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U.S-Cuba Policy: Time to end deceitful travel controls

by Wayne Smith

South Florida Sun Sentinel, Mar-29-2009 | Article

President Carter lifted all Cuba travel controls in 1977. From then until 1982, Americans were free to travel to Cuba and to spend money in the process. That should have been the end of it.... Read More »

Time to re-engage Cuba, at last

by Wayne Smith

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan-31-2009 | Article

U.S. policy toward Cuba long ago ceased to make any sense. We have normal diplomatic and trade relations with China, the largest communist country in the world, and equally normal relations with Vietnam, a communist country with which we once fought a bloody and divisive war. ... Read More »

The Return of the Good Neighbor

by Wayne Smith

CIP Americas Program, Aug-14-2008 | Article

The standing of the United States in Latin America has not been so low in at least three quarters of a century – perhaps ever. And this tarnished image is not restricted to Latin America. ... Read More »

Cuba Rejects Increased Russian-Cuban Military Cooperation

by Wayne Smith

Aug-13-2008 | Article

The Russians clearly are unhappy about Washington’s intentions to build a missile shield in the Czech Republic and Poland and are hinting that they can retaliate in unpleasant ways.... Read More »

The Bush Administration's Handling of Cuba and North Korea and Other Contradictions

by Wayne Smith

Jul-07-2008 | Article

President Bush has lifted various sanctions against North Korea and removed it from the list of countries said to be state sponsors of terrorism. North Korea, nuclear weapons and all, has been removed from the list. Cuba, which has no nuclear program, remains on it.... Read More »

The Bush Administration's Handling of Cuba and North Korea and Other Contradictions

by Wayne Smith

Jul-02-2008 | Article

North Korea, nuclear weapons and all, has been removed from the state sponsor of terrorists list. Cuba, which has no nuclear program, remains on it.... Read More »

U.S.-Cuban Relations: A New Beginning?

by Wayne Smith

Cuba Journal, Jun-20-2008 | Article

My last conversation with Raul Castro came some 26 years ago, as I was bowing out as Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana. But U.S.-Cuban relations are so frozen in time that he might have uttered the words yesterday.... Read More »

No Evidence to Place Cuba on the States Sponsors of Terrorism List

by Wayne Smith

May-14-2008 | Article

The Florida State Legislature has just passed a bill that would effectively shut down travel between Florida and Cuba, thus making it extremely difficult for Cuban-Americans to visit their families on the island. This was done, according to the legislators, to prevent companies in Florida from dealing with any entities in so-called “state sponsors of terrorism.”... Read More »

Congresswoman's allegiance in question

by Wayne Smith

Sun Sentinel, Mar-19-2008 | Article

Democratic congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the co-chair of Red to Blue, a ... Read More »

It's time to talk to Cuba

by Wayne Smith

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Feb-24-2008 | Article

It had been apparent for some time that Fidel Castro's failing health would not permit him to ... Read More »

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