Chronology of U.S.-Cuba Relations | Cuban Research Institute
Spain opens Cuban ports for international trade, especially with the United States. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams writes a letter to U.S. Relations with Cuba soured even more when the United States slapped Cuba with the first trade embargo in , soon after the Cuban Revolution. In the. President Donald Trump is set to announce Friday, before an audience of anti- Castro Cuban exiles in Miami, that he is rolling back parts of the.
In January, the United States breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba. In May, Fidel Castro declares that Cuba is a socialist state. In February, the United States extends its embargo to all trade with Cuba. The Cuban missile crisis takes place in October, when the United States confirms that Fidel Castro allowed the Soviet Union to deploy nuclear missiles on the island. The crisis is resolved when the Soviet Union removes the missiles in return for the withdrawal of U. Between January and Octoberwhen all commercial flights between Havana and Miami are suspended,persons flee the island for the United States.
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In September, Castro announces that any Cuban wishing to leave for the United States may do so through the port of Camarioca. The boatlift leads to the establishment of an air bridge between Varadero and Miami, known as "Freedom Flights" in the United States.
Congress approves the Cuban Adjustment Act, allowing Cubans to be admitted for permanent residence in the United States. The United States and Cuba establish limited diplomatic relations by opening interests sections in Washington and Havana. A group of 75 Cuban exiles meets with representatives of the Cuban government in Havana to negotiate the release of political prisoners, family reunification, and travel to the island.
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The Mariel boatlift results in the emigration ofCubans to Florida. Department of State adds Cuba to its list of states sponsoring international terrorism. Cuba and the United States sign a wide-ranging immigration agreement, under which Cuba agrees to accept the return of 2, Mariel emigrants with criminal records, deemed "excludable aliens" by the United States. In turn, the United States agrees to admit up to 20, Cuban immigrants per year.
Havana responds by suspending the immigration agreement with the United States and family visits to Cuba. Congress enacts the Torricelli bill Cuban Democracy Act ofincreasing trade sanctions against Cuba by prohibiting U. The Cuban government legalizes the use of the U. Between August 13 and September 13, the U. Coast Guard detains 30, Cubans attempting to leave the island during the balsero crisis. They are initially detained at the U. In September, Havana and Washington sign an agreement whereby the United States will issue 20, immigrant visas annually to Cubans, and in return Cuba pledges to control undocumented immigration.
President Bill Clinton announces that the U. Cubans arriving on U. In February, Cuban air force fighters shoot down two civilian aircraft flown by the Cuban exile group Brothers to the Rescue.
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In October, the U. Five Cuban intelligence officers are convicted of 26 counts of spying, conspiring to commit murder, and other illegal activities in the United States.
Bush administration announces new restrictions on U. The Obama administration reinstates permits for U. The Cuban government enacts immigration and travel reforms, eliminating the requirement of a letter of invitation from abroad, extending the maximum period of residence for Cuban citizens abroad to two years, and issuing passports to prominent dissidents who travel to the United States and other countries.
The Cuban government releases Alan Gross from prison for "humanitarian reasons. President Obama announces major changes in U. In July, the United States and Cuba restore diplomatic relations and open embassies in their respective capitals. In March, President Obama is the first sitting U. In August, the first commercial flights between the United States and Cuba since are reinstated.
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