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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Tours Changing American Views Of Cuba, US Policy

When President Barack Obama reinstated “people-to-people” travel to Cuba in 2011, the idea was that visiting Americans would act as cultural ambassadors for a U.S. constantly demonized in the island’s official media.

02/03/2014

Andres Carrion Alvarez was arrested after shouting "down with communism" during Pope Benedict's 2012 visit to Havana. (Getty Images)

Man Who Protested During Pope’s Cuba Visit In U.S.

Andres Carrion Alvarez was arrested after shouting “down with communism” during Pope Benedict’s 2012 visit to Havana.

12/29/2013

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: Obama-Castro Handshake ‘Becomes A Propaganda Coup For The Tyrant’

It was the briefest of moments, just seconds, two presidents shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries amid a gaggle of world leaders together to honor the late Nelson Mandela.

12/11/2013

Supporters rally across the street from the White House on behalf of imprisoned U.S. citizen Alan Gross, calling for President Barack Obama to help free the Maryland man, who has been in a Cuban prison for 4 years. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

‘I Fear That My Government Has Abandoned Me’: American Prisoner In Cuba Writes Letter To Obama

An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to get personally involved in securing his release.

12/03/2013

President Barack Obama is pushing to overcome obstacles to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, an elusive goal which has frustrated him since he took office. That is setting the White House on a collision course with Congress in its bid to loosen restrictions for moving out detainees. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

White House Pushes For Guantanamo Prisoner Transfers

President Barack Obama is pushing to overcome obstacles to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, an elusive goal which has frustrated him since he took office. That is setting the White House on a collision course with Congress in its bid to loosen restrictions for moving out detainees.

11/18/2013

President Raul Castro is expressing solidarity with the apparent willingness of Cuba's Latin American allies to take in NSA leaker Edward Snowden. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba’s Raul Castro Supports Asylum Offers For Snowden

President Raul Castro is expressing solidarity with the apparent willingness of Cuba’s Latin American allies to take in NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

07/07/2013

The Senate voted 68-32 Thursday to pass historic immigration bill, send measure to House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill, Vote Heads To House

The Senate voted 68-32 Thursday to pass historic immigration bill, send measure to House.

06/27/2013

A petition asking President Barack Obama to pardon admitted state secret leaker Edward Snowden has passed 100,000 signatures. (Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images)

Carney: White House ‘Not Buying’ Decision That Hong Kong Allowed Snowden To Flee

The White House believes that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is still in Moscow.

06/24/2013

File photo of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla. (credit: JOSE CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: Obama Administration Making ‘Concession After Concession’ For Castro Regime

The United States and Cuba have agreed to resume bilateral talks on migration issues next month, a State Department official said Wednesday, the latest evidence of a thaw in chilly relations between the Cold War enemies.

06/20/2013

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Cuban Prisoner Settles Lawsuit Against Md. Company

An American imprisoned in Cuba has settled a lawsuit against the Maryland-based company he was working for when he was arrested.

05/16/2013

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