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  • Analysis: Cuba’s foreign investment law: ‘New’ indeed, but barely
    Now we can comment on Cuba’s new foreign investment law — Ley 118/ 2014 — since its “official version” is now published at the Gaceta Oficial de Cuba, together with a Reglamento or regulatory law and other companion governmental resolutions that ...

  • Means and ends: Tensions with USAID’s efforts in Cuba
    My maternal abuelos arrived in Miami in 1961. They fled Cuba after my grandfather was thrown in prison for a month, accused of working against the government. My father’s family fled to Mexico City in 1962 before settling in South Florida later that year.

  • The Longform Guide to Cuba
    The story of William Morgan: American, wanderer, Cuban revolutionary. For a moment, he was obscured by the Havana night. It was as if he were invisible, as he had been before coming to Cuba, in the midst of revolution. Then a burst of floodlights ...

  • Baseball tells the pain of Cuba
    Funny, the way we're numb to it all, numb to the everyday courage and drama and suffering. But listen: He paid a smuggler to be human cargo out of Cuba. He left his family. He was driven by someone he didn't know to an isolated beach. He waded into the ...

  • Number of U.S. travelers going to Cuba is on the rise, report says
    More Americans are going to Cuba, which makes the U.S. the second tourism source for the island nation after Canada, according to a new report. Despite a travel embargo that's been in effect for half a century, 173,550 Americans went to Cuba in January ...

  • Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba
    MIAMI (AP) -- The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents. The documents are part of a ...

  • Looking Back at Cuba and the Lower East Side
    Ramiro A. Fernández, a photography collector in Manhattan, says he has sometimes lain awake at night, thinking about similarities between shapes of things like Soviet rockets and the legs of glittery showgirls in pictures from pre-Castro Cuba. “Visual ...

  • The Cuba embargo is such a bad idea
    On a drive across Cuba a few weeks ago, my family and I decided to make a quick detour to the Bay of Pigs. It was hot, and the beach at Playa Giron — where 53 years ago a tragicomic CIA-sponsored invasion force stormed ashore — seemed like a good place ...

  • Cuba Publishes Text of Foreign Investment Law
    Cuba on Wednesday published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital to the island, but provides less advantage for projects that are 100 percent foreign-financed. The law was ...

  • Is This the Moment to Normalize US Relations With Cuba?
    Until last week, New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was relatively untouchable among Democrats, while holding virtual veto power over US Cuba policy and being a military hawk on US policies ...