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Julia Sweig

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Julia Sweig is a senior research fellow at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. A long-time scholar of US-Cuba relations, she is the author of Friendly Fire: Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century and Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know.

Sweig is a former director of Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Florida's Republican Senator, Marco Rubio, flew to Miami today with President Trump and introduced him, "A year a half ago an American president landed in Havana to outstretch his hand…

Trump takes harder line on travel to Cuba

Florida's Republican Senator, Marco Rubio, flew to Miami today with President Trump and introduced him, "A year a half ago an American president landed in Havana to outstretch his hand…

from To the Point

There was a major step forward in the process of normalizing relations with Cuba today as President Obama  officially removed Cuba  from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism,…

US Removes Cuba from List of State Sponsors of Terror

There was a major step forward in the process of normalizing relations with Cuba today as President Obama officially removed Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism,…

from To the Point

The Obama Administration today announced  new rules for travel to Cuba . They'll take effect tomorrow. Strictly speaking, they don't allow tourism in the traditional sense.

Trade and Travel Rules for Cuba Take Effect This Week

The Obama Administration today announced new rules for travel to Cuba . They'll take effect tomorrow. Strictly speaking, they don't allow tourism in the traditional sense.

from To the Point

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