Tag Archives: Cuba

Carnival Cruises to Cuba: What Passengers Should Know Before They Go

BY: STEPHANIE KOUTSODENDRIS On March 21, 2016, Carnival Cruise Line officially gained approval from the Cuban government to set sail to Cuba. Now that they have been approved, what does this mean for potential passengers? Since the enactment of the Embargo more than 50 years ago under the Helms Burton Act and the Cuban Democracy […]

The Challenges of Internet in Cuba

BY: LUIZ MIRANDA Cuba currently faces many changes due to the recent easing by the United States of its strict Embargo with Cuba. One of these changes relates to the current availability and performance of the country’s internet access. Americans in the United States have come to enjoy widely available internet access. According to the […]

Is it time to revise the Wet-Foot, Dry-Foot policy?

BY NICOLE DOWNEY- As an amendment to the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966, the Wet-Foot, Dry-Foot policy went into effect in 1995 under the Clinton administration. Officially named as the U.S.-Cuba Immigration Accord, this policy allows Cuban migrants who make it to U.S. soil the chance to pursue a fast track to permanent residency. Though […]

United States-Cuban Normalized Relations: Major League Baseball’s Role

BY JAKE MARCUS On December 17, 2014, the United States and Cuba sought to normalize relations upon the release of U.S. contractor, Alan Gross, from Cuba after being imprisoned since 2009. This means that the U.S. will set up an embassy in Havana, carry on diplomatic relations, and negotiate over trade. Even though the countries […]