The U.S. Senate ground to a halt last week, and Cuba was the culprit.

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Recent Articles

Date Title
4/30/18 The Man Who Saved Havana
Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian Magazine
4/29/18 Cuba diversifies key government posts with somewhat younger but loyal leadership
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
4/25/18 Sharp decline in U.S. travel to Cuba spurs overall drop in tourism for the island
Carmen Sesin, NBC News
4/24/18 Current Record
4/24/18 Cuba sees 2018 nickel plus cobalt output topping 50,000 tonnes
Marc Frank, Reuters
4/23/18 Yes, Americans Can Still Travel To Cuba
Alexandra Talty, Forbes
4/22/18 President Trump should engage Cuba’s new president, not leave policy to Marco Rubio
Fabiola Santiago, Miami Herald
4/22/18 Where are the Castro kids? The next generation of the Cuban dynasty lies low.
Adam Taylor, Washington Post
4/22/18 Cubans Doubt a Change at the Top Will Bring Change at the Bottom
Azam Ahmed, New York Times
4/19/18 Notas sobre un traspaso
Alejandro Armengol, Cubaencuentro
4/19/18 Cuba's new president is the first non-Castro in 42 years. How much power will he have?
Mimi Whitefield and Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
4/19/18 Cuba heads toward a post-Castro future, with or without Trump
Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post
4/19/18 Cuba after the Castros
Michael Bustamante, Washington Post
4/17/18 Trump's Cuba rollback leaves U.S. out in the cold for island's future
Alan Gomez, USA Today
4/17/18 FBI making 'a lot of progress' in finding answers on health attacks in Cuba
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
4/17/18 Statement on Cuba's Historic Leadership Transition Files
Cuba Study Group
4/16/18 Who is Miguel Díaz-Canel, Cuba's likely new president? A look from those who know him
Carmen Sesin and Orlando Matos, NBC News
4/16/18 Cuba to Start Historic Transition a Day Earlier
AP, U.S. News and World Report
4/16/18 The Dangers of U.S. Withdrawal from a Post-Castro Cuba
Gabrielle Jorgensen, Engage Cuba
4/16/18 CSG Published White Paper on the Challenges Cuba Will Face Following its 2018 Leadership Transition Files
4/15/18 OAS secretary general: 'We cannot allow the Cuban people to continue to be oppressed'
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
4/15/18 Washington and Cuba butt heads over Venezuela at heated Americas summit
Jim Wyss, Miami Herald
4/12/18 New series documents the challenges of private startup enterprises in Cuba
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
4/12/18 Cuba and Venezuela delegations disrupt civil society summit in Peru
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
4/12/18 Latin America leaders urge summit participants to reject Cuba's next handpicked ruler
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
4/12/18 Think you can do business in post-Castro Cuba? Sorry, but it'll still be tricky
Rick Jervis, USA Today
4/12/18 The US has fallen silent over its sonic attack theory in Cuba
Anhana Ahuja, Financial Times
4/12/18 Pompeo says embassy in Cuba should represent 'finest of American diplomacy'
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
4/10/18 U.S. condemns Cuba for keeping dissidents away from Peru summit
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
4/9/18 Raúl Castro’s Unfinished Legacy in Cuba
William M. LeoGrande, Americas Quarterly
4/8/18 Cuba, once bustling with heavy-spending Americans, sees steep decline in U.S. travelers
Rick Jervis, USA Today
4/8/18 U.S. Embassy in Cuba: Diplomatic population 10
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
4/8/18 Cuba desperately needs to reform currency system, but timing couldn’t be worse
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald