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 ...

Mar 4, 2015

Colombia detains China-flagged ship for illegal arms transport

Colombian authorities detained a China-flagged ship traveling to Cuba for illegally transporting around 100 tons of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives and arrested the captain, the attorney general’s office said. The vessel was stopped on Saturday in the northern port of ...

Feb 14, 2015

U.S. to let Cubans sell goods, services

The United States on Friday eased restrictions on imports of goods and services from private Cuban entrepreneurs as part of Washington’s rapprochement with Havana after more than half a century of enmity. However, the State Department said many goods were excluded from the liberalization, ...

Netflix streams its on-demand TV to Cuba

Feb 10, 2015

Netflix streams its on-demand TV to Cuba

Streaming U.S. television giant Netflix said Monday it was now offering service to Cuba with “a curated selection of popular movies and TV shows.” Netflix, which is aiming for 200 global markets in the coming years, made the announcement amid a thaw in U.S.-Cuba ...

Cuban players draw huge interest

Feb 4, 2015

Cuban players draw huge interest

Major league scouts leaned forward as they steadied their radar guns and trained their video cameras on Cuban players who prepared to bat and pitch during Tuesday’s Caribbean Series in Puerto Rico. It is the first time that top Cuban players are competing in ...

Jan 28, 2015

U.S.: Castro message 'positive sign'

The United States welcomed Tuesday former Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s belated response to the thaw in ties between the Cold War foes as a sign that change is underway in Havana. “We take his reference of ‘international norms and principles’ as a positive sign,” ...