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US calls Cuba ‘failed state’ after widespread protests

President Joe Biden said Thursday the United States was considering ways to force open internet access in Cuba, which he called a failed state as the communist leadership faces down the biggest protests in memory.

Cuba marks Castro uprising anniversary with call for US embargo end

The ceremony -- attended by Cuban President Raúl Castro and some 10,000 of the country's ruling elite and their guests, but not by the frail 88-year-old Fidel -- was the first since the restoration of relations with the United States.

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

In separate remarks, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf expressed skepticism that the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations may lead to the opening of embassies in Havana and Washington before next week's summit.

US, Cuba resume talks amid Venezuela tensions

The top U.S. diplomat for Latin America, Roberta Jacobson, met her Cuban counterpart Josefina Vidal behind closed doors for a third round of talks on normalizing relations, but the atmosphere of reconciliation was marred by protests over Washington's treatment of Venezuela.

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

Roberta Jacobson, the United States' top diplomat for Latin America, will return on March 15 to the Cuban capital for a third round of negotiations, the U.S. State Department said in a statement.

Why Midwestern farmers want to break the Cuba embargo

HAVANA – Cuba policy sometimes makes strange bedfellows, which is how a man like Thomas Marten, a burly Illinois soybean farmer with a bushy red beard, had come to Havana to make a statement about the principles of free enterprise.

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

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 his government wants to be removed from the U.S. list of terrorism-sponsoring nations and to be able to reopen U.S. bank accounts in order for the process to move forward.

In Cuba, a forgotten symbol of pre-revolutionary relations with US

Many of the Cuban diplomats negotiating detente with the United States are graduates of Cuba's Advanced Institute for Foreign Relations. Less widely known is that the building was originally constructed as the Instituto Cultural Cubano-Norteamericano (U.S.-Cuba Cultural Institute), and was once a mainstay of the two countries' deep and complicated ties.

In Havana, Pelosi delegation promotes Obama’s Cuba thaw

HAVANA, Cuba – U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a delegation of congressional Democrats concluded a three-day trip to Cuba this week by heaping praise on President Barack Obama's attempt to mend relations with the island but offering few details about their meetings with high-level Cuban officials.

Cuba’s Castro celebrates thaw with US but holds tough during speech in Costa Rica

Cuban President Raúl Castro celebrated the recent thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations in his address to the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in San José on Wednesday but took a hard line against the United States.

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