.S. lawmakers confirmed Wednesday they visited an American man being held in Cuba for alleged crimes against the state. Allen Gross was arrested by Cuban authorities in 2009. His detention and long sentence in Cuba has hampered efforts to improve ties between the countries. Lawmakers did not give any details on his condition or what was said.
A blogger who has been a harsh critic of the Castro regime in Cuba left the island on Sunday.
For the first time since rumors surfaced last week that Fidel Castro’s health had taken a turn for the worse and he was near death, the former Cuban leader has appeared in public.
In the wake of rumors about his failing health, the Cuban government-run newspaper Granma has published a letter by former leader Fidel Castro.
Cuba will scrap broad travel restrictions starting in January, easing most Cubans’ exit and return, state media said on Tuesday in the communist island’s first major immigration reform in half a century.
Just hours after Cuba’s best-known blogger was arrested, Yoani Sanchez was released. The Cuban government’s goal? Stop Sanchez from causing “a media show to harm the proper conduct” of the trial involving Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya.
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan courted Cuban-Americans in Little Havana on Saturday morning.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro turns 86 years old Monday, out of the public eye.
Good Friday has been declared a holiday in Cuba for the first time in decades following an appeal by Pope Benedict XVI.
Pope Benedict XVI headed back to Vatican City after a three-day trip to Cuba.