Carnival May Delay Cuba Cruise Over Discrimination ConcernsFaced with protests, political pressure and a lawsuit, Carnival Corp. announced Monday it will allow Cuban-born passengers to book cruises to the island but will delay the trips if Cuba does not change its policy barring nationals from returning by sea.
Obama to Nudge Cuba on Freedoms in Direct Appeal to CitizensNudging Cuba toward democracy, President Barack Obama will cast a spotlight on political repression and economic deprivation here when he meets with dissidents and speaks to the Cuban people at the close of a trailblazing trip.
Obama, Castro Lay Bare Tensions on Embargo, Human RightsLaying bare a half-century of tensions, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro prodded each other Monday over human rights and the longstanding U.S. economic embargo during an unprecedented joint news conference that stunned Cubans unaccustomed to their leaders being aggressively questioned.
The Latest: Google Offering High-Speed Internet at Cuba Cafe The Latest on President Barack Obama's trip to Cuba.
APNewsBreak: US Eases Security for Ships Visiting CubaThe United States is removing Cuba from its list of countries deemed to have insufficient security in their ports, eliminating a major impediment to free flow of ships in the Florida Straits. The move marks one more step toward normalized relations ahead of President Barack Obama's historic trip to Cuba.
Obama to Attend Rays-Cuba Game in Havana on March 22Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications and speechwriting, tweeted the news Tuesday after Major League Baseball and the players' association announced arrangements had been finalized for the game against the Cuban National Team in Havana.
The Latest: Cruz Says Obama Shouldn't Travel to CubaTexas Sen. Ted Cruz says President Barack Obama should not travel to Cuba next month. The White House is planning to make the announcement about the visit as early as Thursday.
Obama Plans Historic Trip to Cuba to Further TiesPresident Barack Obama will pay a historic visit to Cuba in the coming weeks, senior Obama administration officials said, becoming the first president to set foot on the island in nearly seven decades.
Nations In Americas Join In Battle Against EbolaRepresentatives of countries from around the Americas, including the United States, have agreed to work together in their response to Ebola, adopting similar procedures in such things as the establishment of epidemiological monitoring centers and coordinating the transport of biological samples.
Castro: Cuba Will Cooperate With US In Ebola FightFidel Castro says Cuba is ready to cooperate with the United States in the battle against Ebola.
Nearly 3,000 Cuban Rafters Picked Up By US Authorities So Far In 2014One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to reach the United States.
Florida Democrats Look To Pick Up Cuban VotersWhen Charlie Crist went to Miami's Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End the trade embargo against Cuba.