Politics & Embargo


“Wet foot dry foot” ends.

As of Thursday January 12, 2017 the US administration has repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived...


“Wet foot dry foot” ends.

As of Thursday January 12, 2017 the US administration has repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived... Read more


Artisanal charcoal – first legal Cuban export to the United States

Artisanal charcoal will become the first legal Cuban export to the United States in decades under a deal between Cuba’s government and... Read more


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Havana

Justin Trudeau visits Havana 40 years after his father Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s historic state visit in 1976 Read more

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was on the inaugural flight between Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Santa Clara, Cuba.

Jet Blue Lands in Santa Clara

First regular flight from the US to Cuba in over 50 years The first direct commercial flight between the US and Cuba... Read more


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Cuba to Eliminate Tax on US Dollar

the Cuban government announced today that it will eliminate its 10% tax on the use of the US dollar on the island Read more

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With Obama visit, Americans can now travel to Cuba

the tourism ban enshrined in the embargo has barred individuals from traveling there on their own will be removed under the March 15, 2016 revisions. Read more

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It’s Official: US-Cuba Reopen Embassies after 54 Years

As the clock struck midnight on Monday morning the United States and Cuba resumed diplomatic relations after more than 54 years of... Read more


Cuban Revelations now available in paperback

As a U.S.-born journalist who has called Havana home for almost a quarter century, Marc Frank has observed in person the best... Read more


Conan O’Brien visits Cuba

O’Brien’s visit was the first for a late-night talk show host in nearly half a century. Read more

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USA – Frequently Asked Questions Related to Cuba

This document is explanatory only, does not have the force of law, and does not supplement or modify the Executive Orders, statutes, or regulations relating to Cuba. Where specific questions arise about applicability, scope, impact, or any other aspects of these sanctions, it is the responsibility of individuals or entities seeking guidance to review the relevant statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders, and, if appropriate, consult with legal counsel. Read more

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Business and Cuba: positive developments

The recent announcement by both the U.S. and Cuba that they intend to normalize their diplomatic relationship has been positively received by investors Read more

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Cuba-USA Begin Talks on Jan. 21 to Normalize Relations

The governments of the United States and Cuba will begin in Havana on January 21, a dialogue for the normalization of diplomatic... Read more


Commercial Advertising at Cuban Stadiums

This photograph was published in the website of Cuba’s radio broadcaster COCO. It was taken by photographer Reinier Batista, and it is... Read more

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Panama foreign minister invites Raul Castro to Americas Summit

Panamanian Foreign Minister and Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo on Thursday invited Cuban President Raul Castro to next year’s America’s Summit,... Read more

Cuban Revelations by Marc Frank

Cuban Revelations – new book with great insight into Cuba

Cuban Revelations is published in the USA by University Press of Florida. The book or e-book is available through amazon.com, amazon.ca, barnesandnoble.com and via many retail bookstores. Read more

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Cuba moves towards ditching two-tier currency

Cuba has approved a plan to gradually eliminate its dual monetary system as part of reforms aimed at improving the country's economic performance Read more

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Cuba's Medical Diplomacy ¡Salud!

Doctors for export; altruism; humanism; or plain old politics; whatever you call it, Cuba's massive international health program helps the bottom billion.... Read more