By Raquel Reichard | 09/24/2015 - 09:38
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or
By Raquel Reichard | 09/16/2015 - 09:24
By Celia Fernandez | 04/12/2015 - 12:17
President Barack Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas in Panama on April 11.
By Cristina Arreola | 09/16/2013 - 12:43
Cubanos, great news! Soon you may be able to mail letters back-and-forth between the U.S. and Cuba.
The United States and Cuba sat down on Monday in Havana to discuss re-establishing direct mail services between the two countries after a 50-year-ban. The two countries plan to discuss letter services, not packages or express mail, a source told Reuters.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 12:05
Cuba is now allowing individual imports of appliances, lifting a ban imposed in 2005 after a wave of energy shortages and blackouts, reports the AP. As a result, Cubans are now able to bring up to two appliances per person into the island for noncommercial use. The list of approved items now include air conditioners with a capacity of less than 1 ton, microwaves under 2,000 watts and ovens that consume less than 1,500 watts.
By Samantha Leal | 02/24/2013 - 18:49
Cuban leader Raul Castro has announced his plans for retirement after his second term ends in 2018, reports Reuters. The announcement came on Sunday, in a nationally broadcast speech shortly after the Cuban National Assembly elected him to a second five-year term in the opening session of the new parliament. The 81-year-old made it clear, stating: "This will be my last term."
By Samantha Leal | 07/06/2012 - 17:00
Raul Castro, a 96-year-old former Arizona governor and U.S. diplomat, was held at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in stifling heat after his pacemaker set off a radiation sensor.
Castro, who was the first Hispanic governor of Arizona, says he wasn't mistreated, but that agents could have been more sensitive to his condition. Castro has said he was held for 40 to 45 minutes in 100-degree heat; the federal agency said it lasted 10 minutes.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/13/2011 - 11:00
Raul Castro announced this week that the Cuban government will allow citizens of the island nation to travel abroad freely, as tourists, for the first time in 50 years. Although there was not a formal law keeping Cubans from traveling, they were forced to endure many bureaucratic obstacles, including a requirement of an invitation letter from a foreign country, in order to leave.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/19/2011 - 15:00
For real, for real?
Fidel Castro, who first stepped out of the limelight (sort of) after becoming seriously ill in 2006, then handed over power to his brother Raul Castro in 2008, has made it official. He resigned his role as secretary of Cuba’s Communist Party on Tuesday.
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