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A car for rent for tourists passes by the U.S. embassy in Havana. Photo: Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters.

U.S. sanctions damage Cuban entrepreneurs

  The U.S. government measures, which restrict trips to Cuba and doing business with enterprises linked to the Cuban Armed Forces and Intelligence Services, have taken effect. Cuban and U.S. analysts are of the opinion that their further effects (since … Continued

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European Parliament. Photo: Patrick Seeger / EFE.

European Parliament MPs back conditions for agreement with Cuba

The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission approved this Tuesday the European Union (EU)-Cuba Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, which opens a new era in bilateral relations and asks the island for greater respect for human rights. Signed in December 2016 … Continued

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Cuban violinist Luis Haza plays the U.S. national anthem during Donald Trump’s speech at the Manuel Artime Theater, Friday June 16. Photo: Cristobal Herrera / EFE.

Opening to Cuba: more popular in Florida than Trump’s hardline

President Donald Trump’s new Cuba policy is less popular (13 points less) in Florida than the normalization of relations initiated in 2014 by his White House predecessor, Barack Obama, but in addition it has made the current president’s approval rating … Continued

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Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota Tina Smith is heading the first official U.S. delegation that will visit Cuba after Donald Trump’s speech in Miami. Photo: Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune.

Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota visits Cuba

Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota Tina Smith is the first high-ranking U.S. administration figure to visit Cuba after President Donald Trump’s announcement of change of policy toward the island. Smith, who has been in this post since January 2015, is traveling … Continued

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Myron Brilliant (left), executive vice president and head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, with Cuban American businessman and politician Carlos Gutiérrez. Photo:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce remains “committed” with Cuba

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce regretted President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back the opening toward Cuba promoted by the Obama administration. In statements Last Friday, Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs of the commercial institution, … Continued

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Bruno Rodríguez: Trump’s policy marks rollback in bilateral relations

“Trump’s policy marks a rollback in bilateral relations,” said Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla in a press conference this Monday. The foreign minister described the U.S. president’s presentation last Friday in Miami as “a grotesque Cold War show” and … Continued

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An old U.S. car parked in front of Havana’s Inglaterra Hotel, Saturday 17, 2017. Photo: Ramón Espinosa / AP.

OFAC: announced changes still not in effect

The changes announced by President Donald Trump in his policy toward Cuba will not come into force until the U.S. Departments of the Treasury and of Commerce adjust their regulations with respect to this. This process must start in less … Continued

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The competition generated by private workers with their paladares was the coup de grace for many of the State’s restaurants. They are better in their atmosphere, the quality of the food and especially how clients are treated. Photo: Raquel Pérez.

Cuban entrepreneurs concerned about Trump’s new policy

Cuban entrepreneurs expressed their concern over the possible impact of the policy announced by Donald Trump last Friday in Miami. “Eighty-five percent of the tourism [in my restaurant] is from the United States, that is to say, for me this … Continued

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Foto: Ramón Espinosa (AP)

We need to listen to the Cuban people

My father is a Cuban exile. At twelve years old, he left Cuba with his brother—leaving siblings and parents behind—as part of Operation Pedro Pan. Years later, the family was reunited in Miami, where my 95-year old grandmother still lives … Continued

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Donald Trump shows the presidential memorandum on the Cuba policy at the end of his speech at the Manuel Artime Theater of Little Havana, in Miami. Photo: Cristobal Herrera / EFE.

Trump’s changes

Donald Trump announced last Friday a restriction on trips by U.S. citizens to Cuba and business with enterprises linked to the armed forces and intelligence services of the island; however, his policy does not completely reverse what was implemented by … Continued

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