Senator Klobuchar Introduces Bill To End Embargo of Cuba

On February 12, 2015, Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar introduced S.491: Freedom to Export to Cuba Act. Its five cosponsors are Senators Richard Durbin (Dem., IL). Mike Enzi (Rep., WY),  Jeff Flake (Rep., AZ), Patrick Leahy (Dem., VT) and Debbie Stabenow (Dem, MI). The bill was referred to the Senate’s   (a) Banking, Housing and … Continue reading Senator Klobuchar Introduces Bill To End Embargo of Cuba

American People’s Reactions to U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation

After looking at international, Cuban and U.S. Government reactions to the December 17th announcement of U.S.-Cuba reconciliation, we now examine the reactions of the American people. Those reactions can be obtained from public opinion polls and the views of prominent Americans, newspapers and business interests and from efforts to promote understanding of the issues and … Continue reading American People’s Reactions to U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation

United States Government’s Reactions to U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation

After looking at international and Cuban reactions to the December 17th announcement of U.S.-Cuba reconciliation, we now examine the reactions by the U.S. Government’s Executive Branch and Congress. A subsequent post will look at the reactions of the American people. I. Executive Branch. Led by President Barack Obama, the Executive Branch engaged in 18 months … Continue reading United States Government’s Reactions to U.S.-Cuba Reconciliation

Launching the United States Agricultural Coalition for Cuba 

On January 8th the United States Agricultural Coalition for Cuba, whose purpose is “to re-establish Cuba as a market for U.S. food and agriculture exports,” was publicly launched at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Agricultural Coalition’s Basics To achieve this purpose, the Coalition’s mission is “to strive to turn Cuba from an … Continue reading Launching the United States Agricultural Coalition for Cuba