Dec 4, 2016

Ashes of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro interred in a private ceremony

Late Cuban President Fidel Castro’s ashes were interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning after Cuban officials made a last-minute cancellation of plans to broadcast the events live on national and international television. International media were also barred from the ceremony. The remains of ...

Raul Castro, stepping from Fidel's towering shadow

Nov 27, 2016

Raul Castro, stepping from Fidel's towering shadow

Cuban President Raul Castro has proved far more pragmatic than his late brother Fidel, ushering in a gradual opening on the communist island and a historic thaw with the United States. Now, he finally steps out of his big brother’s shadow for good. Fidel’s ...

Miami parties hard as news of Castro's death spreads

Nov 26, 2016

Miami parties hard as news of Castro's death spreads

To cries of “Cuba Libre!” and “Freedom! Freedom!” Cuban-Americans poured on to the streets of Miami early Saturday to celebrate the death of their nemesis Fidel Castro. Revelers, many of whom were exiled by Havana’s communist regime, honked car horns, banged on pots and ...

Cubans fear Trump will dash Obama's detente

Nov 10, 2016

Cubans fear Trump will dash Obama's detente

Just when Cuba was starting to warm up to the United States, Americans went and elected Donald Trump president, throwing the countries’ rapprochement into doubt and causing stunned reactions in Havana. The brash billionaire’s shock victory cast uncertainty over two years of moves by ...

Oct 19, 2016

Ryan vows to keep Cuba embargo in place

Congress will keep a decades-old embargo on Cuba, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives vowed Tuesday, despite recent moves by President Barack Obama to ease sanctions against Havana. “I fully intend to maintain our embargo on #Cuba,” House Speaker Paul Ryan ...