Charting a New Course on Cuba

President Obama greets President Raul Castro of Cuba before their bilateral meeting. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

 

 

"Change does not happen overnight, and normalization will be a long journey. The last 12 months, however, are a reminder of the progress we can make when we set the course toward a better future. Over the next year, we will continue on this path, empowering Cubans and Americans to lead the way."

- President Barack Obama, December 17, 2015

 

 


Raising the Flag At U.S. Embassy Havana


Secretary Kerry (Aug. 14): "Thank you for joining us at this truly historic moment as we prepare to raise the United States flag here at our embassy in Havana, symbolizing the re-establishment of diplomatic relations after 54 years." Full Text» Photos» Trip Page»

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President Obama and the First Lady will travel to Cuba on March 21st. In Cuba, the President will work to build on the progress we have made toward normalization of relations with Cuba - advancing commercial and people-to-people ties that can improve the well-being of the Cuban people, and expressing our support for human rights. White House Statement»

Latest Cuba Releases & Remarks»


What is the President’s New Direction on Cuba?

FACT SHEET: One-Year Anniversary of the President’s Policy of Engagement with Cuba»

Statement by the President on the Anniversary of Cuba Policy Changes»

Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Anniversary of Cuba Policy Changes»


Charting a New Course on Cuba Fact Sheet»

Charting A New Course on Cuba White House Website»

Announcement of Cuba Policy Changes»

Briefing on Changes in U.S. Policy Toward Cuba»

U.S. Embassy Havana»


July 20, 2015: Statement by U.S. Embassy Havana, Re-establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the United States and Cuba
July 20, 2015:  Video of the Hanging of the Cuban Flag in the Department of State lobby
July 6, 2015: FACT SHEET: Re-Establishment of Diplomatic Relations With Cuba
July 1, 2015: Re-Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba
July 1, 2015: Remarks by President Obama On the Re-Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba
April 14, 2015: Statement by the Press Secretary on the Proposed Rescission of Cuba’s Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism
April 14, 2015: Recommendation to Rescind Cuba's Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism
April 14, 2015: Background Briefing on the Report Required To Rescind Cuba's State Sponsor of Terrorism Status
April 11, 2015: Remarks by President Obama at the First Plenary Session of the Summit of the Americas
April 11, 2015: Remarks by President Obama and President Raul Castro of Cuba Before Meeting
April 11, 2015: Remarks by the President in Press Conference after the Summit of the Americas
April 11, 2015: FACT SHEET: U.S. Participation in the 7th Summit of the Americas
April 10, 2015: Remarks by President Obama at the Civil Society Forum

TRAVEL TO CUBA

Information about travel to Cuba»


Business With Cuba

Fact Sheet: Section 515.582 List - Goods and Services Eligible for Importation»

Section 515.582 List - Goods and Services Eligible for Importation

FACT SHEET: Treasury and Commerce Announce Regulatory Amendments to the Cuba Sanctions»

Treasury Resource Center on Cuba Sanctions»

Commerce Licensing Information on Cuba»

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Pritzker on New Commerce Department Regulations Changing U.S. Export Policy On Cuba»


Talks with Cuba

August 14, 2015: Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at a Press Availability with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez»

July 20, 2015: Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at a Press Availability with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez»