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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Latin America

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43882.pdf

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

http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/332/332_552_notice01292015sgl.pdf

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

http://www.commerce.gov/news/fact-sheets/2015/01/15/fact-sheet-us-department-commerce-and-us-department-treasury-announcemen

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

 

Fact Sheet: Charting a New Course on Cuba

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Foreign Affairs

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/12/17/fact-sheet-charting-new-course-cuba

Discusses the key components of the revised U.S. policy approach to Cuba.  From the State Department

 

Statement by the President on Cuba Policy Changes

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/12/17/statement-president-cuba-policy-changes

 

Announcement by President Obama of the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba  From the White House

 

Kissinger Considered Attack on Cuba Following Angola Incursion

Categories: Africa,Cuba,History,Latin America,Russia

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB487/

A set of 9 recently declassified documents which reveal secret contingency plans for airstrikes and mining of Cuban harbors in retaliation for Cuba’s decision to send troops to Angola in 1975. From the National Security Archive

 

Wartime Detention Provisions in Recent Defense Authorization Legislation

Categories: Cuba,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42143.pdf

Reviews provisions in recent laws that relate to detainees at the Guantanamo Bay facility. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

National Security Archive v. Central Intelligence Agency

Categories: Cuba,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/9FBA79A32DDF129585257CDE004E1080/$file/12-5201.pdf

2-1 decision that a 30 year old study of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion fiasco by the CIA can be withheld from the public under the “deliberative process” provision.  Four other volumes of the study have been previously released.  The case arose from a 2005 FOIA request for the volume from the National Security Archive.  From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

 

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