The Pope’s visit to Cuba


Get compelete coverage of Pope Francis as he makes his first trip to Cuba, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Havana is the first stop on his 10-day trip in which he will travel around the island and to the United States in recognition the two countries renewign ties. The Pope is expected to address the Cuban people in a huge Sunday Mass at the Plaza de la Revolución.

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 / Obama takes ‘a sledgehammer’ to Cuba embargo

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A vintage car and horse-drawn carriage on a road along the Port of Havana, Cuba on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. AL DIAZ

What’s commonly known as the trade embargo on Cuba is still on the books, as it has been for some five decades. But for businesses from around the United States — whether a cruise line in Miami or rice producers from Arkansas — the barriers to trade with the untapped market 90 miles from Florida are getting lower and lower. Read more

Cuba prepares for Saturday arrival of Pope Francis

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Signs can be seen in many areas around Havana, Cuba on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, welcoming Pope Francis, who will be arriving on the island on Saturday. Emily Michot

When Pope Francis arrives in Cuba late Saturday afternoon he’ll find a country in transition that is forging a new relationship with the United States and undertaking economic change but not nearly fast enough to satisfy the needs and desires of most Cubans. Read more

Pope Francis will find pomp and politics in Washington

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Pope Francis’ arrival in the United States next week will drive politicians and interest groups on each side of America’s political divide to claim him as one of their own. Read more