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Politics Raul Castro

  • As the U.S.- Cuba rapprochement unfolded in 2015-2016 the EU dropped all sanctions and negotiated a political dialogue and cooperation agreement, the first between Cuba and the EU. Mogherini said a delegation from the European Investment Bank would visit Cuba later this month. In February, Mogherini will preside with Rodriguez in Brussels over the first...

  • As the U.S.- Cuba rapprochement unfolded in 2015-2016 the EU dropped all sanctions and negotiated a political dialogue and cooperation agreement, the first between Cuba and the EU. Mogherini said a delegation from the European Investment Bank would visit Cuba later this month. In February Mogherini will preside with Rodriguez in Brussels over the first...

  • HAVANA, Jan 4- The European Unions top diplomat met with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Thursday, saying a landmark accord ratified in November had opened the door to broader economic ties between the Communist-ruled island and 28- nation bloc. As the U.S.- Cuba rapprochement unfolded in 2015-2016 the EU dropped all sanctions and negotiated the...

  • HAVANA, Jan 3- The European Unions top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to help strengthen member countries' economic and political ties with the Communist-run island. As the U.S.- Cuba rapprochement unfolded in 2015-2016 the EU dropped all sanctions and negotiated the agreement, the first accord between Cuba and the 28- nation bloc.

  • HAVANA, Jan 3- The European Unions top diplomat Federica Mogherini arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to help strengthen member countries' economic and political ties with the Communist-run island. As the U.S.- Cuba rapprochement unfolded in 2015-2016 the EU dropped all sanctions and negotiated the agreement, the first accord between Cuba and the 28- nation bloc.

  • HAVANA, Jan 3- The European Unions top diplomat Federica Mogherini arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to help strengthen member countries' economic and political ties with the Communist-run island. As the U.S.- Cuba rapprochement unfolded in 2015-2016 the EU dropped all sanctions and negotiated the agreement, the first accord between Cuba and the 28- nation bloc.

  • HAVANA, Dec 21- A government official announced tighter regulations for Cuba's private sector on Thursday as part of a review of market reforms stemming from complaints about excess accumulation of wealth, tax evasion and other practices. Private cooperatives will now be limited to the province where they were located and levels of income capped for their...

  • HAVANA, Dec 21- A government official announced tighter regulations for Cuba's private sector on Thursday as part of a review of market reforms stemming from complaints about excess accumulation of wealth, tax evasion and other practices. Private cooperatives will now be limited to the province where they were located and levels of income capped for their...

  • HAVANA, Dec 19- Boxy Russian-built Lada automobiles still rattle around Cuba, growing more decrepit by the year, a reminder of vanished Soviet patronage for the Communist-led island. It is part of a broader move by Moscow to renew commercial, military and political ties just as the U.S. government is retreating from Cuba under Republican President Donald Trump.

  • HAVANA, Nov 28- Cuba and Swiss firm Nestle on Tuesday laid the first stone of a $55 million coffee and biscuits factory joint venture in the Mariel special development zone, the latest major foreign investment in the Communist-run island. Cuba created the zone around the Mariel port just west of Havana four years ago, offering companies significant tax and...

  • HAVANA, Nov 28- Cuba and Swiss firm Nestle on Tuesday laid the first stone of a $55 million coffee and biscuits factory joint venture in the Mariel special development zone, the latest major foreign investment in the Communist-run island. Cuba created the zone around the Mariel port just west of Havana four years ago, offering companies significant tax and...

  • U.S. companies embraced Cuba in the wake of the detente, jostling for a foothold in an opening market of 11 million consumers. Starwood Hotels, a subsidiary of Marriott International Inc, took over management of a Cuban hotel and cruise operators like Florida- based Carnival Cruise Line included Cuba in their itineraries. But worsening U.S. relations as well as...

  • WASHINGTON/ HAVANA, Nov 8- The U.S. government made it tougher on Wednesday for Americans to visit Cuba and do business in the country, making good on a pledge by President Donald Trump to roll back his Democratic predecessor's move toward warmer ties with Havana. The restrictions, which take effect on Thursday, are aimed at preventing the military, intelligence...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 8- The U.S. government made it tougher on Wednesday for Americans to book trips and do business with Cuba, making good on a pledge by President Donald Trump to roll back his Democratic predecessor's move toward warmer ties with Havana. The restrictions, which take effect on Thursday, are aimed at preventing the military, intelligence and security...

  • HAVANA, Oct 31- Cuba said on Tuesday it had attracted $2 billion in investment agreements so far this year, a record pace and an indication that deteriorating relations with the United States have not significantly dented investor interest in the country. President Barack Obamas efforts at detente stimulated international interest in doing business with...

  • Cuba will not make concessions to its sovereignty and independence, nor negotiate its principles or accept the imposition of conditions, Diaz-Canel said, apparently responding to U.S. The changes needed in Cuba will solely be carried out by the Cuban people, Diaz-Canel said. Trump said in June that he would once more tighten sanctions on Cuba and seek a better...

  • HAVANA, Sept 11- At least 10 people were killed in Cuba by Hurricane Irma, most of them crushed by collapsing buildings, authorities said on Monday, bringing the death toll from the ferocious storm to 38 in the Caribbean. Seven of the dead were in the province of Havana, while fatalities also were reported in Matanzas, home to the tourist resort of Varadero, and the...

  • HAVANA, Aug 7- The Cuban government said on Monday the freeze on new licenses for some private-sector occupations would not last years, in an attempt to reassure citizens worried about an apparent pause in the liberalization of the economy. Communist-run Cuba last week said it was suspending issuing licenses for popular activities like renting out rooms in...

  • HAVANA, Aug 7- The Cuban government said on Monday the freeze on new licenses for some private-sector occupations would not last years, in an attempt to reassure citizens worried about an apparent pause in the liberalization of the economy. Communist-run Cuba last week said it was suspending issuing licenses for popular activities like renting out rooms in...

  • HAVANA, Aug 7- The Cuban government said on Monday the freeze on new licenses for some private-sector occupations would not last years, in an attempt to reassure citizens worried about an apparent pause in the liberalization of the economy. Communist-run Cuba last week said it was suspending issuing licenses for popular activities like renting out rooms in...