Information and Resources

  • Building a common, multilateral Cuba policy A white paper prepared by the Cuba Study Group in November 2005 that outlines the benefits, fundamental principles, objectives and need for a multilateral policy approach toward Cuba and how to assess its effectiveness. (136.5 KBs)
  • Enhancing U.S. policy toward Cuba: Building blocks for a transition A white paper prepared by the Cuba Study Group in March of 2006 which outlines a conditional engagement policy aimed at making change in Cuba more likely and substantive. The proposal conditions the reform of specific U.S. policies on substantive and permanent reforms by the Cuban regime which lead to greater freedoms and respect for human rights. (168.2 KBs)
  • Unleashing Micro-Economic Reforms in Cuba: Investing in Cubans Cuba Study Group white paper released September 12, 2006. (159.6 KBs)
  • The Cuban Enterprise Fund A Cuba Study Group proposal for the creation of a Cuban Enterprise Fund to assist in the development of private small and medium size businesses in Cuba through equity investments, loans, technical assistance, training, and other forms of assistance. (167.4 KBs)
  • Lifting Restrictions on Travel and Remittances to Cuba A December 2008 white paper release by the Cuba Study Group advocating for the unilateral lifting of all restrictions on travel and remittances to Cuba by U.S. nationals. (187.2 KBs)

Articles, Opinions, and Papers

May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
September 2017
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9/18/17 US to press concerns over incidents in meeting with Cubans
Josh Lederman, ABC News
March 2017
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3/5/17 Cuba has ‘largest pool of untapped IT talent in the Americas’
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
January 2017
December 2016
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12/4/16 Cuba tries to figure out political standing in Trump era
Patricia Mazzei and Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
November 2016
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11/1/16 Shore Up Security at Sea
Scott Savitz and Paul DeLuca, US News
September 2016
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9/26/16 A New Cuba
Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker
June 2016
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6/8/16 CSG Announces New Executive Director Files
Cuba Study Group
April 2016
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4/1/16 Advocacy group Engage Cuba hopes to end embargo, one state at a time
Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino
March 2016
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3/19/16 Influential Cuban-Americans Changed Stance on Embargo
Jose de Cordoba, The Wall Street Journal
3/18/16 Obama’s trip to Cuba provokes strong emotions
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
December 2015
October 2015
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10/31/15 The Cuba Study Group, the White House, and U.S. policy toward Cuba
Nora Gamez Torres, El Nuevo Herald
10/27/15 The Cuban-Americans behind the change in policy toward Cuba
Nora Gamez Torres, El Nuevo Herald
September 2015
August 2015
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8/14/15 Cuban chefs fire up the grills for fundraiser
WSVN
8/14/15 Cuban chefs get a taste of Miami restaurants on cultural exchange
Ben Crandell and Barbara Corbellini Duarte, Sun Sentinel
8/13/15 Challenges Posed by Cuba’s Labyrinthian System of Imports
Omar Everleny Perez Villanueva, From the Island
8/6/15 Miami Chefs Host Cuban Counterparts for Historic Exchange Program Files
Laine Doss, Miami New Times
8/4/15 CSG to Host Top Cuban Chefs in Miami for Exchanges with Local Chefs Files
Cuba Study Group
July 2015
May 2015
April 2015
January 2015
December 2014
October 2014
Date Title
10/17/14 How Business Can Change Cuba
Tim Padgett, Businessweek
September 2014
August 2014
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8/26/14 In Cuba, entrepreneurial spirits sparkle
Alan Gomez, USA Today
8/20/14 The Cuba Debate: Can Capitalist Rookies Thrive In A Communist Revolution?
Tim Padgett, WLRN
8/12/14 StartUp Cuba, one entrepreneur at a time
Fernando Gonzalez, Knight Foundation Blog
8/11/14 Cuba's Fledgling Entrepreneurs Visit Miami For Capitalist Consultation
Tim Padgett, WLRN
8/11/14 Cuban women say their businesses are doing well
Juan Tamayo, El Nuevo Herald
December 2013
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12/10/13 CSG Statement on the 20th Anniversary of Human Rights Day Files
Cuba Study Group
November 2013
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11/9/13 Statement in Reaction to President Obama's Statements on Cuba Policy Files
Cuba Study Group
11/7/13 Cuba — a path toward national healing
Ricardo Herrero, The Miami Herald
September 2013
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9/23/13 Statement regarding the passing of Oscar Espinosa Chepe
Cuba Study Group
February 2013
January 2013
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1/10/13 The growing minority: readings from the Cuban elections Files
Armando Chaguaceda y Dayrom Gil, From the Island
December 2012
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12/27/12 Getting Serious About Alan Gross
Ricardo Herrero, Huffington Post
12/20/12 Cuba's energy problem and oil in the Gulf of Mexico Files
Ricardo Torres Perez, From the Island
November 2012
October 2012
July 2012
June 2012
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6/12/12 Cuba Does Have Ideas, Projects and Actors for Its Future Files
Dagoberto Valdes, From the Island
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
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3/30/12 The Pope’s Historic Visit to Cuba
Tomas Bilbao, Americas Quarterly Blog
3/1/12 Issue #8: With pain but without glory
From the Island, Oscar Espinosa Chepe
February 2012
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2/1/12 Steps toward access to banking services for Cuba's non governmental sector
Pavel Vidal Alejandro, From the Island
December 2011
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12/16/11 Measure to roll back Obama rules on Cuba travel, sending money is dropped from spending bill
AP, The Washington Post
12/15/11 Supporters rally for U.S. travel to Cuba
Juan Tamayo, El Nuevo Herald
12/15/11 Issue #6: The Road of Patience
Lenier Gonzalez Mederos, From the Island
October 2011
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10/15/11 Statement on the passing of Laura Pollán
Cuba Study Group
10/3/11 The Catholic Church and the destiny of the Cuban nation
Roberto Veiga Gonzalez, From the Island
September 2011
August 2011
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8/29/11 Updating Cuba's Economic Model
Omar Everleny Perez Villanueva, From the Island
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
February 2011
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2/16/11 Report: Obama Has Authority to Ease Cuba Embargo
Latin American Herald Tribune
2/3/11 U.S. Policy Pushes Cuba into the Arms of our Adversaries
Tomas Bilbao, The Havana Note
2/2/11 Cuba & Remittances: Can the ‘Money in the Mail’ Drive Reform?
Josh Goldstein, Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
November 2010
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11/19/10 My friend, the Cuban Peter Pan
Simon Kuper, Financial Times
October 2010
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10/22/10 Miami group proposes micro loans and investment program
CubaStandard.com
September 2010
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9/28/10 Ease travel to Cuba, help spur reform
Carlos Saladrigas, Sun Sentinel
9/15/10 Cuba's Big Layoffs: What to Do with the Unemployed?
Tim Padgett, Time
August 2010
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8/1/10 Expand the modern tools of liberation
Carlos Saladrigas, Miami Herald
July 2010
June 2010
March 2010
February 2010
December 2009
August 2009
July 2009
April 2009
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December 2008
September 2008
December 2007
November 2007
August 2007
June 2007
January 2007
Date Title
1/20/07 Waiting game
December 2006
September 2006

Position Papers

Empowering the Cuban People through Technology:

paper_sm_empoweringRecommendations for Private and Public Sector Leaders... Download the CSG position paper

Lifting Restrictions on Travel and Remittances to Cuba

paper small lifting1A white paper prepared by the Cuba Study Group in November 2005 that outlines the benefits, fundamental principles, objectives and need for a multilateral policy approach toward Cuba and how to assess its effectiveness. Download the CSG position paper

Enhancing U.S. policy toward Cuba: Building blocks for a transition

papers small enhancing 1A white paper prepared by the Cuba Study Group in March of 2006 which outlines a conditional engagement policy aimed at making change in Cuba more likely and substantive. The proposal conditions the reform of specific U.S. policies on substantive and permanent reforms by the Cuban regime which lead to greater freedoms and respect for human rights. Download the CSG position paper

Unleashing Microeconomic Reforms: Investing in Cubans

papers small unleashing1The Cuba Study Group's September 2006 White Paper outlining its initiative to unleash micro-economic reforms in Cuba and offer million in micro-credits to entrepreneurs in Cuba. Download the CSG position paper

Building a common, multilateral Cuba policy

papers small building1A white paper prepared by the Cuba Study Group in November 2005 that outlines the benefits, fundamental principles, objectives and need for a multilateral policy approach toward Cuba and how to assess its effectiveness. Download the CSG position paper

The Cuban Enterprise Fund

papers small enterprise1A Cuba Study Group proposal for the creation of a Cuban Enterprise Fund to assist in the development of private small and medium size businesses in Cuba through equity investments, loans, technical assistance, training, and other forms of assistance. Download the CSG position paper