Cubans Feel the Blow of US Sanctions

January 30, 2020

In Havana, Cuba, the effects of sanctions imposed by the Trump administration have seeped their way into daily life: the long lines of cars outside gas stations, the dwindling stock on store shelves, the increasingly common apagones, or power outages. In early September 2019, Cuba’s President...

The World This Week: Obama Visits Cuba to Salsa With Castro

March 27, 2016

President Obama makes history by traveling to Cuba and urging “the people of the Americas to leave behind the ideological battles of the past.” After years of deep freeze that began with the Cold War, relations between Cuba and the United States are finally warming up. In fact, President...

Has Obama Brought “Hope and Change” to Cuba?

March 27, 2016

Club Med playground for the rich or isolated communist backwater—can Cuba find a third path? There are a number of no-go zones in the world for President Barack Obama these days. Damascus is enemy territory. Most of Iraq and Afghanistan are too dangerous. Pyongyang has never hosted a sitting...