Cuba

Cuba passes law to prevent Fidel Castro personality cult

Cuba's parliament has passed a law that no streets or parks will be named after late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in accordance with his final wish to prevent a personality cult.

Cuba starts pilot project for private internet use

Cuba will allow internet connections in private households for the first time, the state telephone company announced Monday.

EU and Cuba sign first cooperation agreement

The European Union and Cuba signed their first partnership agreement on Monday.

Fidel Castro laid to rest in private funeral

Fidel Castro, who led Cuba through five decades of revolution, resistance and repression, was laid to rest on Sunday in a "solemn and private" ceremony in Santiago de Cuba.

Trump won't open relations with Cuba without changes, aide says

A top aide to US president-elect Donald Trump says political change in Cuba will be necessary to continue the political rapprochement between the nations following the death of revolutionary...

Mourning, celebration after death of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro

World leaders as well as Cubans at home and abroad reacted with sadness and celebration Saturday to the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

Fidel Castro, the man who challenged the US on its doorstep

Fidel Castro remained a major force in Cuban politics even after ill health forced him out of office. He inspired loyalty in his fans and fear in his detractors.

Fidel Castro - leader of Cuba's revolution - dies aged 90

Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and the leader of the country's communist revolution, has died at the age of 90, his brother and successor Raul Castro announced on state television overnight...

Cuba grants pardon to 787 prisoners at the request of Pope Francis

Cuba is to grant pardons to 787 prisoners in response to a call from Roman Catholic Pope Francis regarding the Holy Year of Mercy, the official Cuban Communist Party daily Granma said on its front...

US abstains for first time from UN vote condemning Cuban embargo

The United States abstained for the first time in 24 years from a vote in the UN General Assembly urging an end to Washington's embargo on Cuba on Wednesday.

US pops cork for travellers to bring home Cuban rum, cigars

US travellers visiting Cuba can now bring home more of the island's famous cigars and rum, under revised regulations issued Friday in Washington, as President Barack Obama ordered further...

Trump vows to undo Obama's opening toward Cuba

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to reverse President Barack Obama's restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Hurricane Matthew slams into Haiti as it charts course toward Cuba

Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti on Tuesday as an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm, unleashing life-threatening winds and torrential downpours on the poorest nation in the Americas...

Report: Trump violated US embargo of Cuba

One of Donald Trump's companies reportedly violated the embargo that prevents US citizens doing business in Cuba, a media report said Thursday.

Obama nominates first US ambassador to Cuba in half a century

US President Barack Obama nominated a career diplomat to serve as the first ambassador to Cuba in more than 50 years as part of his efforts to open relations with the communist island.