Among the sharpest memories Guillermo “Bill” Vidal has of being sent from his childhood home in Cuba was waiting in the airport. There he was in 1961, he and his two brothers and so many other kids, distraught, excited, scared, separated from their parents by glass.
MONTERREY, Mexico — Latin American leaders across the political spectrum praised U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision announced on Wednesday to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, a move that could spark more investment in the Caribbean island and ease Cold War-era resentments throughout the hemisphere.
PARIS – Pope Francis led a chorus of global plaudits for Wednesday’s breakthrough in U.S.-Cuban relations, hailed as “historic” in Europe and South America and prompting celebrations on the streets of Havana.
It took six years and months of secret negotiations, but on Wednesday, President Barack Obama finally delivered on a pledge that cuts to the heart of his foreign policy. It’s a view of the world that emphasizes pragmatism over ideology, engaging enemies rather than isolating them and setting aside historic grievances in order to reshape the future.
After years of lawsuits, court cases and a strike in October that paralyzed the ports in Limón, APM Terminals is finally set to start construction on its new $1 billion terminal in Moín in 2015, according to a statement issued Wednesday afternoon by the Environment Ministry.
The National Roadway Council on Wednesday confirmed the decision to postpone the first stage of expansion of the Circunvalación, a belt route bordering the capital’s central canton, until Housing Ministry officials complete the relocation of 191 families currently living where the new road is to be built.
President Barack Obama announced major changes in the United States’ 53-year embargo on communist Cuba Wednesday, but don’t pack your bags just yet. Tourism was not among the travel exemptions listed by the White House.
In the last voting of Tuesday’s full legislative session, lawmakers approved docking permission for 44 U.S. Coast Guard vessels that will conduct joint-patrol operations with Costa Rican authorities from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2015.
By painting important figures in the nation’s history, Tomás Povedano helped an entire generation of schoolchildren understand their place in the world. When many of these paintings were adapted as plates for printing money, the artist helped establish the colón as contemporary currency.