U.S. Mission to the United Nations and the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor To Launch Campaign on Cuba’s Political Prisoners at the

U.S. Mission to the United Nations and the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor To Launch Campaign on Cuba’s Political Prisoners at the United Nations Notice to the Press Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 12, 2018 Ambassador Kelley E. Currie, U.S. Representative on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, ...
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The Wrongful Detention of Tomas Nunez Magdariaga in Cuba

The Wrongful Detention of Tomas Nunez Magdariaga in Cuba Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 4, 2018 The United States is gravely concerned about the physical health of Cuban democratic activist Tomas Nunez Magdariaga, who has been on a hunger strike for more than 50 days in protest against his wrongful imprisonment. ...
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Treasury, Commerce, and State Implement Changes to the Cuba Sanctions Rules

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs Press Release: November 8, 2017 Contact: Treasury Public Affairs, (202) 622-2960 Treasury, Commerce, and State Implement Changes to the Cuba Sanctions Rules Amendments Implement President Trump’s June 2017 National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM) Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba WASHINGTON – Today, the ...
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On President Trump’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC March 1, 2017 As the President laid out in his address to Congress, the State Department will continue to engage to advance U.S. interests in the world in cooperation with our partners and allies. We will also continue to support policies and institutions that keep ...
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Press Releases: United States and Cuba Sign Search and Rescue Agreement

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 18, 2017 Today, the United States and Cuba signed a bilateral agreement to strengthen cooperation in the field of maritime and aeronautical search and rescue. The agreement aims to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in assisting persons in distress and to act in furtherance of obligations under ...
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United States and Cuba to Sign Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 16, 2017 On January 16, the United States and Cuba signed a bilateral Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding to deepen law enforcement cooperation and information sharing. Under this memorandum, the United States and Cuba will continue the Law Enforcement Dialogue process, which includes technical exchanges on ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes’ Travel to Cuba

The White House Office of the Press Secretary January 16, 2017 On Monday, January 16, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes will travel to Cuba for official meetings, cultural engagements, and to witness the signing of a U.S.-Cuba Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  The arrangement will establish a framework for strengthening our partnership on ...
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Statement by Secretary Johnson on the Continued Normalization of our Migration Relationship with Cuba

Press Office U.S. Department of Homeland Security Press Release January 12, 2017 Statement by Secretary Johnson on the Continued Normalization of our Migration Relationship with Cuba The United States is revoking the so-called “wet-foot/dry-foot” policy for Cuban migrants that has been in place since the mid-1990s. Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to illegally enter ...
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Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary January 12, 2017 Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy Today, the United States is taking important steps forward to normalize relations with Cuba and to bring greater consistency to our immigration policy. The Department of Homeland Security is ending the so-called “wet-foot/dry foot” policy, which ...
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United States and Cuba Sign Bilateral Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Agreement

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 9, 2017 The United States and Cuba signed a bilateral agreement to prepare for and respond to oil spills and hazardous substance pollution in the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida on January 9, 2017. Under this agreement, the United States and Cuba will ...
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U.S. – Cuba Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Group

Today, the United States Departments of State and Energy co-chaired the first U.S.-Cuba Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Group in Washington, D.C. Participants discussed regional developments related to clean energy, including renewable energy and energy efficiency, and exchanged ideas and information on how the United States and Cuba can move forward on this shared ...
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Principal Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland Travels to Cuba as Sports and Cultural Envoy

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 10, 2016 Misty Copeland, the first African American female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, will serve as a U.S. Department of State Sports and Cultural Envoy to Cuba, November 14-18, 2016. This people-to-people exchange program taps into the unique strength of sports, dance, ...
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Treasury and Commerce Annouce Further Amendments to Cuba Sanctions Regulations

Amendments Expand Venues for Scientific Collaboration, Facilitate Increased Humanitarian Support, and Bolster Trade and Commercial Opportunities WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) are announcing new amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export Administration ...
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U.S. Embassy lit up in pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The U.S. Embassy in Havana will be lit up in pink throughout October, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. President Obama declared October 2016 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a presidential proclamation issued the 30th September, 2016. The proclamation is available here . Photos of the embassy lit up in pink are available on our ...
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Dr. Biden to Travel to The Republic of Cuba and The Dominica Republic

Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Havana and Camaguey, Cuba, from October 6 - 9, 2016. She will be joined by Catherine M. Russell, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, and Evan Ryan, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs. Together, they will meet with government officials
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United States and Cuba To Hold Human Smuggling and Migratory Fraud Prevention Technical Exchange in Havana, Cuba

The United States and Cuba will hold the second Human Smuggling and Migratory Fraud Prevention Technical Exchange in Havana, Cuba, on September 7. The U.S. delegation will include working-level representatives from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the
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Counternarcotics Arrangement Signed During Third Counternarcotics Technical Exchange Between the United States and Cuba

The United States and Cuba held their third Counternarcotics Technical Exchange July 21 in Havana. The U.S. delegation included working-level representatives from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Coast Guard (USGC), Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations
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United States and Cuba Continue Migration Talks

U.S. and Cuban delegations reiterated the importance of the U.S.-Cuba Migration Accords, which provide for the safe, orderly, and legal migration of Cubans to the United States. The discussions included maritime and overland migration trends, cooperation between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Cuban physicians as well as cooperation between the U.S. Coast ...
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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Historic Agreements for U.S.-Cuba Agriculture Sectors

As part of President Obama's historic trip to Cuba to further normalization of relations, advance commercial and people-to-people ties, and express our support for human rights for all Cubans, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced several measures that will foster further collaboration between the U.S. and Cuban agriculture sectors. The two neighboring countries
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Announcement of Cuba Policy Changes

For five and a half decades since, our policy toward Cuba has remained virtually frozen, and done little to promote a prosperous, democratic and stable Cuba. Not only has this policy failed to advance America's goals, it has actually isolated the United States instead of isolating Cuba. Since 2009, President Obama has taken steps
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United States and Cuba Hold Law Enforcement Dialogue in Washington, DC

Today, the United States and Cuba held an inaugural Law Enforcement Dialogue in Washington, DC. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Alex Lee and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bruce Swartz led the delegation for the United States, and Mr. Abel Gonzalez Santamaria
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