List of Posts to dwkcommentaries—Topical: CUBA

As of 01/31/17

# Date Title
U.S.-Cuba History
929 12/15/16 Early U.S. Desire To Own or Control Cuba Driven by U.S. Slaveholders
882 09/05/16 Fidel Castro-Nikita Khrushchev’s Messaged During the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962
913 11/02/16 Conflicting Opinions Regarding the Relative Strength of U.S. and Soviet Missiles, 1960-1962
841 05/30/16 Covert CIA 1966 Operation To Assassinate Fidel Castro?
874 08/13/16 Fidel Castro Criticizes President Obama
875 08/15/16 Fidel Castro’s Disingenuous Criticism of President Obama Over Nuclear Weapons
  Cuba & Other Countries
634 03/10/15 EU and Cuba’s Negotiations on Human Rights and Other Issues
826 05/03/16 United Kingdom Promotes Engagement with Cuba
826A 05/05/19/16 Comment: Cuba and Spain Strengthen Commercial Ties
826B 05/20/16 Comment: Cuba Strengthens Commercial Ties with Italy and Switzerland
888 09/26/16 European Union Moves to Normalization with Cuba
925 12/12/16 European Union and Cuba Agree To Cooperate on Political Dialogue, Cooperation, Trade and Economic Relations
925A 12/13/16 More Details on Signing of EU-Cuba Agreement
925B 12/16/16 EU-Cuba Agreement Criticized As Weak on Human Rights
639 03/16/15 U.S. and Cuba Squabble Over U.S. Sanctions Against Certain Venezuelans
641 03/18/15 Venezuela’s Open Letter to People of the U.S.
642 03/19/15 ALBA Emergency Meeting’s Action Regarding President Obama’s Executive Order Imposing Sanctions on Seven Venezuelans
643 03/20/15 Criticism of Venezuela’s Response to President Obama’s Executive Order
893 10/01/16 U.N. Human Rights Council Members Call on Venezuela To Engage with Political   Opposition
928 12/14/16 Cuba’s Economic Ties with Venezuela Are Fraying
Cuba & Minnesota
 543 08/29/14 Cuban Events in Minnesota
605 01/13/15 Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Connections with Cuba
597 01/04/15 Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church Celebrates U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
601 01/08/15 Nachito Herrera’s Concert at Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church
636 03/13/15 Charanga Tropical Concerts in Twin Cities, March 13-15
622 02/13/15 Minnesota Orchestra To Go to Cuba
677 05/11/15 Minnesota Orchestra Goes to Cuba This Week
777 12/17/15 Minnesota Orchestra’s Cuba Trip Garners National Recognition
777A 12/20/15 Comment: Profile of Minnesota Orchestra’s President
777B 01/06/16 Comment: NPR Commends Minnesota Orchestra for Cuba Trip
777C 02/27/16 Comment: Minnesota Orchestra Obtains Additional National Attention
  Cuban Bloggers
87 07/21/11 Blogging in Havana
87A 12/05/11 Comment: Yoani Sanchez Named One of Top 100 “Global Thinkers”
87B 01/06/12 Yoani Sanchez Pleas to Brazilian President To Help Her Get Out of Cuba
87C 01/26/12 Comment: Brazil Grants Visa to Cuban Blogger
87D 01/31/12 Comment: Brazil’s President Has No Comment on Whether Cuban Should Grant an Exit Visa to Cuban Blogger
87E 04/22/12 Comment: Yoani’s Unending Dream of Leaving Cuba
87F 10/06/12 Comment: Yoani Detained To Prevent Her Covering Trial
384 02/06/13 Cuban Blogger Obtains Cuban Passport and Plans Trip to Latin America, North America and Europe
433 06/01/13 Cuban blogger, Yoani Sanchez, Returns Home
Cuba: State Sponsor of Terrorism?
39 05/20/11 The Ridiculous U.S. Designation of Cuba as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
119 08/21/11 U.S. Repeats Its Ridiculous Designation of Cuba as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
119A 12/02/11 Comment: Call for Cancelling U.S. Designation of Cuba as “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
119B 01/20/12 Comment: Another Voice Says U.S. Designation of Cuba a “State Sponsor of Terrorism” Is Fraudulent
119C 03/28/12 Comment: Retired U.S. General Asserts Cuba Is Not a State Sponsor of Terrorism
300 08/05/12 The Latest U.S. Report on International Terrorism
301 08/07/12 Yet Another Ridiculous U.S. Designation of Cuba as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
302 08/09/12 Additional Thoughts on the Ridiculous U.S. Designation of Cuba as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
434 06/04/13 U.S. Report on Terrorism for 2012
435 06/07/13 U.S.’ Absurd Designation of Cuba As a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
437 06/15/13 Cuba Adopts Regulations Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
501 05/02/14 U.S. Report on Terrorism for 2013
503 05/06/14 U.S. Stupidity and Cowardice in Continuing To Designate Cuba as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
535 08/08/14 U.S. Hijacker of Airliner to Cuba Is Sentenced to 20 Years in U.S. Prison
569 11/06/14 Baseless Ground for U.S. Designation of Cuba as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
588 12/15/14 New York Times Reiterates Call for Ending U.S. Designation of Cuba as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
595 01/02/15 Legal and Political Issues Regarding U.S. Rescission of Designation of Cuba as a “Sponsor of International Terrorism”
596 01/03/15 U.S. Has Conceded Many Reasons Why Cuba Has Provided Assurances That It Will Not Support Future Acts of International Terrorism
659 04/15/15 President Obama Rescinds U.S. Designation of Cuba as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
659A 04/15/15 Comment: State Department Discusses Rationale for Rescission
666 04/24/15 Congressional Opposition to U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation Accepts Terrorism Rescission
687 05/29/15 U.S. Rescinds Designation of Cuba as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
687A 05/31/15 Comment: Responses to Rescission of Terrorism Designation
699 06/20/15 Cuba Still “State Sponsor of Terrorism” in State Department’s Report for 2014
U.S. Embargo of Cuba
157 10/25/11 U.N. General Assembly Again Condemns U.S. Embargo of Cuba
566 10/30/14 U.N. General Assembly Again Condemns U.S. Embargo of Cuba
606 01/15/15 U.S. Easing Restrictions on American Travel and Exports to Cuba
606A 01/16/15 Comment: Cuba Reports New U.S. Regulations on Travel and Trade
611 01/22/15 Bills to End U.S. Embargo of Cuba Introduced in House of Representatives
611A 01/27/15 Comment: Additional Sponsors of Bill To End Embargo of Cuba
623 02/13/15 Senator Klobuchar Introduces Bill to End U.S. Embargo of Cuba
697 06/16/15 New Senate Bill To End U.S. Embargo of Cuba
715 07/28/15 Bipartisan Bill To End Embargo of Cuba Introduced in House of Representatives
715A 07/29/15 Comment: More Details for H.R.3238
715B 08/06/15 Comment: Representative Emmer Discusses His Bill To End the Embargo
718 08/05/15 Is the U.S. Congress Rethinking the U.S. Embargo of Cuba?
733 09/16/15 Cuba’s Foreign Minister’s Comments on U.S. Embargo and Pope’s Upcoming Visit to Cuba
733A 09/17/15 Comment: Another Estimate of Cuba’s Alleged Damages from U.S. Embargo
733B 09/17/15 Comment: Cuban Foreign Minister’s Full Remarks on Cuba’s Alleged Damages from U.S. Embargo
745 10/01/15 Presidents Obama and Castro Speak and Meet at United Nations
755 10/28/15 Another U.N. General Assembly Resolution Condemning U.S. Embargo of Cuba
715C 01/22/16 Comment: Representative Tom Emmer’s Efforts To End Cuba Embargo
792 01/14/16 Does President Obama Have Legal Authority Too Adopt More Limitations on the Scope of the U.S. Embargo of Cuba?
797 01/26/16 U.S. Loosens Restrictions on Transactions with Cuba
805 02/26/16 Current Status of Efforts To End U.S. Embargo of Cuba
U.S. & Cuba Damage Claims
630 02/27/15 Senate Committee Approves Bill To Limit Releases of Guantanamo Detainees
655 04/04/15 Resolution of Issues Regarding Cuba-U.S. Lease of Guantanamo Bay
656 04/06/15 Resolution of U.S. and Cuba’s Damage Claims
667 04/26/15 Does Cuba Have the Right To Terminate the U.S. Lease of Guantanamo Bay?
667A 07/01/15 Comment: U.S. Discussion with Cuba About Using Guantanamo Bay for Detention of Global War on Terrorism Suspects?
774 12/13/15 Resolving U.S. and Cuba’s Damage Claims
774A 12/14/15 Comment: Additional Details About U.S. and Cuba’s Damage Claims
680 05/18/15 Old Cuban Court Judgment for Money Damages Against U.S. Government
680A 07/03/15 Comment by Greg Klave Regarding U.S. and World Court
680B 07/03/15 Comment: U.S. and World Court
868 07/30/16 U.S. and Cuba Discuss Damage Claims
868A 08/02/16 Cuba Says Claims Discussions with U.S. Will Not Proceed Quickly
868B 08/06/16 Reactions to Cuba Statement That Claims Discussions Will Not go Quickly
Cuban Freedom of Religion
191 01/01/12 International Law Regarding Freedom of Religion
190 12/30/11 The Cuban Revolution and Religion
193 01/05/12 U.S. Government’s Opinions on Religious Freedom in Cuba
194 01/08/12 Cuban Religious Freedom According to the U.S. Commission on Assistance to a Free Cuba
194 01/08/12 Cuban Religious Freedom According to the U.S. Commission on Assistance to a Free Cuba
239 04/04/12 Cuban Protestant Leader: Cuban Religious Freedom
298 08/01/12 The Latest U.S. Report on International Religious Freedom
299 08/03/12 Cuban Religious Freedom According to the Latest U.S. Report on International Religious Freedom
427 05/22/13 Latest U.S. Reports on International Religious Freedom
429 05/25/13 Cuban Religious Freedom (U.S. Department of State)
430 05/27/13 Cuban Religious Freedom (U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)
431 05/29/13 U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (Structure and Composition)
439 06/19/13 Other Voices on Cuban Religious Freedom
479 03/07/14 U.S. State Department’s Latest Report on Cuban Human Rights
480 03/07/14 Other Details about Congressional Briefing by Cuban Religious Leaders
481 03/10/14 U.S. Policy Implications of State Department’s Report on Cuban Human Rights
521 06/24/14 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s Annual Report 2014
533 07/31/14 U.S. State Department’s 2013 Report on International Religious Freedom
522 06/26/14 Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Takes Actions Regarding Cuba
577 11/19/14 Cuban Government Meets with Religious Leaders
867 07/28/16 U.S. State Department Statement on Cuban Religious Freedom
U.S. Democracy Promotion in Cuba
487 04/04/14 U.S. Secret Cuba Social Media Program Raises Questions about the Validity of Criticisms of Cuba by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
487A 04/08/14 Comment: Other Opinions on the USAID’s Secret Social Media Program for Cuba
487B 08/23/14 Comment: Costa Rica To Investigate Use of Its Citizens and Territory for USAID’s Anti-Cuban Programs
490 04/09/14 U.S. Senate Hearing Discusses USAID’s Social Media Program for Cuba
491 04/09/14 What Is Wrong with the White House’s Plan for Democracy in Cuba?
509 05/25/14 Former U.S. Diplomats and Officials Urge President Obama To Expand U.S. Involvement with Cuba
536 08/12/14 Yet Another USAID Effort To Promote Regime Change in Cuba
536A 08/23/14 Comment: Costa Rica To Investigate Use of Its Citizens and Territory for USAID’s Anti-Cuban Programs
537 08/13/14 Another USAID Effort To Promote Regime Change in Cuba: U.S. Government’s Reactions
538 08/14/14 Another USAID Effort To Promote Regime Change in Cuba: Other Reactions
538A 08/23/14 Comment: Costa Rica To Investigate Use of Its Citizens and Territory for USAID’s Anti-Cuban Programs
571 11/10/14 New York Times Criticizes USAID’s Efforts To Promote Regime Change in Cuba
599 01/06/15 Rejection of Criticism of Cuba’s Cancellation of Open-Microphone Event in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolucion and Arrests of Its Organizers
599A 01/08/15 Comment: Minnesota Criticism of Possible Prosecution of Protesters To Recover Damages
599B 01/09/15 Comment: Editorial about Minnesota Mall Protest
599C 01/15/15 Comment: Criminal Charges Against Minnesota Mall Protestors
599D 01/15/15 Comment: Developments Regarding 53 Released Cuban Detainees
599E 01/20/15 Comment: Criticism of Prosecution of Minnesota Mall Protesters
599F 03/23/15 Comment: Mall Prosecution Continues
600 01/07/15 Email to President Obama Objecting to Covert or “Discreet” U.S. Government Programs Purportedly Promoting Democracy and Human Rights In Cuba
758 11/06/15 Reforming U.S. “Democracy Promotion” Programs in Cuba
810 03/30/16 Cuba’s Opposition to Proposed U.S. Democracy Promotion Program
825 04/30/16 U.S. Covert or “Discreet” Democracy Promotion Programs in Cuba
909 10/25/16 U.S. Continues Objectionable “Democracy Promotion” Programs in Cuba
Cuban Medical Personnel & U.S.
561 10/19/14 New York Times Commends Cuba for Fighting Ebola in West Africa and Again Urges U.S.-Cuba Normalization
561A 10/20/14 Comment: U.S. Infectious Disease Expert Applauds Cuba Ebola fighting in West Africa
561B 10/23/14 Comment: U.S. and Cuba To Collaborate in Fighting Ebola
561C 11/02/14 Comment: US. Attends Ebola Meeting In Cuba
561D 11/19/14 Comment: Cuban Doctor in Sierra Leone Catches Ebola
561E 11/21/14 Comment: Cuban Doctor with Ebola in Switzerland for Treatment
561F 12/07/14 Comment: Cuban Ebola Patient Recovers
579 11/22/14 New York Times Calls for End of U.S. Program for Special Immigration Relief for Cuban Medical Personnel
790 01/08/16 U.S. Ending Its Cuban Medical Personnel Parole Program?
725B 08/21/15 Comment: State Department Confirms No Plan To Stop Cuban Medical Parole Plan
719 08/07/15 U.S. Upgrades Cuba in State Department’s Annual Report on Human Trafficking
719B 11/30/15 Comment: Cuban Doctors’ Reflections on Medical Missions
763 11/16/15 U.S. State Department’s 2015 Human Trafficking Report’s Objectivity Still Unresolved
855 07/02/16 U.S. Reasserts Upgrade of Cuba in Annual Human Trafficking Report
863 07/20/16 U.S. Senate Hearing on 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report
881 09/02/16 U.S. Continues Its Absurd Special Immigration Benefits for Cubans
881A 11/07/16 Cuban Doctors in Brazil Seek Court Order To Remain in Brazil
Cuba Migration to U.S.
765 11/20/15 Cubans in Central America Provide Cuba with an Opportunity To Reiterate Its Objections to U.S. Immigration Policies
765A 11/24/15 Comment: Reply to Greg Klave Comment
765B 11/24/15 Comment: Reply to Another Greg Klave Comment
769 11/27/15 Update on Cuban Migrants in Central America
772 12/04/15 President Obama Should Exercise His Legal Authority To End U.S. Admission of Cubans with “”Dry Feet”
780 12/21/15 New York Times Calls for End to Special U.S. Immigration Program for Cubans
773 12/11/15 Status of Cuban Migrants in Central America Still Unresolved
773A 12/14/15 Comment: Costa Rica and Cuba To Discuss Cuban Migrants
773B 12/16/15 Comment: Costa Rican and Cuban Presidents Discuss Cuban Migrants
773C 12/27/15 Comment: Costa Rica To Deport Some Cubans
784 12/30/15 Resolution of Problem of Cuban Migrants Stranded in Costa Rica
794 01/21/16 Cuban Migration Developments
818 04/17/16 Another Cuban Migrant Problem in Central America
770 12/01/15 U.S. and Cuba Fail To Resolve Complaints About U.S. Immigration Policies
770A 12/03/15 Comment: U.S. State Department Comments on Cuban Migration and Counter-Narcotics Talks
828 05/10/16 Continued Cuban Migrant Problem in Central America
881 09/02/16 U.S. Continues Its Absurd Special Immigration Benefits for Cubans
883 09/06/16 Projected Cuban Population: Stabilizing and Aging
Cuban Economy
559B 11/07/14 Comment: Cuba’s Problems in Developing Mariel Deep-Sea Port
812 04/01/16 Port of Mariel Cuba Has Great Potential for U.S. Business
817 04/16/16 Cuban Communist Party Holding Its Seventh Congress
819 04/18/16 Raúl Castro Discusses Cuba-U.S. Relations in Report to Seventh Congress of Communist Party of Cuba
820 04/19/16 Raúl Castro Discusses Socio-Economic Issues in Report to Seventh Congress of Communist Party of Cuba
821 04/20/16 Conclusion of Seventh Congress of Communist Party of Cuba
821A 04/20/16 Comment: U.S. Downplays Criticism by Cuban Officials
821B 04/22/16 U.S. State Department Comments on Seventh Congress of Communist Party of Cuba
822 04/21/16 Other Signs of Cuban Regime’s Distress Over Economy
839 05/25/16 Cuba To Legalize Small and Medium-Sized Private Businesses
839A 05/26/16 Comment: Other Comments on Cuba’s Licensing of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
839B 05/27/16 Comment: Online Report of Communist Party of Cuba
842 05/31/16 Caveats to Cuba’s Communist Party’s Decision to Legalize Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
843 06/01/16 Cuba Press Offers Positive Press About the Island’s Private Enterprise Section
843A 06/17/16 Comment: Another Positive Granma Article About Cuba’s Private Enterprise Sector
   858 07/13/16 Grim Cuban Economic News
858A 07/14/16 Comment: New Position for Murillo
   859 07/15/16 Analysis of What Cuba’s Minister of Economy and Planning Said to Cuba’s Legislature
   869 08/01/16 Economists Discuss Current Cuban Economic and Political Situation
   885 09/13/16 U.S. and Cuba Hold Economic Discussions
   902 10/17/16 Cuba Addresses Its Declining and Aging Population
927 12/14/16 Cuba Faces Economic Challenges
927A 12/15/16 Cuba’s Tourism Sector Projects Successful 2016 and 2017
927B 12/26/16 Cuba’s Economic and Political Challenges for 2017
927C 12/28/16 Cuban Government’s Bleak Economic Assesment for Cuba
928 12/14/16 Cuba’s Economic Ties with Venezuela Are Fraying
  U.S.-Cuba Relations, 2011-2014
41 05/21/11 The U.S. Should Pursue Reconciliation with Cuba
41A 11/21/11 Comment: Additional Support for U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
41B 07/27/12 Comment: Cuba Reiterates Its Willingness To Discuss All Issues with U.S.
41C 10/20/12 Comment: Another Plea for Normalization of U.S.-Cuba Relations
131 09/24/11 Commutation and Release of Convicted “Spies”
132 09/27/11 Roots of Hope for U.S.-Cuba Relations
132A 09/28/11 Comment: Cuban Foreign Minister Attacks U.S. Policies
133 09/29/11 President Obama Is Wrong on Cuba
133A 10/15/11 Comment: Obama and Romney Out of Touch on Cuba
133B 12/10/11 Comment: U.S. Church Leaders Call for U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
145 10/14/11 U.S. and Cuba Discuss Exchange of Prisoners
145A 10/15/11 Comment: Cuban-Americans in Congress Criticize U.S. Willingness To Discuss Issues with Cuba
305 08/17/12 Letter to President Obama Regarding Cuba
313 09/07/12 Positive Developments for Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations
313A 09/08/12 Comment: Details on Cuba’s Assistance for Colombia-FARC Negotiations
313B 09/17/12 Comment: Skepticism About Colombia-FARC Negotiations
313C 10/14/12 Comment: Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez Aided Colombia and the FARC’s Agreeing to Negotiate an End to the Colombian Civil War
547 09/06/14 Tom Hayden: Will U.S.-Cuba Normalization Fail Again [Re-posting]
556 10/04/14 Continued Bad News About U.S. Policies Regarding Cuba
556A 10/09/14 Comment: U.S. Now Willing To Accept Cuba at Summit of Americas?
559 10/13/14 New York Times Urges U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
559A 10/21/14 Comment: Washington Post Says U.S. Embargo of Cuba Should Not End
560 10/16/14 President Obama’s Response to This Blog’s Latest Post Urging U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
560A 10/17/14 Comment by David A. Nichols on Normalization of U.S.-Cuba Relations
560B 10/18/14 Comment: Blog Post Sent to President Obama
560C 10/18/14 Comment: Fidel Castro and Ladies-in-White Co-Founder Endorse Normalization of U.S.-Cuba Relations
563 10/26/14 New York Times Again Urges Normalization of U.S.-Cuba Relations
563A 10/31/14 Comment: Readers Support Times’ Editorials on U.S.-Cuba Relations
567 11/03/14 New York Times Recommends U.S.-Cuba Prisoner Exchange
567A 11/07/14 Comment: Support for U.S.-Cuba Prisoner Exchange
Obama & Cuba, 2007-2014
708 0713/15 Barack Obama’s Comments About Cuba During His Campaign for the Democratic Party’s Presidential Nomination, 2007-2008
709 07/17/15 Barack Obama’s Comments About Cuba During His Campaign for the Presidency, August 28 through November 4, 2008
710 07/20/15 President Obama’s First-Term Record Regarding Cuba, 2009-2013
716 07/31/15 President Barack Obama’s Lack of Comments Regarding Cuba in His Re-Election Campaign of 2012
717 08/02/15 President Barack Obama’s Second-Term Record Regarding Cuba, 2013-2014
598 01/05/15 Additional Details About White House’s Announcement of U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
645 03/23/15 New Details About U.S. Secret Normalization Negotiations with Cuba
706 07/05/15 Additional Information About U.S. Reactions to Restoration of U.S.-Cuba Diplomatic Relations
723 08/14/15 Additional Details About U.S.-Cuba Secret Discussions Leading Up to December 17, 2014, Announcement of Rapprochement
U.S. & Cuba Normalization, 2014
590 12/21/14 U.S. and Cuba Embark on Reconciliation
591 12/22/14 Praise God for Leading U.S. and Cuba to Reconciliation
592 12/26/14 President Obama’s Strategic Timing of Announcement of U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
593 12/31/14 U.S. Imprisonment of “The Cuban Five” and Their Recent Releases from U.S. Prison
593A 01/02/15 Comment by Jeanne Foley
593B 01/20/15 Comment: News about “The Cuban Five”
U.S. & Cuba Normalization, 2015
602 01/10/15 Launching of United States Agricultural Coalition for Cuba
602A 01/16/15 Comment: Cargill’s Leading Agricultural Coalition for Cuba
604 01/12/15 Cuba Fulfills Its Commitment To Release 53 Political Prisoners
607 01/18/15 This Week’s U.S.-Cuba Meetings in Havana
609 01/20/15 U.S. Congressional Meetings in Havana
609A 01/20/15 Comment: Words on Cuba by Senator Leahy After Three Days of Meeting in Cuba
610 01/21/15 Cuba’s Perspective on This Week’s U.S.-Cuba Diplomatic Meetings
612 01/25/15 U.S. and Cuba Hold Inconclusive Talks for Restoring Diplomatic Relations
613 01/27/15 Cuba’s Unhappiness with U.S. Meeting with Cuban Dissidents
614 01/30/15 Obama’s Negative Reaction to Netanyahu’s Planned Speech to the U.S. Congress Validates cuba’s Negative Reaction to U.S. Meeting with Cuban Dissidents
614A 02/04/15 Comment: Tom Friedman Also Criticizes Netanyahu’s Planned Speech to U.S. Congress
618 02/04/15 International Reactions to U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
619 02/07/15 Cuba’s Reactions to U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
620 02/11/15 U.S. Government’s Reactions to U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
621 02/12/15 American People’s Reactions to U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
621A 02/12/15 Comment: Twin Cities Newspaper Endorses U.S-Cuba Reconciliation
624 02/16/15 Recent News about U.S. Governments Actions Regarding Cuba
625 02/16/15 More Observations on Cuba’s Reactions to U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
626 02/17/15 Other Opinion Polls Confirm Broad American Support for U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
627 02/18/15 More U.S. Senators Visit Cuba
628 02/20/15 Nancy Pelosi and Other House Democrats Visit Cuba
629 02/24/15 Issues Regarding Cuba and U.S. Extradition of the Other’s Fugitives
632 03/06/15 U.S. and Cuba Hold Productive Second Round of Negotiations
633 03/08/15 U.S. Agricultural Coalition for Cuba Sends Delegation to Island
633A 03/22/15 Comment: Coalition Chair Speaks About Cuba Trip
633B 03/23/15 Comment: Minnesota Bill To Help Farmers Export to Cuba
638 03/15/15 U.N. Human Rights Council Is Warned About Human Rights Violations
640 03/18/15 U.S.-Cuba Hold Unproductive Extended Second Round of Talks
644 03/21/15 U.S. Praises Cuba’s Record on Narcotics Trafficking
646 03/24/15 Essay About Archbishop Oscar Romero in Cuban Newspaper
647 03/25/15 Cuba Meets with European Union and Russian Foreign Ministers
648 03/26/15 U.S. Radio and Television Broadcasts to Cuba at a Crossroads
649 03/27/15 Cuba and U.S. To Discuss Human Rights
650 03/28/15 Issues of Cuban Human Rights To Be Discussed by Cuba and U.S. (Part I)
651 03/29/15 Issues of Cuban Human Rights To Be Discussed by Cuba and U.S. (Part II)
652 03/30/15 Issues of Cuban Human Rights To Be Discussed by Cuba and U.S. (Part III)
653 04/01/15 Results of U.S. and Cuba’s First Meeting About Human Rights
657 04/08/15 U.S. Clarifies Positions on Cuba and Venezuela in Preparation for Summit of the Americas
658 04/09/15 Seventh Summit of Americas Is Underway in Panama
660 04/16/15 President Obama’s Major Speech at the Summit of the Americas
661 04/17/15 President Castro’s Major Speech at the Summit of the Americas
662 04/18/15 Presidents Obama and Castro’s Meeting at the Summit of the Americas
663 04/19/15 Other Remarks by President Obama at the Seventh Summit of the Americas
664 04/21/15 Cuba Holds Municipal Elections
664A 04/25/15 Comment: More Details About Cuba’s Municipal Elections
664B 04/28/15 Comment: Final Results of Cuba’s Municipal Election
665 04/22/15 Committee To Protect Journalists Criticizes Cuba’s Censorship of the Press
665A 04/24/15 Comment: Committee To Protect Journalists Background
665B 04/28/15 Comment: Committee To Protect Journalists Issues Alarming Annual Report
668 04/28/15 Council of Americas and Americas Society: Other Supporters of U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
669 04/30/15 Senate Hearing on Expanding U.S. Agricultural Trade with Cuba
672 05/04/15 Religious Leaders Support U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
673 05/06/15 Oppose Congressional Attempts To Restrict U.S. Travel to Cuba!
673A 05/14/15 Comment: House Appropriations Committee Approves Restrictions on U.S. Travel to Cuba
675 05/09/15 Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Criticizes Cuban Human Rights
678 05/13/15 Imminent Restoration of U.S.-Cuba Normal Diplomatic  Relations?
681 05/21/15 Another U.S. Coalition for U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
682 05/22/15 U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Holds Hearing About Cuba
683 05/25/15 Update on Proposed U.S. Legislation Supporting U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
684 05/26/15 Update on Proposed U.S. Legislation Opposing U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
685 05/28/15 Pending Congressional Appropriation and Authorization Bills Relating to Cuba
686 05/29/15 More Congressional Delegations Visit Cuba
688 06/01/15 Assessment of the Status of U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
689 06/02/15 U.S. House Committee Proposes to Impose Impediments to U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
690 06/04/15 More Details Regarding Issues for Re-establishment of U.S.-Cuba Diplomatic Relations
693 06/10/15 U.S. House Approves Impediments to U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
695 06/12/15 More House Republican Efforts To Impede U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
696 06/14/15 U.S. Supreme Court Decision Bolsters Obama Administration’s Normalizing Relations with Cuba
698 06/18/15 Two Major U.S. Groups Urge Congress To Promote U.S. Trade and Travel with Cuba
700 06/23/15 Update on Congressional Actions Regarding Cuba
701 06/26/15 U.S. Annual Human Rights Report Again Criticizes Cuba
702 06/29/15 Why Did Senator Leahy and Two Other Senators Visit Cuba Last Week?
703 07/01/15 U.S. Announces Agreement To Restore Diplomatic Relations with Cuba
704 07/02/15 Cuba Announces Agreement To Restore Diplomatic Relations with U.S.
704A 07/02/15 Comment by Greg Klave re McCollum Bill Against Radio and TV Marti
704B 07/02/15 Comment: Details about McCollum Bill Against Radio and TV Marti
705 07/03/15 White House Press Secretary and Senate Majority Leader Offer Conflicting Comments About U.S.-Cuba Relations
707 07/09/15 Cuba Explains Path to Restoration of U.S.-Cuba Diplomatic Relations
711 07/21/15 The Reopening of Cuba and U.S. Embassies
711A 07/21/15 Comment about Warren Smith by Greg Klave
711B 07/21/15 Comment: Reply to Greg Klave about Warren Smith
712 07/22/15 Joint Press Conference of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Cuba Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez
713 07/23/15 Comments About Cuba by White House Press Secretary
714 07/27/15 Reactions to U.S. and Cuba Reopening Embassies and Other Issues Regarding U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
579A 11/25/14 Comment: U.N. Has Positive Report on Cuba’s Anti-Trafficking Efforts
720 08/11/15 Cuba Commemorates Its 1960 Nationalizing Certain U.S. Properties
721 08/12/15 U.S. Supreme Court Comments on U.S.-Cuba History
724 08/16/15 U.S. Secretary of State Speaks to Cuban People
725 08/18/15 Results of U.S.-Cuba Discussions After Ceremonial Opening of U.S. Embassy in Havana
725A 08/19/15 Comment: U.S. Says No Deadline to Resume Airliner Service with Cuba
726 08/19/15 U.S. Should Offer Aid to Cuba to Combat Drought
727 08/20/15 U.S. Secretary of State Meets with Cuban Dissidents
728 08/22/15 Beautiful Poem Celebrates Ceremonial Opening of U.S. Embassy in Havana
729 08/24/15 Kerry’s Meeting with Cuban Dissidents Gets Rave Reviews
731 09/12/15 U.S.-Cuba Bilateral Commission Sets Agenda for Future Discussion of Remaining Issues
736 09/18/15 U.S. Announces Concrete Improvements in Relations with Cuba
749 10/15/15 U.S. Governors Call for Ending U.S. Embargo Against Cuba
760 11/08/15 Developments in U.S.-Cuba Normalization
760A 11/09/15 Comment: Next Meeting of U.S.-Cuba Bilateral Commission
760B 11/09/15 Comment: U.S. and Cuba Hold Law-Enforcement Dialogue
761 11/11/15 Results of Second Meeting of U.S.-Cuba Bilateral Commission
760C 11/11/15 Reply to 11/11/15 Comment by Greg Klave
762 11/12/15 Cuban Realities Adversely Affecting Normalization with U.S.
764 11/18/15 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Visits Cuba
778 12/18/15 Commemorating the First Anniversary of U.S.-Cuba Rapprochement
779 12/19/15 Raul Castro’s Declaration Regarding the First Anniversary of U.S.-Cuba Rapprochement
779A 12/21/15 Comment: U.S. Opposition to U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
Pope Francis Visits to Cuba & U.S., 2015
676 05/10/15 Pope Francis Holds Private Audience with Raúl Castro
732 09/14/15 Cuba Prepares for Pope Francis Trip with Conflicting Actions Regarding Prisoners
732A 09/15/15 Comment: Details About Increasing Social Work of Cuban Churches
737 09/18/15 Pope Francis’ Message to the Cuban People
738 09/20/15 The First Day of Pope Francis’ Mission to the Cuban People
739 09/21/15 The Second Day of Pope Francis’ Mission to the Cuban People
740 09/25/15 The Third Day of Pope Francis’ Mission to the Cuban People
741 09/26/15 The Fourth Day of Pope Francis’ Mission to the Cuban People
742 09/27/15 The First Day of Pope Francis’ Mission to the American People
743 09/27/15 The Second Day of Pope Francis’ Mission to the American People
744 09/29/15 The Third Day of Pope Francis’ Mission to the American People
746 10/05/15 The Fourth Day of Pope Francis’ Mission to the American People
747 10/06/15 The Fifth Day of Pope Francis’ Mission to the American People
748 10/07/15 The Sixth Day of Pope Francis’ Mission to the American People
753 10/26/15 A Protestant Christian’s Reactions to Pope Francis’ Missions to the Cuban and American Peoples
U.S. & Cuba Normalization, 2016
791 01/10/16 Cuba’s Possession of U.S. Missile Threatens To Disrupt U.S.-Cuba Normalization
791A 01/12/16 Comment: Cuba-North Korea Ties Are Risk to Hellfire Technology
791B 01/12/16 Comment: A Skeptical View of Significance of Cuba’s Possession of Hellfire Missile
791C 01/12/16 Comment: Further Details on White House Comments About Hellfire Missile in Cuba
801 02/15/16 Cuba Returns Hellfire Missile to U.S.
803 02/22/16 Cuba’s Next President: Miguel Diaz-Canal?
804 02/24/16 Cuba Consortium’s Conference on “Prospects for United States Cuba Normalization, Commerce and investment”
806 03/05/16 Another U.S. Event Promoting U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation
807 03/25/16 President Obama’s Eloquent Speech to the Cuban People
808 03/26/16 Reactions to President Obama’s Speech to the Cuban People
809 03/28/16 Fidel Castro Challenges President Obama’s Call To Forget the Past
811 03/31/16 Other Reactions to Fidel Castro’s Commentary on President Obama’s Trip
813 04/08/16 President Obama Continues To Demonstrate His Intelligence, Eloquence and Performance
813A 04/09/06 Comment: Obama Has Been a Transformational President
807A 12/23/16 President Obama’s Speech to the Cuban People: One of His Top Speeches
815 04/14/16 Different Views of the Cuban Health Care System?
816 04/15/16 Another Negative Review of Cuban Human Rights by U.S. State Department
823 04/27/16 U.S. State Department Announces Free the Press Campaign
824 04/28/16 Cuba Gets Low Marks on Press Freedom from Committee to Protect Journalists
827 05/04/16 Prominent Latin American Journalist’s Critical Observations About Cuba
835 05/18/16 United States-Cuba Bilateral Commission Meets To Review Normalization Status
836 05/19/16 United States and Cuba Hold Second Law Enforcement Dialogue
840 05/27/16 Cuba and Nine Other Countries Deny U.N. Accreditation to Committee to Protect Journalists
840A 05/28/16 Comment: U.N. Secretary-General Criticizes Rejection of Committee to Protect Journalists
847 06/10/16 United States and Cuba Discuss Counterterrorism Cooperation
847A 06/16/16 Comment: U.S. Fugitives in Cuba Not Afraid of Extradition
860 07/16/16 U.S. and Cuba Hold Inconclusive Meetings About Trade and Economic Regulations and Migration
886 09/20/16 Cuban-Americans Support U.S.-Cuba Normalization
887 09/21/16 IRS’ Unjustified Threats Against IFCO/Pastors for Peace
889 09/28/16 Cuba’s Foreign Minister Advocates Cuban Interests at U.N.
890 09/29/16 Non-Aligned Movement Holds Summit in Venezuela
891 09/30/16 Presidential Nomination of U.S. Ambassador to Cuba
892 09/30/16 U.S. and Cuba Hold Another Meeting of the Bilateral Commission
895 10/05/16 President Obama’s Reflections on His Pursuit of Normalization with Cuba
897 10/07/16 Cuban Police Search and Seize Property of Independent Legal Center
899 10/14/16 President Obama Issues Presidential Policy Directive–United States-Cuba Normalization
901 10/16/16 Reactions to New Presidential Policy Directive on U.S.-Cuba Normalization
901A 10/21/16 U.S. Professor’s Critique of U.S. Presidential Policy Directive –United States-Cuba Normalization
914 11/03/16 Answers to Cuba’s Questions About U.S. Presidential Policy Directive on U.S.-Cuba Normalization
903 10/17/16 U.S. and Cuba Hold Another Meeting To Discuss Human Rights
904 10/19/16 Washington Post Editorial Blasts Cuban Human Rights
917 11/10/16 Cuba Announces Defensive Military Exercises
919 11/23/16 Cuba Conducts Defensive Military Exercise
920 11/30/16 U.S. Reactions to Death of Fidel Castro
924 12/09/16 U.S. and Cuba’s Efforts To Continue Normalization
926 12/13/16 Cuba’s Recent Arrests of Journalists
930 12/20/16 Subdued Commemoration of Second Anniversary of U.S.-Cuba Rapprochement
931 12/21/16 More Cuban Arrests of Dissidents
President Obama and Cuba, 2017
936 01/05/17 Secretary of State John Kerry’s Review of His Stewardship of U.S. Foreign Policy Regarding Cuba, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2017/01/05/secretary-of-state-john-kerrys-review-of-his-stewardship-of-u-s-foreign-policy-regarding-cuba/
937 01/06/17 U.S. Secretaries of Commerce and Treasury Comment on Developments Regarding Cuba, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2017/01/06/u-s-secretaries-of-commerce-and-of-treasury-comment-on-developments-regarding-cuba/
943 01/13/17 U.S. Ends Special Immigration Benefits for Cubans, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2017/01/13/u-s-ends-special-immigration-benefits-for-cubans/
943A 01/13/17 Plaudits (2 to 1) for Ending U.S. Special Immigration Benefits for Cubans
944 01/14/17 Additional Reactions to End of U.S. Special Immigration Benefits for Cubans, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2017/01/14/additional-reactions-to-end-of-u-s-immigration-benefits-for-cubans/
945 01/15/17 Other Current Developments Regarding Cuban Migration to U.S., https://dwkcommentaries.com/2017/01/15/other-current-developments-regarding-cuban-migrants-to-u-s/
948 01/20/17 U.S. and Cuba Sign Additional Agreements, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2017/01/20/u-s-and-cuba-sign-additional-agreements/
949 01/21/17 Criticism of U.S.-Cuba Law Enforcement Agreement, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2017/01/21/criticism-of-u-s-cuba-law-enforcement-agreement/
U.S. & Cuba in the Trump Administration, 2017-
920 11/30/16 U.S. Reactions to Death of Fidel Castro
932 12/22/16 The Future of U.S.-Cuba Normalization Under the Trump Administration
935 01/02/17 More Reasons To Believe There Is a Dim Future for U.S.-Cuba Normalization, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2017/01/02/more-reasons-to-believe-there-is-a-dim-future-for-u-s-cuba-normalization/
946 01/17/17 U.S. and Cuba Continue To Implement Normalization, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2017/01/17/u-s-and-cuba-continue-to-implement-normalization-of-relations/
939 01/10/17 Three Experts Anticipate Little Change in U.S. Policies Regarding Cuba, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2017/01/10/three-experts-anticipate-little-change-in-u-s-policies-regarding-cuba/
939A 01/10/17 Another Expert Believes Trump Administration Will Find Good U.S. Deals with Cuba
940 01/11/17 Washington Post Endorses Continued Normalization with Cuba, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2017/01/11/washington-post-endorses-continued-normalization-with-cuba/
 941 01/12/17 Secretary of State Nominee Rex Tillerson Addresses U.S. Policies Regarding Cuba, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2017/01/12/secretary-of-state-nominee-rex-tillerson-addresses-u-s-policies-regarding-cuba/
 950 01/23/17 Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State Nominee, Provides Written Responses Regarding Cuba to Senate Foreign Relations Committee
 942 01/12/17 Representatives Emmer and Castor Introduce Bill To End Embargo of Cuba, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2017/01/12/representatives-emmer-and-castor-introduce-bill-to-end-embargo-of-cuba/
 947 01/18/17 Lobbying the Incoming Trump Administration To Continue Normalization with Cuba, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2017/01/18/lobbying-the-incoming-trump-administration-to-continue-normalization-with-cuba/
 951 01/26/17 President Raül Castro Says Cuba Can Work with Trump Administration
 953

 01/27/17 New U.S. Ambassador to U.N., NIkki Haley, May Present Challenges to Supporters of U.S.-Cuba Normalization
 954  01/28/17 Cuban Entrepreneurs Express Frustration and Confidence
 955  01/29/17 Fraud in Cuban Foreign Medical Mission