Embassies will reopen, U.S., Cuba poised to announce

Jul 1, 2015

Embassies will reopen, U.S., Cuba poised to announce

President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, a major step in ending hostilities between the Cold War foes, a senior administration official said. The U.S. and Cuba have been ...

Impressed by Pope Francis, Castro considers going back to church

May 11, 2015

Impressed by Pope Francis, Castro considers going back to church

Cuban President Raul Castro paid a call Sunday on Pope Francis at the Vatican to thank him for working for Cuban-U.S. detente — and said he was so impressed by the pontiff he is considering a return to the Catholic church’s fold. “Bienvenido (welcome)!” ...

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 ...