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Cuban Baseball Players Are No Longer Required to Obtain a License to Play Ball

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Earlier this month, Major League Baseball eliminated a burdensome requirement that made it difficult for MLB franchises to sign Cuban nationals. Until last month, a Cuban national wanting to sign with a MLB franchise as a free agent was required to obtain a specific license from the United States Treasury‚Äôs Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). (more…)

Bridging the Gap to Cuba

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Last December, President Barack Obama announced a series of changes to the United States’ policy toward Cuba. The most significant changes, from a foreign policy perspective, included restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba and opening a U.S. embassy in Havana. But the announced changes also included easing the restrictions on the ability of Americans to travel to and do business with Cuba. Recently, the current administration promulgated amended regulations¬†implementing the policy changes President Obama announced in December. (more…)