President Biden can still wield executive power to resume the flow of goods with Havana despite the Trump administration’s prohibitions, Northeastern experts say, but large-scale commercial activity will remain banned. Educational exchanges are halted too. Northeastern students were the first in the world to do co-ops in Cuba.
Nicholas Daniloff, who directed Northeastern’s journalism program from 1992 to 1999, can relate to the plight of American businessman Paul Whelan, who was recently arrested on spying charges. In 1986, Daniloff was interrogated for two weeks before President Ronald Reagan pressured the Soviets for his release.