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”
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).
The Cuban people have, in their living memory, the outstanding patriotism, the unquestionable firmness and the fruitful abnegation of our beloved Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y del Castillo, Cuba’s independence hero and legitimately recognized as the Father of the Nation.
Washington, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The City Council of Chicago, Illinois, unanimously approved a resolution calling on the US government to lift the economic blockade against Cuba, diplomatic sources informed on Thursday.In that way, the city became the eighteenth to adopt a document of this type, and since 2016, a total of 28 resolutions wereContinue reading “US Chicago’s Council calls for the lifting of blockade against Cuba”
Washington, February 15 (RHC)– Despite the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S.-based Cuba solidarity organization Pastors for Peace plans to take a delegation to the island next July, the organization announced in a statement. Cuba is cautiously open to receiving foreign visitors. In the United States, the Covid-19 crisis is deepening. Still, we anticipateContinue reading “Pastors for Peace plans new caravan to Cuba”
February 12, 2021 Former Belizean Prime Minister Said Musa has written to U.S. President Joe Biden in respect to Cuba. Musa tells President Biden that removing the recent designation and lifting the embargo will be acts of justice benefiting Cuba, the U.S.A. and the region. Musa says that the recent action taken on January 11Continue reading “Former Prime Minister Said Musa Asks U.S. President to Remove Designation and Lift Embargo on Cuba”
By Jenny Larsen / February 8, 2021 The Cuban government recently announced that its Sovereign II COVID-19 vaccine will soon enter phase III of trials, bringing the country one step closer to producing Latin America’s first vaccine against the virus. Far from being a success overnight, Cuba’s ability to develop a vaccine is the resultContinue reading “Long-term support for biotechnology in Cuba results in promising COVID-19 vaccines”