United States-Cuba Relations
2009-2016




Obama's limp-wristed Cuba policy, March 2016
State Security chief and executioner Ramiro Valdes stares at Obama.

VIDEOS

Congressmen Chris Smith and Frank Wolf press conference on Cuba and human rights (April 9, 2009)
 

Cuban spies in middle of swap talk
Diplomática pide cambio drástico hacia Cuba
Lugar, GOP Senate Report Urge Fresh Look at Relations With Cuba
Cuba May Restrict Visits by Florida United Methodists
Cuba bill opens rift between Obama, N.J. senator
Analysis: Cuba waiting and watching Obama
For relatives, travel to Cuba just got easier
Biden rules out lifting Cuban embargo
APRIL


U.S. tourists unlikely to bring democracy to Cuba
Fidel Castro meets with 3 visiting US lawmakers
CBC members praise Castro
Oakland Rep. Lee meets Fidel Castro in Cuba
Encuentro con Barbara Lee y otros miembros del Caucus Negro
Castros tell lawmakers they want talks with U.S.
CBC: Congressional boot-lickers (Michelle Malkin)
Obama should insist on rights in Cuba: US lawmakers
Coddling Cuba (Washington Post editorial)
Ruling may make it harder to book a trip to Cuba from South Florida
Debate over U.S.-Cuba policy is at fever pitch
American tourists invade Cuba
After Obama olive branch, next move is Cuba's
Think Again: Engaging Cuba
After Obama olive branch, next move is Cuba's
U.S. lawmakers back from Cuba slammed as ignoring dissidents
Toward a New Cuba Policy
Can Cuba cope with an onslaught of Americans?
Rep. Kendrick Meek opposes President Barack Obama's stance on remittances to Cuba
Cubans cheer US family travel rules, but want more
Obama allows unlimited travel to Cuba by relatives
Exiles Want to Expand U.S.-Cuba Relations
Travel Agents Booking Trips to Cuba Win Suit
Obama Opens Door to Cuba, but Only a Crack
Obama Says U.S. Will Pursue Thaw With Cuba
Clinton Scores Points by Admitting Past U.S. Errors
Obama Wins Praise At Summit But Feels Heat on Cuba
Many Cubans temper hopes for improved US relations
President Barack Obama lauds Cuba offer to discuss thorny issues
President Barack Obama tells Cuba's Raúl Castro: It's your move now
The Secret Summit (Fidel Castro)
Feverish Dreams (Fidel Castro)
OBAMA AND THE BLOCKADE (Fidel Castro)
Obama tells lies: Fidel Castro
Castro brothers' power struggle may doom Obama's overtures
Cuba: Dispute on Castro’s Intent
Fidel Castro Rebukes Raúl on U.S.
Fidel dampens hopes for US-Cuba relations
Fidel Castro: US wants Cuba to become slaves again
Tourists and Democracy in Cuba

MAY-AUGUST
Cuba on terror list, with twist
Castro blasts Obama over blacklisting
Cuban parliament president dismisses Obama
Alabama on Cuba: Tear down this embargo
Radio, TV Martí to retool, downsize
U.S. changes stance on Cuba's inclusion in OAS
U.S. gives Cuba plan to OAS
Cuba galled that Microsoft cut instant messaging
U.S., Cuba close to resuming migration talks
American-made products readily available in Cuba
Cuba trade ban stands despite rising efforts to end it

SEPTEMBER
U.S. scholarships get Cuban college students expelled
U.S.-Cuba dialogue team envisioned
If Cuba embargo ended, U.S. businesses ready for rush, but not island
Obama extends Cuba embargo 1 year

NOVEMBER
More Democrats oppose lifting Cuban travel ban
 

2010
Democrats criticize Radio, TV Martí
Elections delay Cuba travel policy expansion

2013
Fariñas considera ‘un triunfo para la oposición cubana’ reunión con Obama en Miami
Cubanos en el exilio consideran ‘positivo’ encuentro de Obama con disidentes
 
2016
Obama becomes the first President to set foot in Cuba for NINE DECADES
   (Daily Mail, March 21, 2016)
Angry Castro lectures America on its failures on the human right to healthcare, education and pensions
(Daily Mail, March 21, 2016)
Transcript of President Obama's Speech to People of Cuba

Video of President Obama's Speech To The People Of Cuba

Smiling Obama ignores calls to cut short Cuba trip and even does The Wave at baseball game
(Daily Mail, March 22, 2016)
Congresista Mario Díaz-Balart: ‘La política hacia Cuba cambiará dramáticamente’ con Trump (El Nuevo Herald, Nov. 23, 2016)

2017
Scramble for GOP health care votes suddenly puts Cuba policy in play (Miami Herald, March 22, 2017)