Sparks fly as Cuban flag flutters once again over Washington embassy
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Sparks fly as Cuban flag flutters once again over Washington embassy

Larry Luxner - July 21, 2015

WASHINGTON — The last vestige of the Cold War melted away Monday morning, perhaps fittingly, on one of the hottest summer days of 2015. By 10:36 a.m.,…

PHOTOS: Cuba, US reopen embassies to end 54-year estrangement
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PHOTOS: Cuba, US reopen embassies to end 54-year estrangement

Bloomberg and The Tico Times - July 20, 2015

Text by Nicole Gaouette and Ezra Fieser of Bloomberg News; photos by Larry Luxner of The Tico Times WASHINGTON, D.C. – A diplomatic freeze that stretched back…

Carnival will cruise to Cuba
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Carnival will cruise to Cuba

AFP - July 7, 2015

MIAMI, United States – The world’s top cruise liner, Carnival, announced Tuesday that the U.S. government had authorized it to begin operating cruises to Cuba in May…

Obama approves taking Cuba off terror list
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Obama approves taking Cuba off terror list

Andrew Beatty | AFP - April 14, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama has agreed to take Cuba off a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said Tuesday, a key step toward normalizing…

Castro, Obama hold historic meeting, agree to foster ‘a new relationship’
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Castro, Obama hold historic meeting, agree to foster ‘a new relationship’

Karen DeYoung and Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - April 11, 2015

PANAMA CITY, Panama — President Barack Obama and President Raúl Castro symbolically ended more than a half-century of official estrangement between the United States and Cuba here…

Historic talks await Obama, Castro in Panama
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Historic talks await Obama, Castro in Panama

Laurent Thomet and Andrew Beatty | AFP - April 11, 2015

PANAMA CITY – Hours after shaking hands, U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raúl Castro headed toward historic talks in Panama on Saturday, sealing efforts to…

US President Obama and Cuba’s Castro to ‘interact’ at Americas summit, says US official
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US President Obama and Cuba’s Castro to ‘interact’ at Americas summit, says US official

AFP - April 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raúl Castro will have an "interaction" when they attend next week's Summit of the Americas in…

US, Cuba resume talks amid Venezuela tensions
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US, Cuba resume talks amid Venezuela tensions

Alexandre Grosbois | AFP - March 16, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba – U.S. and Cuban officials met Monday in Havana for new talks on restoring diplomatic ties, but their historic rapprochement was strained by tensions over Venezuela.…

US says next round of Cuba talks to take place in Havana on Monday
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US says next round of Cuba talks to take place in Havana on Monday

AFP - March 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. and Cuban diplomats will hold the next round of talks on restoring diplomatic ties and reopening their embassies in Havana, on Monday, the U.S.…

Cuba says terror list, banking issues are blocking better ties with the US
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Cuba says terror list, banking issues are blocking better ties with the US

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - February 25, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba — With the United States and Cuba set to resume talks Friday in Washington on the restoration of diplomatic relations, a senior Cuban official said…