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Cuba : Issues for the 109Th Congress

By Sullivan, Mark P.

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Title: Cuba : Issues for the 109Th Congress  
Author: Sullivan, Mark P.
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
Collections: Government Library Collection
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Publisher: Government Printing Office

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Sullivan, M. P. (n.d.). Cuba : Issues for the 109Th Congress. Retrieved from http://www.gutenberg.cc/


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Summary: Cuba under Fidel Castro remains a hard-line communist state with a poor record on human rights -- a record that has worsened significantly since 2003. With the cutoff of assistance from the former Soviet Union, Cuba experienced severe economic deterioration from 1989-1993. While there has been some improvement since 1994, as Cuba has implemented limited reforms, the economy remains in poor shape.

Table of Contents
Contents Most Recent Developments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Political Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Human Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Crackdown in 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Rationale for the 2003 Crackdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Release of Several Prisoners in 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Varela Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Legislative Initiatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Economic Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 U.S. Policy Toward Cuba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Bush Administration Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Tightened Sanctions in 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Issues in U.S.-Cuban Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Debate on the Overall Direction of U.S. Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Helms/Burton Legislation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Major Provisions and Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Foreign Reaction and the EU’s WTO Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Section 211 Trademark Provision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Food and Medical Exports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Legislative Initiatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Travel and Private Humanitarian Assistance Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Legislative Initiatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Drug Interdiction Cooperation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Legislative Initiatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Cuba and Terrorism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Cuba and Biological Weapons? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Guantanamo Naval Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Radio and TV Marti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Debate on TV Marti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Airborne Broadcasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 FY2005 Funding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 U.S. Funding to Support Democracy and Human Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Migration Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 1994 and 1995 Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Elian Gonzalez Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Wet Foot/Dry Foot Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Migration Talks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Legislation Approved in the 108th

 

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