In Cuba visit, Colorado governor sees gov’t desire to work with Trump

By Marc Frank HAVANA, Feb 5 : The governor of Colorado said on Sunday he believes the Cuban government wants to further improve relations with the United States under President Donald Trump, as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the Communist-run island nation. “They seemed eager for the chance to build a relationship with […]

US, Mexico, Cuba ready to sign “Doughnut Hole” deal in Gulf waters

By Adriana Barrera MEXICO CITY, Jan 18 : The United States, Mexico and Cuba are ready to sign an agreement determining the territorial water limits in the Eastern Gap of the Gulf of Mexico, three diplomatic officials familiar with the matter said. The talks on the agreement concluded at the end of 2016 after trilateral […]

US-Cuba detente supporters make last-ditch effort to sway Trump

By Marc Frank HAVANA, Jan 17 : US organizations that have worked closely with the outgoing Obama administration to improve relations with Cuba today released a four-page letter to President-elect Donald Trump urging him not to act rashly toward the Communist-run nation. The Cuban Study Group, an organization of Cuban-American business leaders who favor engagement, […]

Cuba’s Raul Castro meets with US Chamber of Commerce president

By Marc Frank HAVANA, Jan 14 : The head of the US Chamber of Commerce met with Cuban President Raul Castro and in separate meetings with members of Castro’s economic cabinet on Friday, as they prepare for the advent of a more hostile Trump administration next week. The chamber has been urging the Cuban government […]

Cuba puts on show of strength as Trump inauguration nears

By Marc Frank HAVANA, Jan 2 : Cuba today paraded troops and hundreds of thousands of citizens through its emblematic Revolution Square in a traditional show of nationalist fighting spirit as it faces a tough political and economic year. A replica of the yacht Granma, which brought the Castro brothers, Ernesto “Che” Guevara and others […]

Cuba, US to discuss detente in wake of Trump election

By Sarah Marsh and Matt Spetalnick HAVANA/WASHINGTON, Dec 6 : Cuba and the United States will draw up a roadmap for deepening their detente tomorrow in a first meeting since the election of Donald Trump as US president and the death of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro. The fifth US-Cuban bilateral commission comes at a time […]