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Russian politologist: Trump will surely squeeze Cuba

Russian politologist: Trump will surely squeeze Cuba

President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse the political thaw initiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama, could ultimately lead to the imposition of new economic sanctions against Cuba, according to renowned Russian politologist, Andrei Sidorov.

With Ros-Lehtinen retiring, the anti-embargo side has reason to celebrate

With Ros-Lehtinen retiring, the anti-embargo side has reason to celebrate

The surprise announcement that Republican representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen would not run for re-election is welcome news for those who are looking for something positive in the stalled normalization process under the Trump administration.

Who will learn the most from Obama’s trip to Cuba?

Who will learn the most from Obama’s trip to Cuba?

Obama’s trip might provide an opportunity for him and all Americans to be challenged on their misperceptions of this fascinating island. It is the citizens of Cuba who may end up changing Obama and American attitudes, much more than the other way around.

New amendments are limited and hard to apply

New amendments are limited and hard to apply

With great hoopla, the government of the United States has just announced new amendments to the restrictions of trade with Cuba. Some consider that these measures constitute a “giant” step in the process of normalization of relations between the two countries.

Cuba and the United States facing 2016

Cuba and the United States facing 2016

This will be an election year in the United States and every political act will be seen through the prism of electoral convenience. The topic of Cuba does not escape this conditioning, especially in terms of Washington’s actions regarding the advancement of relations between the two countries.

Long and contentious history stands in the way of normalization

Long and contentious history stands in the way of normalization

Until the divergent perspectives between the U.S. and Cuba are placed in their proper historical context, negotiations for the future of normalization will remain elusive, complicated and needlessly problematic.

‘Cuba-U.S.: A historic thaw’

‘Cuba-U.S.: A historic thaw’

Editorial published Saturday (Aug. 15) in the Mexican newspaper La Jornada, as translated by Progreso Weekly.

Havana Club at the gates of the U.S. market

Havana Club at the gates of the U.S. market

Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne, the French director general of Havana Club International, producer of Cuban rum, has “great hopes now that there’s a new situation between the two countries.”

Cuban-Americans support ending embargo against Cuba

Cuban-Americans support ending embargo against Cuba

The portion of Cuban-Americans who support the Obama administration’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba now stands at 51 percent, with 40 percent opposed, according to research to be released Wednesday.

US Supreme Court hands Cuba a victory over its cigars

US Supreme Court hands Cuba a victory over its cigars

The US Supreme Court declined to intervene in a long-running battle between a US and Cuban company over the Cohiba cigar trademark. By refusing to hear an appeal, the country’s highest court leaves intact a ruling in favor of the Cuban firm.

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