Archive for the ‘Cuba Blog’ Category

August 31, 2015 |

Why Ending the Embargo is Good for Our Health

The Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has released a video explaining why they believe, CimaVax, Cuba’s lung cancer vaccine is “a game changer.”  The vaccine, which is now used in Cuba and elsewhere to slow the progression of the disease, could be used in the future to prevent its onset… read more »

August 21, 2015 |

CUBA CENTRAL NEWSBLAST: Trump vs. Trump — is there another way to think about doing business in Cuba?

Back in 1996, Pamela Falk gave us a glimpse of Donald Trump’s vision of doing business with Cuba: “The people of Cuba are the greatest in the world. I’d like to help them rebuild the country and return it to its original splendor. And as soon as the law changes, I am… read more »

August 20, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: CDA Urges Treasury Secretary Lew to Expand Travel to Cuba

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA) is urging Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to expand travel to Cuba by permitting individuals to visit the island under the same rules that govern trips by organizations that sponsor groups under the people-to-people program. The letter sent to the… read more »

August 17, 2015

Sarah Stephens y Ric Herrero: Optimistas

PROGRESO SEMANAL– LA HABANA. Sarah Stephens, directora del Center for Democracy in the Americas, y Ric Herrero, director ejecutivo de Cubanow, uno de los más importantes lobbys a favor del restablecimeinto de las relaciones entre Cuba y Estados Unidos, ofrecieron en exclusiva a Progreso Semanal sus impresiones sobre la inauguración de… read more »

August 14, 2015 |

CUBA CENTRAL NEWSBLAST: Flag-Raising in Havana — to see and hear something worth remembering

“Now comes the hard part,” wrote Fox News Latino.  “Years of work remain to normalize ties,” the Wall Street Journal said.  “Now comes the hard part,” an opinion piece in Politico repeated. Each of these articles was posted hours before Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Cuba to lead… read more »

August 14, 2015

Our Man in Havana

BLOOMBERG VIEW– When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry raises the flag over the U.S. embassy in Havana on Friday, it will be a hugely symbolic moment. But it will take an act of Congress — literally — to make substantive progress on the thorny issues that have divided the… read more »

August 14, 2015 |

PRESS RELEASE: Statement by Sarah Stephens, Center for Democracy in the Americas, after witnessing the U.S. Flag-Raising

HAVANA – Sarah Stephens, executive director of the Center for Democracy in the Americas, issued the following statement after attending the flag-raising at the U.S. Embassy in Havana: “We’ve entered an entirely new era in U.S.-Cuba relations. The flag-raising over the new U.S. embassy in Havana symbolizes the hopeful idea… read more »

August 7, 2015 |

CUBA CENTRAL NEWSBLAST: Respect and the Wisdom of Letting Change Happen

Before next week’s opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, we wanted to say one last thing about last month’s opening of Cuba’s Embassy in Washington. Three days after the Cuban flag was hoisted at the Embassy, it was lowered to half-staff, as Rosa Miriam Elizalde reported here. This action, consistent… read more »

July 31, 2015 |

CUBA CENTRAL NEWSBLAST: Watch Their Language! On listening to the Bipartisan Calls to End the Cuba Embargo

This morning, before an audience gathered at Florida International University, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “The Cuba embargo needs to go, once and for all. We should replace it with a smarter approach that empowers the Cuban private sector, Cuban civil society, and the Cuban-American community to spur… read more »

July 31, 2015 |

PRESS RELEASE: CDA Statement on Secretary Clinton’s Landmark Cuba Speech

WASHINGTON — Sarah Stephens, executive director of the Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA), issued the following statement on Secretary Hillary Clinton’s landmark campaign speech at Florida International University today: “What makes Secretary Clinton’s speech profound is her recognition that a policy of engagement rather than embargo offers the best… read more »