Cuba

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.

April 16, 2015
April 16, 2015

Colombia lifts bombing truce against Farc rebels

Colombia lifts the suspension of its bombing campaign against Farc rebels, following the death of at least 10 soldiers in a clash with the left-wing guerrilla group.

April 15, 2015
April 15, 2015

Rebels kill 10 Colombian Soldiers

Atleast 10 Colombian soldiers die following in an attack by left-wing Farc rebels in west of the country

April 12, 2015
April 12, 2015

First formal meet in 50 years

THIS is the first high level meeting between two chief diplomats of the United States (US) and Cuba since 1958.

April 11, 2015
April 11, 2015

No more Latin America meddling: Obama

US President Barack Obama tells Latin American leaders that the days when his country could freely interfere in regional affairs are past.