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Cuba-USA

Declaration by Army General Raúl Castro

Declaration by Army General Raúl Castro

Declaration by Army General Raúl Castro on the ocassion of the first anniversary of the announcements made on December 17, 2014, regarding the decision to restablish diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States

Confluences: Trips that took years

Confluences: Trips that took years

Not all but some of those who arrived two weeks ago are no longer the same. Cuba is not the same anymore. And neither are we, say two DePaul University students who recently visited the island.

Cuba’s warming relations with the US may undermine its agroecological city farms

Cuba’s warming relations with the US may undermine its agroecological city farms

Cuba is a global exemplar of organic, agroecological farming, taking place on broad swathes of land in and around its cities, write Julia Wright & Emily Morris. These farms cover 14% of the country’s agricultural land, employ 350,000 people, and produce half the country’s fruit and vegetables. But can they survive exposure to US agribusiness?

Cuba’s status gives Global Links hope for new medical exchanges

Cuba’s status gives Global Links hope for new medical exchanges

Throughout the last two decades of the embargo, Global Links has established a conduit of supplies reclaimed from hospitals in Pittsburgh, Maryland and Virginia.

How the battle over Elián González helped change U.S. Cuba policy

How the battle over Elián González helped change U.S. Cuba policy

Polls after Elián showed growing Cuban-American support for changes in Washington’s Cuba policy. And that’s played a large role – maybe the largest role – in bringing us where we are now: President Obama’s historic normalization of relations with Cuba, which were severed in 1961.

Lifting the embargo on Cuba: Why we need to act now

Lifting the embargo on Cuba: Why we need to act now

Virtually every U.S.-Cuban policy expert and political analyst knows that sooner or later the embargo will be consigned to history. But the operative words are “sooner or later.”

Cuba’s rum gets boost from tourism while awaiting US entry

Cuba’s rum gets boost from tourism while awaiting US entry

The Parisian distiller Pernod Ricard is toasting the thaw in US-Cuba relations.

Cuba wants clean energy. Can the U.S. deliver?

Cuba wants clean energy. Can the U.S. deliver?

The United States is the dominant energy provider in the Caribbean and has more renewable energy expertise than almost anyone. Is Cuba its next partner?

An Alabama tractor company wants to set up shop in Cuba, if only Washington will let it

An Alabama tractor company wants to set up shop in Cuba, if only Washington will let it

Two U.S. businessmen are trying to become the first Americans to set up a manufacturing operation in Cuba in more than half a century, with plans to build inexpensive tractors on the island for sale to local farmers.

A Republican case for Obama’s Cuba policy

A Republican case for Obama’s Cuba policy

America must look to the future instead — and pursue this opportunity to assist Cubans in building a new economy. There is a lot of work to do, and progress will be slow. However, the business community and my fellow Cuban-Americans and Republicans should not ignore the possibilities ahead.

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