Obama Declares “Whole-of-Government” Approach to Cuba, Irreversible Actions

Obama Declares “Whole-of-Government” Approach to Cuba, Irreversible Actions

U.S. President Obama made a significant statement today about the U.S. government’s approach to Cuba as well a further loosening of Embargo restrictions. Here is the President’s statement: Today, I approved a Presidential Policy Directive that takes another major step forward in our efforts to normalize relations with Cuba. This Directive takes a comprehensive and … Read more

Josefina Vidal Reflects on Building Blocks for Relationship with U.S.

Josefina Vidal Reflects on Building Blocks for Relationship with U.S.

The first round of talks between the US and Cuba began in January 2015, thirteen months after President Obama announced the normalization of relations. Leading talks and representing Cuba was Josefina Vidal, general director of Cuba’s U.S. Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since then, she has been at the table, negotiating and constructing … Read more

US, Cuba Reopening Embassies, Reestablishing Diplomatic Relations

Above: US President Barack Obama makes the announcement By the Cuba Journal staff The United States and Cuba have decided to reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies, US President Barack Obama announced Wednesday. The move was confirmed in a letter from Obama to Cuba President Raul Castro. “This is an important step forward in … Read more