- Cuba throws wrench in WTO talks over trade embargo
Cuba and three other Latin American countries refused to sign off on a World Trade Organization agreement early Saturday that had appeared close to approval after negotiations that dragged on through the ...
- Cuba drops veto at WTO meet, enabling global trade deal - sources
The World Trade Organization cleared the way for its first ever worldwide trade reform on Saturday after Cuba dropped a threat to veto the package of measures, sources involved in the talks said. Cuba had raised a last-gasp objection to the deal, which some estimates say could be worth $1 trillion to the world economy, forcing an overnight halt to talks. But Cuba later reached an agreement on ...
- Historic global trade deal on ice as Cuba holds out
By Randy Fabi NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Ministers appeared close to sealing the world's biggest trade reform for two decades early on Saturday but a last-gasp objection from Cuba forced an overnight halt, leaving the World Trade Organization four votes short of a final victory. Earlier a major obstacle was overcome when India, the most vocal holdout, endorsed a draft text presented by the ...
- Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since return from Miami
Elian Gonzalez, the focus of a bitter international custody dispute after he was rescued at sea as a child, left Cuba on Friday for the first time since 2000, when the U.S. government returned him to the island.
- Cuba gives WTO last hurdle before historic trade reform
By Randy Fabi NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Ministers appeared close to sealing the world's biggest trade reform for two decades early on Saturday after India, the most vocal holdout,...
- Cuba won't budge on jailed American contractor
Cuba’s government on Wednesday continued to tie the fate of an American contractor jailed there for four years to the release of four Cuban spies imprisoned in the U.S. since 1998.
- American held in Cuba appeals to Obama for help
A former US contractor jailed in Cuba says he feels his country has abandoned him and is appealing to President Barack Obama to intervene to bring him home, The Washington Post reported. Alan Gross aired his views in a letter sent via the US mission in Cuba. The letter was to be delivered to Obama Tuesday, the fourth anniversary of Gross's arrest in Cuba. The 64-year-old Maryland native was ...
- American held in Cuba fears gov't has abandoned him
Alan Gross, the 64-year-old American contractor imprisoned in Cuba since 2009, has written a letter pleading with President Obama for his "personal involvement" to secure his release.
- Jailed American in Cuba makes personal appeal to Obama
A U.S. government contractor jailed for four years in Cuba appealed to President Barack Obama on Tuesday to take any steps necessary to secure his release. With the utmost respect, Mr. President, I fear that my government - the very government I was serving when I began this nightmare - has abandoned me," Alan Gross wrote in a letter to Obama. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama had ...
- Cuba suspends consular services in U.S., blames embargo
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Cuba is shutting down nearly all of its consular services in the United States "until further notice" after it said it was unable to find a bank willing to handle its business, the government announced on Tuesday, blaming the situation on the longstanding U.S. economic embargo. The decision threatens to disrupt a recent surge in travel between the United States ...