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U.S. sends Yemeni Guantanamo inmate to Italy, 78 detainees left | Reuters

Jul 11, 2016

U.S. sends Yemeni Guantanamo inmate to Italy, 78 detainees left | Reuters

WASHINGTON The United States said on Sunday it had transferred a Yemeni inmate from the Guantanamo Bay prison to Italy, bringing the number of detainees at the U.S. naval base in Cuba to 78. Fayiz Ahmad Yahia Suleiman was approved for transfer nearly six years ago by six U.S. #India #Afghanistan #Europe #markets #Cuba #Entertainment #Foreign policy
Colombia's FARC probing rebel unit's opposition to peace deal | Reuters

Jul 08, 2016

Colombia's FARC probing rebel unit's opposition to peace deal | Reuters

HAVANA A leader of Colombia's FARC rebel group said on Thursday it was investigating why a breakaway unit is opposing a potential peace deal with the government that would end five decades of war. The Armando Rios First Front, a 200-strong FARC guerrilla unit in Colombia's southeastern jungle province of Guaviare, said in a statement on Wednesday that it will not lay down arms or demobilize under a peace accord #Business #Middle East #science #Argentina #Cuba #Colombia
U.S. lawmakers blast Obama administration over ex-Guantanamo prisoner | Reuters

Jul 08, 2016

U.S. lawmakers blast Obama administration over ex-Guantanamo prisoner | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers sharply criticized President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday over the disappearance of a former Guantanamo detainee, calling for an end to transfers from the prison because of fears former prisoners could launch attacks on Americans #India #Brazil #Crime #Argentina #Cuba #article
South Africa's townships take to ballet: Watch as classical dance stirs up Soweto

Jul 05, 2016

South Africa's townships take to ballet: Watch as classical dance stirs up Soweto

Ballet is beginning to find its feet in the country's black townships, thanks to a project to train township dance teachers in classical dance #South Africa #Cuba #Soweto #Apartheid #Ballet #classical dance #Hector Pieterson Museum
Cuba's Raul Castro expresses solidarity with Orlando mass shooting victims

Jun 14, 2016

Cuba's Raul Castro expresses solidarity with Orlando mass shooting victims

Cuban President Raul Castro has condemned the Orlando mass shooting, expressing solidarity with the families of the victims, the US people and government. #Obama #NewsTracker #LGBT #Cuba #Raul Castro #Orlando shooting #Omar Mateen
Fidel Castro, Evo Morales discuss 'imperialist efforts' in Latin America | Reuters

May 22, 2016

Fidel Castro, Evo Morales discuss 'imperialist efforts' in Latin America | Reuters

HAVANA Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Bolivian President Evo Morales discussed "imperialist efforts" to undo leftist progress in Latin America during Morales' two-day visit to the Communist-ruled island, Cuban state television reported on Saturday. #Middle East #Copyright #Latin America #Cuba #Foreign policy #article
Cuba urges US to lift sanctions in efforts to normalise ties

May 17, 2016

Cuba urges US to lift sanctions in efforts to normalise ties

The US economic sanctions against Cuba impeded the development of bilateral ties despite normalisation of relations, a Cuban official said on Monday, urging the US to lift them. #US #NewsTracker #Cuba #Economic sanctions #Havana #Bilateral ties
Emotional return as first U.S. cruise in decades reaches Cuba | Reuters

May 03, 2016

Emotional return as first U.S. cruise in decades reaches Cuba | Reuters

HAVANA Hundreds of tourists and a handful of emotional Cuban-Americans arrived on the first U.S. cruise ship to sail to Havana in more than 50 years on Monday, spilling onto the cobbled streets of the old city where they were warmly greeted by residents. #United States #Economy #Africa #Cuba #Entertainment #Foreign policy
In a rare speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro says he's nearing the end

Apr 20, 2016

In a rare speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro says he's nearing the end

Castro spoke as the government announced that his brother Raul will retain the Cuban Communist Party's highest post alongside his hardline second-in-command. #US #NewsTracker #Fidel Castro #Cuba #Raul Castro