| Jan 29, 2015
Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations....
| Jan 28, 2015
| 2:59 PM
In the six weeks since President Obama announced the United States would reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, two things have happened:
The United States government will move ahead with its decision to improve relations with the communist...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:15 PM
The surprise deal between the United States and Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations after 53 years in the deep freeze involved no clandestine meetings in either country or participation of an aging Fidel Castro.
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:52 AM
President Barack Obama on Wednesday abruptly ended more than 50 years of U.S. attempts to isolate Cuba, ushering in sweeping changes that will connect Floridians to the island through increased travel, business and communication links.
The policy will...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 4:19 PM
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon praised U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday for what he called courage and vision in renewing ties with Cuba and said he had asked Washington to pursue such a course.
Cuban President Raul Castro also demonstrated...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 11:41 AM
12:01 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba.
In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Among negotiations that preceded the United States' evolving relationship with Cuba was an exchange of prisoners that included Alan Gross, a former subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Gross, 65, of Maryland, was detained...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 11:39 AM
A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States' seven-story mission looms over Havana's seaside Malecon boulevard as the largest diplomatic outpost in the country.
Cuban guards stand at close intervals on the street...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 3:02 PM
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, whose absence from public view for months has fueled rumors that he might be dead, reportedly sent a letter to Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, assuring his friend that he is just fine, thank you.
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:45 PM
Cuba and the United States launched their highest-level talks in a generation, agreeing to disagree on basic immigration policies but recognizing a new spirit of cooperation.
Wednesday's meeting was the first of two days of sessions in the Cuban...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 3:51 PM
Acrimonious neighbors for 50 years, Cuba and the United States this week are expected to take the first concrete steps toward opening diplomatic relations and an entirely new relationship in trade, traffic and tourism.
The most senior American...