Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

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

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4597.pdf

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

http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/GTMO_Closure_Plan_0216.pdf

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

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB534-DIA-Declassified-Sourcebook/

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

 

Secretary of State Kerry’s Remarks at Flag Raising Ceremony

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Headlines

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2015/08/246121.htm

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44119.pdf

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

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1856299/aes87.pdf

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

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/05/242986.htm

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

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/14/message-congress-report-congress-respect-proposed-rescission-cubas-desig

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

 

Next Page »