ARTICLES RELATING TO RAUL CASTRO

US senators seek to lift us embargo on Cuba

2015-02-13 11:44

A group of US senators has proposed legislation that would end the more than half-century long trade embargo on Cuba.

US lawmakers seek to end Cuba travel restrictions

2015-01-29 15:30

Eight Republican and Democratic US senators will introduce legislation to end restrictions on US citizens' travel to Cuba, the first effort in Congress toward ending the US embargo.

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.

SA hails Obama’s US-Cuba initiative

2014-12-18 12:45

South Africa has hailed US President Barack Obama's announcement of moves to 'normalise' his country's diplomatic ties with Cuba.

Miami Cubans slam Obama's 'betrayal'

2014-12-18 09:21

Cubans in Miami's Little Havana have reacted with anger to President Barack Obama's dramatic bid to end a half-decade Cold War with the communist-ruled 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.

China's Xi eyes increased investment in Cuba

2014-07-23 10:30

Chinese President Xi Jinping has met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro in a visit to expand investment in the fellow communist nation, his last stop on a four-country Latin American charm offensive.

Putin kicks off Americas tour with Cuba stop

2014-07-11 17:11

Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun a six-day Latin American tour seeking to boost trade and ties in the region.

Cuba's economic changes must be gradual - Castro

2014-07-06 08:02

President Raul Castro has reiterated that Cuba's programme of reforms will remain cautious and gradual, despite recent disappointing GDP numbers that show the country's already-struggling economy slowing.

White House: Obama-Castro handshake not pre-planned

2013-12-10 21:55

President Barack Obama's handshake with Cuba's President Raul Castro at a memorial for former president Nelson Mandela was not "pre-planned", a US official has said.

 

US wants Cuba embassy by April

2015-02-07 06:30

The United States is pressing Cuba to allow the opening of its embassy in Havana by April.

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.

Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

2014-12-19 06:49

A lack of unanimity toward Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba complicates any congressional effort to scuttle the most significant change in policy toward Cuba.

Pope weighs in on US-Cuba talks, hails move

2014-12-18 10:25

Pope Francis led a chorus of global plaudits for the breakthrough in US-Cuban relations, hailed as 'historic' in Europe and South America and prompting celebrations on the streets of Havana.

Cuba sends 83 more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola

2014-10-22 17:58

A contingent of 83 doctors and nurses have departed Cuba for Guinea and Liberia to fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

Outrage over Che Guevara perfume

2014-09-27 18:54

Cuba has denounced a state-run company for using the names of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and legendary Argentine revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara for new fragrances.

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.

Putin to meet with Fidel Castro

2014-07-09 06:28

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set for a Latin America tour that will take him to Cuba, Argentina and Brazil as he seeks to shore up support for his policies amid a showdown with the West.

Cuba offers US prisoner exchange

2014-06-03 07:59

A Cuban agent formerly imprisoned in the US has voiced hope that three compatriots still jailed in the US could be freed in a swap, after Washington's recent prisoner swop with the Taliban.

Obama shakes hands with Raul Castro

2013-12-10 14:13

US President Barack Obama has shaken hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during Nelson Mandela's memorial service, which is focusing on Mandela's legacy of reconciliation.

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