Cubans hope for more U.S. trade, better lives

Apr 12, 2015

Cubans hope for more U.S. trade, better lives

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. Havana residents stopped in the middle ...

Cold War thaw: Obama, Castro to meet this week

Apr 9, 2015

Cold War thaw: Obama, Castro to meet this week

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro will have a historic face-to-face encounter at the Summit of the Americas this week, breaking the ice after decades of glacial relations. The image of U.S. and Cuban presidents sitting across from each other at the ...

U.S. takes first steps to ending Cuba trade embargo

Jan 16, 2015

U.S. takes first steps to ending Cuba trade embargo

The United States eased decades of trade and financial restrictions on Cuba, opening up the country to U.S. telecommunications, construction and financial services in a slew of changes announced by the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Treasury. The new rules, effective on Friday, are ...