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Cuba’s Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump – Castro’s comments to Cuba’s National Assembly were his first on Trump’s June announcement of a partial rollback of the Cuba-U.S. detente – He also rejected any “lessons” on human rights… Continue reading

Average Monthly Salary in Cuba is $29.60 US

EFE, via 14ymedio, Havana, 30 June 2017 – The average monthly salary in Cuba in 260 was 740 Cuban pesos (CUP), the equivalent of $29.60 in US dollars, although the figure is… Continue reading

Under Trump’s revised policy, black Cubans will get left behind, again BY ALEJANDRO DE LA FUENTE delafuente@fas.harvard.edu

As President Trump announced the administration’s new policies on Cuba, I worried that Afro-Cubans would be the main losers. They have been losing… Continue reading

What Trump’s new Cuba policy means for travelers to the island BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

Since President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba policy, Tom Popper’s phone has been ringing off the hook.

Callers have questions, lots of questions, about… Continue reading

Trump, The Military And The Division Of Powers In Cuba

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 20 June 2017 — The recent decision by the president of the United States to limit commercial relations with Cuban companies controlled by the military highlights… Continue reading

Could 1 million more Cubans be deemed ineligible for remittances? BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

William LeoGrande, an American University professor who specializes in U.S.-Cuba relations, says it appears there might be a “poison pill” in President Donald Trump’s new Cuba… Continue reading

What does Trump’s new Cuba policy mean for travel to island? MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and DAVID KOENIG,Associated Press • June 17,

HAVANA (AP) — Here’s what’s changing with President Donald Trump’s new policy on travel to Cuba, announced Friday:

BEFORE DETENTE… Continue reading

Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations Darlene Superville, Michael Weissenstein and Josh Lederman, Associated Press, Associated Press • June 17, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — Pressing “pause” on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the U.S.… Continue reading

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