Cuba

Obama Castro Shake Hands

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

Raul Castro Walking

Cuba: We Have Right To Grant Asylum To US Fugitives

Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America’s most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.

12/23/2014

Fidel Castro Walking

Cuba: Asylum For Fugitives Is Legitimate Right

Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign to date that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America’s most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral relations.

12/22/2014

Pope Francis Shakes Hands

Former Cuban Political Prisoner: ‘I Am A Catholic Without A Pope’

The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.

12/22/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the phone with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell for an update on the response to the Ebola diagnosis in Dallas, in the Oval Office of the White House October 12, 2014 in Washington DC. A nurse who cared for an Ebola patient was confirmed with the virus.  (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

Lots to Say in Historic Obama-Castro Phone Call

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.

12/19/2014

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Traveling To Cuba: What You Need To Know

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.

12/19/2014

Colin Powell Speaking

Powell: ‘This Is Still A Terrible Regime’

etired Army Gen. Colin Powell is backing President Barack Obama’s plan at reigniting diplomatic relations with Cuba.

12/18/2014

Mitt Romney Speaks

Romney: ‘The Castros Win’

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.

12/18/2014

Fidel Castro Walking

CIA Considered Plan To Kill Fidel Castro By Exploding Seashell, Report Says

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.

12/18/2014

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