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Legislative Background on U.S.-Cuba Policy: Recent Action by Congress on Trade and Travel to Cuba

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Anon.,Anon (Author)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Sep 2013
Washington, DC: Congressional Digest Corporation
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, United States, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Castro, Fidel, travel, Presidents, Obama, Barack, Castro, Raul, tourism markets, National assembly, Clinton, Hillary (Rodham)
In Apr 2009, shortly after taking office, Pres Barack Obama signaled that he was open to a new dialogue with Cuba. At remarks delivered at the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago, the President said that the US seeks a new beginning with Cuba. Earlier that year, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had welcomed an offer for talks from Cuban President Raul Castro, who took over duties from his ailing brother Fidel Castro in 2006 and subsequently was elected president by the Cuban National Assembly in 2008. Castro reportedly said that he was willing "discuss anything" with the US Government. Here, the US-Cuba policy is discussed. Adapted from the source document.