President Obama Announces Re-Opening of American, Cuban Embassies

President Obama announced today that Cuba and the United States will reopen their embassies as part of efforts to normalize relations. The two leaders exchanged letters that signified the changing in relations. Havana held a brief ceremony where Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the Chief of Mission at the U.S. Interests Section, delivered the […]

US State Department Releases 2014 Human Rights Report

The United States State Department has released the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014 In the report, countries were called out for their punishment to people speaking freely. Countries mentioned include China, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. Persecuted groups that were specifically mentioned include journalists, bloggers, […]

“Cuba’s Review on Terror List Complete” says President Obama

The review of the US’s terror list has been completed, President Obama said today while in Jamaica. Cuba was examined under the “terror list”, a list of all the countries who pose a possible threat to the United States. The assessment was completed by the State Department. “That review has […]