The U.S. blockade against Cuba is the most harsh and prolonged system of unilateral coercive sanctions in history
The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the government of the United States of America against Cuba for almost six decades is the main obstacle to their development and to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Progressive and moderate Cuban Americans sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden on January 12 requesting an end to the blockade and re-establish the policies of engagement with the island that he initiated in 2014 in the President Barack Obama administration.
March 17, 2021 For more than half a century, the United States has imposed a labyrinth of punishing economic sanctions on Cuba, an impoverished island of 11 million people, in an attempt to pressure its government to hold democratic elections. I certainly share the goal of democracy, but Cuba is no closer to free andContinue reading “Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy: The United States And Cuba”
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Cuba and the United States have quite a curious-in fact, unique- status in international relations. There is no similar case of such a sustained assault by one power against another-in this case the greatest superpower against a poor, Third World country-for 40 years of terror and economic warfare
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Cambridge City Councillor Patricia Nolan will introduce a Policy Order calling for re-engagement with Cuba and an end to the U.S. embargo.
The Cambridge City Council, in the US state of Massachusetts, has submitted for approval a Policy Order calling on the US Government to end the economic blockade against Cuba. Cambridge City is the 19th American city to discuss such a document. In total, 28 resolutions have been passed since 2016 that also include state legislatures andContinue reading “Cambridge City Councillor Patricia Nolan will introduce a Policy Order calling for re-engagement with Cuba and an end to the U.S. embargo.”
President Barack Obama intended to make his opening to Cuba “irreversible” before he left office. This chapter examines the state of relations at the end of the Obama administration; what was accomplished and what remained to be done. It then describes the transition to President Donald Trump’s new policy, tracing what he said during the campaign; the debate over Cuba inside the administration; and the initial policy steps taken in the first six months of the administration. Finally, it analyzes the political forces that prevented Trump from fully reversing Obama’s policy.
By Robert L. Muse / March 2, 2021 This article is the second in a two-part series on Cuba’s redesignation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism written by Robert L. Muse, a lawyer in private practice in Washington, D.C. who has written widely and testified on U.S. laws relating to Cuba before the U.S. SenateContinue reading “Part 2: The unlawful basis for Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism”
This article is the first in a two-part series on Cuba’s redesignation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism written by Robert L. Muse, a lawyer in private practice in Washington, D.C. who has written widely and testified on U.S. laws relating to Cuba before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives; the Canadian House of Commons; the U.S. International Trade Commission; and the External Economic Relations Committee of the European Parliament (Brussels).