The Trump administration restricts U.S. travel to Cuba

Jun 5, 2019
The Trump administration has announced new restrictions for travel to Cuba, making a visit to the island challenging, once again.
An old American car passes in front of a cruise docked at Havana's Harbour, on June 5, 2019.
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U.S. sanctions will be a challenge for Cuba’s economy

May 1, 2019
Provisions of a 1996 U.S. law cracking down on Cuba will be fully implemented on Thursday.
Cuba's embassy in Washington, D.C.
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Cuba to elect new leader as Raúl Castro leaves presidency

Apr 18, 2018
History is being made in Cuba today. Cuba’s National Assembly is expected to decide on a new president. It will be the first time in more than 50 years that someone who isn’t a Castro will be leading the country. All signs point to current vice-president Miguel Díaz-Canel as the successor to Raúl Castro. What will […]

Trump restores some Cuba restrictions

Jun 16, 2017
The Obama administration started normalizing relations with the country, Trump says he'll renegotiate.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about policy changes he is making toward Cuba at the Manuel Artime Theater in the Little Havana neighborhood on June 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida.
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Cuban tobacco farmers involved in cigar production face tough times

Jun 2, 2017
Poor weather conditions and economic factors contribute to tobacco farming woes.
Workers at a Havana factory meticulously roll tobacco leaves into cigars. Supervisors measure and weigh each cigar to make sure it meets the high standards Cuban cigars are known for.
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U.S.-Cuba relations could be big for pharmaceuticals

Jan 10, 2017
A "refreeze" could jeopardize cooperation on cancer drugs.
Cubans buy medicine in a drugstore in Havana.
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The echo chamber and Trump's circle of advisors

Nov 28, 2016
What a history lesson from JFK could mean for a Trump presidency.
Kellyanne Conway, senior advisor to US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, jokes with two 'Naked Cowboys' after she exits the elevators during meetings on November 28, 2016 at Trump Tower in New York.
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Firms trading with Cuba weigh new political climate

Nov 28, 2016
Trump has said he could nix Obama's deal lifting some sanctions with the communist nation.
American Airlines passengers arrive at Jose Marti International Airport today in Havana. It was the first Miami-Havana commercial flight in 50 years.
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What Fidel Castro's death means for U.S.-Cuba relations

Nov 28, 2016
Economic uncertainty may lie ahead.
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro at a demonstration in Havana, Cuba back in 2004. Castro had addressed tens of thousands of Cubans, criticizing U.S. travel restrictions.
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Cuban-American support for the GOP is eroding

Oct 17, 2016
Cuban-Americans were once reliably Republican, but not so anymore.
A supporter waves a Cuban flag in front of the country's embassy after re-opening in Washington, D.C. after 54 years. 
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