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Cuba Advocacy Efforts Increase on Capitol Hill

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015 17:55

The Cuba Standard newsletter recently posted a story about an increase in lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill related to US-Cuba matters. The article details how the changing relationship between the United States and Cuba has prompted companies to add US-Cuba policy to their advocacy portfolios.

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Obama Regulations Chip Away at Cuba Embargo

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Friday, 18 September 2015 19:55

As a part of the Obama Administration's policy of renewing relations with Cuba, regulations from the Commerce and Treasury Departments have been finalized, which will ease sanctions and weaken the US Trade Embargo on Cuba.

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Arkansas Rice Farmers Seek Access to Cuba Market

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Monday, 14 September 2015 15:46

Following the Subcommittee Hearing on Agricultural Trade With Cuba held on September 9, attention to recent support for pro-trade measures with Cuba have increased. In an article from the Sun Herald titled "Arkansas Rice Farmer Hopes For Sales to Cuba", the agricultural sector and those representing it discuss the trade embargo in terms of Agricultural incentives.

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Critics, Watchdogs Question Stealth Cuba Lobbying Campaign

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015 00:00

As the Obama administration continues with efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, many questions have been asked regarding the lack of transparency behind the advocacy campaign pushing for the cooperation between the two nations.

Reports investigating the lobbying efforts and behind-the-scenes negotiations have pointed to a Denver-based government relations firm as the leading source behind the million-dollar campaign. However, records disclosing any sort of lobbying movement have yet to turn up on the Congressional database.

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Bill to Boost Trade With Cuba Faces Long Odds

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015 19:46

A Senate Committee has passed legislation aimed at boosting agricultural trade with Cuba. In an article published on July 27, the most recent efforts of Congress to normalize relations with Cuba are discussed. 

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Office Supply Chain Holds Claim to Seized Power Company

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Friday, 24 July 2015 00:00

In a recent editorial titled "US-Cuba Thaw Could Bring Staples a Windfall," Taryn Luna, author at the Boston Globe, talks with Mauricio Tamargo, certified claims attorney, as she discusses the changing hands of ownership over corporate claims to Cuban assets. 

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Despite Restoring Relations With US, Cuba Owe Billions to American Taxpayers

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Monday, 20 July 2015 19:54

Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 8.59.48 AM(Washington, DC) On Monday, July 20, the Cuban embassy was reopened in Washington, DC, marking the renewal of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.

As these two countries work to re-build relations, the compensation by Cuba for properties confiscated from American families and corporations will be an issue of discussion in the months ahead.

At the Cuba Embassy re-dedication this week, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera was joined by Jason Poblete, a sanctions specialist and claims attorney, as they discussed property claims. You can view the interview by following this link.

 

If The Government Wants to Open The Embassy...

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Monday, 20 July 2015 19:42

In an interview with Mercado De Dinero USA, Money Market USA speaks with Jason Poblete on the opening of embassies and other US-Cuba policy matters.

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Property Claims Loom as Issue in U.S.-Cuba Normalization

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Monday, 20 July 2015 14:42

The Center for Responsive Politics published a story on July 14, 2015, discussing the issue of property claims in the normalization of relations between the US and Cuba. Individual Americans are currently the leading force behind reaching a settlement as they make up the bulk of more than $7 billion in certified claims against the government of Cuba.

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Cuban Government Maintains Campaign Against Property Rights, Religious Liberty

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Monday, 29 June 2015 14:24

Radio Marti released a follow up report on June 26 discussing the current status of a request for precautionary measures that was submitted by Poblete Tamargo LLP on May 20th to the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights on behalf of Reverend Yiorvis Bravo Denis and the Apostolic Movement in Cuba. 

Despite the submission of the precautionary measures, Cuban authorities have continued harassing and intimidating the pastor and church members. Reverend Bravo Denis’ home, which is also used as a church, is under threat of confiscation by the government. The government-sponsored harassment is part of a larger campaign to restrict religious liberty and property rights in Cuba.

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