Castro says US must return Gitmo to Cuba

2015-09-29 16:09

Cuba and the United States can normalise ties only after Washington ends its trade embargo and returns the Guantanamo US naval base to Cuban control.

Castro to Obama: You owe us millions

2015-08-13 16:52

Fidel Castro has marked his 89th birthday by insisting the United States owes Cuba "many millions of dollars" because of the half-century-old American trade embargo.

Bloemfontein's Fidel Castro building gets mixed response

2015-07-02 12:45

The name change of the old CR Swart building in Bloemfontein to honour former Cuban president Fidel Castro has received a mixed response.

Cubans hail their removal from US terrorism list

2015-04-15 16:54

Cuban officials and ordinary citizens alike have hailed the island's removal from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying the move by President Barack Obama heals a decades-old insult.

First pic of Fidel Castro in 5 months

2015-02-03 15:33

Cuba has published the first photos of Fidel Castro in more than five months, showing the 88-year-old former leader engaged in what appears to be a lively conversation with a university student.

US, Cuba move a step closer toward embassies

2015-01-23 14:56

Still at odds over human rights, the US and Cuba closed two days of historic talks in Havana with some progress toward restoring diplomatic ties after a half-century of estrangement.

Cuba denies convening foreign media

2015-01-09 17:59

Cuba has denied reports it had summoned foreign media to a press conference amid reports that 88-year-old Fidel Castro's health is deteriorating.

Fidel Castro wins China's Confucius Peace Prize

2014-12-11 14:42

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is this year's winner of the Confucius Peace Prize, China's alternative to the Nobel Prize.

Hemingway grandsons push for Cuba marlin conservation

2014-09-09 06:30

Ernest Hemingway's grandsons sailed into the fishing village that inspired "The Old Man and the Sea" in a campaign to save game fish like the giant marlin that dragged the fictitious Santiago out to sea.

China's Xi Jinping arrives in Cuba

2014-07-22 09:51

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Cuba, officials say, the last stop on a Latin American tour that has stressed trade and aid more than ideology.


Francis meets Fidel

2015-09-20 21:46

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Havana's Revolution Square and met with former leader Fidel Castro.

Fidel Castro seen in rare public outing

2015-07-05 10:30

Cuban state television has broadcast images of former president Fidel Castro meeting cheese experts during a rare trip outside his Havana home.

France's Hollande meets Fidel Castro, urges end to embargo

2015-05-12 11:37

French President Francois Hollande has called for an end to the US embargo on Cuba, as he met with Fidel Castro during the first visit by a Western leader since Washington and Havana moved to restore ties.

Fidel Castro appears in public for first time in over a year

2015-04-04 16:42

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro, 88, has appeared in public "full of vitality" for the first time in more than a year, greeting a delegation of Venezuelans.

Fidel Castro: I don't trust the US

2015-01-27 07:38

Fidel Castro has said in a letter attributed to him that he does not trust the US, nor has he spoken with representatives from the country.

Loosening of embargo to ease Cuba travel, trade

2015-01-15 20:00

The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the US embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment.

Cuban cigars get a foot in the US market

2014-12-21 11:45

Cuban cigars are set to enjoy a strong come back in the US after President Obama announced plans to restore diplomatic ties with the Caribbean island.

Cuba doctors at forefront of Ebola crisis

2014-10-22 05:57

Cuba's contribution of hundreds of doctors and nurses to fight Ebola puts the island at the forefront of the international response and is even thawing relations with a sworn enemy the US.

Fidel Castro signs pro-Palestine manifesto

2014-08-09 23:06

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has signed an international manifesto "supporting Palestine", demanding that Israel respect UN resolutions and withdraw from Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Castro blames Ukrainian government MH17 crash

2014-07-18 17:26

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro blamed the "warmonger" government of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for shooting down a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board.

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