Category Archives: U.S./Cuba Relations

Closing Guantanamo Bay

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  Guantanamo Bay is an American military base located in Cuba. The United States has  had control of this southeastern area of Cuba since 1903 under conditions of the Cuban-American Treaty. Today, Guantanamo Bay hosts an American naval base and a detention facility. This facility holds prisoners who have committed especially dangerous and heinous crimes. The […]

What They Have… What We Want

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This morning, an article in the Chicago Tribune explained why American and other foreign investors are preparing to send their business over to Cuba. This article informs us that Cuba, although a small island, has vast business opportunities. The article explains that Cuba has ” mineral deposits, a developed biotech industry, ports close to the U.S., and gorgeous […]

Sharing the Environment

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This past Wednesday, the United States and Cuba signed their first environmental agreement since the continuation of cordial relations. Discussed in an article on the WUSF website, the agreement signed is to protect the marine life in those few miles between the U.S. and Cuban borders. Cuba’s marine system at the moment is untouched and […]

Senator Rubio is Against New Relationship

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In an article written in the Tampa Bay Times, writer Julie Pace discusses presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s distaste for the new diplomacy with Cuba.  Quoted in the article,Marco Rubio explains that he does not believe easing restrictions with Cuba is beneficial for the country because they are still oppressed by a communist government who treats […]

Growing Business Opportunities in Cuba for U.S. Businesses

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The renewal of diplomatic relations with Cuban has also influenced an increase in some business opportunities in Cuba for U.S. businesses. This past weekend Havana, Cuba hosted a trade fair which included businesses from around the world including the United States. American business is essential for the Cuban’s failing economy, who is struggling to even […]

Growing Business Opportunities in Cuba for U.S. Businesses

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The renewal of diplomatic relations with Cuban has also influenced an increase in some business opportunities in Cuba for U.S. businesses. This past weekend Havana, Cuba hosted a trade fair which included businesses from around the world including the United States. American business is essential for the Cuban’s failing economy, who is struggling to even […]

Problems with Cuban Migration

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According to the “wet foot, dry foot policy”, created under an adjustment to the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act, Cubans immigrating to the U.S. who are caught in the water are returned to Cuba, but the ones who make it to the U.S. shore are allowed to stay in the United States. However, some Cubans fear […]

Problems with Cuban Migration

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According to the “wet foot, dry foot policy”, created under an adjustment to the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act, Cubans immigrating to the U.S. who are caught in the water are returned to Cuba, but the ones who make it to the U.S. shore are allowed to stay in the United States. However, some Cubans fear […]

Cuba Gets Blessed✞

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On September 18, 2015 Pope Francis made a historic visit to Cuba. An article from the website Catholic Onine explains what the visit meant not only for the people and government for Cuba, but also the underlying implications for U.S. Cuba relations. The article explains that the Pope visited Cuba to bring with him the virtues […]

Friends Again?

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It is no secret that Cuban and United States governments have shared a mutual hostility dating back to the days of the Cold War. However, as of last year, steps have been made towards restoration full diplomatic relations. The various steps taken for this restoration include: both countries exchanging political prisoners, easing travel and trade […]