Releases Pertaining to Cuba


2017
01/18/17 United States and Cuba Sign Maritime Boundary Treaty; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/16/17 United States and Cuba To Sign Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/12/17 United States and Cuba to Hold Claims Discussion; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/11/17 United States and Cuba to Hold Meeting to Fight Trafficking in Persons; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/09/17 United States and Cuba Sign Bilateral Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

2016
12/07/16 United States and Cuba Hold Fifth Bilateral Commission Meeting in Havana, Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/16 United States and Cuba To Hold Fifth Bilateral Commission Meeting in Havana; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/13/16 Assistant Secretary Malinowski and Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte Travel to Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/05/16 Ambassador Russell and Assistant Secretary Ryan Travel to the Caribbean; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/30/16 United States and Cuba Hold Fourth Bilateral Commission Meeting in Washington, D.C.; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/14/16 U.S.-Cuba Legal Cooperation Working Group to Meet in Havana, Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/12/16 United States and Cuba Hold Inaugural Economic Dialogue in Washington, D.C.; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/06/16 United States and Cuba To Hold Human Smuggling and Migratory Fraud Prevention Technical Exchange in Havana, Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/28/16 United States and Cuba Hold Claims Discussion; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/22/16 Counternarcotics Arrangement Signed During Third Counternarcotics Technical Exchange Between the United States and Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/20/16 Senior State Department Official on One Year of Re-established Diplomatic Relations With Cuba; Via Teleconference
07/20/16 United States-Cuba One Year Anniversary of Re-established Diplomatic Relations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/15/16 Secretary's Determination under Title III of Libertad; Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
07/14/16 United States and Cuba Continue Migration Talks; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/13/16 United States and Cuba Held Third Regulatory Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/07/16 United States, Cuba, and Mexico: Resolving Maritime Boundaries; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/27/16 U.S. Delegation Heads to Cuba to Advance Cooperation on Marine Environment; Washington, DC
06/24/16 Shaquille O'Neal First-Ever U.S. Department of State Basketball Sports Envoy to Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/07/16 United States and Cuba To Hold First Counterterrorism Technical Exchange in Havana, Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/16 United States and Cuba to Hold Second Law Enforcement Dialogue in Havana, Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/12/16 United States and Cuba to Hold Third Bilateral Commission Meeting in Havana, Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/22/16 Updates to the List of Eligible Imports Produced by Independent Cuban Entrepreneurs; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/14/16 Secretary Kerry's Round Table Discussion with Leaders of the Cuban-American Community; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/16 United States and Cuba Hold Technical Talks on Cybercrime; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/16 U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Assistant Secretary of State Charles Rivkin Travel to Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/16 United States and Cuba Hold Technical Talks on Human Smuggling and Fraud Prevention; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/22/16 Cuba and the Internet: Choices, Challenges, and Opportunities;  Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy Daniel A. Sepulveda, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; University of Information Science; Havana, Cuba

2015
12/17/15  FACT SHEET: One-Year Anniversary of the President's Policy of Engagement with Cuba
12/17/15  Statement by the President on the Anniversary of Cuba Policy Changes
12/17/15 U.S.-Cuba Relations One Year Later;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/17/15 U.S.-Cuba Technical Talks Yield Civil Aviation Arrangement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/15/15 Background Briefing on the Progress Made Toward the Normalization of U.S.-Cuba Relations; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
12/15/15 Briefing on the One-Year Anniversary of the President's Policy of Engagement With Cuba;  Charge d'Affaires Jeffrey DeLaurentis, Cuba; Via Teleconference
12/11/15 United States and Cuba to Re-establish Direct Transportation of Mail; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/15 United States and Cuba Hold Claims Talks In Havana; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/15 United States and Cuba Hold Counter-Narcotics Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/15 United States and Cuba Hold Migration Talks; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/25/15 United States and Cuba Hold Migration Talks, Counter-Narcotics Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/24/15 Cuban Citizens Sentenced for Peaceful Protest;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
11/24/15 U.S.-Cuba Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/09/15 United States and Cuba Hold Law Enforcement Dialogue in Washington, DC; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/27/15 U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern Travel to Brazil and Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/22/15 Assistant Secretary Charles Rivkin Travels to Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/11/15 United States and Cuba Hold Inaugural Bilateral Commission in Havana; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/10/15 Delegation Travels to Havana To Advance Normalization Process; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/14/15 Press Availability With Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hotel Nacional; Havana, Cuba
08/14/15 Remarks at Flag Raising Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; Havana, Cuba
07/20/15 Press Availability With Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
07/20/15 Secretary Kerry Travel to Cuba;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/17/15 Background Briefing on Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
07/06/15 Re-Establishment of Diplomatic Relations With Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/01/15 Background Briefing on Re-establishment of Diplomatic Relations With Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
07/01/15 Statement on Cuba;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vienna, Austria
05/29/15 Rescission of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism;  Director Jeff Rathke, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
05/22/15 Talks To Re-establish Diplomatic Relations Between the United States and Cuba;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
05/22/15 Talks to Re-establish Diplomatic Relations;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
05/21/15 U.S. Talks on Re-establishing Diplomatic Relations With Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/15 Fourth Round of U.S.-Cuba Talks to Re-establish Diplomatic Relations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/15 U.S.-Cuba Policy Testimony;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
05/19/15 On the Ongoing Discussions with Cuba to Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations And Reopen Embassies; Office of the Spokesperson; Via teleconference
05/14/15 U.S. Talks on Reestablishing Diplomatic Relations with Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/14/15 Background Briefing on the Report Required To Rescind Cuba's State Sponsor of Terrorism Status; Via Teleconference
04/14/15 Recommendation to Rescind Cuba's Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/31/15 Cuba: Planning Meeting for Human Rights Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/13/15 Assistant Secretary Roberta Jacobson Travels to Havana; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/15 Press Availability With Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
02/25/15 Background Briefing on Talks to Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations With Cuba; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
02/25/15 Second Round of U.S.-Cuba Talks to Re-establish Diplomatic Relations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/15 Cuba: Assessing the Administration's Sudden Shift;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Testimony before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
02/03/15 Human Rights in the New Approach to U.S.-Cuba Policy;  Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; As Prepared Remarks for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
02/03/15 Understanding the Impact of U.S. Policy Changes on Human Rights and Democracy in Cuba;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
01/26/15 Secretary's Determination of Six-Months Suspension under Title III of Libertad; Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
01/23/15 Press Availability with Assistant Secretary Roberta Jacobson;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Havana, Cuba
01/22/15 Extended Bilateral Session with Cuba;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Havana, Cuba
01/22/15 Migration Talks with Cuba; Havana, Cuba
01/22/15 Press Availability following Re-establishment of Relations Talks;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Havana, Cuba
01/22/15 Talks to Re-establish Diplomatic Relations;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
01/20/15 Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson to Travel to Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/19/15 Briefing on the Upcoming Migration and Reestablishment of Diplomatic Relations Talks in Cuba; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
01/15/15  FACT SHEET: Treasury and Commerce Announce Regulatory Amendments to the Cuba Sanctions

2014
12/30/14 Detentions of Activists in Cuba;  Director Jeff Rathke, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
12/20/14 President Obama's New Cuba Policy Looks Forward, Not Back;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Miami Herald
12/18/14 Briefing on Changes in U.S. Policy Toward Cuba;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
12/17/14 Announcement of Cuba Policy Changes;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/17/14 Charting a New Course on Cuba; Office of Press Secretary; Washington, DC
12/02/14 Five-Year Mark of the Continued Incarceration of Alan Gross;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/15/14 Secretary's Determination of Six-Months Suspension Under Title III of LIBERTAD; Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
06/12/14 Detentions of Activists in Cuba;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/02/14 Continued Detention of Alan Gross;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/10/14 Detentions of Activists in Cuba;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/17/14 Secretary's Determination of Six-Month Suspension Under Title III of LIBERTAD; Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
01/10/14 Migration Talks With Cuba;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC

2013
12/12/13 Crackdown on Cuban Civil Society's Human Rights Day Events;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/28/13 Assistant Secretary Jacobson To Participate in a Google+ Hangout on "Challenges for Women Leaders"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/23/13 Death of Cuban Economist and Activist Oscar Espinosa Chepe; Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/17/13 Migration Talks with Cuba; Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/09/13  Daily Press Briefing - January 9 (Venezuela, Cuba)

2012
12/10/12 Scores of Cuban Democracy Activists Detained on the Eve of Human Rights Day; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/12 Alan Gross Begins Fourth Year of Unjust Imprisonment; Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/23/12 Death of Cuban Christian Democratic Movement Leader Oswaldo Paya; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/07/12 The Path to Freedom: Countering Repression and Strengthening Civil Society in Cuba;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere; Washington, DC
05/15/12 Cuba: Mariela Castro Espin's Visa Application (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

2011
12/24/11 Cuban Prisoner Release Announcement; Acting Spokesperson Mark C. Toner, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/14/11 The Cuban Government Should Respect Human Rights Week Activities; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/11 Two-Year Mark of the Continued Incarceration of Alan Gross; Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/09/11 Consular Access for Alan Gross (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/15/11 Cuba: Update on Alan Gross (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/15/11 Death of the Damas de Blanco Founder Laura Pollan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/08/11 Cuba: Alan Gross Appeal to Cuban Supreme Court (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/10/11  Daily Press Briefing - June 10, 2011
05/11/11 Remarks at the 41st Washington Conference on the Americas;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Loy Henderson Auditorium; Washington, DC Also available in Spanish
04/20/11 Under Secretary Burns Presents Human Rights Awards; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/25/11 Cuba Releases Last Two Political Prisoners from 2003 Black Spring Crackdown; Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Mark C. Toner, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
03/12/11 Statement on Sentencing of Alan Gross;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/23/11 One Year Commemoration of Orlando Zapata Tamayo's Death;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/04/11 Charging of Alan Gross;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/12/11 Cuba Migration Talks;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC

2010
12/03/10 One Year Continued Incarceration of Alan Gross;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
07/23/10 Cuba: Cuban Political Prisoners (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/19/10 Cuba: Oil Exploration (Taken Question);  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
07/13/10 Release of Cuban Political Prisoners;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
07/09/10 Question on the Status of Alan Gross (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
06/18/10 Cuba Migration Talks;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
06/17/10 Continued Incarceration of Alan Gross;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
02/24/10 Death of Cuban Dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/19/10 Cuba Migration Talks;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/17/10 Cuba Migration Talks; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC

2009
12/16/09 U.S. Government Employee Travel to Cuba (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
11/09/09 Assault on Cuban Bloggers;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
09/18/09 Cuba: U.S.-Cuba Postal Talks (Taken Question);  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
07/14/09 Cuba Migration Talks; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/14/09 Cuba Migration Talks;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
06/03/09 Intervention During the Plenary Session Regarding Cuba and the OAS;  Assistant Secretary Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; San Pedro Sula, Honduras
06/03/09 OAS Resolution;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
06/02/09 Remarks With Jamaican Foreign Minister Kenneth Baugh at CARICOM Breakfast Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; San Pedro Sula, Honduras
05/27/09 Cuba: Organization of American States (Taken Question); Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/18/09  To Learn from History, Not Be Trapped by It
04/17/09 Digital Town Hall of the Americas at FUNGLODE;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
04/17/09  Remarks by the President at the Summit of the Americas Opening Ceremony
04/13/09  Reaching Out to the Cuban people
01/26/09  Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program
01/26/09  Cuban Migration to the United States