HAVANA, Cuba – Cuban baseball stars José Abreu and Yasiel Puig returned home Tuesday for the first time since defecting to join the American big leagues, part of an unprecedented Major League Baseball tour made possible by the thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations.
A Tico Times reporter reflects on the significance of the Cuban flag's renewed appearance in Washington. Meanwhile, protestors and supporters continue to spar over the island's record and U.S.-Cuba relations.
On Monday morning, Cuba and the U.S. will re-open embassies in each other's countries. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez arrives in Washington Sunday night along with other high-ranking officials, former diplomats, and Cuban cultural and sports icons.
Some economists say Cuba should seek to rejoin international financial institutions in order to reduce poverty and further economic reforms. Cuba is one of only eight countries that do not belong to the International Monetary Fund.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Negotiators for Cuba and the United States said Friday after two days of talks that they have not settled on arrangements to reestablish diplomatic relations, severed decades ago, so that full-fledged embassies can open again.