Category: Cuba

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 >

Alan Gross, Prisoner in Cuba for Five Years, Threatens Hunger Strike

Top Story — On the fifth anniversary of his arrest for alleged espionage in Cuba, former U.S. subcontractor Alan Gross has threatened a hunger strike and stated that he is […] Read More >

Cuba to Allow Construction of First New Catholic Church in 55 Years

Top Story — Cuba’s government has sanctioned the construction of the first Catholic church to be built in the country in 55 years, the latest development in a continued trend […] Read More >

Latin American Ministers Will Meet in Havana to Discuss Ebola Fight

Top Story — Top health officials from several Latin American countries are meeting today in Havana, Cuba, to discuss joint efforts to combat Ebola, as fears grow over the virus’ […] Read More >

Political Agendas Delay Promised Guantanamo Transfers

Top Story — On Monday, the Organization of American States Secretary General José Miguel Insulza issued a statement urging member nations of the Americas to help resettle Guantanamo detainees. U.S. President […] Read More >

Cuba Investigates Spaniard In Crash That Killed Dissidents

Top Story — Cuban authorities may charge Spaniard Angel Carromero with vehicular manslaughter because he was driving the car that crashed into a tree and killed dissident leader Oswaldo Payá and fellow […] Read More >

Cuba Ready To Talk With US, Says Raul Castro

Top Story — At a speech celebrating Cuba’s Revolution Day on Thursday, Cuban President Raúl Castro said he was willing to sit down for a discussion with the U.S. government over relations between […] Read More >