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U.S. turns off Havana news ticker, but Cubans await more

Peter Eisner (blog)

U.S. turns off Havana news ticker, but Cubans await more

The United States has turned off the news ticker that was running across the U.S. interests section in Havana. But though that sign is off, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, there's no sign that the Obama administration plans to go much further than that to improve relations with Cuba.

Posted: July 28, 2009 12:32   Comments: 3
Week in review: H1N1 flu, Cuba and the Taliban in Pakistan

Week in Review (video)

Week in review: H1N1 flu, Cuba and the Taliban in Pakistan

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times editorial board discuss the week's top stories: The H1N1 flu, the Taliban in Pakistan and Fidel Castro and Cuba.

Posted: May 1, 2009 11:00   Comments: 1
Will action follow words after Americas summit?

Analysis

Will action follow words after Americas summit?

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner writes about the significance of the Summit of the Americas over the weekend and provides some context for Obama's position on Cuba.

Posted: April 20, 2009 13:34   Comments: 3
U.S. lifts Cuban travel ban and commerce restrictions

Interview (video)

U.S. lifts Cuban travel ban and commerce restrictions

Following the announcement that some restrictions on travel and commerce will be eased between the United States and Cuba, Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner discusses how these changes will impact the average Cuban, if more changes on the part of the U.S. are expected and if the U.S. will ask the Cuban government for changes.

Posted: April 14, 2009 15:23   Comments: 8
U.S. indicts anti-Castro Cuban exile with terrorist links

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U.S. indicts anti-Castro Cuban exile with terrorist links

In a move that could represent a big breakthrough in Cuban-American relations, the U.S. has indicted 81-year-old Cuban exile Luis Posada, linked to deadly bombings in Cuba.

Posted: April 13, 2009 13:56   Comments: 2
Cubans complain about food, bureaucracy and too few jobs

In the Newsroom

Cubans complain about food, bureaucracy and too few jobs

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner recently reported on the signature series Cuba After Fidel. He describes the mixed emotions of Cubans who now enjoy more freedoms but sometimes still lack sufficient food and face ongoing travel challenges as a result of U.S. policy.

Posted: March 27, 2009 09:39   Comments: 8
Cuban hip hop group protests racism and injustice

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Cuban hip hop group protests racism and injustice

The change in leadership from Fidel to Raúl Castro has allowed for increased political expression in Cuba. Watch members of rap group Anonimo Consejo explain their role in the Cuban hip-hop movement and rehearse their song "Liberate."

Posted: March 10, 2009 20:05   Comments: 6
U.S. misses out on flourishing Cuban business

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U.S. misses out on flourishing Cuban business

Cuba is doing business worldwide, but the United States is hardly in the game. A long U.S. government boycott of the island means most American businessmen are losing out to Europeans and others when it comes to everything from agriculture to medicine to oil.

Posted: March 10, 2009 15:18   Comments: 11
Social, economic change is in the air in post-Fidel Cuba

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Social, economic change is in the air in post-Fidel Cuba

With Raúl Castro now in charge, change is in the air and being talked about openly in Cuba's streets, from young people testing the limits of protest to the government forging new economic partnerships around the globe.

Posted: March 9, 2009 12:49   Comments: 5
Tune in: Online radio show on Cuba and the U.S.

Worldfocus Radio

Tune in: Online radio show on Cuba and the U.S.

Worldfocus.org's radio show looks back to the roots of U.S.-Cuban relations and forward to the potentially changing relations under President Barack Obama.

Posted: January 28, 2009 09:41   Comments: 6

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