South Carolina & Cuba in the News

The Times and Democrat: 90 Years, 90 Miles: From Cuba to U.S.

“We’ve tried 50 years of something and, as the President said, (while speaking in Cuba), it doesn’t work,” said Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., one of a handful of Republicans who accompanied President Obama on his March trip to Cuba. The First District congressman harbors a strong libertarian streak and has long opposed the embargo against Cuba and its Communist leader Fidel Castro. 

WLTX: USC Sending Representatives to Cuba

This week The University of South Carolina is exploring opportunities with students in Cuba. They’re sending three faculty members and one administrator for a five day trip. They’ll be visiting University of Havana, University of Cienfuegos and Ministries of Higher Education and Tourism to explore opportunities for student and academic exchanges in the country. 

The Post and Courier: From Clemson to Cuba: Partnership Could See Study, Historic Preservation of Buildings, Culture

Charleston may soon export some of its experience and expertise in historic preservation to a place even older than the Holy City: Cuba. Scientists with Clemson’s Warren Lasch Conservation Center and professors with the Clemson/College of Charleston graduate program in historic preservation have met with Cuban officials about the possibility of a partnership to study and perhaps conserve some of the island’s historic sugar plantations. 

U.S. Air Force: JB Charleston Airmen Support Presidential Mission to Cuba

As President Barack Obama landed in Havana, Cuba, it marked the first time a sitting U.S. president visited the communist nation in over 88 years, and Airmen from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, played a pivotal role in the historic mission. 

ABC Columbia: Sanford Picked for Cuba Delegation

U.S. Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC 1st District) will be among a handful of republicans traveling to Cuba with President Barack Obama. The former South Carolina governor has worked in the past to lift the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba. The majority of those on the trip will be democrats. 

Statehouse Report: BRACK: S.C. Can Learn a Few Things from Cuba

For as long as Americans not old enough to be in the AARP have been alive, Cuba has been a pariah, a non-democratic experiment whose embarrassing Soviet connections caused a geo-political chess game. But as Soviet regimes crumbled in the early 1990s, Cuba was left hanging, still isolated and cut off from its rich neighbor to the north.

South Carolina's Champions

  Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC-1)   Sponsor of  H.R. 351 Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act 201  7  and cosponsor of  H.R 442 Cuba Trade Act 201  7

Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC-1)

Sponsor of H.R. 351 Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act 2017 and cosponsor of H.R 442 Cuba Trade Act 2017