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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

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

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

File photo of Sen. Patrick Leahy. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

US Lawmakers Meet With Jailed American In Cuba

US lawmakers have confirmed they visited Alan Gross, an American man whose detention in Cuba has hampered efforts to improve relations between the countries.

02/20/2013