- Cuba reforms seen as changing ideals, values
HAVANA (AP) — It's not dog-eat-dog. Not just yet.
- As Cuba's new entrepreneurs adapt to free market, some see challenge to revolutionary values
It's not dog-eat-dog.
- 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.
- 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 ...
- 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 ...
- U.S. calls for release of American jailed in Cuba
(Reuters) - The United States called on Monday for the immediate release of an American contractor jailed for the past four years in Cuba, saying his continued captivity on the communist-ruled island was "gravely disappointing." "Tomorrow, development worker Alan Gross will begin a fifth year of unjustified imprisonment in Cuba," the U.S. State Department said in a statement. "It is gravely ...
- 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 ...