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Gingrich, Romney in dead heat spar over immigration


January 27th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Leading Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney sparred over immigration policies as the latest surveys showed the two locked in a tight race before ... Read more...

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Cuban singer to go on US tour in June


May 25th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 25 (IANS/EFE) Cuban singer-songwriter Carlos Varela will undertake a new US tour in June during which he is scheduled to offer nine concerts with his band, the government ... Read more...

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US issues new rules for travel to Cuba


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS/EFE) The US Treasury Department Thursday published new rules governing travel to Cuba which include the relaxation of some of longstanding regulations that were announced in ... Read more...

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US lawmakers seek to expand Cuba trade, travel


February 24th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) Democrats and Republicans in the US House of Representatives have presented a bill seeking to broaden travel and agricultural exports to communist Cuba. The bill was presented Tuesday ... Read more...

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US confirms immigration talks with Cuba


February 18th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) The US government has confirmed that one of its top diplomats for Latin America will participate in a new round of talks on immigration issues with Cuba ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro blames Obama, tourists for swine flu in Cuba


November 1st, 2009 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 1 (EFE) Cuban leader Fidel Castro has said that tourists from countries like Canada and Spain brought the AH1N1 flu virus to his country, and that US President Barack ... Read more...

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Plan to build fiber-optic line between US and Cuba


October 15th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, Oct 15 (EFE) A Miami-based telecommunications company has said it plans to build an underwater fiber-optic cable linking the US and Cuba. TeleCuba Communications Inc. said Wednesday it had authorisation from the ... Read more...

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US moves to ease travel insufficient: Cuba


September 17th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 17 (EFE) The Cuban government considers US President Barack Obama's decision to end restrictions on Cuban-Americans' travel and remittances to the island to be "insufficient", Havana's diplomatic representatives ... Read more...

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Obama just keeping campaign promise: Cuban speaker


May 13th, 2009 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (EFE) The speaker of the Cuban parliament Tuesday said US President Barack Obama's decision to end restrictions on Cuban-Americans' travel and remittances to the island was rooted in ... Read more...

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US needs to make ‘gestures,’ not Cuba: Raul Castro


April 30th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.30 (ANI): Cuban strongman Raul Castro has said that it is the United States that needs to come forward with gestures to show that it is keen on improving relations with ... Read more...

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Cuban regime ‘ending’, Clinton tells Congress


April 23rd, 2009 - 7:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (EFE) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that Cuba's current communist regime "is ending" and that the US must prepare to deal with a new reality ... Read more...

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Obama’s first 100 days most productive since Roosevelt years


April 22nd, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.22 (ANI): A senior White House adviser has claimed that the first 100 days of the Obama administration have been the most productive since the first 100 days of Roosevelt administration ... Read more...

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Latin American leaders want Cuba back in OAS


April 19th, 2009 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 19 (EFE) Latin American leaders who gathered here for the Fifth Summit of the Organisation of the Americas (OAS), Sunday favoured the return of Cuba into the ... Read more...

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New steps on Cuba depend on its will to change: US


April 19th, 2009 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 19 (DPA) The US government stressed Saturday at the Summit of the Americas that any new developments in its policy towards Cuba, as requested by Latin American ... Read more...

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`We may have been wrong in not engaging with the US,’ says Castro


April 18th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Caracas (Venezuela), Apr.18 (ANI): Raul Castro, the brother of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and de facto leader of the island nation 90 miles south of Florida, has admitted that his country may ... Read more...

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Cuba ready for talks with US, says Castro


April 18th, 2009 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
Cumana (Venezuela), April 18 (EFE) Cuban President Raul Castro has said he is ready to discuss any issue including democracy and human rights with the US as long as talks are held ... Read more...

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Obama seeks positive signals from Cuba


April 17th, 2009 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (EFE) President Barack Obama Thursday said Washington was hoping to see gestures from the Cuban government opening the way to better relations between the US and the communist-ruled ... Read more...

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Cuba will not beg to lift embargo: Fidel Castro


April 15th, 2009 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Havana, April 14 (IANS) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro Tuesday complained that the US had done nothing to end the decades-old embargo on his country, stressing that Cuba "will never beg" ... Read more...

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Cuban dissidents hail Obama for lifting travel curbs


April 14th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 14 (EFE) Cuban dissidents have described as "excellent" the news that US President Barack Obama has decided to lift restrictions on Cuban Americans' travel and remittances to the island. "It ... Read more...

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Obama eases travel restrictions for Cuba


April 14th, 2009 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Monday lifted all restrictions on Cuban Americans travelling and sending money back to their home country as part of a much-anticipated reversal of ... Read more...

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Obama to ease travel restrictions for Cuba: Report


April 14th, 2009 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (DPA) US President Barack Obama plans to ease travel and other restrictions to Cuba, allowing Cuban Americans to return home for longer periods in a reversal of former ... Read more...

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Castro believes Obama wants to improve ties with Cuba


April 9th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 9 (EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said he believes US President Barack Obama wants to improve relations with Cuba, but the US political reality will not make ... Read more...

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Cuba not afraid of talks with US: Fidel Castro


April 7th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 7 (EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said his country is not afraid of dialogue with the US and did not want to extend the decades long confrontation ... Read more...

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Cubans celebrate chance to see US relatives more often


March 14th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
By Silvia Ayuso Havana, March 14 (DPA) Elena cried for joy when she found out that the US Congress made a decision that could allow her to see her Miami-based brother again soon."Cubans ... Read more...

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Obama signs new spending bill to ease sanctions on Cuba


March 12th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (Xinhua) US President Barack Obama has signed into law a $410-billion spending bill that will ease some of Washington's economic sanctions on Cuba. Obama, who signed the bill Wednesday, however ... Read more...

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House approves easing US restrictions on Cuba travel


February 26th, 2009 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has approved a $410 billion spending bill that includes a provision easing the restrictions the Bush administration imposed on Cuban-Americans' travel and remittances ... Read more...

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Obama’s policies losing virginity: Fidel Castro


February 7th, 2009 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 7 (IANS) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has criticised US President Barack Obama saying his "politics is losing virginity", the EFE news agency reported Saturday. "Sooner rather than later, Obama's politics ... Read more...

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Castro wants to know about Obamas change Cuba policy


February 5th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Former Cuban President Fidel Castro is again using the Internet to let the White House know just what concerns Havana, raising a list of grievances with Washington ... Read more...

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Cuba willing to swap dissidents with spies held in US: Minister


January 29th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 29 (IANS) Cuba's foreign minister has said that his country is willing to release jailed dissidents in exchange for the return of the five Cuban intelligence agents imprisoned in the ... Read more...

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Under Obama, Cuban Americans anticipate change in US policy towards Cuba


January 25th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.25 (ANI): Many Cuban-Americans are anticipating a change in policy toward their homeland during the tenure of the Barack Obama administration. Obama has won more than one-third of Florida''s Cuban-American vote ... Read more...

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Raul Castro calls Obama ‘a good man’, wishes him luck


January 22nd, 2009 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 22 (IANS) Cuba's President Raul Castro Wednesday said US President Barack Obama "seems to be a good man" and offered him best of luck, EFE news agency reported."He seems like ... Read more...

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Cuba unsure what to expect from Obama


January 21st, 2009 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 21 (IANS) Cuba's parliament speaker has praised Barack Obama's inaugural address as US president while stressing that it remains to be seen whether the new occupant of the White House ... Read more...

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Bush says ‘Cuba will be free from tyranny one day’


January 14th, 2009 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) US President George W. Bush Tuesday expressed solidarity with the Cuban people and assured them that one day they would be free from Raul Castro's “cruel dictatorship”, EFE ... Read more...

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Obama urged to end Bush’s Cuba embargo


December 11th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Cuban dissidents in exile and US academics have urged president-elect Barack Obama to ease restrictions on travel and remittances to Cuba as a first step toward normalizing relations ... Read more...

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Cuban-Americans challenge travel restrictions


March 7th, 2008 - 8:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Four US citizens of Cuban origin have filed a lawsuit in Vermont against the US government's restriction on travel to the communist-ruled island, arguing it violates their civil ... Read more...

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