Cuba policy shifts “toward madness,” analyst says

As Cuba’s socialist government today marks its 60th year in power, U.S. officials continue trying to “suffocate” the country’s economy, “like a screw that you try to tighten and tighten, but it has already lost its thread and you can’t tighten it anymore,” Iroel Sánchez says. Sánchez is a political analyst and journalist who works … Read more

Intrigue over a $6.4 million payment

The federal government paid $6.4 million to a lawyer who helped secure the release of Alan Gross, an American development worker jailed in Cuba for five years. The U.S. Agency for International Development gave the money to Gilbert LLP, a Washington, D.C. law firm, records show. Scott Gilbert, a partner at the firm, was the … Read more