Cuban embargo http://wlrn.org en Group Of Foreign Policy Experts Call On President To Relax Cuban Embargo http://wlrn.org/post/group-foreign-policy-experts-call-president-relax-cuban-embargo <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of businessmen and former high-ranking U.S. officials is asking President Obama to relax the embargo on Cuba.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They want the President to ease travel and investment restrictions to help Cubans with their economic and social needs.</span></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 22:54:33 +0000 Elaine Chen 33011 at http://wlrn.org Group Of Foreign Policy Experts Call On President To Relax Cuban Embargo #CubaNow Policy Group Highlights Key Generational Shift http://wlrn.org/post/cubanow-policy-group-highlights-key-generational-shift <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This year has seen a growing chorus of polls, studies and statements calling for an overhaul of U.S. policy on communist Cuba. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday a new group called #</span>CubaNow<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> added its voice -- and signaled the growing generational shift among Cuban-Americans.</span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 03:15:25 +0000 Tim Padgett 31510 at http://wlrn.org #CubaNow Policy Group Highlights Key Generational Shift Crist And Cuba: Is Florida Ready For An Embargo Reversal? http://wlrn.org/post/crist-and-cuba-florida-ready-embargo-reversal <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What does Charlie know that we don’t know?</span></p><p>Charlie Crist, Florida’s ex-Republican governor and now its leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate, assumed a real political risk this month: He called on Washington to lift the 52-year-old U.S. trade embargo against communist Cuba.</p><p>In an interview with WLRN, Crist insisted his changed stance is a matter of common sense.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:15:25 +0000 Kelley Mitchell & Tim Padgett 28066 at http://wlrn.org Crist And Cuba: Is Florida Ready For An Embargo Reversal? How Jimmy Ryce's Death Changed The Way We Treat Sex Predators http://wlrn.org/post/how-jimmy-ryces-death-changed-way-we-treat-sex-predators <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nineteen years after the crime, Jimmy&nbsp;</span>Ryce’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;killer has been put to death. Juan Carlos Chavez is the second death row inmate to be executed in Florida this year, as state legislators look to strengthen sexual predator&nbsp;laws, enacted after&nbsp;</span>Ryce’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;killing.</span></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:24:45 +0000 Elaine Chen 27923 at http://wlrn.org How Jimmy Ryce's Death Changed The Way We Treat Sex Predators U.N. Condemns U.S. Embargo Of Cuba, Again http://wlrn.org/post/un-condemns-us-embargo-cuba-again In a U.N. vote that has become something of a tradition, only one country agreed with the United States that its embargo of Cuba should continue. The final count in the General Assembly vote was 188-2.<p>NPR's Michele Kelemen reports for our Newscast unit:<p><blockquote><p>"For the 22nd year in a row, the U.N. General Assembly approved a mainly symbolic resolution that condemns the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba. This year's tally was 188-2, with three abstentions. Only Israel sided with the U.S. this time.<p>"State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki brushed off the news, saying the U.S. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:13:50 +0000 Bill Chappell 22866 at http://wlrn.org