Tag Archives: Cuba

End to Cuban “Wet Foot, Dry Foot Policy”

JORDAN ISICOFF – This week President Obama announced a sea change to the two decades wet foot, dry foot policy promulgated by President Clinton.[1] Over the past 2 decades, Cubans apprehended in international waters were repatriated to Cuba, but Cubans apprehended on dry land, were not repatriated to Cuba. Instead, these Cubans were given the […]

US-Cuba Relations: A Step in the Right Direction

SIMON MORALES – In early June, President Obama restored diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba.[1] Shortly thereafter, on August 31, 2016, the first flight in over fifty years, landed in Santa Clara, Cuba.[2] A clear win for our foreign relations ties with Cuba. But is it? While many Cubans rejoiced to the idea of […]

Shifting Attitudes: The United States and its Budding Economic Relationship with Cuba

GINA LOREDO – On Monday, March 21, 2016, the entire world witnessed an unprecedented historic event, as United State’s President Barack Obama gathered with Cuban President Raul Castro at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, Cuba.[1] This makes Obama the first sitting President to visit Cuba in 88 years, since President Calvin Coolidge’s visit […]

The New Cuban Private Sector: Changes to the Cuban Labor Code and its Unintended Consequences

BY CHRISTOPHER PALAMO – Beginning in 2010, Cuba began passing a series of legislation targeted at modernizing the country’s socialist economic model. Specifically, the legislations were changes to the Cuban Labor Code, which loosened the regulation on trabajo por cuenta propia[1] (self-employment). The changes, while viewed by some as only gradual legislative efforts[2], are symbolic […]