Regions / Cuba
Activist Bryan Farrell expected be put in jail for standing up for the rights of prisoners at Guantanamo. What he didn't expect was 30 hours of imprisonment, the realization that this was nothing compared to those in Guantanamo, and the sense of solidarity with the 82 other activists who decided to stand up for human rights.
Rep. Jim Moran thinks that Guantanamo is a blot on the U.S. reputation and should be closed down. He talks with Michael Shank on the implications of closure.
The Bush administration has launched Round Two of its assault on the Constitution. Now its habeas corpus in the crosshairs.
The Bush administration's Cuba policy has reached a dead end.
It's time to let Americans go to Cuba, erode the embargo and open the island to cultural and political currents that might bring pleasant and democratic winds of change.
A Cuban expatriate has forced the administration to decide on terrorist criteria: "acceptable" acts of terrorism carried out against Cuba versus "unacceptable" ones undertaken against the United States and its allies.
U.S.-Caribbean economic relations since 1950 divide into two periods: 1) the cold war era, when security concerns about communism shaped U.S. policy, and 2) the post-cold war period, when the importance of the Caribbean to U.S. strategic interests has diminished, and U.S. policy is driven by a new set of concerns.
Bush's misreading of the Cuban Missile Crisis illustrates what is wrong with the current administration's policy toward Iraq.
In recent years, U.S. policy toward Cuba has been guided by two primary objectives or tracks: to isolate the Cuban government and to provide support to the Cuban population.
The U.S. trade embargo and various other sanctions against Cuba have been in place for some 36 yearsand U.S. policy toward the island has changed little in that time.