Cuba

The U.S. Congress should help the policy change happen.

Cue the House of Cards metaphors. On February 9, Netflix announced via Twitter its release of content in Cuba.

The gradual easing of commercial, economic and social sanctions can only send the right signals to Cuba and the rest of Latin America—that change is on the way.

Cuba released 65-year-old former U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contractor Alan Gross from prison today on humanitarian grounds, paving the way for normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

Portraits and essays of the island's emerging leadership generation.

If there are two things that inspire me it’s a ramped up, over-the-top, scurrilous AP story about democracy promotion and a Broadway musical--especially a Rodgers and Hammerstein production. 

While USAID programs in Cuba have unfortunately been wrapped up in an utterly unproductive, unprecedented and politically clumsy policy, they are still within the normal scope of traditional democracy programs.

This week’s top stories: USAID is accused of running a secret program in Cuba; Mexican energy reform passes in the lower house; U.S. Republicans pass immigration bills before recess; the value of the Argentine peso drops over debt woes; a bridge in Montería, Colombia collapses.

Chinese President Xi Jinping kicked off a two-day tour of Cuba last night, stirring hopes that the China will invest heavily in Cuba’s developing economy.

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