Recent Changes to the Trade Embargo May Facilitate Cuban Baseball Players Being Able to Legally Play for MLB Teams

Maria del Carmen Ramos
Maria del Carmen Ramos

Last week, President Obama authorized the elimination of a ban on Cuban access to the international banking system, which in turn would allow a Cuban national to make a living in the United States without requiring that person to emigrate. As a result, the door now is open for Cuban baseball players to legally play for a Major League Baseball (MLB) club while maintaining a permanent residence in Cuba. Continue reading “Recent Changes to the Trade Embargo May Facilitate Cuban Baseball Players Being Able to Legally Play for MLB Teams”

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. Continue reading “Bridging the Gap to Cuba”