Tag: Cuba

Obama administration announces amendments to Cuba sanctions regulations

The Obama administration announced new amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and Export Administration Regulations.

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Chamber of commerce announces info session on trip to Cuba

Ian Scott, general manager of Central Holidays West, will be making a presentation and answering questions on the adventure trip to Cuba.


Obama must close E-ZPass lane for Cuban immigration

While politicians rancorously debate Syrian refugees and undocumented Mexican immigrants, a far more questionable immigration issue needs addressing: Cuba.

Virginia is top state for agricultural exports to Cuba

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia is now the top state in the nation for agricultural and forestry exports to Cuba.

McAuliffe announces agreement to foster commercial opportunities between ports in Virginia, Cuba

The Virginia Port Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cuban National Port Authority to evaluate commercial opportunities.

Governor McAuliffe announces agreement on educational exchange between Virginia and Cuba

VCU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Havana allowing both institutions to work together to develop cooperative programs.

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Governor McAuliffe to lead historic marketing mission to Cuba

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that he will lead a historic marketing and collaboration mission mission to Cuba from Jan. 3-6.

Trade speakers: Cuba is growing market for food exports; trade requires vigilance

Speakers on the second day of the Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade focused on opportunities and global awareness.

Charlottesville activist in first large U.S. delegation to Cuba since opening of relations

The activist group CODEPINK will be hosting a “super delegation” of 150 people to Cuba to mark the recent thawing in U.S.-Cuba relations, particularly the easing of travel restrictions.

Farm organization supports normalized relations with Cuba

The nation’s largest agricultural organization has voiced support for President Obama’s move toward normalized relations between the United States and Cuba.

Bigger news story: “The Interview,” or Cuba?

Wow, what a news day. U.S. moves to normalize relations with Cuba, and Sony Pictures moves to give North Korea a veto over new releases.

About time: U.S., Cuba normalizing relations

Talk about something that was long overdue. The U.S. and Cuba are finally, after 53 years, taking steps to normalize relations.

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Tim Kaine on U.S.-Cuba relations, release of Alan Gross

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on Cuba.

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Robert Hurt votes for resolution challenging prisoner exchange

Congressman Robert Hurt’s released a statement after voting in favor of a resolution of disapproval of the Obama administration’s failure to comply with the lawful statutory requirement of notifying Congress 30 days prior to the release of detainees from the United States Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Cuban national sentenced on meth distribution conviction

Dairon Miguel Mencias-Perez was found guilty of distribution of methamphetamine and sentenced to 10 years in penitentiary time with six years suspended in the Waynesboro Circuit Court on Thursday.

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UVa. lefty Nathan Kirby invited to play for Team USA

UVa. sophomore left-handed pitcher Nathan Kirby (So., Midlothian, Va.) has accepted an invitation from USA Baseball to play for the 2014 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team this summer.

JFK researcher Jack Gordon: There was a conspiracy to kill the president

Jack Gordon was in an eighth-grade study in upstate New York when he heard the news that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. That the day changed the course of American history is a matter of intense discussion this week leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Nov. 22, 1963 JFK assassination.