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Democratic presidential hopeful Clinton to call for lifting Cuban embargo| Reuters

Jul 30, 2015

Democratic presidential hopeful Clinton to call for lifting Cuban embargo| Reuters

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this week will call on U.S. lawmakers to lift the long-standing economic embargo against Cuba, her campaign announced on Wednesday. The former U.S #United States #India #Afghanistan #Hillary Clinton #Cuba
When politics supercedes human rights: Cuba, Malaysia removed from US human trafficking blacklist

Jul 28, 2015

When politics supercedes human rights: Cuba, Malaysia removed from US human trafficking blacklist

Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on Monday accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as key trading partner Malaysia was taken off a blacklist. #World #Modern-day Slavery #US #NewsTracker #Malaysia #Cuba #Foreign policy #trafficking
Cuba tones down anti-U.S. rhetoric on revolution's main holiday| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Cuba tones down anti-U.S. rhetoric on revolution's main holiday| Reuters

SANTIAGO, Cuba Cuban leaders pledged to keep socialism alive but toned down the anti-U.S. rhetoric at Cuba's first national holiday since re-establishing diplomatic relations with the United States on July 20. Sunday marked the 62nd anniversary of the first offensive by Fidel Castro's guerrillas against the army of U.S.-backed leader Fulgencio Batista in 1953, starting a rebellion that brought down Batista more than five years later #Business #United Kingdom #Cuba #Entertainment #Foreign policy
Belgium arrests two ex-Guantanamo inmates on terrorism charges| Reuters

Jul 25, 2015

Belgium arrests two ex-Guantanamo inmates on terrorism charges| Reuters

BRUSSELS Belgium has arrested two former detainees of Guantanamo prison on charges of terrorism, saying the men are suspected of seeking recruits to fight in Syria, the federal prosecutor's office said on Friday. #Middle East #Iran #Crime #Belgium #Cuba
US Senate committee votes to ease Cuba travel restrictions

Jul 24, 2015

US Senate committee votes to ease Cuba travel restrictions

The US Senate Appropriations Committee approved a slate of amendments Thursday that open to the door to restoring open travel to Cuba, as well shipping and agricultural financing. #World #US #NewsTracker #Cold War #International relations #Cuba #Economic embargo #Travel restriction
Cuba opens Washington embassy, urges end to embargo| Reuters

Jul 21, 2015

Cuba opens Washington embassy, urges end to embargo| Reuters

WASHINGTON The Cuban flag was raised over Havanas embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time in 54 years as the United States and Cuba formally restored relations, opening a new chapter of engagement between the former Cold War foes. #United States #India #Hillary Clinton #United Kingdom #Cuba #House
Exclusive - Peru sending prosecutors to Brazil as corruption probe goes regional| Reuters

Jul 21, 2015

Exclusive - Peru sending prosecutors to Brazil as corruption probe goes regional| Reuters

LIMA/SAO PAULO Peruvian prosecutors plan to visit Brazil this month to gather evidence of bribery on a transcontinental highway project, Peru's attorney general said in an interview, adding to regional fallout from the biggest corruption scandal in Brazil's history. #Business #United States #India #Middle East #Latin America #Cuba #opinion
Cuba's reopened embassy in US to fly original vintage flag

Jul 20, 2015

Cuba's reopened embassy in US to fly original vintage flag

The Cuban government is preparing to reopen its embassy in Washington on Monday with the original Cuban flag that was taken down in 1961, when the two nations cut off ties. #NewsTracker #Government #Washington #Cuba #Embassy #Flag #old
US, Cuba to reopen embassies today after five decades of diplomatic stalemate

Jul 20, 2015

US, Cuba to reopen embassies today after five decades of diplomatic stalemate

Cuba's blue, red and white-starred flag is set to fly outside the country's diplomatic mission in the United States for the first time since the countries severed ties in 1961. #US #NewsTracker #Washington #Cuba #Havana #embassies #Split #2015 #ties #1961