Cuban ambassador celebrates 4th of July in Pretoria

2016-07-02 08:13

Cuban ambassador Carlos Fernández de Cossío has for the first time attended the 4th of July celebrations by the United States embassy in Pretoria.

Post-Rousseff Brazil face-off with leftist LatAm leaders

2016-05-15 21:01

Brazil's new interim government has dismissed "lies" from left-wing Latin American leaders who are refusing to recognise its authority and the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff.

Walt Disney cruise ship rescues fugitives off coast of Cuba

2016-04-26 16:00

A Walt Disney cruise ship has rescued three fugitives off the coast of Cuba who were wanted in New Orleans.

Raul Castro rejects privatisation for Cuba

2016-04-17 14:00

Cuban President Raul Castro has rejected rapid privatisation and vowed never to pursue "shock therapy", setting the tone for a Communist Party congress.

Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in 9 months

2016-04-08 08:39

Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro appeared in public for the first time in nine months, chatting with school children and criticising Barack Obama's recent visit.

Obama: Time to bury 'last remnants' of Cold War in Americas

2016-03-22 22:34

President Barack Obama has urged Cubans to look toward the future with hope, casting his historic visit to the communist nation as a moment to "bury the last remnants of the Cold War in the Americas".

Awkward joint appearance for Castro, Obama

2016-03-22 08:55

Edging back from the podium during a joint press conference with Barack Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro began to fidget with his headphones and look around the room quizzically.

Cuba arrests dissidents hours before Obama arrives

2016-03-20 21:44

Cuban police have arrested dozens of people protesting against the communist government in Havana, just hours before US President Barack Obama is due on a three-day visit.

Cuban migrants detained near Puerto Rico

2016-03-18 22:29

Authorities in Puerto Rico have detained 11 Cuban migrants on a tiny island west of the US territory.

Cuba 37 funds crisis

2016-03-16 12:52

The provincial Department of Health is uncertain how to recover funds from the expelled students in the Cuban doctors programme.


'Don't be alarmed', MEC tells Cuban doctors

2016-06-24 23:19

Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has told a group of visiting Cuban doctors not be alarmed by the current spate of protests.

This is the future: Cuba – broken country Malema wants to replicate in SA

2016-05-01 11:55

Cuba’s socialist agenda has stagnated economic growth and delivered its highly educated population to financial penury, says an analyst.

Raul Castro retains high Communist Party post

2016-04-20 08:02

State media says Raul Castro will hold the Cuban Communist Party's highest post for another five years alongside his hardline second-in-command.

MEC: Training in Cuba necessary

2016-04-14 12:30

With over 700 students from KwaZulu-Natal in medical training in Cuba, concerns over the department’s money benefitting Cuba rather than South African universities have been raised.

Rolling Stones rock Cuba ready for 'change'

2016-03-26 21:20

Cubans had never seen the Rolling Stones before and after Mick Jagger rocked them in their hundreds of thousands in Havana, they and their communist island were unlikely ever to be quite the same again.

Stepping into history, President Barack Obama opened an extraordinary visit to Cuba, eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the past and forge irreversible ties with America's former adversary.

Stepping into history, President Barack Obama opened an extraordinary visit to Cuba, eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the past and forge irreversible ties with America's former adversary.

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Obama arrives in Cuba for historic visit

2016-03-21 09:06

US President Barack Obama has described his visit to Cuba as a "historic visit and a historic opportunity".

Many Gitmo inmates not 'too dangerous' after all

2016-03-19 21:49

A government review board looking at Guantanamo prisoners who were previously determined to be "too dangerous to release", has approved freeing 19 of the first 23 cases it considered.

Cuban who wrote Obama says she's thrilled to get response

2016-03-18 12:46

A 76-year-old Cuban woman who invited President Barack Obama to her Havana home says she's thrilled that the president responded with one of the first letters sent directly from the US to Cuba in decades

Cuban woman has first known homegrown Zika case

2016-03-16 10:30

A young Havana woman is the first known person to have contracted the Zika virus in Cuba, authorities say.

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