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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Presidential Policy Directive 43: United States-Cuba Normalization

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Homeland Security,Presidency

Describes the U.S. vision for normalization of relations with Cuba, how the policy aligns with U.S. national security interests, assesses progress toward normalization to date, describes priority objectives and more.  From the White House, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XVI, Southern Africa

Categories: Africa,Congress,Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History

Documents the efforts of the Carter Administration to counter Cuban influence in southern Africa, especially Angola, while dealing with Congressional prohibitions against U.S. covert actions in the region.  Also focuses on the challenge of the apartheid regime in South Africa.  From the State Department

Fact Sheet: DOT Issues Show Cause Order for U.S. Cuba Service to Havana

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

Provides questions and answers about the new, limited flights from U.S. cities to Havana, which cities and airlines have been selected, when flights will begin, what categories of travelers will be eligible to go, and how the services are related to laws and regulations pertaining to travel to Cuba.  From the Department of Transportation


U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Proposes U.S. Airlines and Cities for New Scheduled Service to Havana

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Transportation

Announces cities and airlines selected to begin offering flights to Havana, Cuba as part of the Obama Administration’s normalization plan.  The selected cities were chosen as centers of substantial Cuban-American population and as important aviation hub centers.  From the Department of Transportation


Health of Hispanic Adults: United States, 2010-2014

Categories: Cuba,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Labor/Employment,Latin America,Mexico,Puerto Rico,Statistics

Covers selected estimates of health measures for all Hispanics and four subgroups: Central or South American, Cuban, Mexican, and Puerto Rican.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Overview of Cuban Imports of Goods and Services and Effects of U.S. Restrictions

Categories: Business/Economics,Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment

Provides information on trends in Cuban imports of goods and services from 2005 to the present, the effects of trade restrictions on U.S. exports, and an assessment of Cuban institutional and infrastructural problems that could make trade relations difficult.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission


Plan for Closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

Categories: Cuba,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Headlines,Homeland Security,Terrorism

Argues for the closing of the Cuban Island detention facility which weakens national security by fueling anti-American propaganda, damaging relations with key allies, and draining military resources. Also discusses alternatives for transfer of detainees. From the Defense Department


DIA Declassified: A Sourcebook

Categories: Cuba,Defense/Military,Govt Information,Iraq,Spying/Intelligence,WMD

A collection of 51 declassified documents from the history of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Includes an internal memo about the Iraqi defector named Curveball and the false intelligence about Iraq’s supposed WMD weapons. Also the DIA role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. From the National Security Archive


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