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New push underway to get Congress to end the Cuba blockade

The blockade continues to hurt the interests of ordinary people in Cuba by the strain it puts on the Cuban economy. 

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Economic blockade against Cuba – still alive and dangerous

From financial penalties to blocking transactions with Cuban state-run businesses, the U.S. blockade of Cuba is still in force.

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Obama to Cubans: “Let’s break down the barriers”

The United States President called for removing "the shadow of history from our relationship."

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Actions planned in D.C. to end blockade of Cuba

The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity is returning to Washington next month to increase pressure on President Obama.

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U.S.-Cuba direct mail service resumes

News of improved Cuban-American relations has been hitting the fast lane recently, benefiting citizens of both nations.

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Cuba's first American Embassy Secretary in 50 years visits Bay Area

Interview with Miguel Fraga, the first secretary of the newly reestablished Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C.

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Calling out the hypocrisy of the U.S. Cuban blockade

Ending restrictions on U.S. tourist travel, expanding U.S. exports to Cuba - both are topics that are unlikely to survive the rigors of Republican-dominated Congress. 

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Let Cuba Live Committee of Maine says end Cuban Adjustment Act

"We call upon Congress to repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act," which has "led to the deaths of Cubans crossing the Florida Straits in boats."

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U.S. and Cuba come to table to talk mutual compensation

State Department spokesperson John Kirby regards "resolution of outstanding claims" as a top priority for normalization.

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Nine governors ask Congress to end Cuba blockade

A letter sent to the House and Senate leadership emphasizes the benefits, including to agriculture, of increasing U.S. trade with Cuba.

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