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

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

What is Cuba, Inc?

What is Cuba, Inc?

By the Cuba Journal staff Philippe Pouletty had a proposal for a vaccine to treat chronic Hepatitis B. His idea was to work with the Cuban government to float a company on Euronext, with the government as shareholder, according to Reuters. But it’s a little too soon for these kind of “capitalist proposals,” as Pouletty … Read more

US House of Representatives Votes to Maintain Cuba Travel Restrictions

US House of Representatives Votes to Maintain Cuba Travel Restrictions

By the Cuba Journal staff The United States House of Representatives has voted to retain restrictions on travel to Cuba by US citizens. The House voted 247-176 to retain the restrictions, which was included in a bill involving transportation funding. According to a report in the Telegraph, the provision “would block new rules issued in … Read more