US lawmakers in Havana hopeful on lifting Cuba sanctions

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As Cuba and the United States work on thawing ties, a group of US lawmakers have voiced optimism in Havana that the US economic embargo against Cuba could be lifted.

Cuba debt holder hangs on as demand builds

2015-05-19 09:30

A breakthrough in US-Cuba relations has set investors clamouring to buy the Caribbean island's long-defaulted debt but one of the private holders is not happy.

US, Cuba to meet on reopening embassies

2015-05-14 12:50

The US and Cuba will hold another meeting in the coming weeks in Washington on reopening embassies, the latest step in their historic rapprochement.

Hollande heads to Cuba on historic visit

2015-05-11 09:55

Francois Hollande is due in Havana, the first French president to visit Cuba in more than a century, cementing Paris’s lead in the EU rapprochement with the communist island.

2 opposition candidates defeated in Cuba vote

2015-04-20 18:47

Two Cuban opposition candidates have failed to become the island’s first non-Communist elected officials in decades.

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.

Obama's Miami connections helped smooth path to meeting with Castro

2015-04-13 10:21

Barack Obama’s historic talks with Cuban President Raul Castro were the culmination of a long quest by the US president, a report says.

US, Cuba turn page from past towards future

2015-04-12 07:39

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have set the stage for a return to normalised relations after more than 50 years of enmity. But Latin America's open wounds have not yet completely healed.

Obama, Castro to hold historic talks

2015-04-10 22:12

Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro are expected to hold talks raising the prospect of the first substantive meeting between an American and Cuban leader in more than five decades.

Obama, Castro to meet in Panama

2015-04-10 07:35

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have arrived in Panama for the start of the Summit of the Americas.


DA, EFF slam Free State for employing Cubans

2015-05-26 14:45

Opposition parties have reacted in disgust to the Free State government’s decision to employ 38 Cuban engineers.

Mexico picks up 23 Cuban migrants at sea

2015-05-18 11:03

Mexico's navy has picked up 23 Cuban migrants after they became adrift at sea while trying to reach its shores, and authorities say the boat-people would be repatriated back to the Communist island nation.

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.

US lawmakers seek limits on travel to Cuba

2015-04-29 17:30

Members of the US House of Representatives have launched an effort to prevent new travel from the US to Cuba.

Kids of Cold War crocs going home

2015-04-19 16:06

Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.

Obama: Cuba no longer terrorists

2015-04-14 22:23

President Barack Obama has told Congress he plans to remove Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Obama back home after landmark Castro talks

2015-04-12 10:11

US President Barack Obama has arrived home to Washington, hours after unprecedented face-to-face talks with Cuban President Raul Castro and a first meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Obama, Castro vow new future for US and Cuba

2015-04-11 20:30

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have vowed to pursue a new future for US-Cuba ties, in a stunning reversal over 50 years of animosity between the two countries.

Obama, Castro to come face to face amid bid to restore ties

2015-04-10 11:06

As leaders from across the Western Hemisphere gather in Panama, all eyes will be on two presidents: Barack Obama and Raul Castro, as the US and Cuba seek to restore ties they abandoned decades ago.

Obama advised to take Cuba off terror list

2015-04-10 05:38

President Barack Obama has moved closer to removing a major hurdle in the US-Cuba diplomatic thaw, as a lawmaker indicated he could take Havana off a list of state sponsors of terrorism.

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