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United Nations: Barack Obama, Raúl Castro Meet Again

New York, N.Y.  Their meeting comes just weeks after the two countries opened embassies, re-establishing diplomatic relations after a 54-year break. The meeting began in a friendly manner, with the leaders shaking hands and the diminutive Castro laughingly commenting on the U.S. president’s height. He’s just over 6 feet tall. The White House said the […]

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Cuba Releasing 3,522 Prisoners Ahead of Pope’s Visit

Washington, D.C. The Cuban government says it will pardon and release more than 3,500 prisoners to mark Pope Francis’ visit to the island this month – the largest amnesty since the 1959 revolution led by Fidel Castro that established communist rule in Cuba. An announcement by the Council of State in Havana Friday did not […]

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In Panama: The President’s Trip and a Historic Meeting

Panama City, Panama.  While in Panama City, President Obama participated in a CEO summit along with prominent business executives and heads of state from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago. During the Summit, President Obama sat down with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The two discussed […]

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Remarks by Obama and Castro Before Meeting

Panama City, Panama.  From the ATLAPA Convention Center: PRESIDENT OBAMA:  This is obviously a historic meeting.  The history between the United States and Cuba is obviously complicated, and over the years a lot of mistrust has developed.  But during the course of the last several months, there have been contacts between the U.S. and the […]

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Door Opens: Six Democrats From U.S. Congress Visit Cuba

Havana, Cuba.  A U.S. congressional delegation is in Cuba in the first such visit since President Barack Obama announced last month that Washington would normalize relations with the island nation.  The six-member group of Democrats, led by Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, arrived Saturday in Havana. Raúl Castro, President of the Council of State of Cuba.  Photo: […]

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First Person: A Japanese Dinner with Raul Castro’s Daughter

New York, N.Y.  Taking my shoes off in the private alcove of the exclusive Japanese dining room, I open the shoji screen to reveal a beautiful 12-tatami mat room complete with alcove, ikebana, foot-tall table with sunken floor – complete with emergency lighting and modern ventilation.  An auspicious opening to a dinner with Mariela Castro […]

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