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Obama Eases Restrictions On Cuba, Lifts Limits On Rum And Cigars

The steps are part of President Barack Obama’s effort to make his historic opening to Cuba “irreversible” by the time he leaves office in January.

October 14, 2016

As Cuba Policy Moves Forward, Chief Critic Rubio Faces Stiff Odds Reversing It

Senator Rubio appears to be fighting a losing battle on Cuba.

February 16, 2015

Cuban Dissidents Testify On Capitol Hill Against Obama Policy

The debate over Cuba is still raging on Capitol Hill.

February 6, 2015
A protester holds up an American and a Cuban flag in Miami, Florida on December 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Joe Raedle)

Despite Differences, U.S. And Cuba Make Positive Steps Toward Establishing Embassies

Get the latest on U.S.-Cuba negotiations.

January 23, 2015
A protester holds up an American and a Cuban flag in Miami, Florida on December 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Joe Raedle)

U.S. Travel Restrictions To Cuba Are Easing

More Americans will soon be able to travel to Cuba.

January 15, 2015
A protester holds up an American and a Cuban flag in Miami, Florida on December 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Joe Raedle)

Cuba Frees 53 Political Prisoners Identified In U.S. Talks

Dozens of political prisoners are going home thanks to America’s negotiations with Cuba.

January 12, 2015

Many Cubans Optimistic — And Cautious — About New U.S. Ties

In Havana, many questions remain over the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.

December 22, 2014
US President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation from the Cabinet Room of the White House, on December 17, 2014, announcing plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba

Cuban Embargo Is Way Past Its Usefulness

Morally and politically, opening up to Cuba is the right move.

December 20, 2014

Cuba Diplomacy: Behind Right-Wing Outrage, An Intellectual Void

Republican critics furiously denounce Obama’s Cuba initiative — but they’re devoid of fresh ideas.

December 18, 2014
Florida Senator Marco Rubio addresses CPAC 2014 (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Some In Congress Balk As White House Plows Ahead With Cuba Policy

Congress didn’t wait long to push back against the president’s Cuba move.

December 18, 2014
Supporters of imprisioned US citizen Alan Gross, who had been held in a Cuban prison, rally for his release on December 3, 2013

U.S., Cuba To Begin Talks On Normalizing Relations, Official Says

U.S.-Cuba relations could be on the verge of a massive shift.

December 17, 2014

Charlie, This Flip-Flop’s A Bad Idea

Charlie Crist wants to go to Cuba this summer, in the middle of his campaign to get elected governor of Florida again. It would be a flaky thing to do, but that’s Charlie. He thinks the trip will win him votes. His sunny optimism is based on polls showing that most Floridians want an end […]

May 20, 2014

Former Florida Governor Wants U.S. Cuba Embargo Lifted

Miami (AFP) – A former Florida governor who is seeking re-election said Saturday he was in favor of lifting a U.S. embargo on Cuba. Washington has had an economic embargo clamped on the communist-run Caribbean country since 1962, and the two have never moved off a Cold War footing in their ties. “I have come […]

May 18, 2014

UN Report: Cuba Violated The Arms Embargo On North Korea

By Juan O. Tamayo, El Nuevo Herald MIAMI — Cuba violated the U.N. arms embargo on North Korea, refused to identify the Cuban entities involved in the violation and clearly intended that at least some of the weapons intercepted in Panama would be sold to the Asian country, said a United Nations report made public […]

March 11, 2014