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Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties
HAVANA (AP) — The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country's struggling economy.(1/25/2015 5:44:06 PM)
Cuba Seeks Removal From Terrorism List in Diplomacy Talks
Cuba’s Top Diplomat for North American Affairs Josefina Vidal delivers a speech at Convention Palace in Havana during a press conference at the end of the second day of closed-door talks between Cuba and the United States yesterday.(1/24/2015 12:54:34 AM)
Cuba has plenty of reasons to mistrust the U.S.
To the editor: To say that U.S.-Cuba relations went south after the "confiscation of private property" egregiously overlooks the important fact that we sought to overthrow Fidel Castro's regime through a CIA-sponsored military operation in 1961. Remember the Bay of Pigs? ("U.S.-Cuba talks focus...(1/25/2015 1:23:07 AM)
Top US official meets dissidents in Cuba
The highest-ranking US official to visit Cuba in three decades met with leading dissidents, but one prominent opposition figure stayed out amid differences over Washington's rapprochement with Havana. The meeting came a day after Jacobson attended landmark talks with Cuban officials, in which the Cold War rivals agreed to meet again in their bid to reopen mutual embassies and normalize ties that ...(1/23/2015 8:51:26 PM)
Top US official to meet dissidents in Cuba
The highest-ranking US official to visit Cuba in 35 years met with leading dissidents on Friday, but one prominent opposition figure declined to attend amid differences over Washington's rapprochement with Havana. Berta Soler, the head of the Ladies in White group of spouses of political prisoners, had been expected to attend the meeting with Roberta Jacobson, the State Department's top official ...(1/23/2015 11:38:19 AM)
Cuba CODEL Gets Firsthand Account of Dramatic Dealings
A relationship forged on Sen. Patrick J. Leahy's first visit to Cuba some 15 years ago helped the Vermont Democrat take an unexpected step in support of the White House's efforts to bring home Alan Gross and re-establish diplomatic relations with the island nation.(1/26/2015 5:15:00 AM)
US, Cuba move toward embassies, disagree on human rights
HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba closed two days of historic talks in Havana with some progress toward restoring diplomatic ties after a half-century of estrangement, but sharp differences over the role of human rights in their new relationship.(1/22/2015 9:49:45 PM)
Cuba-US: thaw at last
After 50 years of a US-imposed embargo, are we about to see a resumption of US-Cuban relations at long last?(1/25/2015 3:08:45 AM)
Caribbean Travel Unfazed by Cuba Opening - For Now
There's pent-up U.S. desire to travel to Cuba, but the hotels, roads and air routes haven't caught up yet, experts say.(1/24/2015 7:15:13 AM)
Cuba and US come to a crossroad on human rights (+video)
As the United States and Cuba continue discussions, the U.S. makes human rights a sticking point.(1/23/2015 8:34:22 AM)
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