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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called Friday for the immediate release of Cuban protesters and journalists who are being held by authorities in the aftermath of some of the largest protests Cuba has seen in decades. On July 11, thousands of Cuban citizens took to the streets to express their [...]

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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez and government officials delivered a 2.5-hour televised address Monday calling on civilians to resist weekend mass protests in the country by use of physical force, effectively calling for civil war. Late Monday, former JURIST Associate Editor and current Miami-based Cuban lawyer Daniela Carmona provided JURIST with an exclusive perspective on [...]

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US President Donald Trump expanded sanctions against Cuba on Wednesday, prohibiting US travelers from staying at Cuban government-owned properties, and further banning US citizens from importing Cuban rum and cigars. Trump announced the sanctions during the Bay of Pigs Veterans’ Memorial on Wednesday. He said: “Today, as part of our continuing fight against communist oppression, [...]

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The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the US against Cuba. As stated in the resolution, the Obama administration modified several aspects of the embargo, such as lifting some travel restrictions. These policies “contrast” with measures implemented by current President Donald [...]

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The Trump administration announced Friday that it canceled the December agreement between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) regarding player transfers that was intended to “end the dangerous trafficking of Cuban players who desire to play professional baseball in the United States.” The agreement would violate the US embargo against Cuba, which [...]

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The Cuban government on Saturday responded to President Donald Trump's decision to reverse steps taken by the Obama administration to thaw relations between Cuba and the US. Last Friday, Trump announced that travel and commerce between the countries will be...

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The US on Monday completed the re-opening of diplomatic ties with Cuba by converting the standing US Interests Section into the US Embassy Havana . The re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba...

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After Fidel Castro's authoritarian regime took control of Cuba in 1959, the US responded in 1960 by imposing a trade embargo - a prohibition against commercial, financial and economic dealings with Cuba enforced over time by a minimum of six...

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The US launched its embargo against Cuba in retaliation to Fidel Castro's declared allegiance to the Soviet Union. The embargo, though undergoing various transformations after its inception, remained official US policy until December 2014 when the Obama administration announced policy...

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On December 17, 2014, US President Barack Obama announced a shift in US policy towards Cuba. Obama stated that the US would reestablish diplomatic ties with Cuba. This diplomatic move represented a dramatic shift in decades of US policy towards...

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