Diplomats from the US and Cuba said progress was made Friday during negotiations that aim to restore relations between the nations. Delegates discussed embassy openings, prisoner exchanges and Cuba’s place on the US list of state sponsors of terrorism.
The US Supreme Court declined to intervene in a long-running battle between a US and Cuban company over the Cohiba cigar trademark. By refusing to hear an appeal, the country's highest court leaves intact a ruling in favor of the Cuban firm.
A “much more aggressive than others” strain of HIV have been discovered by an international team of researchers in patients in Cuba. It can progress to AIDS in just three years, sometimes even before patients realize they were infected.
Cuban official media on Monday published new photos of former leader Fidel Castro. The veteran revolutionary lives privately after retiring from politics, with rumors concerning his health arising regularly.
RT has become the voice of revolutionaries and countries that the United States would like to silence, said Bolivian leader Evo Morales, commenting on remarks by the BBG chief who compared the challenge posed by RT with those of ISIS and Boko Haram.
Cuban leader Raul Castro has called on the US to end the economic embargo against the country and demanded that Guantanamo Bay be returned to Cuba as relations between the two nations undergo a historic thaw.
"I don't trust the policy of the United States… but this does not mean I reject a pacific solution to the conflicts,” iconic former Cuban leader Fidel Castro commented on the push for a restoration of Cuban-American ties.
Last month, Washington surprised the world when it lifted sanctions against Cuba. Political analyst Daniel Shaw believes the US strategy is unchanged and this is just an attempt to turn Cuba into a neo-colony.
US should hold itself to a higher standard and stop acting unilaterally and violating international rules whenever it feels its interests jeopardized, said Nick Sarwark of the Libertarian National Committee on President Obama’s State of the Union speech.
The Russian Navy’s intelligence collection ship, the Viktor Leonov, has docked in Havana just a day before the arrival of an American delegation. The Russian warship is moored in open view of a pier usually used for cruise ships.
US President Barack Obama has called on Congress to begin work on ending the five-decade Cuban embargo in 2015. Instead of “a phony excuse for restrictions,” Washington is now offering “the hand of friendship to the Cuban people,” he said.