Category Archives: Normalization of Relations

Cuba, USA Hold a Technical Meeting on Terrorism

Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced today that the Caribbean island and the United States held a technical meeting to prevent and face terrorism. According to a report from the Foreign Ministry, the … Continue reading

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U.S. Citizens’ Arrivals in Cuba Increased in 2017

Havana, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) The head of the General Department of the United States in the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Josefina Vidal, published on her Twitter account that the number of U.S. citizens who have visited the island … Continue reading

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Cuban Foreign Minister Welcomes US Republican Senator Jeff Flake

Havana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez received the Republican senator for the US state of Arizona Jeff Flake, reports an official note today. The legislator, who has traveled to Cuba on several occasions, is part of … Continue reading

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Fargo man first in North Dakota to get medical degree in Cuba

Lubka feels he received a great education. “I passed my boards all on the first try. My goal is to serve North Dakota.” By Robin Huebner on Jan 2, 2018 – The Dickinson Press FARGO, North Dakota—When Jack Lubka set his sights … Continue reading

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Cuba Received 380,000 Cruise Passengers In 2017

The U.S.’ reopening of ties under former President U.S. President Barack Obama with Cuba has accounted for the surge in numbers. Jan 1 (teleSur) Cuba received more than 380,000 cruise passengers this year, with reopening of travel between the socialist-led … Continue reading

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Report: N.D., Minn. farmers vulnerable to Cuba policies

By Mikkel Pates – Western Central Tribune,  (Willmar, Minnesota), Jan 1, 2018 GRAND FORKS — North Dakota and Minnesota are two of the top states in the U.S. to be hurt — or helped — by the openness of U.S.-Cuba … Continue reading

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Still hope for US-Cuba trade relations

The American Press, Dec 22, 2017 The simmering tension of late between Cuba and the U.S. has dampened efforts to lift trade restrictions with the island nation, but not snuffed them out, and for that Louisiana should be grateful. After … Continue reading

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Common-sense next steps for US-Cuba agricultural trade

BY REP. RICK CRAWFORD (R-ARK.), OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — THE HILL 12/21/17  Few dispute the economic imperative of export growth for American agriculture.  With U.S. farm income having declined nearly 50 percent over the past four years, and with 95 percent of … Continue reading

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Guest column: Renew Louisiana’s long history with Cuba

  By Maxwell Hamilton, The Baton Rouge Advocate, Dec 20, 2017 On Dec. 21, 110 years ago today, the LSU football team boarded the Cuba-bound steamship S.S. Chalmette to play what was likely the first postseason college football game on … Continue reading

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Slamming the door shut on Cuba: Guest opinion

By Guest Columnist, ROBERT ARELLANO – OregonLive.com Robert Arellano is a professor at Southern Oregon University’s Oregon Center for the Arts and on the Oregon Humanities Council’s board of directors. He lives in Talent, Oregon. “U.S. to Restore Full Relations With Cuba.” … Continue reading

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