Obama Hints at Cuba Visit – Again

For the second time in less than a month, President Obama has indicated conditions under which he desires to travel to Cuba. In a statement today by U.S. deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, The White House will decide in the next couple months about a potential trip by President Obama to Cuba. Rhodes said … Read more

Obama May Visit Cuba in 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama may visit Cuba in 2016, under certain conditions. In an interview with Yahoo! News, Obama indicated he has told the Castros that, despite the historic re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries earlier this year, he is unlikely to visit the Communist island nation before he leaves office without “progress.” … 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