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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Secretary of State Kerry’s Remarks at Flag Raising Ceremony

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Headlines

Remarks of the Secretary of State at the ceremony marking the opening of the U.S. embassy in Havana and the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba after 54 years.  From the State Department


U.S. Agricultural Trade with Cuba: Current Limitations and Future Prospects

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment

Looks at the prospects for expanded trade in agricultural products with Cuba and the potential threat to fruit and vegetable growers in Florida from Cuban products subsidized by the government.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade: Past, Present, and Possible Future

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

Foresees more normal relations between U.S. and Cuba leading to expanded U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba.   From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Rescission of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Terrorism

Official announcement that Cuba has been removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism as of 5/29/2015.  From the State Department


Report to Congress with Respect to the Proposed Rescission of Cuba’s Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Terrorism

Brief statement of the President that Cuba has not provided any support for international terrorism in the past 6 months and has provided assurances that it will not support acts of terrorism in the future.  Removes Cuba from list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.  From the White House


Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for the 114th Congress

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Latin America

Examines U.S. policy toward Latin America as the new Congress begins with a focus on changes toward Cuba, the emergence of Latin American organizations that do not include the U.S., and other moves toward greater independence of U.S. influence.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment

Announces the launching of a Congressionally-requested investigation of Cuba’s foreign trade and the effect of U.S. restrictions with a deadline of September 2015 to complete the report.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission


Fact Sheet: U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of the Treasury Announcement of Regulatory Amendments to the Cuba Sanctions

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Recreation/Travel

Describes the revised Cuban Assets Control Regulations and Export Administration Regulations which implement the changes toward Cuba announced by President Obama in December 2014.  The changes relate to travel to and trade with Cuba, financial services and more.  From the Commerce Department


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