Marine Protected Areas

President Obama has used his executive authority under the Antiquities Act to expand the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument making it the largest marine protected area on Earth. The designation will expand the existing Marine National Monument by 442,781 square miles, bringing the total protected area to 582,578 square miles. The monument was originally created in [...]

The U.S. embargo against Cuba began on October 19, 1960, and was a commercial, economic and financial embargo. It began after Cuba nationalized American owned Cuban oil refineries without compensation. Fifty- four years later, in December of 2014, a warming of relations began between the U.S. and Cuba when President Obama and President Raul Castro [...]