Cuba


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.

SA spends R35m on Cuban engineers amid criticism

2015-02-19 07:00

The South African government will spend around R35m on Cuban engineers and water specialists over the next two years, according to the Department of Water and Sanitation.

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 pressing Cuba to restore diplomatic ties

2015-02-06 11:58

The US is pressing Cuba to allow the opening of its embassy in Havana by April, despite the Communist island's demand that it first be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism.

US telecomms firms interested in Cuba

2015-02-03 19:20

A top US diplomat says that "quite a few" telecommunications companies have been in touch with the government about the possibility of doing business in 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.

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.

US, Cuba set for historic talks

2015-01-19 15:43

The US and Cuba will hold their highest level talks in decades, ditching decades of Cold War-era hostility to pave the way to reopen embassies and normalise ties.

All political prisoners released in US-Cuba deal

2015-01-12 21:28

Cuba has freed all 53 political prisoners agreed to in last month's normalisation deal with the United States, a senior US administration official says.

 

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.

Cuba's American business connection?

2015-02-20 17:06

The prospect of opening trade between the US and Cuba is already giving rise to American-style entrepreneurship on the communist-run island.

US eases on imports from private Cubans

2015-02-15 16:30

The United States has dramatically eased restrictions on imports of goods and services from private Cuban entrepreneurs.

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.

US to hang on to Guantanamo

2015-02-05 09:02

The US won't return Guantanamo to improve ties with Cuba.

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.

Female guard: No-touch rule diminished me as soldier

2015-01-28 23:01

A female soldier at Guantanamo Bay says an order barring women from jobs that require physical contact with male prisoners makes her feel less of a soldier.

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.

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.

US expects more prisoner releases by Cuba

2015-01-10 08:24

The US state department has welcomed the release of political prisoners by Cuba and says more are expected.

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