When the leaders of the U.S. and Cuba had their first phone conversation in more than 50 years, they were not at a loss for words.
Travel to Cuba from America has been expanded upon due to a new presidential policy. Find out how this foreign policy shift will effect future travel.
etired Army Gen. Colin Powell is backing President Barack Obama’s plan at reigniting diplomatic relations with Cuba.
After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.
For over half a century, the U.S. government’s schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: the poisonous cigars, the exploding seashell, the secret Twitter-like service in Cuba.
Alan Gross, the Maryland native who was released from a Cuban prison after being detained for five years, said “this is the best Hanukkah I’ll be celebrating in a long time” during his first statement on U.S. soil in five years.
President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America’s “outdated approach” to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.
Alan Gross has called himself a “trusting fool” for going to Cuba in the first place. But family and friends described him with other words: gregarious, outgoing, and a wiz at picking up and playing any musical instrument.
American Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.
A senior Obama administration official says Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years.