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Cubans line up to buy food outside a store in Havana on Jan. 6.
Cubans line up to buy food outside a store in Havana on Jan. 6.

Rethinking Maximum Pressure

Washington loosens its sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela ahead of a critical summit.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the American Freedom Tour at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on May 14.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the American Freedom Tour at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on May 14.

Trump’s Poison Pills Are Still Toxic

Whether it’s Iran, China, Cuba, or immigration, U.S. President Joe Biden often finds himself stymied by his predecessor’s foreign policy.

People take part in a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel in Havana on July 11, 2021.
People take part in a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel in Havana on July 11, 2021.

Boxing Cuba In Benefits No One

It’s on the United States to break the detente because Cuba’s continued isolation may have serious geopolitical consequences.

A man sells fruits and vegetables on a street in Havana as Cuba faces food shortages.
A man sells fruits and vegetables on a street in Havana as Cuba faces food shortages.

How Cheap Chicken Stopped Protests in Cuba

Food is power in a country where only a small portion of people are allowed to enter supermarkets.

Cuban activists and supporters rally outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on July 27.
Cuban activists and supporters rally outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on July 27.

Don’t Let Cuba’s Protest Momentum Evaporate

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration should listen to activists on the ground.

Cubans protest outside Havana’s capitol.
Cubans protest outside Havana’s capitol.

Cuba Needs a Free Internet

The United States can play a key role in supporting online liberty.

People hold Cuban and U.S. flags during a protest showing support for Cubans demonstrating against their government, in Hialeah, Florida, July 15.
People hold Cuban and U.S. flags during a protest showing support for Cubans demonstrating against their government, in Hialeah, Florida, July 15.

Biden’s Missed Opportunity in Cuba

The U.S. president’s hard-line rhetoric belies the island’s humanitarian crisis and cedes an opportunity to shape what comes next.

People take part in a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel in Havana on July 11.
People take part in a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel in Havana on July 11.

Cuba’s Shockwave From the Street

Unprecedented nationwide protests are the product of economic strain—and newfound digital connectivity.

People protest in Cuba.
People protest in Cuba.

Cuba Doesn’t Know How to Handle the New Protests

The island hasn’t seen anything like this for decades.

The Department of State
The Department of State

State Rolls Out Medical Pilot Program to Find Causes of ‘Havana Syndrome’

U.S. still grappling with how to respond five years after first reports of suspected microwave attacks in Havana.

The front of the U.S. Embassy in Havana
The front of the U.S. Embassy in Havana

Claims of Microwave Attacks Are Scientifically Implausible

There’s little evidence for an unknown weapon being behind “Havana syndrome.”

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez attends a news conference at the Capitol.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez attends a news conference at the Capitol.
A woman wearing a face mask walks by a banner with pictures of leaders of the Cuban Revolution and President Miguel Diaz-Canel, in Havana on March 3.
A woman wearing a face mask walks by a banner with pictures of leaders of the Cuban Revolution and President Miguel Diaz-Canel, in Havana on March 3.

A Post-Castro Cuba

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel faces the country’s worst economic slump since the fall of the Soviet Union.

A specialist inside a COVID-19 mobile unit set up by the Peruvian Ministry of Health at the Hipolito Unanue Hospital in Lima on Feb. 27, 2020.
A specialist inside a COVID-19 mobile unit set up by the Peruvian Ministry of Health at the Hipolito Unanue Hospital in Lima on Feb. 27, 2020.

A Fight Over a Trump Official Could Block Aid to Latin America

The largest provider of urgently needed aid is up for a bigger budget, but some Democrats first want to remove its Trump-nominated head.

Brian Nichols, then ambassador to Peru, speaks at an event.
Brian Nichols, then ambassador to Peru, speaks at an event.

Biden Eyes Career Diplomat as Top Envoy for Latin America

Brian Nichols, currently the U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe, has experience throughout Latin America.

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump in Miami
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump in Miami

Miami’s Spanish-Language Media Is Overrun With Trumpist Conspiracies

Right-wing Cuban Americans believe they’re fighting U.S. communism.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

‘Stop F—ing Lying’: Congress, Trump Officials in Heated Exchange Over Terrorism Designations

Congressional overseers are livid that the administration made major policy changes without prior formal consultations.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump speak at the White House.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump speak at the White House.

Trump Team Makes Last-Minute Moves to Box In Biden on Foreign Policy

On Taiwan, Yemen, and Cuba, the Trump administration is laying political land mines for Biden on its way out the door.

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