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Raul Castro offers 'respectful dialogue' with US

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 22 2013, 12:42am CST | by IANS

Havana, Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) Cuban President Raul Castro again offered the US government an option of a "respectful dialogue" that would not compromise the island's sovereignty, and said the two countries can establish "civilized relations".
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Putin in Havana, America at the Movies

Jul 15 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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When Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Havana this week to build closer ties with Cuba's senior leadership, it begged the question, "Haven't we seen this movie before?" Our narrative starts at the height of the Cold War. Cuba's revolutionary government established formal diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union on May 8, 1960. Washington, in turn, severed ties with Havana o ...
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Putin In Havana, Seeking an Ally or a Satellite?

Jul 12 2014 10:46am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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Putin and Raul Castro together on Cuban television. (14ymedio) "These are the last sweets!" The cry could be the simple proclamation of a candy seller, but I heard it 23 years ago at my high school in the countryside and it was the first evidence I had of the collapse of the Soviet Union. The person shouting was Olga, a student who resold what the wives of the Russian technicians in Alamar gave her. She was the bridge between our Cuban money, worth less every day, and a series o ...
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Denying Visas to Cuban Scholars Cripples Obama's Policy of Engagement

Jun 14 2014 7:47am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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Despite the stalemate in relations between the U.S. and Cuban governments, President Barack Obama deserves credit for deepening relations between the two societies. His 2009 decision to lift restrictions on Cuban American family travel and remittances has led to a five-fold increase in family visits and remittances have more than doubled. His 2011 decision to restore "people-to-people" educational travel that George W. Bush abolished h ...
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Hillary Clinton Urged Obama To End Cuba Embargo: Book

Jun 5 2014 11:29pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Hillary Rodham Clinton Book Presentation
PARIS (AP) — In her new book, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she pushed President Barack Obama to lift or ease the decades-long U.S. embargo on Cuba because it was no longer useful to American interests or promoting change on the communist island. In excerpts of the book "Hard Choices" obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its release next week, Clinton writes that the embargo has given communist leaders Fidel and Raul Castro an ex ...
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Obama-Castro handshake stirs speculation, controversy

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 10 2013, 11:48pm CST | by IANS

Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) A surprise handshake between US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial ceremony in Johannesburg has stirred a major controversy at home and speculation about its deeper meaning.
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Cuba intensifies fight against corruption

Source: Politics Balla | May 14 2013, 1:22am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Havana, May 14 (IANS/EFE) Corruption and illegal activities in areas like fuel distribution are of great concern for the Cuban government, the official media reported here Monday.
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Fidel Castro opens school in rare public appearance

Source: Politics Balla | Apr 12 2013, 3:05am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Fidel Castro opens school in rare public appearance
Havana, April 12 (IANS) Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro opened a school in Havana in a rare public appearance since his retirement in 2006, the official Granma daily reported.
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Raul Castro re-elected for second term

Source: Politics Balla | Feb 25 2013, 1:49am CST | by Luigi Lugmayr

Havana, Feb 25 (IANS) Cuban President Raul Castro has been re-elected for a second five-year term.
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