Republic of Congo Hopes to Increase Training of Medical Students in Cuba

Republic of Congo Hopes to Increase Training of Medical Students in Cuba

In a trip intended to strengthen ties, representatives from the Democratic Republic of the Congo this week expressed an interest in increasing the number of Congolese young people studying and receiving medical training in Cuba. A group of 850 Congolese students accompanied the Congolese delegation that included the Congolese Ambassador to Cuba who began their … Read more

Obama Administration Suggests Further Easing of Embargo

Reuters has reported that Obama could further relax the U.S. trade embargo of Cuba.  A senior State Department official said on Tuesday that Washington would not first demand human rights progress from Havana. “We are making progress. We are making regulatory changes. We’ll make more,” said David Thorne, a senior adviser to Secretary of State … Read more

How JFK Acquired Cuban Cigars After Bay of Pigs Disaster

How JFK Acquired Cuban Cigars After Bay of Pigs Disaster

by Cuba Journal staff In early 1962, President John F. Kennedy called his press secretary, Pierre Salinger, into his office to discuss an urgent matter. “I really need some help,” said Kennedy. “What do you want, Mr. President?” Salinger replied. “I need some cigars,” JFK replied. “Fine,” Salinger answered. “How many do you need?” “A … Read more

Why There’s Big Potential for US-Cuba Trade in This Sector

Why There’s Big Potential for US-Cuba Trade in This Sector

By the Cuba Journal staff As relations between the United States and Cuba continue to show signs of improvement, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a report expressing the potential for mutually beneficial agricultural trade and resultant economic growth. The report points to the benefits of the resumption of normalized economic relations with Cuba, … Read more

Guantanamo Bay’s Epic History and Uncertain Future

Guantanamo Bay’s Epic History and Uncertain Future

Guantanamo Bay Naval Station (GTMO), the oldest overseas US navy base, is at the top of Cuba’s list of matters to resolve as US-Cuba negotiators try to normalize diplomatic relations. The 45-square-mile outpost symbolized America’s resolve to oppose Soviet intrusion in our hemisphere – and more recently serves as a modern haven for mysterious methods … Read more