U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 11/29/2022

November 29, 2022

Dear Friends,

Today is #GivingTuesday! On this global day of giving, we invite you to consider CDA’s value to you and help us increase our impact and reimagine what is possible. Your tax-deductible contribution this Giving Tuesday helps support our U.S.-Cuba News Brief, public webinars, interviews with experts on matters pertaining to U.S.-Cuba relations and domestic changes in Cuba, congressional advocacy, fact-finding missions to the region, comprehensive policy memos, and efforts to connect civil society actors from the region with policymakers in Washington. We are incredibly grateful for the many ways in which you support CDA’s work – we couldn’t do our work without you!

This week’s Top Stories

  • Low voter turn-out at Cuba’s municipal elections
  • China to restructure Cuban debt, collaborate on “core interests”

Continued Coverage

  • Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel concludes international tour in Algeria and China
  • Cuban migration to the US continues to soar

The views and opinions expressed by authors are their own and articles do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of CDA.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 11/22/2022

November 22, 2022

Dear Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that we share that famed Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés passed away early this morning at age 79. He will be remembered for his contributions to Cuba’s nueva trova music genre. Our deepest condolences to his loved ones.

This week’s Top Stories

  • U.S. House Agriculture Committee travels to Cuba 
  • New US-Cuba remittance channel opens up
  • Family members of imprisoned Jll protesters prevented from meeting with U.S. officials
  • Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel travels to Russia, Algeria on international tour

Continued Coverage

  • Cuban Migration to the US continues
  • Mexico authorizes additional Cuban COVID-19 vaccines

The views and opinions expressed by authors are their own and articles do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of CDA.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 11/15/2022

November 15, 2022

This week’s Top Stories

  • US and Cuba meet in Havana to discuss migration
  • Cuba agrees to accept U.S. deportation flights
  • Cubans are the second highest arrivals at the U.S.-Mexico border

Continued Coverage

  • Cuba lowers economic growth predictions in wake of lower than projected tourism numbers
  • Cuba hosts business fair to attract foreign investment
  • Mexico, Argentina continue support for Cuba following Hurricane Ian

The views and opinions expressed by authors are their own and articles do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of CDA.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 11/09/2022

November 9, 2022

Dear Friends,

Happy Wednesday! Due to election day, CDA’s offices were closed. We’ll be back to our Tuesday publication date next week.

This week’s Top Stories

  • UN General Assembly votes to condemn U.S. embargo of Cuba for thirtieth time
  • Administration official travels to Havana to discuss migration

Continued Coverage

  • Cuba’s sugar industry in decline
  • Mexico and Cuba expand economic ties

The views and opinions expressed by authors are their own and articles do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of CDA.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 11/01/2022

November 1, 2022

This week’s Top Stories

  • At least five Cuban migrants die in boat crash heading to US
  • U.S. and Cuban entrepreneurs meet in Havana for business conference

Continued Coverage

  • Cuba continues to regulate private sector
  • More international airlines resume routes to Cuba

The views and opinions expressed by authors are their own and articles do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of CDA.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 10/25/2022

October 25, 2022

Dear Friends,

Last week, Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-13), Gregory Meeks (NY-5), and Jim McGovern (MA-2), released astatement applauding the Biden-Harris administration’s announcement that it will provide humanitarian assistance to Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. CDA joins Rep. Lee, Rep. Meeks, and Rep. McGovern in supporting the Administration’s sound decision to provide appropriate and critical aid to Cuba in the wake of the compounding devastation caused by Hurricane Ian. Amidst Cuba’s ongoing crises, the time for humanitarian support and sanction relief from the US is now. For more information on the statement, read below, and for recommendations on how the US could best support Cuba at this critical time, read CDA’s most recent statement.

The Florida International University 2022 Cuba Poll was released today. The Cuba Poll has been tracking the opinions of South Florida’s Cuban American community since 1991. Read our U.S.-Cuba Relations section for highlights.

This week’s Top Stories

  • US to provide $2 million in aid to Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian
  • 2022 FIU Cuba Poll Results are released
  • Former U.S. officials say Cuba should be removed from SSOT
  • Cuba sentences more J11 protestors

Continued Coverage

  • United, Delta Airlines receive USDOT extension to resume flights to Cuba
  • Cuban Migration in FY2022

The views and opinions expressed by authors are their own and articles do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of CDA.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 10/18/2022

October 18, 2022

This week’s Top Stories

  • Cuba’s Attorney General says protesters of recent blackouts may face criminal charges
  • Cuba replaces Minister of Energy and Mines

Continued Coverage

  • Cuba receives humanitarian aid from UN, among other international partners and organizations
  • Cuba continues to import Russian oil

The views and opinions expressed by authors are their own and articles do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of CDA.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 10/11/2022

October 11, 2022

This week’s Top Stories

  • Cuba 15 days after Hurricane Ian
  • US and Cuba in conversation about humanitarian aid following Hurricane Ian and request from Cuba

Continued Coverage

  • Cuba receives humanitarian aid from foreign partners, international organizations

The views and opinions expressed by authors are their own and articles do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of CDA.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 10/04/2022

October 4, 2022

On Monday, Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-13), Gregory Meeks (NY-5), and Jim McGovern (MA-2), released a statement urging the Biden-Harris administration to swiftly provide fulsome humanitarian assistance to Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. CDA echoes the call for the Administration to provide appropriate and critical aid to Cuba in the wake of the compounding devastation caused by Hurricane Ian. Amidst Cuba’s ongoing crises, the time for humanitarian support and sanction relief from the US is now. For more information on the statement, read below, and for recommendations on how the US could best support Cuba at this critical time, read CDA’s most recent statement.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, we encourage those who are able to contribute to disaster relief funds and efforts to support the Cuban people during these difficult times. We will continue to share efforts, as we learn of them, on social media and in future news brief publications.

Disaster relief fund efforts:

This week’s Top Stories

  • Cubans protest in response to enduring blackouts
  • Cuba requests U.S. aid in aftermath of Hurricane Ian

The views and opinions expressed by authors are their own and articles do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of CDA.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 09/27/2022

September 27, 2022

Dear Friends,

CDA STATEMENT: Last Wednesday, the Biden-Harris administration announced that immigrant visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Havana will be fully restored in early 2023 and that the embassy will increase personnel in Havana to expedite the processing of applications for the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) Program. CDA welcomes the measures and encourages the Administration to continue taking steps towards comprehensive coordinated foreign policy and migration management strategies rooted in engagement. Read CDA’s statement on the announcement here.

This week’s Top Stories

  • Cuba passes new Families Code, legalizing LGBTQ+ marriage
  • U.S. Embassy in Cuba to fully restore immigrant visa processing in 2023
  • Hurricane Ian hits Cuba

Continued Coverage

  • United Airlines seeks to resume flights to Cuba
  • Additional visa requirements for Cubans announced by Peru

The views and opinions expressed by authors are their own and articles do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of CDA.

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