LOS ANGELES TIMES
President Obama nominated Carlos Pascual, a Cuban-born U.S. diplomat, as ambassador to Mexico, the State Department said Thursday.
Cuba's return to the Organization of American States will not be automatic, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday after the body voted to lift a 47-year ban on Havana.
Pastor Omar Gude Pérez, whom supporters allege is a victim of religious persecution, is facing seven years in prison by request of a state prosecutor.
Due to increased demand that flooded into Cuba Travel Services, Inc. offices on the heels of the Obama Administration lifting travel restrictions on Cuban Americans, Cuba Travel Services, Inc. will be launching its first non-stop weekly flight from LAX to Havana starting June 30, 2009. Departing on Tuesdays at 11:00 am Cuba Travel Services, Inc. will be utilizing aircraft operated by Continental Airlines.
Expressing the sense of Congress that with respect to the totalitarian government of Cuba
The ground under U.S. policy toward Cuba took a significant shift today. Mauricio Funes was inaugurated as President of El Salvador and, as announced previously, he immediately restored diplomatic relations with Havana. That left Washington as the odd man out, the only country in the Americas without normal relations with its Caribbean neighbor and long-time thorn in its side.
Sunday's announcement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Washington will begin talks with Cuba on bilateral migration issues and resume direct postal service between the two countries suggests the new administration of President Barack Obama intends to proceed cautiously toward normalising ties with the Caribbean nation, according to veteran experts in Washington.
Investors in high risk assets are setting their sights on Cuban securities now more than ever given the cheap prices and the overtures made by the U.S. government toward the island.
Canada's Minister of State for the Americas, Peter Kent, has spent much of the past six months in places like Bogota, Port of Spain and San Salvador, but he's not yet been our man in Havana
For decades they dominated the world of amateur boxing as Fidel Castro's fistic army. Now, the Cubans are ditching the headguards and vests in a bid to make up for lost time in the professional ranks.
Amnesty International report on Cuba
A leading Cuban dissident has criticised Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin for not meeting opposition figures during an official visit to the island in February, saying that such visits serve only to legitimise the island’s regime.
Cuba has expelled Spanish intelligence agents who were tracking members of the Basque separatist group ETA on the communist island, a Spanish newspaper said Thursday
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), along with 15 other Democratic and Republican Senators, introduced a bill Wednesday to ease US trade and travel restrictions with Cuba.
The waiting room at Cuba's largest eye hospital, Pando Ferrer, is packed with patients. Many come from across Latin America and the Caribbean, with everything paid for by the Cuban government
Despite the occasional anti-Castro slogan and an exhibit by veterans of the failed 1961 U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion, politics at the annual Cuba Nostalgia weekend in Miami mostly took a back seat to bittersweet reminiscence.
A Cuban university think-tank said on Monday Cuba's economy would grow only slightly or shrink in 2009 as the island's financial problems persist against the backdrop of a global downturn.
FT MYERS NEWS-PRESS
What if Cuba travel, recently eased for family, was within reach for all?
As the annual Cuban music trade fair Cubadisco kicks off May 16 in Havana, promoters in the United States are hoping that a thaw in relations with Cuba could revive interest in the island's music.
The United States and Cuba offered a glimmer of hope last month that they might be ready to end years of hostility, but neither side has moved much since then to widen that window of opportunity.
Cuba's Ambassador to Dominica, Oswaldo Cobacho, is urging authorities there to stay out of his country's internal affairs.
CANWEST NEWS SERVICE
Canada's cabinet minister for Latin America says he has no regrets about chiding Cuba on human rights, even though Havana abruptly cancelled the trip he was to make there next week.
Julia Sweig explains why America should bother opening trade relations with Cuba.
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