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Hollande Becomes The First French President To Visit Cuba

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

By Elizabeth Pineau HAVANA, May 11 (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged an end to the U.S. trade embargo of Cuba and envi...

Friday Talking Points -- Jeb Bush, Hispanic?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

You can tell it's been a slow week in politics, when we're wasting paragraphs on such trivia. But that's life here at the meager beginnings of the 2016 campaign trail. It's April, after all, and we've only got two announced candidacies, officially.

Fidel Castro Didn't Expect To Make It To 87

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 10.14.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA — Fidel Castro says he didn't expect he'd live long enough to turn 87 this week after grave illness forced him from office in 2006, accor...

Fidel Turns 87

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

HAVANA — Fidel Castro turned 87 behind closed doors Tuesday, with official tributes in state media serving as a reminder that the clock is ticki...

Cuba and the Beyonce Effect

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 06.07.2013 | World
Arturo Lopez Levy

Thank you Beyonce and Jay-Z. Welcome to the club of those anathematized and cursed by the McCarthyism of the embargo supporters. Thank you for your unintended clarion call to the conscience of your fellow citizens about a policy that is irrational, and anti-American.

Castro Describes Aches And Pains Of Aging

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

HAVANA — Retired Cuban President Fidel Castro complained of a bad knee, weak eyesight and difficulty adjusting to changes in light during a leng...

Cuba Slams U.S. For 'Subversive Activities' Against Castro Government

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 01.02.2013 | World

HAVANA — Cuba denounced the American diplomatic mission on the island on Friday for what it called subversive activities designed to undermine t...

Cuba Releases Castro Letter Amid Health Rumors

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 12.18.2012 | World

HAVANA -- Cuban news media on Thursday published the first new writing in months from retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The letter, which was dated ...

Over The Hill: Cuba's Castro Marks Another Birthday

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

HAVANA -- Cuban President Raul Castro turns 81 on Sunday, another reminder to his countrymen and to the exiles who hate him that time is catching up w...

Cuba's Rules Of Doing Business Are Changing

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 01.19.2012 | World

HAVANA — Green-clad security agents swoop down on an upscale business complex to shutter the offices of a Canadian car dealership. Top executive...

For First Time Since Revolution, Cuba Allows Sale, Purchase Of Private Real Estate

AP | By PAUL HAVEN | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

HAVANA -- For the first time in a half-century, Cubans will be allowed to buy and sell real estate openly, bequeath property to relatives without rest...

Cuban Communist Party Discusses Introduction Of Term Limits

AP | By PETER ORSI | Posted 12.14.2011 | World

HAVANA -- Cuba's Communist Party announced that it is taking up Raul Castro's call to establish term limits for officials, including the president him...

Cuba Legalizes Car Sales

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

HAVANA — Cuba legalized the sale and purchase of automobiles for all citizens on Wednesday, another major step in the communist run island's eco...

Fidel Castro Interviewed By Venezuelan TV

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 11.08.2011 | World

HAVANA — Fidel Castro has broken a long silence by granting an interview to a Venezuelan television station, his first since rumors began to spr...