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Changes in Cuba

Thursday, March 17, 2016

In partnership with seven other organizations, AS/COA Cuba Working Group releases a fact sheet about changes on the island. ... Read More

Supporting Small Business in Cuba: Recommendations for Private and Public Sector Leaders

Thursday, March 31, 2011

In light of the ongoing economic reform process in Cuba, the report outlines specific steps that can be taken by the Cuban government, the U.S. government, NGOs and foundations to assist independent small and micro-entrepreneurs in Cuba. ... Read More

AS/COA Online Explains: Lifting the Embargo on Cuba

December 14, 2015

Lifting the embargo on Cuba is not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. Experts from Havana and Washington weigh in....

KQED: AS/COA's Alana Tummino on Silicon Valley's Interest in Cuba

Monday, December 14, 2015

AS/COA's policy director talks to KQED News about internet access in Cuba and Silicon Valley companies' interest in entering that market....

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Video: U.S. Representative Tom Emmer on the Cuban Embargo

October 30, 2015

The U.S. congressman who introduced a bill to lift the embargo explains what it will take to change a more than 50-year-old policy....

Video: A How-to Guide for Investing in the Cuban Market

October 30, 2015

Speakers shed light on the investment opportunities that exist with changing regulations but an embargo still in place. ...

Video: Financing and Investment Opportunities in Cuba

October 30, 2015

Cubans are eager to expand their microenterprises, explain experts from Western Union to Cuba Emprende....

Video: The View from Havana - Cuban Economic Reforms and a Look to the Future

October 30, 2015

Visiting scholars from the University of Havana discussed Cuba's economic reforms and other changes necessary for the island's economy....

Video: A New Era of U.S.-Cuba Relations

October 30, 2015

Representatives of the U.S. government spoke with AS/COA's Susan Segal and Alana Tummino on what's ahead for the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement....

CNN: Alana Tummino on Cuba's Trade and Investment Relations

August 14, 2015

AS/COA's Cuba Working Group head talked about the new economic policies in Cuba and the embargo limitations for the United States. ...

CCTV: Alana Tummino on Next Steps in Restoring U.S.-Cuba Ties

August 14, 2015

AS/COA's policy director talked to CCTV about the potential and hurdles ahead for U.S.-Cuba ties....

Audio: Alana Tummino on Cuba's Growing Private Sector

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

AS/COA's policy director talks to Marketplace and Quartz about Cuba's expanding non-state sector....

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Video: Roberta Jacobson at the Cuba Opportunity Summit on Thawing Relations

May 01, 2015

The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs spoke with AS/COA's Susan Segal at Knowledge@Wharton's Cuba Opportunity Summit...

Video: Entrepreneurship and the Cuban Workforce (Cuba Opportunity Summit)

May 01, 2015

AS/COA's Alana Tummino guided a panel on Cuba's expanding non-state sector....

Interview: Ted Henken on Raúl Castro's 'Economic Mambo'

Friday, April 10, 2015

For every two steps forward the Cuban president takes with his economic reforms, says Henken, he takes one step back....

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Video: Entrepreneurial Cuba – A Discussion on Cuba's Emerging Non-State Sector

April 02, 2015

Raúl Castro's reforms have combined economics with ideology, diverging from Fidel's policies in an important, pragmatic way, say experts....

Bloomberg: Sabatini on Cuba's Relationship with the United States and Latin America

December 18, 2014

AS/COA's senior policy director puts recent U.S.-Cuba relations in a regional context, such as the island's ties with Venezuela....

CNN: Sabatini Explains How Cuba Will Benefit from New International Ties

December 18, 2014

AS/COA's senior director of policy explains why Cuba can benefit from its relationship with the United States rather than China, Russia, or Venezuela....

Audio: Christopher Sabatini on U.S.-Cuba Ties

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

On WYNC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, Sabatini spoke about the Obama administration’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba. ...

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Video: AQ and Efecto Naím Interview with Cuban Blogger Yoani Sánchez

April 04, 2013

AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini interviewed Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez on economic reform and politics in Cuba....

BBC: AS/COA’s Eric Farnsworth on Cuban Leader Raúl Castro

February 28, 2013

AS/COA’s Eric Farnsworth speaks to BCC about Cuban leader Raúl Castro’s announcement to leave the presidential helm in 2018....

Fox: Christopher Sabatini on Cuba's Migration Policy

January 03, 2013

AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini tells that Cuba's migratory reform lets more Cubans travel abroad, but the government can still limit travel by controlling the issuing of passports....

Cuba Eases Travel Restrictions For First Time Since 1961

October 17, 2012

AS/COA's Eric Farnsworth speaks to Al Jazeera about President Raul Castro's decision to lift the travel restrictions in Cuba.  ...

Video: The Death of Cuban Activist Oswaldo Payá

July 27, 2012

AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini discusses the Cuban activist's legacy, saying that while the movement for political dialogue in Cuba will continue, it will be hard to replace Payá's charismatic leadership. (en español)...