New regulations that crack down on trade and travel to the Caribbean island further punish the Cuban people and hurt U.S. credibility.
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with Jeri Rice, whose latest documentary "Embargo" explores U.S.-Cuba relations.
Millions of Americans believe that President Obama has normalized relations with Cuba and ended over 50 years of American efforts to strangle its economy. So they might have been puzzled by the U.S.' opposition to a recent U.N. resolution.
After more than a fortnight of intense negotiations in Vienna, representatives from the P5+1 multinational coalition who have been meeting with officials from Tehran to try to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program seemed close to reaching a conclusion Sunday.
The Cuban leader just threw down some major hurdles before normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba can be realized.
Long before President Obama's historic opening, American and Cuban foodies have been exchanging cutting edge ideas in agriculture and health.
One of the most plentiful oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, but experts say low prices and better opportunities elsewhere mean a Cuban oil boon is unlikely in the near future -- even if U.S. business restrictions are relaxed.
President Obama's historic opening to Cuba is long overdue -- and has a chance of hastening the Castro dictatorship's demise.
The failed United States policy against Cuba, which has for more than half a century stifled relations between these neighboring countries and inflicted generations of harm upon the Cuban people, may finally be collapsing.