Cuba invites U.S. to cooperate on Ebola

Oct 21, 2014

Cuba invites U.S. to cooperate on Ebola

Cuban is willing to work with the United States in the fight against Ebola, President Raul Castro said at a summit of leftist Latin American nations Monday. Castro said that the world must avoid politicization of the effort. He spoke at a summit of ...

Kissinger pushed Ford in 1976 to attack Cuba, records show

Oct 2, 2014

Kissinger pushed Ford in 1976 to attack Cuba, records show

U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, incensed over Cuba’s deployment of troops to Angola, ordered contingency plans drawn up nearly 40 years ago to attack the small island, according to declassified government documents posted online Wednesday. In several White House meetings, Kissinger advocated for ...

Cuba turns down request for Hemingway fishing logs

Sep 12, 2014

Cuba turns down request for Hemingway fishing logs

U.S. scientists won’t get immediate access to potentially invaluable fishing logs kept by Ernest Hemingway but authorities will work to allow researchers to view them eventually, Cuban officials said Thursday. Cuba’s National Cultural Heritage Council said marine scientists on a tour with the author’s ...

Aug 5, 2014

Cuba abuzz over news of U.S. undercover travelers program

News that the U.S. government quietly contracted young Latin Americans to travel to Cuba for political purposes under the guise of health and civic programs was the talk of the town in Havana and the Cuban diaspora Monday, eliciting both criticism and praise for ...

French bank BNP guilty of violating U.S. sanctions on Sudan, Cuba, Iran

Jul 1, 2014

French bank BNP guilty of violating U.S. sanctions on Sudan, Cuba, Iran

France’s largest bank, BNP Paribas, has agreed to pay nearly $9 billion to resolve criminal allegations that it processed transactions for clients in Sudan and other blacklisted countries in violation of U.S. trade sanctions, the Justice Department announced Monday. The bank pleaded guilty to ...

'Cuban Twitter' texts were overtly political

Apr 9, 2014

'Cuban Twitter' texts were overtly political

Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The messages conflict with claims by the Obama administration that the program ...

'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress

Apr 4, 2014

'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress

The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a “Cuban Twitter” communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea was “dumb, dumb, dumb.” The congressional hearing ...