Cuba has given the go-ahead for five more foreign companies to set up operations in the Mariel Special Development Zone, a port and trade complex aimed at luring foreign investment, officials said at an international trade symposium in this capital.
The US and Cuba on Thursday ended their latest round of talks on normalising relations and reopening embassies without results, but agreed to continue the negotiations on Friday, a State Department spokesperson said.
French President Francois Hollande on Monday bestowed his nation`s highest honor on the head of the Catholic Church in Cuba, Cardinal Jaime Ortega, a key figure in the communist island`s growing rapprochement with the West.
French President Francois Hollande called Monday for an end to the US embargo on Cuba during a historic visit to the island, the first by a Western leader since Washington and Havana moved to restore ties.
Colombia will extend its halt on bombing raids against Marxist FARC rebels for another month, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday after ordering a one-month suspension of the air raids in March to abet talks to end 50 years of war.