Category Archives: Normalization of Relations

Emilio Cueto, Cuba in the USA

By Mario Muñoz, Rio Grande Guardian – February 13, 2018 HARLINGEN, Rio Grande Valley, Texas – In Harlingen, the Valley Byliners writers club recently hosted Emilio Cueto, an expert on Cuban culture, history and art, for a seminar entitled, “Cuba In … Continue reading

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Cuban state music company expands deal with Sony

By The Associated Press – January 24, 2018 HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s main state-run music company is expanding its business with entertainment giant Sony in a sign of continuing progress in U.S.-Cuban business relations. Cuba’s Musical Editions and Recording Company, known by … Continue reading

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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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