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Conan O'Brien Proves 'Useful' to Regime

A.J. Delgado, Miami Herald

Netflix Comes to Cuba

Matthew Zeitlin, BuzzFeed

What Cuba Has Cost the World

Carlos Alberto Montaner, RealClearWorld

In 1959, Jack Paar, then host of The Tonight Show, interviewed Fidel Castro in Havana. That was the last time an American late-night host filmed in Cuba — until, that is, Conan...(full article)

The streaming video service announced today it was “delighted” to make its product available in Cuba. But with an estimated 5% of the Cuban population having access to ...(full article)

Cuban leader Raul Castro has presented to U.S. President Barack Obama a set of conditions to re-establish diplomatic relations. Among those conditions, Castro demands compensation ...(full article)

Last week, the Cuban government declared that for the United States and Cuba to normalize relations, the United States would have to return the territory occupied by a U.S. naval b...(full article)

A couple of years after America’s attempted invasion of Cuba in 1961, the disastrous intervention known as the Bay of Pigs, an envoy President John F. Kennedy secretly dispat...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

U.S. to World: Give Us a Hand with Cuba - William LeoGrande, WPR

U.S. President Barack Obama defends his opening to Cuba as a more effective way to bring democracy to the island than his 10 predecessors’ policy of isolation. Engagement, he...

End Outdated Policy toward Cuban Migrants - Los Angeles Times

The criminals are, of course, outliers. But their presence, and President Obama's recent moves to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba, have refocused attention on a lack of fa...

In Castro's Cuba, a Safe Haven for Jews - Emily Shire, Daily Beast

Because the population of Jews in Cuba is so small, Dworin estimates that 95 percent intermarry. For these reasons, the future of the Jewish community in Cuba seems tenuous at best...

Give Guantanamo Back to Cuba - James Lockhart, War on the Rocks

Why did the United States originally occupy it? Primarily to preempt or counter conventional, extra-hemispheric threats. Strategic thinkers from John Quincy Adams to Alfred Thayer ...

The Top 5 Mistakes in Obama's Cuba Policy - CA Montaner, RealClearWorld

What Obama thinks will be part of his legacy - full and cordial relations with a military dictatorship - might turn into a nightmare. For now, it is a terrible mistake, one that no...

The Cuba that Was, the Cuba that Will Be - Paul Reyes, NYT Magazine

Cuba is the idiosyncratic sister of the Caribbean, and a large part of its idiosyncrasy stems from having watched as the last half-century passed it by. What was once a cultural ho...

Parallels Between Radical Islam and Castro-Chavism - F.R. Fiallo, RCW

http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2015/01/15/the_parallels_between_islamism_and_latin_americas_far_left_110908.html...

A Year for Reform in Latin America - Daniel Zovatto, Brookings Institution

Latin America is starting off 2015 with a clear economic slowdown. The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) projects a modest recovery (2....

How Cuba Could Rejoin the IMF - James Boughton, Korea Times

SANIBEL ― The restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States unlocks new prospects for the island's economy. Some steps, including the removal of the U.S....

Rebuilding Venezuela - Roger Noriega, RealClearWorld

Venezuela is collapsing. President Nicolas Maduro's dash-for-cash to Beijing last week was a humiliating failure. Half-mile food lines wind through the streets of Caracas and other...

Why Isn't Cuba Releasing More Prisoners? - Washington Post

In announcing the normalization of relations with Cuba last month, President Obama violated two pledges he had made: to link such a liberalization to “significant steps towar...

On the Open Road in a Changing Cuba - William Neuman, New York Times

HAVANA — The signs of the times speak loudly in Cuba, sometimes through their silence. A 17-hour drive across the heart of the island in a battered burgundy and gray 1956 Fo...

In China, Cuba, Dictatorship Beats Trade - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

One of the chief arguments in favor of President Obama’s decision to recognize the Communist regime in Cuba more than a half century after the U.S. cut ties with it is that...

Could Cuba Strategy Work on North Korea? - Ted Galen Carpenter, NI

President Obama’s decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was a wise and courageous exercise of leadership. His action marked the first stage toward ending a policy th...

Obama's Misplaced Faith in Cuba - John Sununu, Boston Globe

Sitting atop a Havana hotel on New Year’s Eve 1958, Hyman Roth, the fictional gangster featured in “The Godfather Part II” shared his vision for cooperation with ...

Cuba's Turn: Mao, not Gorbachev - D. Acevedo Carmona, Worldcrunch

The Cuban turn is quite unlike the Glasnost reforms of the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. It looks more like the path China's communists rulers chose after Mao, opting for ...

Nylons for Nothing in Cuba - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

There’s an old Cold War joke — pre-pantyhose — that to defeat communism we should empty our B-52 bombers of nuclear weapons and instead drop nylons over the Sovie...

Texas Ready to do Business in Cuba - A. Corchado, Dallas Morning News

While normalization won’t be complete until Congress ends its economic embargo, Thomas and others believe the move is a milestone for the United States, particularly Texas. O...

A Trojan Horse for the Castro Regime - Fabio Rafael Fiallo, RealClearWorld

Thus apprehensions are built from experience. Yet past experience should not obscure present reality: The Castro regime does not approach this new phase of its tumultuous relations...

Supporting Cuban Freedom - Crawford & Chougule, The Commentator

The U.S. and its allies should start preparing for a democratic revoution in Cuba now. Not because it definitely will happen after the recent initiative from Washington, but becaus...

Effects of Increased Cuban Tourism - Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

One of the big questions following President Barack Obama’s decision to significantly expand U.S. tourism to Cuba will be how much it will affect other Caribbean tourism destinat...

Lifting the Cuba Embargo a No-Brainer - Scott Lincicome, The Federalist

President Obama’s announcement last week that his administration will seek to normalize relations with Cuba elicited strong opposition from many freedom-loving conservatives....

America's Elating Shock-and-Awe Diplomacy - R. Feinberg, Brookings

I had the very good fortune to be participating in a conference on U.S.-Cuba relations at the Cuban diplomatic academy when this past Wednesday Presidents Barack Obama and Ra­&...

Cuba Derangement Syndrome - George Will, National Review

Rand Paul and Marco Rubio shouldn’t get so worked up over a geopolitical irrelevancy....

The Geopolitics of U.S.-Cuba Relations - George Friedman, Stratfor

This is the key: Whenever a major foreign power showed interest in Cuba, the United States had to react, which it did effectively until Castro seized power in 1959....

Bringing Down the Castros - Jaime Daremblum, RealClearWorld

Havana approaches Washington from a position of weakness. President Obama should take the opportunity presented by a more pliant Cuba to press for political and economic reforms....

Cuba's Promising Online Voices - New York Times

At times, hitting the publish button feels like playing Russian roulette. Carlos Alberto Pérez, a blogger in Havana, is far from being a dissident. He works for the Ministry...

Obama Misses the Point of Isolating Cuba - Lee Smith, Weekly Standard

Last week’s announcement that the White House intends to restore normal diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba is part of Barack Obama’s larger project...

5 U.S. Industries Set to Win Big in Cuba - Micheline Maynard, Forbes

Many companies have had Cuban development plans stashed away for years, waiting for the day when they’ll be able to explore Cuban investments....

On Tipping in Cuba - Chris Turner, The Walrus

In which the writer discovers the uncomfortable socio-macroeconomics of the cheap beach vacation....

Did Venezuelan Oil Affect Cuba's US Move? - Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald

After 53 years of acrimony, a motivating factor in Cuba striking a historic deal with the United States to renew diplomatic relations might have been Venezuelan oil. Both sides, of...

The Pain of Cuban Exiles - Miami Herald

Though President Obama’s announcement of relaxed relations between the United States and Cuba spurred excitement in many circles, the news felt like a kick in the gut for man...

The Progress Cuba Has Made - Pierre Atlas, Indianapolis Star

I've traveled to many countries, including some that are non-democracies. But that day in Cuba, for the first (and I hope only) time, I experienced the arbitrary power of a police ...

What About the Embargo "Hasn't Worked?" - Andrew McCarthy, PJ Media

The Obama talking point being repeated by the administration’s note-takers in the media is that it makes sense for the president to try a different approach on Cuba because the p...

A Watershed Moment for the U.S. and Cuba - W. Mead, American Interest

Cuba has been ruled by the Castro brothers for more than half of its existence as an independent country. Ultimately the test of dictators is what they leave behind. Men like Chian...

Cuba the Incurable Kleptocracy - Romina Ruiz-Goiriena, Daily Beast

It’s not communism that’s the problem in Cuba, it’s the Castro brothers’ winking at corruption....

'Blame America First' Crowd Gets a Win in Cuba - Elliott Abrams, NRO

The American Left has loathed the embargo and overlooked all of Castro’s repressive actions since the 1960s. They have blamed the U.S.–Cuba deadlock entirely on the Uni...

What Drove Cuba to Make a Deal? - Joshua Keating, Slate

For the Obama administration, the motivation for today’s moves to normalize relations with Cuba is clear. The embargo against Cuba is increasingly unpopular, even in parts of...

Obama's Vague Cuba Project - Charles Lane, Washington Post

The U.S. embargo on Cuba — or what’s left of it after President Obama’s dramatic Cuba policy announcement — may be a futile gesture. But it is, or was, not ...

On Cuba, History Has Passed on by the GOP - Carol Giacomo, New York Times

When it comes to Cuba, some think 50 years of failed policy is not enough....

Can U.S.-Cuba Thaw Help End War in Colombia? - Richard McColl, DB

The thaw between Washington and Cuba finally begins to close a chapter of the Cold War. A ceasefire by leftist rebels in Colombia could close the last one....

Obama's Cuban Gift to Marco Rubio - E. Lake & J. Rogin, Bloomberg View

U.S. President Barack Obama’s announcement today on plans to normalize relations with Cuba is good news for many constituencies. It’s good for the agribusinesses that s...

U.S. Foreign Policy Collapses - Elliott Abrams, Weekly Standard

Imagine for a moment that you are a Saudi, Emirati, Jordanian, or Israeli. Your main national security worry these days is Iran—Iran’s rise, its nuclear program, its tr...

A Restoration of Pragmatism - Los Angeles Times

Citing a half-century of failed policy, President Obama on Wednesday announced that he intends to normalize relations with Cuba, mending a rupture that dates to the chilliest days ...

A Welcome Turn on Cuba - Boston Globe

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S announcement Wednesday of a new approach to US-Cuba relations represents a remarkable turning point in US foreign policy. By agreeing to open an embassy in ...

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