US Cuba ties - updates

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Raul Castro warns of 'a setback' in U.S.-Cuba relations

Jul 15, 2017 - 10:17 AM

Cuban President Raul Castro criticizes Donald Trump s partial rollback of his predecessor Barack Obama s rapprochement with the communist island

SETBACK. Cuban President Raul Castro participates in the Permanent Working Committees of the National Assembly of the People's Power in Havana, on July 14, 2017. Photo by Jorge Beltran/AFP

Trump revamps Obama-era Cuba deal, turns heat up on regime

Jun 17, 2017 - 9:35 AM

US President Donald Trump s review of the deal is limited He will not break the diplomatic ties Barack Obama worked so carefully to restore nor does he plan to impose new trade sanctions

REVAMP. US President Donald Trump has denounced his predecessor's 'one-sided' settlement and pledge to work for Cuba's freedom. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

US, Cuba open up skies with 1st regular commercial flight

Sep 01, 2016 - 6:20 PM

JetBlue Flight 387 is the first of 110 expected daily trips connecting US cities to airports in Cuba

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - AUGUST 31: Workers and officials watch as JetBlue Flight 387 prepares for take off as it becomes the first scheduled commercial flight to Cuba since 1961 on August 31, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. JetBlue which hopes to have as many as 110 daily flights is the first U.S. airline to resume regularly scheduled airline service under new rules allowing Americans greater access to Cuba. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Happy tears as first US-Cuba cruise in decades docks

May 03, 2016 - 3:30 PM

I ve been crying since dawn I can t believe I am here says Miami born Maria Eugenia Peña whose parents hail from Cuba

epa05287056 Cruise ship Adonia, from the new Carnival's Fathom line, arrives in Havana, Cuba, 02 May 2016. Ship Adonia, with a capacity of 704 passengers, is the first American cruise line to make a voyage to Cuba in about 50 years. EPA/ALEJANDRO ERNESTO

First US-to-Cuba cruise ship in decades sets sail

May 02, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The cost of a ticket on the historic cruise ranges from 1 800 to 7 000 per person

epa05286549 Cruise ship Adonia, from the new Carnival's Fathom line, sails Miami's port escorted by tugboats as it heads to Cuba, in Miami, Florida, USA, 01 May 2016. Ship Adonia, with a capacity of 704 passengers, is the first American cruise line to make a voyage to Cuba in about 50 years. EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA

Western Union to launch remittance services to Cuba

Mar 22, 2016 - 12:55 PM

The American company s decision comes as US President Barack Obama visits Cuba – a landmark trip

An image showing the company logo of Western Union money transfer, Frankfurt, Germany, 24 July 2008. EPA/MAURITZ ANTIN

US drops Cuba from terror blacklist in landmark move

May 30, 2015 - 8:44 AM

The move has deep political significance as the Cold War foes grapple for a rapprochement

US-CUBA TIES. National flags of Cuba and US fly at the International Nautical Club Hemingway of Cuba during a press conference in Havana, Cuba, May 15, 2015. Photo by Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

Castro hails US-Cuba thaw, but says won't change political system

Dec 21, 2014 - 7:41 AM

While the leader of the Americas only communist nation hails the agreement he says the most important thing the end of the embargo remains unresolved

US-CUBA TIES. Cuban president Raul Castro attends the closing session of Cuban Assembly in Havana, Cuba, 20 December 2014. Cuban president Raul Castro delivered an speech, in which he said that the fight to end the embargo by the US will be 'long and difficult'. Castro has also confirmed his attendance to the Americas Summit held in Panama in April 2015. EPA/Alejandro Ernesto