United States-Cuba Relations
2003


James Cason





JANUARY

Granma cartoon, Jan. 11, 2003

The Americans have come
Auction could bring windfall to duped wife
Bush Again Suspends Action Against Foreign Firms Using Confiscated US Property in Cuba
Bush Names Veteran Anti-Communist to Latin America Post
Cuban Plane Sale a Symbolic Victory
From Cuba, seeking trade relations
Medical school in Cuba reaches out to minority Americans
Nacio en Cuba y vive en la Florida: Lino Gutierrez, nuevo embajador de Estados Unidos
Politically diverse group calls for ties with Cuba
Reich is transferred to the White House
Shoot-down survivor wins suit; Castro loses by default
Republicans preserve ban on travel to Cuba

FEBRUARY
Congress is warned on Cuba embargo
Cuba Seizes Book Shipment Ordered by U.S. Officials
Cuban diplomat visits in bid to end embargo
Cuban market entices U.S. traders
Cuban torturers hiding in Florida?
Cubans savoring U.S. food
Effort to weaken embargo of Cuba is axed from bill
Farms capitalize on Cuba
Georgia business delegation to explore Cuba possibilities
Kansas agribusiness delegation will meet Cubans
U.S. gives defectors' boat back to Cuba
U.S. Opponents of Cuba Embargo Are Optimistic
US returns Cuban coast guard boat

MARCH
Conference will promote trade between S.C., Cuba
Cuba announces new restrictions on diplomats
Cuba limits travel of U.S. diplomats; U.S. reciprocates, officials say
8 vow to have U.S.-style meeting in Cuba
Executed American's family seeks $600 million from Cuba
Rules changed on Cuba trips
So who's putting food on Cuba's table? U.S.A.
 

APRIL
After Iraq, Cuba not next on U.S. list, Rumsfeld says
Bush shapes policy on Cuba after Castro's crackdown
Bush shuts door Clinton left ajar to U.S. visitors
Castro Defends Executions, Says U.S. Provoking Conflict
Castro Links U.S. Diplomat to Hijackers
Castro's Government an 'Aberration' in Hemisphere, says Powell
Cuba says it can survive ban on U.S. remittances
Cuba sentences last of 75 dissidents
Cuban crackdown may thwart anti-embargo moves
Cuban Crackdown on Critics Stalls a Drive to Ease U.S. Embargo
Cubans angry that cash assistance from U.S. kin may end
Judge orders Cuba to pay family
La Habana acusa a Washington de boicotear el pacto migratorio
Leader: No U.S. aid money goes to Cuban dissidents
Las más sofisticadas armas no podrían aplastar la resistencia de nuestro pueblo
Comparecencia especial del Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz (Abril 25, 2003)
Nota Oficial (Abril 18, 2003)
Piden a Bush que fortalezca la sociedad civil
Powell bashes Cuban 'roundup'
Powell condemns Cuba for 'human-rights situation'
President Bush nominates lobbyist as new head of Radio, TV Marti
Spate of hijackings prompts rare U.S. warning to Cubans
U.S. calls Cuba measures 'brutal'
U.S. diplomat blamed for 'subversion' in Cuba
U.S. diplomat in Cuba warns of possible exodus
U.S. diplomat warns Cubans against hijackings
U.S. May Punish Cuba for Imprisoning Critics
U.S. ready in case of major exodus from Cuba
U.S. wants Cuba off U.N. rights commission
U.S. Weighs Tighter Sanctions on Cuba

MAY
Anti-Castro Policy Can Cut Both Ways
Bush airs hopes for Cubans
Bush Seen Holding Off New Cuba Sanctions
Bush leaves U.S. Cuba policy unchanged despite crackdown
Bush to Meet Cuban Dissident, Ex-Captives
Castro's assertions about U.S. attack are starting to worry some Cubans
Crackdown? Exports to Cuba go on
Critican la postura de la Casa Blanca con Cuba
Cuba calls expulsion 'provocative and interventionist' stance
Cuba crackdown may not decrease U.S. farm trade
Cuba Denounces Diplomats' Expulsions
Cuba no tiene nada que ocultar, ni nada de qué avergonzarse
Cuba sanctions fail to materialize
Cuban-American community divided over policy
Democracy and dissident
How will Bush administration handle persecution of Cuban dissidents?
Officials: Security concerns prompted Cubans expulsion
Policy on Cuba may be tougher
Powell criticizes Cuba but says military force not planned
President Bush denounces Castro in radio address
President Criticized Over Past Pledges About Cuba
Striving to Punish Cuba, U.S. Expels 14 of Its Diplomats
TV Martí's chief eyes better signal
U.N. wrongheaded on Cuba
U.S. action after Cuba crackdown debated
U.S. expels 14 Cuban diplomats
U.S. Orders Expulsion of 14 Cuban Diplomats
Castro: U.S. wants to attack Cuba
Senator blocks diplomat nominee to force Cuba move

JUNE
Cuba's Spiritual Olive Branch
The migratory issue as a weapon against Cuba. Pretext for aggression
U.S. pulls plug on Cuba expo
Ever-vigilant Cuba braces for an expected U.S. assault

JULY
Cuba accused of blocking U.S. satellite feeds to Iran
Declaración del Jefe de la Oficina de Intereses de Estados Unidos en La Habana
Historic arrival in Havana harbor
Lucrativa la visita de Bush a Miami
Repatriated Cubans spell boatload of trouble for Bush
U.S. reaches deal on Cuban hijackers
U.S. returns to Cuba dozen who took boat

AUGUST
A Bush Faults White House on the Return of 12 Cubans
Cuban-American legislators threaten to withdraw support for President Bush
Cuban-Americans Hit Bush Policies
Cubans' return 'just not right,' Gov. Bush says
Cuestionan a Bush republicanos de Miami
Democratic contender Dean alters Cuba stand
Exigen a Bush que respalde a los disidentes
For Americans, the climate on travel to Cuba is getting chilly
Havana says Iran jammed satellite
La Casa Blanca guarda silencio ante reclamos de los exiliados
Local Republicans write Bush urging new Cuba policy
OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH By Elected Republican Officials and Greater Miami Republican leaders, Florida, USA
Rancher ships 148 cattle to Cuba
U.S. businesses announce $10 million trade pact with Cuba
U.S. seeking new ideas for promoting transition in Cuba
White House urged charges in 1996 Cuba shoot-down

SEPTEMBER
Despite veto threat, U.S. House moves to ease sanctions on Cuba
Did U.S. Envoy Go Too Far? Critics say aggressive stance against Cuba may have led to backlash on dissidents
Iran and Cuba Zap U.S. Satellites
Keep Cuba sanctions, Democratic presidential candidate Kerry says
Plans for Military Intervention on the Island
Sin nuevas medidas contra Castro
Strong words for tough stance on Cuba
U.S. House debates Cuba travel ban funding
U.S. says it has filled annual quota for visas
U.S. Lawmakers Express Concerns Over Cuba
Castro recibe a los legisladores estadounidenses
Latin American Roundup
U.S. senator urges trade, travel in Cuba
Visiting U.S. senator calls for an end to Cuba sanctions
 

OCTOBER
Bush Seeks Tighter Curb on Cuba Travel
Bush vows to toughen sanctions against Cuba
Cuban Sports Officials Fail to Get Visas
Easing Cuba travel ban appears unlikely
Embargo Comercial de los Estados Unidos
Havana praises U.S. vote against Cuba travel ban
Questions arise over Bush panel
Senate Votes to Lift Restrictions on Travel to Cuba
Sunny Havana? Don't Pack Bags Yet
U.S. blames Iranians for jamming broadcasts
U.S. exports account for largest chunk of food product purchases
U.S. Senate defies restrictions on travel to Cuba
White House Calls for More Pressure on Castro
Who lobbies Bush on Cuba?

NOVEMBER
Teacher facing trip penalty lobbies against Cuba ban
Time to lift travel barriers to Cuba
U.S. policy, Cubans on trial
Veto threat halts effort to ease Cuba sanctions

DECEMBER
Clark hints he would explore Cuba ties
Crackdown on Cuba Travel Angers Some
Fidel Castro meets privately with American farm representatives
Guantánamo prison is denounced
Hearings Begin in Cuba Travel Ban Case
Martinez's move may set back panel
Penalty proposed for Cuba traders
Preparing for a Mass Exodus into Cuba
Providing food for music lovers' souls
U.S. Farm Reps Hold Sales Talks in Cuba
U.S. Farmers Call for End to Cuba Embargo
U.S. Farm Leaders, Visiting Cuba, Seek End to Trade Curbs
U.S. praises crackdown on illegal trips to Cuba