Category Archives: Exchanges

Cuban national baseball team to face Jersey Jackals in four-game series

The Cuban national baseball team has arrived in North Jersey for a second consecutive summer in which international relations between the island country and the United States have dominated headlines. The Cuban players – who faced the Sussex County Miners … Continue reading

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New U.S. Cuba Policy Is Unpopular, Just Like President Trump

Opposition to President Donald Trump’s new policy on Cuba is growing and gathering support among different communities. Trump announced Friday a reversal of his predecessor Barack Obama’s policy of normalization and openness with Cuba, limiting travel to Cuba to those … Continue reading

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US Human Rights Record, Not Cuba’s, Should Be Condemned

Both the people in the U.S. and Cubans on the island are overwhelmingly for a normalization of relations, Freeman told teleSUR. In an exclusive interview with teleSUR, Netfa Freeman, Cuba policy analyst for the Washington D.C.-based Institute for Policy Studies, commented on U.S. … Continue reading

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El Bloqueo Redux: Trump’s Cuba Policies Strike a Familiar Chord

Trump climbed into a rhetorical time machine in unveiling his rollback of Obama-era Cuba measures last week When members of the dwindling cadre of Cuban-American hardliners crammed into a theater in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood last week for the unveiling … Continue reading

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Minnesota Will Still Engage With Cuba Despite Trump Setback

HAVANA (Reuters) – Minnesota’s government and businesses will continue to engage with Cuba in the areas they can, like agricultural trade, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s partial rollback of the detente, Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith said on Thursday. The first … Continue reading

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Minnesota lieutenant governor visits Cuba

HAVANA (AP) – The lieutenant governor of Minnesota has become the first U.S. state official to make an official visit to Cuba since President Donald Trump announced the new U.S. policy toward the island. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and a … Continue reading

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Cuba-USA Expedition Ends Coral Reef Research

Havana, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and US scientists have ended a joint exploration along the island”s coral reefs, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) reported today. Researchers from both nations, in two working stages, collected samples and … Continue reading

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Minnesotans claim Trump’s Cuba policy hurts economy, especially agriculture

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – After President Trump announced travel and business restrictions in Cuba Friday, dozens of Minnesotans were moved to rally outside the Federal Courthouse in protest. “We feel a knot in our guts, we thought ‘this is a setback,’” … Continue reading

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UMD CIBER Builds Bridges with Businesses and Professionals in Cuba

Fifteen participants from colleges and universities throughout the United States traveled to Cuba from May 21-28, 2017, with the University of Maryland’s Center for International Business Education and Research (UMD CIBER). As part of the Center’s Faculty Development in International … Continue reading

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Crawford advances excise tax bill to help restart Cuba exports

Arkansas Rep. Rick Crawford’s effort to restart trade with Cuba draws criticism from U.S.-Cuba experts. In a perfect world, the U.S. Congress and the Trump administration would agree the 57-year-old Cuban Embargo hasn’t worked and probably never will and remove … Continue reading

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