A seismic shift in policy between the United States and Cuba occurred in December 2014 with a softening of relations, resulting in a throng of Americans traveling to the island.
The issues of immigration, deportation, and changing travel rules are muddying the waters of the Caribbean Sea, most notably around the islands of Haiti and Cuba.
Experts at the University of Miami are keeping close tabs on the shifting tide of changes and legal maneuvers, while exploring some of the issues that make for fascinating discussion and debate.
Why is it that top-level government negotiators from countries near and far choose Cuba as a home base for their talks? Delve into the legal and sovereignty issues surrounding the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, commonly referred to as GTMO.
And then there is that 2014 agreement between the U.S. and Cuba, called the rapprochement. What does it all mean?
About the Video
Renewed diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba and changes in immigration policy have unique implications for the United States and countries throughout the Caribbean.
A Renewed, Tenuous Relationship
The future of U.S.-Cuba relations is being closely watched amidst changing administrations and policies. On December 17, 2014, President Barack Obama announced that the United States and Cuba would renew diplomatic relations. After more … More
On the Frontlines of Immigration
Miami Law’s Rebecca Sharpless and David Abraham discuss changes and policies regarding immigration in the Caribbean. On the campaign trail, President Donald J. Trump promised aggressive … More
A Trusted Ally for Leftists
UM experts provide insight into Cuba’s hemispheric importance for negotiations. Nestled in the Caribbean Basin between the Americas, Cuba is often chosen as a negotiating hub for agreements between government and non-government … More
Marrying Science and Policy in The Bahamas
UM biology professor uses coastal ecology and citizen science to analyze storm risk to life and property in the Bahamas, supporting data-driven policies. Engaging communities and … More
GTMO: Mayberry with a Caribbean Breeze
Miami Law Professor Christina Frohock discusses the complexity of the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba. From a simple lease agreement signed in 1903, the United States … More