February 4, 2015
by Christopher Dellana
The US launched its embargo against Cuba in retaliation to Fidel Castro's declared allegiance to the Soviet Union. The embargo, though undergoing various transformations after its inception, remained official US policy until December 2014 when the Obama administration announced policy changes and ...[read more]
December 24, 2011
by Sarah Posner
The Cuban government announced Friday that the country will grant amnesty to and free 2,900 prisoners including those convicted of political crimes. The announcement was motivated by humanitarian concerns, in an effort by President Raul Castro to establish good will in anticipation of a visit by ...[read more]
August 5, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The Supreme Court of Cuba on Friday upheld a 15-year sentence for Alan Gross, a US citizen accused of "acts against the independence or integrity of the state." Gross was arrested in 2009 and has served 20 months of his sentence for his work as a Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) ...[read more]
March 13, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
A court in Cuba on Saturday sentenced US contractor Alan Gross to 15 years in prison for attempting to undermine the communist government of Cuba, according to a state-run website. US National Security spokesman Tommy Vietor immediately denounced the ruling, calling the 15-year sentence an " ...[read more]
February 1, 2011
by Yuriy Vilner
Dr. Wayne Smith: "U.S.-Cuba relations changed little during 2010, and certainly showed no signs of significant improvement. On the contrary, the two sides seemed to be in something of a stalemate, with the U.S. taking the apparent position that it could not take steps to improve relations until ...[read more]

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