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Cuba

​‘US got isolated trying to isolate Cuba’ – Rene Gonzalez of the Cuban Five
A step of reconciliation with Cuba was inevitable, as the US was becoming increasingly isolated in its failed attempts to isolate Cuba while their competitors were building closer ties with the island, Cuban intelligence agent Rene Gonzalez told RT.

18.12.2014 23:20

​Obama’s Cuba decision: ‘US tries to move Russian allies away’
Improving relations with Havana, the US is indirectly attempting to move Cuba away from its traditional alliance with Russia, believes international consultant Adrian Salbuchi. The Castro brothers will certainly take advantage of the thaw, he told RT.

18.12.2014 08:11

​Sanctions’ goal is regime change, no matter Cuba or Russia
Obama is lifting Cuba sanctions not because they are morally wrong but due to their failure to deliver a result – which is still regime change, just like in the case of Russia, foreign affairs expert Nebojsa Malic told RT.

18.12.2014 03:16

US politicians speak out against closer ties with ‘Castro regime’
Not all US politicians were happy with US President Barack Obama’s decision to forge stronger ties with Cuba, with Republicans John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush openly denouncing it, as well as Democrat Robert Menendez.

17.12.2014 19:53

Pope Francis unexpected hero of US-Cuba relations breakthrough
Pope Francis has congratulated both the US and Cuba on restoring relations, as the Vatican together with Canada were confirmed to have played a significant role in the talks which broke 50 years of cold.

17.12.2014 17:15

Obama announces US will establish embassy in Cuba, lift sanctions
United States President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the US is initiating plans to rebuild its relationship with Cuba following decades of disputes between the two nations.

17.12.2014 16:39

USAID head resigns as US & Cuba plan 'normalizing' relations
The head of the United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, announced early Wednesday that he will resign from his role in two months’ time.

17.12.2014 16:04

Obama to announce major Cuba policy change, US may open embassy
Cuba has exchanged American citizen Alan Gross for three Cubans jailed in the United States. The prisoner swap is set to pave the way for a major overhaul of bilateral ties, potentially bringing an end to over five decades of severed diplomatic relations.

17.12.2014 14:22

Petition demands Guantanamo prisoner Shaker Aamer’s release
British celebrities and MPs are petitioning for the release of the last British detainee in Guantanamo Bay, who has been held at the notorious prison for almost 13 years without charge.

15.12.2014 14:18

Alternative Nobel: Fidel Castro wins China’s Confucius Peace Prize
Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro has been awarded the Confucius Peace Prize, China’s alternative to the Nobel. Castro was praised for “important contributions on eliminating nuclear war after his retirement,” and will get US$15,000.

11.12.2014 17:09

British Guantanamo detainee ‘may know too much’ about CIA torture, fresh calls for release
The revelations of brutal torture techniques used by the CIA add weight to calls for the release of the last British prisoner being held in Guantanamo Bay, an MP has said.

11.12.2014 13:33

Our rapper in Havana: USAID hijacked Cuban hip-hop scene trying to undermine govt
Young Cuban hip-hop musicians have been sucked into a USAID secret operation aiming at regime change in Havana. Rappers from underground circles were unwittingly supposed to promote anti-government sentiments, but the operation was haplessly executed.

11.12.2014 06:23