An April 2016 Cuban Communist Party congress endorsed the current gradual pace of Cuban economic reform. The President maintained that the United States would continue to raise concerns about democracy and human rights in Cuba, but he emphasized that the United States could do more through engagement than isolation. 114-223, have provisions prohibiting funding for the station’s closure. Castro returned to Cuba in 1956 with the goal of overthrowing the Batista dictatorship.
Few observers expect the government to ease its tight control over the political system. Policy Congress has played an active role in shaping policy toward Cuba, including the enactment of legislation strengthening and at times easing various U. The policy change included the restoration of diplomatic relations (July 2015); the rescission of Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of international terrorism (May 2015); and an increase in travel, commerce, and the flow of information to Cuba. 5634) had provisions that would have blocked some of the Cuba policy changes, and one FY2017 Senate appropriations measure (Financial Services, S. 5912, would have prohibited assistance for expanding the U. diplomatic presence in Cuba and provided million for democracy programs. Both the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), P. His revolutionary movement was based in the Sierra Maestra mountains in eastern Cuba and joined with other resistance groups seeking Batista's ouster.
The country’s political succession in 2006 from the long-ruling Fidel Castro to his brother Raúl was characterized by a remarkable degree of stability. (See Appendix A.) Several other bills introduced in the 114th Congress would have lifted or eased sanctions: H. This fueled popular unrest and set the stage for Fidel Castro's rise to power.“The future is bright.” As for the Clandestina duo, they are feeling bullish.“I don’t think the state wants all this change, but they don’t have a choice because it’s happening,” says del Río, who by nature is a positive girl with a sharp sense of humor.Drugs Still relatively unheard of, they are slowly creeping into Cuban society more and more each day.It seems Cuba's geographical location lends itself as a suburb smuggling point.