U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 03/29/2019

March 29, 2019

Dear friends,

This week, in U.S.-Cuba news…

U.S.-CUBA RELATIONS

Google strikes deal to bring faster web content to Cuba

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 03/22/2019

March 22, 2019

Dear friends,

This week marks the three year anniversary of President Obama’s official visit to Cuba, the first of a sitting U.S. president in 88 years. He offered a rose of friendship to the Cuban people; he honored the personal stories of families separated by our countries’ animosities; his family watched an afternoon Tampa Bay Rays vs. the Cuban national team baseball game alongside Jackie Robinson’s family; and, in remarks to the Cuban people, he said he came to “bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas.”

Three years later, with a strong sense that those remnants of the Cold War in the Americas have resurfaced, we are working together with you to celebrate U.S.-Cuba engagement and protect the powerful gains wrought by President Obama and countless families, cultural groups, bipartisan Members of Congress, businesses, and many others. Thank you for the many ways you advance U.S.-Cuba engagement and the powerful ways you support CDA.

In the spirit of celebrating the ties that bind the U.S. and Cuba, don’t miss these upcoming events in D.C. in the coming weeks:

The coming weeks will bring two must-catch events: Cuban funk musician Cimafunk in concert at Tropicalia Lounge Thursday, March 28, and film screenings with Cuban visionaries at Landmark E Street Cinema Wednesday, April 3. Details for both in the events section below, including ***opportunities for VIP access and sponsorship*** for the Cimafunk concert!

Q&A with Eric Gettig, Ph.D. on Cuba’s energy system

Eric Gettig, Ph.D. is a scholar of modern Cuba, with a particular focus on the intersection of politics, political economy, international relations, and the environment, especially energy. Dr. Gettig is working on his first book, titled Cuba in the Global Hydrocarbon Age: Energy, Empire, Development, and Revolution. Dr. Gettig is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and a non-resident Senior Associate in the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a non-partisan think-tank in Washington, D.C. Follow Dr. Gettig on Twitter @eric_gettig.

Q: What is the current state of Cuba’s energy system? What steps are they taking to diversify energy sources and foreign trading partners for this sector?

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U.S-Cuba News Brief: 03/15/2019

March 15, 2019

Dear friends,

Two things at the top:

This weekend, CBS News’ 60 Minutes will report on the mysterious health incidents affecting U.S. personnel in Cuba and China. For more information, including the multiple reported theories, a timeline of events, and discrepancies in the U.S. response to incidents in Cuba v. China, access CDA’s explainer HERE.

And, for DC-based subscribers…

Check it out! The coming weeks will bring two must-catch events: Cuban funk musician Cimafunk in concert at Tropicalia Lounge Thursday, March 28, and film screenings with Cuban visionaries at Landmark E Street Cinema Wednesday, April 3. Details for both in the events section below, including *** opportunities for VIP access and sponsorship *** for the Cimafunk concert!

This week, in Cuba news…

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U.S.-CUBA NEWS BRIEF: 3/8/2019

March 8, 2019

Dear friends,

Two things at the top:

First, today is International Women’s Day, and CDA extends a warm embrace to each of the incredible women in the greater CDA family – in Cuba; in Washington, DC; in Miami; and beyond. We celebrate you and the many ways you make our world a better place. ¡Abrazos a todas!

Second, for those of you in or near Washington, DC, SAVE THE DATE(S) for two events you DON’T. WANT. TO. MISS: Cuban funk musician Cimafunk in concert at Tropicalia Lounge Thursday, March 28, and film screenings with Cuban visionaries at Landmark E Street Cinema Wednesday, April 3. Details for both in the events section below.

This week, in Cuba news…

U.S.-CUBA RELATIONS

Sec. Pompeo announces tightening of Cuba embargo

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U.S.-CUBA NEWS BRIEF: 3/1/2019

March 1, 2019

Dear friends,

This week, in Cuba news…

U.S.-CUBA RELATIONS

Title III Update; Trump nears key Cuba sanctions decision over support for Maduro

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U.S.-CUBA NEWS BRIEF: 2/22/2019

February 22, 2019

Dear friends,

This week, in Cuba news…

U.S.-CUBA RELATIONS

Foreign investment in Cuba might be at risk if U.S. allows lawsuits over confiscated property

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U.S.-CUBA NEWS BRIEF: 2/15/2019

February 15, 2019

Dear friends,

This week, in Cuba news…

U.S.-CUBA RELATIONS

President Trump to speak in Miami on President’s Day

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