See You in C-U-B-A!

See You In C-U-B-A!
“The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy.”

— “U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years,” Daniel Trotta and Steve Holland, Reuters

“Cuba, there’s where I’m going
Cuba, there’s where I’ll stay
Cuba, where wine is flowing
And where dark-eyed Stellas
Light their fellers’ Panatellas

Cuba, where all is happy
Cuba, where all is gay

Why don’t you plan a
Wonderful trip
To Havana?
Hop on a ship
And I’ll see you in C.U.B.A.”

— Irving Berlin (1920)


“The U.S. And Cuba: A Brief History Of A Complicated Relationship,” Greg Myre, NPR


“US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord,” Julie Pace and Matthew Lee, AP via Miami Herald

“The basics of the major new US-Cuba deal,” Amanda Taub, Vox

“Cigars, Rum and Credit Cards: What Is in U.S.-Cuba Agreement?” Reid J. Epstein, WSJ Washington Wire

“The United States and Cuba: Toward Normalization, Finally,” Alan McPherson, The Globalist

“It’s not Cuba that has just decided to rejoin the modern world – it’s the US,” Martin Kettle, The Guardian

“This news report from 1961 will show you why today’s Cuba news is such a big deal (VIDEO),” Timothy McGrath, GlobalPost

“Journey to Reconciliation Visited Worlds of Presidents, Popes and Spies,” Mark Landler, and Michael R. Gordondec, New York Times

“Despite pushback from lawmakers, there’s little chance Congress can stop Cuba policy,” Deb Reichmann, AP via PBS Newshour

“Why the Cuba embargo needs to end, explained in 3 minutes,” Zack Beauchamp, Vox

“People Who Worry the U.S. Will ‘Spoil’ Cuba Are Fetishizing Poverty,” Ryan Kearney, The New Republic

“There Won’t Be A Backlash To Ending The Cuba Embargo,” Harry Enten, FiveThirtyEight

“Opening of Relations Could Bring Cuban Stars to Major League Baseball,” Michael S. Schmidt, New York Times

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