Chronology of U.S.-Cuba Relations | Cuban Research Institute
U.S.-SPAIN RELATIONS. The United States established diplomatic relations with Spain in Spain severed diplomatic relations with the. But it was the issue of Cuba that dominated relations between Spain and the United States during this period. At the same time that the. Spain opens Cuban ports for international trade, especially with the United States. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams writes a letter to U.S.
The following month, Castro becomes Prime Minister. In May, the Cuban government approves an agrarian reform law. In July, the Cuban government nationalizes all U. In October, the United States imposes a partial trade embargo of Cuba. In December, Operation Pedro Pan begins, bringing 14, unaccompanied Cuban children to the United States until the end of the operation in October 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.Timeline: 50 Years Of Cuba-US Relations In Five Minutes
Between January and Octoberwhen all commercial flights between Havana and Miami are suspended,persons flee the island for the United States.
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.
The Mariel boatlift results in the emigration ofCubans to Florida.
- Spain and Cuba agree to hold regular dialogue on human rights issues
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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. 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.
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And while Cuba lies less than miles km off the coast of Florida, the two nations have had no diplomatic relations since and use Switzerland as a mediator whenever they need to talk. For the next half-century the two countries more or less cooperated, with the U. The American mafia used Havana as a conference center in Ernest Hemingway lived there for 22 years; he wrote The Old Man and the Sea at his villa just outside the capital.
Then came the Cuban Revolution and everything changed. It took multiple years and a few attempts but on Jan. Castro visited the U. It was a rare moment of alliance between the two countries, and one that would not be repeated. The Eisenhower Administration responded by imposing trade restrictions on everything except food and medical supplies. Decrying "Yankee imperialism," Castro expanded trade with the Soviet Union instead.
President Kennedy issued the permanent embargo on Feb. Telephones and televisions were harder to come by.
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With no way to import American cars, Cubans watched their pre-embargo sedans rust into jalopies. The early s were marked by a number of subversive, top-secret U. Between and there were at least five plots to kill, maim or humiliate the Cuban leader using everything from exploding seashells to shoes dusted with chemicals to make his beard fall out.