| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 6:19 PM
For decades, the U.S. embargo on Cuba has been as much about domestic as foreign policy. In the end, a generational shift in the politics of one key state opened the way for the Obama administration to change half a century of efforts to isolate the...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:08 PM
Swiftly expanding trade ties with Cuba, the Obama administration opened the door to easier travel and a wide range of new export opportunities with the communist island starting Friday, punching the biggest hole to date in America's half-century-old...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:33 AM
The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the U.S. embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment.
The new rules also open up the communist island to greater American travel and allow...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 11:33 AM
The United States later this month is sending its highest level delegation to Cuba in decades for talks on migration and normalizing ties.
The State Department says Roberta Jacobson, America's top diplomat for Latin America, will lead the U.S....
| Jan 6, 2015
| 5:30 AM
The members of the Miami-based band Tiempo Libre compose music over meals. They get together, cook some rice, beans, fried yucca, tostones and steak, and talk about what's happening in their lives. From those stories, they write lyrics and melodies....
| Jan 4, 2015
| 12:08 PM
Before the Cuban Revolution, Maryland's relationship with the Caribbean island was lots of sugar and spice.
Baltimore-based McCormick & Co. and the defunct Baltimore Spice Co. did business there, and when a sugar refinery opened in 1922, a U.S....