Cuba

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Kerry: ‘Enormous Interest In New Relationship With Cuba

North America has an “enormous interest” in building diplomatic relationships with Cuba, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday during a weekend meeting with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico.

01/31/2015

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Raul Castro: U.S. Must Return Guantanamo

The Cuban president is demanding the United States return the military base and prison at Guantanamo Bay before the two nations re-establish normal relations.

01/28/2015

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Mastercard to Lift Hold on U.S. Credit Card Swipes in Cuba

Mastercard says it will lift the ban on U.S. credit card transactions in Cuba beginning in March, based on new guidance from the U.S. Department of Treasury.

01/23/2015

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Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

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U.S. Loosens Embargo on Cuba, Making Trade and Travel Easier

The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the U.S. embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment.

01/15/2015

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Obama Administration: Cuba Completes Release Of 53 Political Prisoners

Cuba has completed the release of 53 political prisoners that was part of last month’s historic deal between the United States and Cuba, the Obama administration said Monday.

01/12/2015

Obama Speaking

Obama Wants Mexican President To Pressure Cuba To Make Democratic Reforms

President Barack Obama is hosting Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House Tuesday, looking to his southern neighbor for help implementing the president’s changing policies on immigration and Cuba.

01/06/2015

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Obama Looks Past GOP In Promoting His 2015 Agenda

President Barack Obama plans new steps to help more Americans buy a home and attend college, part of a 2015 agenda he hopes can build on.

01/03/2015

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Cuban Dissident Group: ‘Obama Made A Mistake’

President Barack Obama told the world this month that engaging Cuba is the best way to strengthen people pushing for greater freedom on the island.

12/29/2014

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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/23/2014

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