Category: Cuba

Cuban President: Return of Guantanamo Bay Needed to Normalize Relations

Top Story — The United States must return the Guantanamo Bay naval base to Cuba, lift the half-century embargo completely and remunerate Cuba for the embargo’s economic damages before both […] Read More >

After Long Silence, Fidel Castro Cautiously Backs Negotiations With U.S.

Top Story — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro broke over a month of silence on Monday by writing a letter expressing cautious praise of Cuba’s recent negotiations with the U.S […] Read More >

Cuba, U.S. Agree on Diplomacy, Clash Over Human Rights During Historic Talks

Top Story — High-level talks between U.S. and Cuban delegates in Havana ended with both sides agreeing to move forward with plans to restore diplomatic ties and to reconvene ahead […] Read More >

White House Rolls Out Details of New Cuba Policy

Top Story — The United States on Thursday announced the details of the partial restoration of economic ties with Cuba, a handful of regulatory changes set to take effect on […] Read More >

Cuba Announces WiFi Service as U.S. Confirms Release of Prisoners

Top Story — WiFi service will be offered in a public park in eastern Cuba, the island-nation’s telecommunications company said on Monday. The announcement comes on the same day U.S. […] Read More >

Cuba ‘Not Open for Business’ Just Yet

The United States and Cuba may be normalizing relations, but don’t expect a major trade boom for now. While the changes announced by President Obama will widen the types of […] Read More >

Latin America Lauds U.S., Cuba Breakthrough

Top Story — World leaders have almost universally praised the U.S. and Cuban governments for their announcement Wednesday that they would normalize diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961. […] Read More >

Transcript: Obama’s Cuba Speech

Below is a full transcript of President Obama’s speech on Cuba. A video of the speech can be found following the transcript. OBAMA: Good afternoon. Today, the United States of […] Read More >

U.S., Cuba to Restore Diplomatic Ties, But Embargo Remains

The U.S. and Cuba will work to normalize diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961, President Obama said Wednesday, a major shift in policy that nonetheless falls short of […] Read More >

Cuban Laws May Have Changed, But the Jokes Haven’t

In 2010, I found myself among hundreds of heeled and hairsprayed Cubans in Havana’s Teatro Karl Marx waiting for the start of the Premios Lucas — a sort of MTV […] Read More >