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Sanders defends Castro praise before debate

February 25, 2020
Ed O'Keefe | CBS News
Before Tuesday night’s debate, candidates are sharply criticizing Bernie Sanders for his comments about Cuba on “60 Minutes.” The Independent senator is not backing down after praising some of the programs carried out by Cuba's longtime dictator Fidel Castro.
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New U.S. Policy on Cuba Sanctions Threatens EU Ties

April 17, 2019
Vivian Salama, Laurence Norman | The Wall Street Journal
The Trump administration plans to intensify pressure against Cuba by allowing U.S. nationals to lodge claims against foreign companies that do business there, a senior U.S. official said, setting up a fresh front in the U.S.’s widening economic rift with Europe.
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US business leaders say Cuba is still open, at least to them

November 22, 2017
| McClatchy
When the Trump administration unveiled new Cuba regulations, it sparked a fresh round of hand-wringing in Washington over the return to a posture not seen since the Cold War.
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U.S. Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats, in Latest Sign Détente May Be Ending

October 4, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Gardiner Harris, Ernesto Londoño | The New York Times
President Trump on Tuesday expelled 15 Cuban diplomats, escalating his response to a mysterious affliction that has stricken American Embassy personnel in Havana in a move that cast a Cold War chill over relations between the two countries.
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Cuba says investigating 'incidents' concerning U.S. diplomats in Havana

August 10, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati, Sarah Marsh | Reuters
Cuba said on Wednesday it was investigating allegations by the United States that unspecified "incidents" caused physical symptoms in Americans serving at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, after two Washington-based Cuban diplomats were expelled.
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Trump Reverses Pieces of Obama-Era Engagement With Cuba

June 17, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Trump, in Miami on Friday, approved new strictures on Americans’ ability to travel to and do business with Cuba.

Trump restricts Cuba travel and extends protections for dreamers. Georgia race heats up.

June 16, 2017
Trump restores restrictions on trade and travel to Cuba.
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Trump Plans Partial Rollback of Expanded Ties With Cuba

June 16, 2017
Alexis Simendinger | RealClearPolitics
President Trump’s decision to rewind some of America’s two and a half years of openness with Cuba will not be a wholesale retrenchment of President Obama’s policies.
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Obama scraps policy granting residency to Cubans arriving without visas

January 13, 2017
Tracy Wilkinson, | Los Angeles Times
President Obama ordered an immediate end Thursday to the long-standing U.S. policy of granting easy residency permits to Cubans who reach U.S. shores.
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