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‘Pope Francis’ May Inspire Raul Castro to Return to the Catholic Church

‘Pope Francis’ May Inspire Raul Castro to Return to the Catholic Church

Pope Francis received a visit from Raul Castro, who is the president of Cuba. The visit was made to thank Pope Francis for helping out with the Cuban and US negotiations. Castro greatly enjoyed the meeting, and stated that Pope Francis had such an impact on him that he is considering going back to the […]

Ferry Service to Cuba Set to Resume

Ferry Service to Cuba Set to Resume

Cuba used to be a hot destination for American tourists seeking sun, cigars, fishing and fun. Likewise, Cubans used to take overnight trips to the U.S. for shopping and family festivities. While the revolution changed that in the 1950s, many hope that inexpensive, convenient travel between the two countries is returning. In preparation, the U.S. […]

Castro and Obama Meet in Historic Summit

Castro and Obama Meet in Historic Summit

Cuban President Raul Castro and U.S. President Barack Obama met face-to-face in a historic summit in Panama City, Panama on Saturday. This marks the first time an American executive has physically met with a Cuban leader since 1959 when Raul’s brother, Fidel Castro, met with then Vice President, Richard Nixon. The liaison is occurring as […]

Cuba U.S. Relationship Reaching Out After 50 Years

Cuba U.S. Relationship Reaching Out After 50 Years

John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State, and Foreign Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez have had closed-door discussions. The discussions have been around removing the island country from the list of terrorism sponsors. If this were to happen, it would re-open embassies in both countries. The two reportedly engaged in a long and productive conversation. […]

Cuba Now to House American Business

Cuba Now to House American Business

Hot off the bench changes declared on Friday marked the biggest moment in U.S.-Cuba relations in over half a century. Tourism will continue to be off-limits for some time, but President Obama and his staff have generated new opportunities on the island for financial, travel, and telecommunications companies,  along with American citizens. Unlike the past […]

Cuba: Fugitive Haven?

Cuba: Fugitive Haven?

Will Cuba become a fugitive haven? As President Obama attempts to restore diplomatic relations with the communist nation after more than 50 years of strife, one of the many issues to be addressed as the United States and Cuba seek to establish improved communication and cooperation is the issue of extraditing American fugitives from the […]

Pope Francis’ Successful US-Cuba Negotiations Add to His Public Profile

Pope Francis’ Successful US-Cuba Negotiations Add to His Public Profile

Pope Francis played a key role in the successful recent negotiations between the U.S and Cuba, adding another reason for his growing public appeal. U.S. president Barack Obama said on Wednesday that the pontiff issued a personal communication to both President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro, urging them to resolve the case of five […]

Alan Gross Released From Cuba [Video]

Alan Gross Released From Cuba [Video]

Alan Gross was released from Cuban detention marking the end of the five-year saga. U.S. officials reportedly negotiated his release with the release of several Cubans detained in the United States. Fox News reported that a senior Obama official said Gross left the communist country Wednesday morning on a government plane accompanied by his wife, […]

Vladimir Putin Brings Russia to Latin America

Vladimir Putin Brings Russia to Latin America

Russia’s efforts as Vladimir Putin brings Russia to Latin America would have been unthinkable just a few decades ago. First there was the Monroe Doctrine, established in 1823 by United States President James Monroe. The Monroe Doctrine declared that any effort by European nations to involve themselves in North or South America would be viewed […]

Possible New Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

Possible New Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

Growing pressure from a few Florida members of Congress is making it increasingly difficult for Americans to travel to Cuba due to possible new restrictions. The influx of passengers coming from south Florida and heading to Cuba has been slowing since 2011 due to the cost of licensed educational tours being high in price. There […]

Cuba Theater Company to Stage LGBT Themed ‘Bent’

Cuba Theater Company to Stage LGBT Themed ‘Bent’

The independent Cuban theater company La Peña Meisner de la Habana hopes to stage the internationally acclaimed play Bent in front of Cuban audiences in Havana in 2014. The 1979 stage play, named after the slang term used by Europeans to describe homosexuality, portrays the mistreatment and imprisonment of homosexuals in Nazi Germany in the […]

Cuba Has Limited Access To Internet

Cuba Has Limited Access To Internet

Cuba recently expanded public internet access last year, but its resident are still limited when it comes to restricted use and hourly fees. Soon this may change for the better. Last year, the Cuban government set up 118 internet access points available for surfing for a fee of about $4.50 per hour, down $2 from […]

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