Cuba


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.

Obama has more Cuban fans than Castro - survey

2015-04-09 08:23

In the first poll of Cubans in their country since the US and Cuba moved toward closer ties, President Barack Obama was more popular than the Castro brothers, a survey has found.

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.

US, Cuba resume talks amid Venezuela tensions

2015-03-17 15:21

US and Cuban officials have met in Havana for new talks on restoring diplomatic ties, but their historic rapprochement was strained by tensions over Venezuela.

Mexican company gets deal to invest in Cuba

2015-03-01 12:29

A Mexican meat processing firm is the first international company to get approval for an investment project in Cuba's first special economic development area.

 

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.

Obama, Castro to break ice in person

2015-04-08 23:19

US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro will have a historic face-to-face encounter at the Summit of the Americas this week, breaking the ice after decades of glacial relations.

Street dogs find homes in Cuban museum

2015-03-19 10:51

Old Havana's Museum of Metalwork is home to soaring colonial archways, floors of gleaming artworks and five of the world's luckiest street dogs.

US agriculture delegation visits Cuba

2015-03-03 09:38

The most important US agricultural delegation to visit Cuba has begun, hoping to urge the US Congress to lift the trade embargo against the Caribbean nation.

Cuban cigar maker eyes gain in US market

2015-02-24 12:45

Cuban cigar-maker Habanos envisions gaining 25% to 30% of the US premium cigar market if the United States lifts its trade embargo on Cuba.

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