Cuba

March 21, 2016
March 21, 2016

'What's up Cuba?' Obama starts historic visit

Barack Obama landed in Cuba for a historic visit to end a half-century-long Cold War standoff, although rain and a no less heavy police presence dampened the festive mood.

January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016
USA

Embrace time of 'extraordinary change': Obama

President Barack Obama told Americans nervous about terror and the changing economy that they should not fear the future, in a farewell State of the Union address that drew sharp contrast with...

December 11, 2015
December 11, 2015

Honduras footballer shot dead

Honduran international footballer Arnold Peralta is shot dead while on holiday in his hometown.

October 3, 2015
October 3, 2015
USA

30 dead, hundreds missing in Guatemala landslide

30 people are dead and several hundred missing a day after a landslide smashed through a village on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital, officials say.

September 29, 2015
September 29, 2015

Raul Castro calls for US to lift trade embargo

Cuban President Raul Castro has told the UN that normal relations with the US will only be possible if America takes a number of measures including the abolition of its trade embargo.

September 24, 2015
September 24, 2015

Colombia's president, Farc announce justice deal

Colombia's president and Farc rebel leader announce a deal on setting up special courts to try crimes committed during more than five decades of conflict.

September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015

Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro

Pope Francis has met Cuba's former President, Fidel Castro, after celebrating mass in front of tens of thousands of people in Havana.

July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015
USA

US, Cuba restore ties, open embassies after 54 years

Cuba and the United States formally renewed diplomatic ties Monday, as embassies reopened in their respective capitals, a powerful move toward burying decades of enmity between the Cold War foes.

July 1, 2015
July 1, 2015

Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV

Cuba successfully eliminates mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

May 31, 2015
May 31, 2015

Cuban footballer sets record for soccer ball head control

Former Cuban soccer player Erick Hernandez sets a new Guinness record by holding soccer ball with head for 30 minutes in Havana.