Category - U.S.-Cuba

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Trump Visa Sanctions and China Economic Engagement

Trump Visa Sanctions and China Economic Engagment Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (06 November 2019) — The most recent denial of U.S. visas to two well-placed Jamaican politicians is not an aberration or a decision isolated from geopolitical issues being pursued by the Trump administration. Speculation is rife as to why these two individuals were targeted. At first glance, these visa denials could be interpreted as linked to ties with Cuba and Venezuela, or, while for some, imagination may run...

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US weaves economic web to effect regime change in Cuba, Iran, and Venezuela

US weaves economic web to effect regime change in Cuba, Iran, and Venezuela Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (19 October 2019) — Cuba, Venezuela, and Iran share a common space in president Donald Trump’s geopolitical hypothesis. The Trump administration operates on the premise that robust sanctions regimes which isolate the three countries from the international financial system, in particular by denying them access to US banking facilities, by restricting their access to international...

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Venezuela President Maduro, Cuba President Diaz-Canel, and U.S. President Trump duel at the UN

Venezuela President Maduro, Cuba President Diaz-Canel, and U.S. President Trump duel at the UN (06 Oct. 2018) — The Latin American Advisor (Advisor), a business daily publication of the Inter-American Dialogue asked me to comment on “What Did Leaders Accomplish at the United Nations?” published October 3, 2018.  I was one of three individuals asked to provide comments in 250 words or less. The other commenters were Peter Hakim, member of the Advisor board and president emeritus of...

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