Travelers from Cuba, Other Nations in Latin America, Require Enhanced Vetting by US

One of the by-products, or depending on your point of view about the world, the ideological runoff that has resulted from unrestricted, non properly vetted arrivals from Communist Cuba the past few years are people like this fellow in Miami. I wish the video had English-language captions, but I’ll summarize parts of what he said. A …

“Full Review” of U.S.-Cuba Policy Underway

For US-Cuba policy watchers, a nugget yesterday. The media, lobbyists, and other groups are reading too many of the policy tea leaves on what White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, or did not say, about Cuba yesterday at the daily press briefing. Here is Spicer’s exact response to the US-Cuba policy question yesterday: “We are …

Proposed Wyoming Law Would Ban Investments, Certain Business with Iran, Cuba Connections

Residents of the state of Wyoming know a thing or two, more like several billion dollars a years worth of knowledge, when it comes to international trade. On January 17, 2017, several influential members of the Wyoming legislature filed a bill that reinforces American values by “prohibiting the investment of Wyoming state funds Iran or Cuba.” Over …

Using Innocent People As Weapons

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; …

Interview on Radio Martí with Tomas Cardoso & Cary Roque Cardoso

From colleagues at Radio Martí: Tomas Cardoso y Cary Roque Cardoso hablan con el abogado Jason Poblete sobre la reunión bilateral entre los Estados Unidos y Cuba. Maria Victoria Machado madre del artista plástico El Sexto actualiza la situación de su hijo. En la segunda parte Tomas Cardoso y Omar Lopez Montenegro entrevistan al periodista independiente …

Cuba Needs to Pay In Order to Play

Opponents of U.S. economic sanctions, especially many in Congress as well as K Street special interests, argue that U.S. sanctions have not worked and, as such, it is time to try something different. Academics, politicos, and lobbyists have built careers trying to undermine sanctions as a viable foreign policy tool and Cuba remains their poster child. Of course, …

Your Man in Havana

The attached law note, Your Man in Havana, was published in 54th edition of the London-based World Export Controls Review Journal. If you’re in the export controls or economic sanctions compliance or law orbit, you should consider a WorldECR subscription. Be sure to visit their website. I completed this law note a week before President …