US repatriates 108 Cuban migrants

The US has repatriated 108 Cuban migrants who were picked up at sea in recent days trying to reach American shores in unseaworthy vessels, the US Coast Guard said today.

Cubans protest new Ecuador visa regulation

Hundreds of Cubans protested at the Ecuadorian embassy in Cuba on Friday, a day after the Andean nation announced they would need visas to enter the country as of Dec. 1.

Costa Rica busts migrant-trafficking ring

Costa Rican authorities have broke up a ring connected to an international network that smuggled migrants from Cuba, Asia and Africa willing to pay up to USD 30,000 each for a chance to make their way to the United States, officials said.

Raul Castro begins first state visit to Mexico

Cuban President Raul Castro began his first state visit to Mexico Friday, with Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto seeking to boost economic ties as the two nations relaunch once-chilly relations.

Cuba, US to discuss steps for normalisation of ties

A Cuba-US bilateral commission will meet in Washington on Tuesday to discuss further steps for normalisation of relations between the two countries, the Cuban Foreign Ministry has said.

In a first, Italian PM Matteo Renzi visits Cuba

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi kicked off a visit to Cuba, the first ever by an Italian head of government, seeking a trade foothold as the communist island renews ties with the US and Europe.

UN votes to end embargo on Cuba, US says no

The United Nations General Assembly has backed a resolution that Cuba has been submitting every year since 1992.

India opposes unilateral embargoes, joins call to lift Cuba sanctions

India reiterated its unambiguous opposition to unilateral embargoes imposed by countries through their domestic laws as New Delhi voted on Tuesday for a resolution calling for an end to the United States embargo against Cuba.

Cuba truck accident kills 13, injures 20

Initial investigations give loss of vehicle control as the cause of the accident.

US and Cuba discussing joint marine reserve: Kerry

Kerry was in Chile yesterday for the "Our Ocean" conference, where several countries and foundations announced new efforts to preserve the marine environment and fisheries.

Obama, Castro meet at UN as US-Cuban relations thaw

Amid thawing relations, US President Barack Obama held talks with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro at the UN, the first meeting between the two on American soil in more than five decades.

At UN, Raul Castro says US must end embargo to have normal Cuba ties

Cuban President Raul Castro told the U.N. General Assembly on Monday that normal relations with the United States would only be possible if Washington ended its trade embargo on his country, returned the military base at Guantanamo and ended anti-communist broadcasts beamed into the island.

Pope has hip problem, gets physical therapy: Spokesman

Pope Francis, who has been limping more and more as his US trip goes on, has a hip ailment and gets physical therapy on a regular basis, the Vatican spokesman said Saturday.

Pope ends Cuban trip with address to families, heads to US

Pope Francis was ending his visit to Cuba on Tuesday with a Mass at the country's most revered shrine and a pep talk with families before flying north to Washington for the start of his US tour.

Pope praises Church `sacrifices` in Cuba

Pope Francis on Monday praised the sacrifices of the Catholic Church in communist Cuba, with the island in the midst of a delicate process of resuming relations with the United States.

Pope meets Fidel Castro after mass on iconic Havana square

Pope Francis met with Fidel Castro on Monday at the Cuban revolutionary leader's home in Havana after an outdoor mass attended by hundreds of thousands of people on the city's iconic Revolution Square.

Pope meets Fidel Castro, warns against ideology on Cuba trip
Pope meets Fidel Castro, warns against ideology on Cuba trip

Pope Francis met Cuba`s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Sunday, hours after warning Cubans to beware the dangers of ideology and the lure of selfishness as their country enters a new era of closer ties with the United States.

Pope`s next Cuba stop: Holguin and its famous cross

 Holguin, Pope Francis`s next destination on his high-profile trip to Cuba and the United States, is known for its iconic cross, built in 1790 but replaced after a lightning strike.

Crowds pack Havana`s Revolution Square for Pope`s mass

 Catholic faithful and fans of Pope Francis crowded into Havana`s iconic Revolution Square Sunday to hear the Argentine pontiff give mass, the highlight of his trip to Cuba.

Pope Francis arrives in Havana to kick off tour of Cuba, US

 Pope Francis arrived in Cuba Saturday on the first leg of a high-profile trip that will also take him to the United States, highlighting his role in the rapprochement between the Cold War foes.