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Cuba: How New Relationship Will Affect Americans
The new deal strengthening U.S.-Cuba relations now means you can bring back long-forbidden cigars with you and travel to the island nation -- but there's a catch.Americans who gain official approval to travel to Cuba will be the only ones able to bring back up to $400 in goods from their trip and no more than a quarter of that can be made up of alcohol or tobacco products combined.If the ...(12/17/2014 2:07:20 PM)
Cuba Ripe for Capitalist Overhaul as Obama Eases U.S. Relations
Companies considering doing business in Cuba will find a country ripe for a modern communications system, lacking U.S. consumer goods like Coke and Pepsi, and craving more hotels, earth-moving equipment and even aluminum cans for beer.(12/18/2014 8:42:13 AM)
Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. Key elements of changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba, some of which President Barack Obama announced at the White House on Wednesday.(12/17/2014 12:49:09 PM)
U.S.-Cuba ties: From revolution and Bay of Pigs to rapprochement
(Reuters) - The United States and Cuba plan to restore diplomatic relations and end more than five decades of fierce animosity that at one point took the world to the edge of nuclear conflict. Here is a summary of U.S.-Cuba relations since Fidel Castro seized power in a 1959 revolution: Jan. 1, 1959 - Cuban Revolution. Castro and his rebel army take power after U.S.-backed former dictator ...(12/17/2014 4:26:05 PM)
US, Cuba move to end Cold War stand-off
The United States and Cuba moved to end five decades of Cold War hostility Wednesday, agreeing to revive diplomatic ties in a breakthrough that would also ease a crippling US trade embargo. In the wake of a prisoner exchange, President Barack Obama said Washington was ready for a "new chapter" in relations with Cuba and would re-establish its embassy in Havana, shuttered since 1961. "We are all ...(12/17/2014 6:44:50 PM)
Cuba’s Half Century of Isolation to End
U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro said today they would begin normalizing relations between the two nations, a deal brokered by Pope Francis and aided by the generational shift ...(12/17/2014 6:53:48 PM)
US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism
NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour's flight from Miami.(12/17/2014 4:06:04 PM)
US-Cuba thaw: tight ties remain on economic relations
The historic breakthrough in US-Cuba relations announced Wednesday will allow more money to flow to the Caribbean island but keep trade and investment relations under tight controls, experts said. After a trade embargo on Cuba for more than 50 years, the White House said it will expand how much money Americans can send to the impoverished country and open up the flow of US tourists there. Gary ...(12/17/2014 6:40:25 PM)
World leaders hail US-Cuba announcement on restoring ties
World leaders welcomed the groundbreaking news that the United States and Cuba are moving to restore diplomatic relations and bury one of the last vestiges of the Cold War after more than 50 years of hostility. Celebrations broke out on the streets of Havana Wednesday as people living on a pittance per day in the communist-run island savored the prospect of an end to the crippling US trade ...(12/18/2014 5:43:34 AM)
U.S.-Cuba rapprochement exposes Venezuela's Maduro
By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Even as Cuba and the United States try to bury 50 years of enmity, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has seemed to be going in the other direction, vilifying "insolent Yankees" at rallies and threatening to cut ties completely. Fellow leftists Cuba and Venezuela are arguably the most unconditional allies in Latin America, but Cuban President Raul Castro's ...(12/17/2014 4:27:20 PM)
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