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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Cuba: U.S. Policy Changes Increased Engagement with Private Sector, but Agency Information Collection is Limited

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/681641.pdf

Examines what is known about the size and scope of the Cuban private sector, the effect of U.S. changes to legal and regulatory restrictions on Cuba’s private sector, and the extent to which these changes have expanded U.S. and Cuban economic opportunity.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXIII, Mexico, Cuba, and the Caribbean

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Energy,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America,Mexico

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v23

Documents foreign policy decision maker in the Carter Administration including an attempted coup in the Dominican Republic, efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, natural gas negotiations with Mexico, the Mariel Sealift, and the Jonestown Massacre.  From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 17: Part 1: Horn of Africa

Categories: Africa,Cuba,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1977-80v17p1/pdf/frus1977-80v17p1.pdf

One of three parts to be devoted to affairs in Africa.  This volume covers relations of the Carter Administration with Ethiopia, Somalia, and Djibouti.  The conflict in the Horn in 1977-78 was one of the first foreign policy challenges for the administration.  From the State Department

 

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation: Draft Volume V: CIA’s Internal Investigation of the Bay of Pigs: Alternate site: CIA’s Electronic Reading Room

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/0001254908

Search blog by publication title: Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation to find links to all previously issued volumes in series on CIA’s Electronic Reading Room site.

 

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation: Draft Volume V: CIA’s Internal Investigation of the Bay of Pigs

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence

https://nsarchive.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/cia-bay-of-pigs-v51.pdf

Long withheld 1984 5th part of the Central Intelligence Agency’s history of what went wrong at the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961.  Volumes 1-4 were previously released.  The CIA claimed a “deliberative process” privilege for the volume, an internal investigation, but changes in the FOIA require release of drafts if they are more than 25 years old.  Posted by the National Security Archive.  Previous volumes in the CIA’s Electronic Reading Room

 

Presidential Policy Directive 43: United States-Cuba Normalization

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

http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/ppd/ppd-43.pdf

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

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v16

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

https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Havana_Fact_Sheet_Show_Cause_Order_0.pdf

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

 

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