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A Bacardi spokesperson said it is still too early to be thinking about plans for selling and distilling rum in Cuba once again, should the status of the embargo change. But in an i...(full article)

American Airlines’ Howard Kass is hopeful that the airline will be flying regularly scheduled service between the United States and Cuba within the first half of this year an...(full article)

These are not refugees seeking freedom. They’re not escapees hopping a tropical Berlin Wall. They’re coming for jobs, family, and access to American welfare, just like ...(full article)

For several years now, there has been grimly regular news of waves of Latin Americans seeking refuge in the U.S., mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, where gang and d...(full article)

If 2015 was a watershed year in U.S.-Cuba relations with the resumption of diplomatic ties and the opening of embassies, then 2016 is expected to be a year of definition as the two...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

What Cuba Can Teach Us About Food & Climate Change - Raj Patel, Slate

After the Cold War, Cuba faced many of the agricultural challenges that the rest of the world is now anticipating....

Cuba and Iran, Melancholy Twins - Robin Wright, The New Yorker

Both Havana and Tehran began coming to terms with their nemesis this year. Part of the policy shift is a response to advanced age, an attempt to insure more years in the political ...

Cuba, One Year After Normalization - Miami Herald

ONE YEAR AGO, President Obama and Cuban leader Raúl Castro announced a historic agreement normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba. The Editorial Board laude...

In Cuba, Change at a Caribbean Pace - Alex Brooks & David Prodger, RCW

Tell someone you've recently visited Cuba, and you'll almost always get the same response: "I'd love to go too. Before it all changes."...

Investing in Cuba's Future - Bloomberg View

Don't break out your Montecristos just yet, but the U.S. and Cuba just started talks on compensation claims for expropriated property and damages. It's a promising moment for both ...

Cubans Fleeing Castro While They Can - Anna-Cat Brigida, Daily Beast

If Cubans try to float to the U.S., they’re sent back. So they take a great circle route overland that eventually funnels them across the Mexican border illegally....

Let's Bring Cuba Online - New York Times

Millions of Cuban citizens could have affordable access to the Internet in a matter of months. The only thing keeping the island in the digital Dark Ages is a lack of political wil...

The Sad Ballad of Cuban Emigres - Carlos Alberto Montaner, RealClearWorld

Nothing substantial has changed....

Misery Surges in Cuba - Washington Times

The Castro brothers crack down in the wake of the Obama wooing....

Another Media Valentine to Fidel - Glenn Garvin, Miami Herald

Mattthews was the first American reporter to turn to reverential mush in the presence of Castro — a biography of his life is titled The Man Who Invented Fidel — but far...

How Cuba Ties Gulliver Down - Carlos Alberto Montaner, RealClearWorld

Cuba 191, the United States, 2. That's called a diplomatic thrashing. One hundred and ninety-one countries voted at the United Nations in favor of a resolution introduced by Cuba a...

Cuba, Where Cab Drivers Earn More Than Doctors - Vox

In Cuba, cab drivers are the one percent...

How Cuba's Working Class Lives - Scott Beyer, National Review

Havana, Cuba — The story of Fidel Castro, and his 56-year Communist rule in Cuba, is often told at macro-level, marked by headline events such as his overthrow of the Batista...

Havana's Architectural Renaisssance - Mark Trevor Burrell, Miami Herald

Architects and engineers working with Spengler’s office and graduates from Cuba’s technical schools have restored hundreds of historic structures, designed and built new projec...

Castro Hates the Internet, So Cubans Created Their Own - J. Harris, Vox

A few years ago, some computer gamers based in Havana strung a small web of ethernet cables from house to house so they could play video games together. The network continued to gr...

Obama Just Doesn't Understand the Castros - C.A. Montaner, RCWorld

In his speech to the UN General Assembly, Cuban dictator Raul Castro attacked what he called the blockade, demanded the return to Cuba of the U.S. base at Guantanamo, and asked for...

The One-Sided U.S.-Cuba Relationship - Washington Post

SINCE DEC. 17, President Obama has been engaged in a sweeping overhaul of U.S.-Cuba relations at the heart of which are conciliatory gestures by Washington; more travel by dollar-s...

Francis Copies Obama's Cuba Mistake - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

This is deeply unfortunate. If, like the Obama administration, the Vatican is so determined to push forward with détente with one of the last vestiges of Communist tyranny o...

Why the U.S. Needs Cuba in Venezuela - Colin Reed, Ramen IR

In the worst case, consulting the Cubans on the issue would strengthen ties between the American and Cuban policy infrastructures, lending the benefit of Cuban experience and intel...

The Slow Shredding of the Cuban Embargo - Adam Chandler, The Atlantic

The Treasury Department announced a further easing of sanctions on Cuba....

For Cuba's Jews, a Rekindling of Faith - Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald

A few years ago, Adela Dworin noticed a tall stranger in a worn T-shirt looking around the Beth Shalom synagogue in Havana’s Vedado section....

Why North Korea Can't Be the Next Cuba - Sam Cho, The Diplomat

The U.S. has had diplomatic breakthroughs with Cuba and Iran. Don’t expect the same for North Korea anytime soon....

Baseball's Last Cuban Escapees - Sam Anderson, New York Times Magazine

For foreign baseball players hoping to make it in America, just about every conceivable journey — the 1,300 miles from Venezuela, the 5,000 miles from Japan, the 7,000 miles ...

The Bare Flagpoles of Havana - David Feith, Wall Street Journal

There was an odd sight over John Kerry’s shoulder as he stood in the Havana sun Friday. At a flagpole in front of him, U.S. Marines were raising the Stars and Stripes to mark the...

U.S.-Cuba Diplomacy: 4 Decades of Troubles - LeoGrande & Kornbluh, FP

For 38 years, the U.S. Interests Section was a flash point for controversy and a conduit for cooperation. Now that Cuba’s got a real embassy, can Havana and Washington talk l...

Kerry Failed to Act on Cuban Rights - Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Hld

Kerry’s trip to Havana didn’t break new ground on human rights even symbolically, and in effect hurt Cuba’s fledgling internal opposition by making it look irrele...

What Obama Pursuing in Iran & Cuba Isn't Peace - Kevin Williamson, NR

The list of countries designated by the United States as state sponsors of terrorism is a pretty exclusive club, a veritable Legion of Doom populated by the likes of North Korea an...

The Cars of the Cuban Trade Embargo - Elliot Grant, BBC

Two things have arguably shaped modern Cuba above all others - Fidel Castro and Washington's answer to him... its decades-long trade embargo. When US Secretary of State John Kerry ...

What Happens to Havana When American Tourists Arrive? - Atlantic

Old Havana, the historic district of Cuba’s capital, was founded by Spanish colonists in 1519. Its churches and fortresses carved from white limestone, Triangle Trade–e...

Hitchhiker's Guide To Cuba's Galaxy - Creede Newton, Daily Beast

Even thumbing a ride is government controlled in Castro-land, but people think that's been imposed on them by the U.S. embargo....

Growing Momentum to Repeal Cuban Embargo - New York Times

In 1962, the year Bob Dylan released his first album, Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose and Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, the American government began imposing an economic embar...

Cuba Hopes to Kickstart Offshore Oil & Gas Industry - A. Tully, Oil Price

Cuba is in the process of opening up its economy to foreign investment, a process that could accelerate following the recent thaw in relations between Havana and Washington. On Jul...

Cuba Should Follow the Singapore Model - Debora Spar, Foreign Policy

Fifty years ago Lee Kuan Yew turned a tiny rock in the sea into one of Asia’s strongest economies. Castro could do the same in the Caribbean....

Springtime for America's Enemies - Garry Kasparov, The Daily Beast

Keeping a firm grip on power is the only thing that matters in a dictatorship. The consequences of losing power in an authoritarian regime rarely involve peaceful retirement and a ...

U.S. Should Focus on Human Rights in Cuba - Washington Post

The opening of embassies upgraded the status of U.S. officials in Havana, who will now be full-fledged diplomats, with freedom to move around Cuba. Perhaps they should skip a diplo...

Cuba: New Beginning, Old Script - Miami Herald

It's a hopeful moment, but many Cuban-Americans and Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits remain skeptical about the new approach. They have yet to see tangible progress in d...

Cuba & America: End of an Estrangement - Jon Lee Anderson, New Yorker

The reëstablishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba on Monday puts a formal end to more than a half century of estrangement between the two countries. T...

Obama Saves Cuba's Relic of a Regime - Carlos Alberto Montaner, RCWorld

When Obama awakens from his sleep, the Cuban dictatorship, like the dinosaur in Monterroso's fable, will still sit by his bed, unperturbed and ferocious, very satisfied at having w...

Backlash to Obama's Cuban Thaw Begins - Noah Rothman, Commentary

Talk to any Beltway insider and they’ll tell you that President Barack Obama’s administration is on the right side of history in its quest to implement a thaw in relati...

Obama's Faustian Bargain With Cuba - Marco Rubio, New York Times

When President Obama announced the formal re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba last week, he criticized the supposed failures of United States policy toward Cuba, whi...

Obama's Cuba Policy Deserves a Cigar - Bloomberg View

President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that the U.S. will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and reopen an embassy in Havana amounts to "unconditional surrender," oppo...

Cuba's Own Napoleon III - Fabio Rafael Fiallo, RealClearWorld

Last week's commemorations of the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo brought to mind a satirical poem, The Expiation, written by Victor Hugo about the decline of Napoleon ...

The High Cost of Democracy in Cuba - Joshua Hersh, BuzzFeed

The Villa Marista prison in Havana is a complex of ornate, industrial-era buildings situated on the outskirts of the city. Before Fidel Castro came to power, in 1959, it was a Cath...

7 Ways Obama Is Selling Out Cuba - Carlos A. Montaner, RealClearWorld

The first warning is that the government of the Castro brothers' 2015 vision of the United States is exactly the same as it was when the guerrillas came to power in January 1959....

Cuba: Very Big Fuss Over Very Small Economy - A. Oppenheimer, MH

President Barack Obama’s historic normalization talks with Cuba have brought about a lot of excitement in business circles, and hardly a day goes by without new reports of U....

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