EU Members Embrace Cuba, Call for Embargo’s End

EU Members Embrace Cuba, Call for Embargo’s End

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini signed an agreement in Havana on Friday to normalize relations. The new agreement replaces a policy adopted by 28-member bloc 20 years ago that pushed for changes to Cuba’s communist political system. “The message we pass to Cuban authorities,” Mogherini said, “is that … Read more

Washington Announces Further Loosening to Cuban Embargo

Washington Announces Further Loosening to Cuban Embargo

Washington announced today further loosening of air travel and export financing restrictions related to Cuba. The amendments, “will remove restrictions on payment and financing terms for authorized exports and re-exports to Cuba of items other than agricultural items or commodities,” according to a statement from the Treasury and Commerce Departments. “Today’s amendments to the Cuban … Read more

CubamaCare Gets Another Injection

A senior aide to President Barack Obama said yesterday that the US may end a program that encourages Cuban doctors and nurses on overseas assignments to defect. Started under President George Bush in 2006, The Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program targets Cuba’s doctors, nurses and other medical professionals abroad. The export of Cuba’s medical personnel … Read more