Cuban and U.S. officials held a second round of talks toward normalising ties on Friday, and the Cuban delegation said "good progress" was made, but the two sides did not set a date for renewal of diplomatic ties that Washington severed 54 years ago.
Spain`s conservative government reacted angrily Thursday to a visit by former Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero to Cuba and his meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro, calling it disloyal.
The United States said it pressed Cuba to improve human rights during historic, high-level talks on Thursday, annoying the Cubans after both sides reported making progress toward restoring diplomatic relations.
Cuba will tell the United States in face-to-face talks this week it wants to be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism before restoring diplomatic relations, a senior foreign ministry official said on Tuesday.
Washington: Cuba has freed some of 53 people the United States regards as political prisoners as agreed under last month`s US-Cuban rapprochement and Washington wants to see the rest released soon, the US State Department said on Tuesday.
Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera was freed on Friday after three back-to-back detentions in three days, and after more than a thousand artists worldwide signed an open letter to Cuban President Raul Castro calling for her release.