US Federal laws prohibits Coursera online platform from users in Cuba

CUBA, March 4, 2014.- Coursera, a popular online learning platform founded by two Stanford computer science professors, recently blocked access to users in Cuba in order to comply with federal export regulations prohibiting massive open online course (MOOC) providers from operating in sanctioned countries, informed the Standford Daily online edition.

Coursera provides free online courses including Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, and others, in partnership with top universities and organizations worldwide

Cuba Suspends Consular Services in the U.S. Due to Washington's Blockade

WASHINGTON, February 15, 2014.- The Cuban Interests Section in Washington, DC has suspended its consular services given the impossibility to find a bank that will accept its financial accounts -- a consequence of the U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade of Cuba.

The Huffington Post Seven Reasons to lift the Blockade

According to US Huffington Post, more than half of Americans want to put the U.S. blockade on Cuba to rest, according to a poll released this week by the Atlantic Council.  We're not surprised;  It's an outmoded idea whose time has passed, added the website, while it presents 7 reasons why the U.S. government should finally lift it:

  • 1. The rest of the world hates it

The United Nations has voted for 22 years in a row to condemn the Cuban embargo in lopsided votes. Last year only Israel and the United States itself voted against the resolution.