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Bid For US Food Sales To Cuba Fails In Congress (September 30, 1999)

Reutersarticle says that a proposal to allow US food and medicine sales to Cuba was killed by a House-Senate panel Thursday.

US, Avoiding Castro, Relaxes Rules on Cuba (July 7, 1999)

The Clinton administration is quietly moving to expand contacts between the United States and Cuba, pressing a modest opening that largely sidesteps President Fidel Castro's government. (New York Times)

Canada-Cuba Ties, Once Warm, Chill Over Human Rights (June 30, 1999)

Taking a "tougher approach" toward Cuba, Canada announced a halt to all assistance programs to the Caribbean island. However, Cananda's move, which comes in response to Cuban human rights abuses, stops short of breaking relations with Cuba. (New York Times)

A Break for Cuba (June 24, 1999)

This editorial from the Washington Post welcomes the stance taken by a bipartisan Senate group supporting an amendment to lift certain sanctions against Cuba. "It is ...common decency that argues for Americans finally to get out of the business of burdening ordinary Cubans' access to the basics of daily life," the editorial says.

Easing Unilateral Sanctions Rejected (May 20, 1999)

The US House Appropriations Committee abandoned an attempt to lift sanctions on food and medicine exports to terrorist states. An effort to repeal the sanctions failed on a 28-24 vote Wednesday. (Associated Press)

US Relaxes Cuba Embargo, Cuban Government Wary (January 5, 1999)

President Clinton further relaxes the US embargo against Cuba by proposing a round of ''baseball diplomacy'' aimed at bringing the people of the two nations closer together. (Reuters)

Cuba Announces $100 Billion Damage Suit Against US (November 9, 1999)

Excerpt from GA Press Release on the issue of US 'extraterritorial measures' against Cuba.


Cuba Says US Embargo Cost Island $800 Million In 1998 (January 4, 1999)

The United States' nearly four-decade trade embargo on Cuba has cost the Caribbean island more than $60 billion since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution. (Reuters)

End Cuba Sanctions (October 17, 1998)

In an editorial the Jacksonville Daily Newsspells out the outdatedness of the unilateral Cuban sanctions.

UN Votes 157-2, in Referendum to End US Embargo of Cuba (October 15, 1998)

A record number of countries vote overwhlemingly opposite to the US. (New York Times).

SR 662 - Opposing Lifting of any Sanctions against Cuba (April 20, 1998)

In this resolution from a US congressional committee, Congress is urged not to drop its sanctions on Cuba.

US To Ease Curbs on Relief to Cuba and Money to Kin (March 20, 1998)

Article from the New York Times.

Freeing Cuba (January 26, 1998)

Editorial from The Nation.

Commission on Human Rights Resolution (June 11, 1997)

Links to a resolution CRC/C/SR.375 on the human rights situation in Cuba. Posted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Text of the Helms-Burton Act (1996)

European Union to Challenge US Sanctions Against Trade With Cuba (October 2, 1996)

The European Union plans to use the court of world trade, created by the World Trade Organization, to challenge the US law that has imposed sanctions on foreign companies doing business with Cuba. (New York Times)

Cuba Sanctions Bill Clears Congress (March 6, 1996)

Both the Senate and House have passed the Helms-Burton bill which will tighten sanctions against Cuba and keep international investors out. President Clinton plans to sign the bill into law in hopes that it will "send Cuba a powerful message that the US will not tolerate further loss of American life." (Associated Press)

The Cuba Stalemate (Spring 1996)

A Former State Department Expert on Cuba Calls the Embargo an Idea Whose Time Has Passed. Article written by Wayne S. Smith. (Cigar Aficionado)


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