

US contractors profiled 'Cuban Twitter' responses

Apr 30, 2014

US contractors profiled 'Cuban Twitter' responses

Associated Press

Paula Cambronero was studying public relations at a Costa Rican college when she landed her first real job working for a U.S. government contractor. But it wasn't to write press releases.