CUBA & MASSACHUSETTS IN THE NEWS
Despite growing tensions between Cuba and the United States under the Trump administration, Harvard will continue to support students in their academic endeavors in the country. Last week, the White House announced new restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba, barring most individual visits to the country and prohibiting U.S. travellers from visiting a list of restricted entities affiliated with the Cuban government, including several hotels and businesses.
A Massachusetts-heavy delegation of politicians, businesses, and colleges returned from Cuba Wednesday, after a days-long trip highlighted the possibility of new economic and cultural ties. Members of the group, which included Representatives Jim McGovern of Worcester and Seth Moulton of Salem, met with Cuban President Raul Castro and hosted exchanges between biomedical experts from America and Cuba.
On Nov. 26, 2017, the Massachusetts National Guard held a deployment ceremony for the platoon of Soldiers from the 772nd Military Police Company, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The company is based out of Taunton, Mass., at an armory located across the street from the high school where their families wished them goodbye.