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Obama Nominates First Cuban Ambassador In 50 Years

September 28, 2016 

President Barack Obama kept his word and nominated Jeffrey DeLaurentis to be the first ambassador to Cuba in over 50 years. DeLaurentis is currently the head of the mission to Cuba so he’s been dealing with the Cuban government for years. When Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro began negotiating reopening relations one of the….

Trump Changes Stance On Cuba

September 20, 2016 

Donald Trump changed his tone on Cuba on Friday at a rally in South Florida when he said he would undo President Obama’s increased openness to Cuba. Starting two years ago the president used a series of executive orders to go around the seemingly intractable trade embargo that has been in place since 1961. This….

AT&T To Provide Roaming In Cuba

August 25, 2016 

Wireless provider AT&T is going to extend cellular roaming service to Cuba. As more and more Americans visit the island there is an increased call for cellular service. I can attest to the fact having been there multiple times that cell service isn’t great. Only a few people on the island have cell phones and….

Cuban Coffee Is Coming To America

July 05, 2016 

I’m Cuban-American which means that I grew up drinking plutonium level espresso shots of Cuban coffee. When I was a little kid and we would visit Miami, my grandfather would stop a few times a day to pick up a shot of the good stuff for a dollar from the many kiosks around town. During….

Regular Commercial Flights Approved To Cuba

June 15, 2016 

The United States Transportation Department approved commercial flights to Cuba for the first time since the trade embargo was enacted in 1961. There have been charter flights to Cuba for some years but they were expensive and hard to get a ticket. When I’ve gone to Cuba I’ve flown through Mexico, even though it is….