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July 2015
The Cuban flag is flying over the Cuban Embassy in the United States for the first time in 54 years after the two countries restored diplomatic relations in December 2014, but not everyone is celebrating the renewed flow of mojitos from the embassy's Hemingway Bar.
The internet revolution has all but passed Cuba by and the country is one of the least connected in the world.
But times are changing and earlier this month 35 Wi-Fi access hotspots went live in Havana, offering those outside elite circle the chance to get online.
With embassies now open in each country, it might seem that Cuba and the United States are ready to do business with each other. But there are still many barriers. Not only is a trade embargo still in effect, but businesses also are proceeding slowly when it comes to taking advantage of the limited commercial opening toward Cuba outlined by President Barack Obama as part of the U.S. rapprochement with Cuba.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP-controlled Senate panel has voted to lift a decades-long ban on travel to Cuba, giving a boost to President Barack Obama's moves to ease travel restrictions and open up relations with the Castro-governed nation.
July 24--A first-of-its kind oil summit in Cuba organized by U.S. energy-industry heavy hitters is expected in October. The meeting, set for Havana from Oct. 18-21, comes amid loosening tensions and expanding diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.
Stonegate Bank Chief Executive David Seleski flew to Washington on Monday for a ceremony marking the reopening of the Cuban Embassy and resumption of diplomatic relations with the United States. Early the next day, he was on a plane to Havana to ink a historic deal of his own.
Havana (AFP) - Pope Francis will urge Cubans divided for decades over their rigid communist system to bury the hatchet when he visits the island in September, a church official said Thursday.
MIAMI- In the first major business deal since the United States and Cuba resumed diplomatic relations, Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Stonegate Bank said Wednesday that it is setting up a correspondent banking relationship with a Cuban financial institution.
A strong partnership with Cuba is in America’s interest. Here are some ideas to forge bilateral ties.
Havana's El Patinodromo ("The Skatepark") is 20,000 sq. feet of metal ramps, rails, and low, concrete steps. To Cuba's burgeoning skate scene, it's an oasis -- the only skatepark on the island where skaters can grind, kickflip, and catch some air without getting ticketed by police officers.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Richard Feinberg, a professor at the University of California, San Diego, and a Brookings Institution fellow, about the unsolved claims after the revolution.
WASHINGTON — Florida-based Stonegate Bank signed on Tuesday the first deal to set up a correspondent account in Cuba since President Barack Obama’s December move to re-establish relations with the island nation, the bank’s president said.
Most Republicans support re-establishing official government relations with Cuba and scrapping the trade embargo against the tiny Caribbean island nation, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Ron Magill, a prominent Cuban-American who works as spokesman for the Miami zoo, was pleasantly surprised when he returned from a quiet trip to Havana earlier this year.
Nearly three-fourths of Americans think the United States should have diplomatic ties with Cuba, but they're not sure how far to go in lifting sanctions, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Monday as full diplomatic relations between the two countries were formally restored.
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