- Vatican says Cuban president to visit Pope Francis this week Updated: May-05-15 3:01 pm
- May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked Updated: May-01-15 1:21 pm
HAVANA - Left-wing groups, governments and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day.
- US-Cuba relations challenge ballplayers choosing pro path Updated: Apr-21-15 5:52 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - Yasmany Tomas had three choices to continue his baseball career: stay in Cuba and make up to $2,500 a month, play in Japan with a shot at a million dollar contract, or give up family and life in the island on hopes of hitting the jackpot in the major leagues.
- NY's Cuomo become 1st US governor to visit Cuba post-detente Updated: Apr-20-15 9:40 pm
HAVANA - Cuban officials and New York business executives are exploring ways for companies to do business on the communist-run island despite the longstanding U.S. embargo that makes most trade and investment illegal, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
- Both opposition candidates concede defeat in Cuban vote Updated: Apr-19-15 9:56 pm
HAVANA - Two dissident candidates conceded defeat Sunday in Cuban local elections that offered them a chance to become the first officials elected from outside the Communist Party in 40 years.
- 2 Cuban dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote Updated: Apr-18-15 12:08 pm
HAVANA - At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an unprecedented test of Cuba's single-party system.
- Obama says Cuba has agreed to address cases of US fugitives Updated: Apr-16-15 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON - Cuba has agreed to work on resolving the cases of U.S. fugitives harboring from justice on the island as part of the effort to normalize relations between the two nations, President Barack Obama told lawmakers as he made the case for removing the former Cold War foe from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
- Obama-Castro meeting overshadows anti-US line at summit Updated: Apr-12-15 9:45 am
PANAMA CITY - As usual when Latin America's leftist leaders get together with U.S. officials, there were plenty of swipes at the U.S. during the seventh Summit of the Americas.
- In historic face to face, Obama, Castro vow to turn the page Updated: Apr-11-15 9:29 pm
PANAMA CITY - President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro sat down together Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country's leaders in a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations.
- Cubans welcome historic Castro-Obama meeting, want results Updated: Apr-11-15 7:47 pm
HAVANA - Cubans hailed Saturday's historic meeting between presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama but said they want to see ties warm faster between the Cold War foes so that the lives of ordinary people on the island can improve.
- Text of Obama, Castro in meeting at Summit of the Americas Updated: Apr-11-15 5:13 pm
- Latest on Americas Summit: US sees progress in Colombia Updated: Apr-11-15 3:00 pm
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- From poor immigrant to Arizona's 1st Hispanic governor Updated: Apr-10-15 7:47 pm
PHOENIX - Raul Hector Castro first noticed discrimination on his way to school in a dusty Arizona border town.
- Arizona's 1st Hispanic governor, also a US ambassador, dies Updated: Apr-10-15 5:24 pm
PHOENIX - Raul Hector Castro, Arizona's only Hispanic governor and an American ambassador to three countries, died Friday. He was 98.
- Obama, Castro speak by phone amid effort to restore ties Updated: Apr-10-15 9:14 am
- Top US, Cuba diplomats hold highest-level meeting in decades Updated: Apr-10-15 3:26 am
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. and Cuban diplomats have met in Panama in the highest-level meeting between the two governments in more than half a century.
- Obama turns to diplomacy at Americas summit Updated: Apr-09-15 9:52 pm
PANAMA CITY - President Barack Obama sought to reassert U.S. influence in the Caribbean and the Americas with pledges of energy assistance and diplomatic fence mending Thursday, a mix of modest steps and high ambition for a region struggling with economic and political stresses.
- Obama: Decision near on removing Cuba from terror list Updated: Apr-09-15 1:52 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - President Barack Obama will act soon on a recommendation about whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, he said Thursday as he opened a three-day trip to the Caribbean and Central America.
- Obama says decision soon on Cuba as state sponsor of terror Updated: Apr-09-15 12:20 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - President Barack Obama says he'll decide soon whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.
- Cuban dissidents heckled at Americas Summit Updated: Apr-08-15 8:11 pm
PANAMA CITY - About 100 supporters of Cuba's government aggressively heckled dissidents from the communist-run island attending a civil society forum Wednesday at the start of the Summit of the Americas in Panama.
- Poll: Cubans expect US detente to improve economic lives Updated: Apr-08-15 7:43 pm
HAVANA - Cubans overwhelmingly expect detente with the United States to alter their widely disliked economic system, according to a rare poll of 1,200 people across the island.
- Cuba-US warming held up by listing of Cuba as terror sponsor Updated: Apr-06-15 7:07 pm
HAVANA - American hopes of opening an embassy in Havana before presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet at a regional summit this week have been snarled in disputes about Cuba's presence on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terror and U.S. diplomats' freedom to travel and talk to ordinary Cubans without restriction, officials say.