Archive for the ‘CDA in the news’ Category

April 15, 2014 |

SARAH STEPHENS: USAID’s Twitter Trojan Horse

More than a week after the story broke, why are we still talking about USAID and the Cuban Twitter scandal? Why has it struck such a chord? Think about the Elián González saga from fifteen years ago. He was the six year old boy plucked from the ocean after the… read more »

March 28, 2014 |

It turns out Cuba actually needs the rest of the world

Roberto A. Ferdman, Quartz – Cuba is warming up to capitalism. The country’s National Assembly is set to approve a piece of landmark legislation over the weekend that will slash the country’s tax on foreign companies’ corporate profits in half, to 15%, and allow them to withhold those tax payments for as long as eight years, local news outlet… read more »

February 25, 2014 |

Sanciones de EEUU discriminan a estudiantes de Irán, Sudán y Cuba

Publicado en Cubadebate, escrito por Bryant Harris, IPS Noticias  – Si bien Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea empiezan a levantar algunas sanciones impuestas a Teherán, una ley estadounidense sigue prohibiendo a empresas que prestan servicios inofensivos, como educación por Internet, operar en Irán y en otros países. Coursera, una… read more »

January 31, 2014 |

U.S. Sanctions Closing Doors to Iranian Students

Bryant Harris, Inter Press Service – Even as the United States and European Union begin to lift some sanctions on Iran, U.S. law continues to prohibit some businesses that provide non-controversial services, such as online education, from operating in Iran and other countries. Coursera, a California-based company that works with top-tier… read more »

January 28, 2014 |

SARAH STEPHENS: Action by Cuba Against Terror Financing Compels a U.S. Response

Cuba’s government has unilaterally taken action against global terrorism, and this step deserves a positive response by the United States. According to press reports, President Raúl Castro signed a decree “to immediately freeze funds from foreign banks linked to terror groups, including Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.” AFP, the French news agency,… read more »

December 2, 2013 |

Sarah Stephens for Miami Herald: Cuba embargo perpetuates the problems

Several assertions in the Nov. 24 editorial, Listen to Cuba’s dissidents, go to the heart of whether U.S. policy should remain frozen in failure or change. First, the Herald identifies the views of certain dissidents who agree that sanctions should remain in place. Of course, they should be heard, but so should… read more »

November 21, 2013 |

Q&A: Florida’s new face in Cuba politics

Cuba Standard – Kathy Castor is a new phenomenon in Florida politics: The representative from Tampa is increasingly outspoken in favor of normalizing relations with Cuba. The chamber of commerce in Tampa, and port and airport officials have been pressing the Democrat to help them seek openings in trade and travel… read more »

November 12, 2013 |

Cuba Standard: Washington event puts spotlight on Cuban entrepreneurs

Cuba Standard — A panel in Washington tomorrow will focus on what the organizers call the “most far-reaching changes Cuba has made to its economic model in half a century.” The event at George Washington University, hosted by the Center for Democracy in the Americas, USA*Engage, a project of the… read more »

October 29, 2013 |

María Peña: Cuba renovará su pedido de finalizar embargo de EEUU

María Peña, La Opinión- Como lo ha venido haciendo durante años, el gobierno cubano mediante sucanciller Bruno Rodríguez el martes presentará nuevamente una resolución ante laOrganización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) para poner fin al embargo económico con el que Estados Unidos busca presionar por cambios democráticos en Cuba. Rodríguez llegó hoy mismo a Nueva… read more »

June 19, 2013 |

Juan O. Tamayo: Cuba y Estados Unidos retoman diálogos migratorios

Juan O. Tamayo, Miami Herald – Estados Unidos y Cuba reanudarán conversaciones migratorias en julio, la segunda señal en dos días de que la administración de Obama está tratando de reanimar de manera significativa las relaciones prácticamente congeladas desde que La Habana encarceló a un subcontratista del gobierno de EEUU… read more »