Cubans’ Embrace Of Baseball Is About Culture And Opportunity

Cubans’ Embrace Of Baseball Is About Culture And Opportunity

Cuban baseball players’ contributions to the U.S. major league baseball (MLB) defies explanation. The island nation’s phenomenal success in baseball starts for Cubans at an early age. In Havana, atop roofs and through chain-linked fences, a dozen spectators – half of them mothers – typically gather to watch and cheer as their young boys, mostly … Read more

Visiting U.S. Senators Express Support for Engagement with Cuba

Visiting U.S. Senators Express Support for Engagement with Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro on Tuesday met a delegation of US Congressmen led by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss) who were visiting Cuba. Judging by comments expressed by the congressional delegation, Castro appears to want to continue working on improved ties with Washington despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to reverse direction. … Read more

U.S.-Cuba Relations: Cooperation At Sea

U.S.-Cuba Relations: Cooperation At Sea

Navigating the rough diplomatic waters between the U.S. and Cuba has gotten easier since Obama and Castro established diplomatic relation in 2015, but the actual sea that separates the two nations has been a long-standing source of cooperation. Maritime Navigation Officials from Cuba’s charting agency traveled to Maryland and met with National Ocean Service representatives … Read more

A Definition of the U.S. Embargo Against Cuba

A Definition of the U.S. Embargo Against Cuba

Since the 1960s, the U.S. has maintained an embargo against Cuba through various laws, regulations, and presidential proclamations that restricts trade, travel, and financial transactions. Key legislation related to the embargo includes the following: • Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917 (TWEA). TWEA granted the President broad authority to impose embargoes on foreign countries … Read more