Here’s What Trump’s White House Chief Of Staff Said About Guantánamo Base In Cuba

Here’s What Trump’s White House Chief Of Staff Said About Guantánamo Base In Cuba

It appears the new White House Chief of Staff may have some ideas about Cuba that contradict President Trump’s policy towards the island nation. U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice for White House chief of staff, retired Marine General John Kelly, was one of the military’s longest-serving commanders before Trump named him secretary for the Department … 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

Trump’s Cuba Negotiator Has Ties to the Island Nation

Trump’s Cuba Negotiator Has Ties to the Island Nation

In December, Trump announced that Jason Greenblatt will be his “special representative for international negotiations.” He is believed to be Trump’s negotiator for all matters Cuba. Greenblatt has worked with Trump as the executive vice president and chief legal officer for all of the president’s businesses for at least the past two decades. Greenblatt said … Read more

Why Trump Has More in Common with Cuba Than He’s Likely to Admit

Why Trump Has More in Common with Cuba Than He’s Likely to Admit

President-elect Trump has recently stated his dissatisfaction with the detente between the U.S. and Cuba. His campaign focused on the plight of U.S. middle-class workers unemployed due to a supposed exodus of companies seeking lower labor costs outside the U.S. In an apparent contradiction to his convictions, the U.S Labor Department recently awarded Trump approval … Read more

Trump May Find Resistance in Hard-line Policy with Cuba

Trump May Find Resistance in Hard-line Policy with Cuba

President Obama’s use of executive authority to re-engage with Cuba means that same authority can be swiftly used by President-elect Trump to unravel the two years of detente between the two nations after Trump’s inauguration. But experts say Trump most likely will face tough resistance and challenges. “He could break diplomatic relations on his first … Read more

Trump’s Cuba Rhetoric Sharpens Ahead of Castro Funeral

Trump’s Cuba Rhetoric Sharpens Ahead of Castro Funeral

President Barack Obama proudly hailed the opening of U.S. ties with Cuba after 50 years of hostility and reacted diplomatically to the death of former President Fidel Castro, expressing condolences to his family. President-elect Donald Trump has criticized Obama’s Cuba policies, and released a toughly worded statement calling Fidel Castro a brutal dictator. The differences … Read more