Two years ago today, President Obama announced that the United States and Cuba would begin normalizing relations after nearly six decades of hostility. 

As someone who fled Castro’s Cuba at a young age, and as a Republican who served in the administration of President George W. Bush, I was skeptical of this diplomatic opening. But I decided that it was worth giving the Administration’s new approach a chance to work.



Recent Articles

Date Title
12/28/16 Raul Castro pushes Cuba to welcome more foreign investment
Andrea Torres, Local 10
12/27/16 Cuba says economy shrank this year in tandem with Venezuela crisis
Sarah Marsh and Marc Frank, Reuters
12/27/16 Why Cuba's Muslim Population is Growing
Lucy Westcott, Newsweek
12/27/16 Cuba Bans Naming Statues Or Public Places After Fidel Castro
Reuters, Huffington Post
12/26/16 Cuban President Raul Castro Faces Deep Problems in 2017
Andrew Rodriguez, ABC News
12/26/16 AP's regional offices return to Cuba
Joe Uchill, The Hill
12/21/16 Scott urges Castro to bring freedom, democracy to Cuba
Peter Burke, WPLG
12/21/16 Current Record
12/19/16 The Cuban rum industry is booming
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
12/19/16 Doing Business in a Post-Fidel Cuba
Pablo González AlonsoAlec Lee, Harvard Business Review
12/19/16 Cuba announces home internet trial scheme in Havana
BBC
12/18/16 Was vote by Miami’s Cuban community a referendum on Obama’s policy?
Mary Ellen Klas and Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald
12/18/16 Reversing Cuba policy seen as a punch in the gut to Latin America
Franco Ordoñez, Miami Herald
12/18/16 American attorney defending Cuban dissident artist arrested, foundation says
Alex Harris, Miami Herald
12/15/16 U.S., Cuba explore renewable energy options
Daniel J. Graeber, UPI
12/15/16 On 2nd anniversary, Cubans race to sign U.S. contracts to secure opening
Alan Gomez, USA Today
12/15/16 Cuba wants to pay off some of its Cold War debt in rum
Ishaan Tharoor
12/15/16 Trump a big question mark for people in Cuba
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
12/14/16 White House hopes Cuba policy too 'irreversible' for Trump to turn back
Reuters, CBC
12/14/16 Cuba and Venezuela’s Ties of Solidarity Fray
Anatoly Kurmanaev, Wall Street Journal
12/14/16 Cuba Gets Back in Action as Big Film Shoots Return
Elaine Diaz, Variety
12/13/16 Cuba: Island of Baseball: Documentary focuses on risk, reward of Cuban defectors
Jorge L. Ortiz, USA Today
12/13/16 Cuba, in Clothes
Chavie Lieber, Racked
12/12/16 Google, Cuba Sign Allowing Faster Access to Company's Data
Michael Weissenstein, ABC News
12/12/16 Trump Presidency ‘Will Not Affect in Any Way’ Relations Between EU and Cuba
Lawrence Norman, Wall Street Journal
12/11/16 Powerful anti-embargo Cuban Americans split over how close is too close to Castro regime
Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald
12/11/16 Google said to reach agreement with cuba for expanded service
The Guardian
12/8/16 Cuba’s Surge in Tourism Keeps Food Off Residents’ Plates
Azam Ahmed, New York Times
12/8/16 Make space at Havana Harbor: Pearl Seas Cruises joins the cruise frenzy to Cuba
Chabeli Herrera, Miami Herald
12/7/16 Businessman Trump urged to keep U.S.-Cuba detente going
Matt Spetalnick and Patricia Zengerle, Reuters
12/7/16 Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines Launch Cuba Service
Justin Bachman and Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg
12/7/16 Will doors close on travel to Cuba?
Christopher Muther, Boston Globe
12/6/16 Cuban oil program accelerating
Daniel J. Graeber, UPI
12/6/16 Cuba, U.S. to discuss detente in wake of Trump election
Sarah Marsh and Matt Spetalnick, Reuters
12/5/16 "Raúl Castro at Fidel’s final homage: ‘We vow to defend the homeland and socialism’"
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
12/5/16 Dissident artist jailed in Cuba beaten and fed sedative-laced food, family says
Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News
12/4/16 Cuba tries to figure out political standing in Trump era
Patricia Mazzei and Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
12/4/16 Fidel Castro Laid to Rest in Cuba, Ending Nine Days of Mourning
Reuters, Fortune
12/1/16 The case for continued US-Cuba engagement
Alana Tummino, CNN
12/1/16 American Airlines Cutting Number of Flights to Cuba After Weak Demand
NBC