Restoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations

R. Felix Hernandez from Cuba, left, and Robert Smith from the United States, compete in the semifinals of the 130kg category in the Granma Cup and Cerro Pelado International tournament, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The Granma Cup, which is the Greco-Roman portion of the tournament, is set for Feb. 11-12, while the Cerro Pelado, which will feature men’s freestyle action, will take place Feb. 15-16. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
February 11, 2020 - 5:36 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Two dozen athletes from the U.S. flew to Cuba despite rising tensions between the countries to participate in the island's most important Greco-Roman and freestyle annual wrestling competition. The athletes came from states including New York, Minnesota and Wyoming and included...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, a man watches President Donald J. Trump's inauguration speech on television, as he sits under photographs of Cuba's President Raul Castro, top right, Fidel Castro, top center, and Camilo Cienfuegos, in Havana, Cuba. Trump has spent roughly as much time undoing detente as former President Barack Obama spent constructing it, and relations between the two countries are at one of their lowest points since the end of the Cold War. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
December 17, 2019 - 2:04 pm
HAVANA (AP) — At midday on Dec. 17, 2014, the sound of church bells echoed in Havana as presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro announced that the United States and Cuba would reestablish diplomatic relations and end nearly 60 decades of hostility. Five years later, it feels almost as if that...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019 file photo, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez talks during an interview with The Associated Press, in New York. The foreign minister sent a tweet Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, saying unspecified “illegal actions” by the U.S. Embassy in Havana are “interference in the country’s internal affairs” and violate both the international codes of conduct for diplomats and the agreement to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana in 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 26, 2019 - 11:41 am
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s foreign minister on Tuesday accused the United States of violating the Vienna Convention and the deal re-establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. Soon after, the United States announced a new sanction on Cuba meant to cut off the island’s supply of petroleum...
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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla talks during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 in New York. The foreign minister says he believes improvements in relations with the United States are irreversible despite the Trump administration's hardening of the embargo on the island. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 01, 2019 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba's foreign minister said Tuesday that he believes improvements in relations with the United States are irreversible despite the Trump administration's hardening of the embargo on the island. Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla told The Associated Press that while the U.S...
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Secretary of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Senior White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and others, wait to enter 10 Downing Street, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 04, 2019 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday ended the most popular forms of U.S. travel to Cuba, banning cruise ships and a heavily used category of educational travel in an attempt to cut off cash to the island's communist government. Cruise travel from the U.S. to Cuba began in May 2016...
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A tourist walks with her suitcase in front of the Capitolio in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump drew cheers from a Cuban-American crowd last summer when he announced that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba in order to starve the island’s military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up pressure for regime change. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
January 19, 2018 - 12:03 am
HAVANA (AP) — On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami's Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama's opening to Cuba in order to starve the island's military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up...
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December 05, 2017 - 8:21 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Trump administration intends to name a former U.S. ambassador to the Philippines and Bolivia to run its embassy in Cuba. A U.S. official says the administration has selected Philip Goldberg to be the chargé d'affaires in Havana. That's the top diplomat at U.S. missions where...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2017, file photo, a man takes a photo of a cruise ship in Havana harbor, Cuba. President Donald Trump announced a new policy in June that partially rolled back the recent diplomatic opening with Cuba. New regulations implementing that policy are being unveiled Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
November 08, 2017 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans seeking to visit Cuba must navigate a complicated maze of travel, commerce and financial restrictions unveiled Wednesday by the Trump administration, part of a new policy to further isolate the island's communist government. Now off-limits to U.S. citizens are dozens of...
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November 01, 2017 - 3:51 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States voted against a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba on Wednesday, reversing last year's abstention by the Obama administration and reflecting worsening U.S.-Cuban relations. Israel joined the United States in opposing the...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2016 file photo, Cuban President Raul Castro, right, lifts up the arm of U.S. President Barack Obama, at the conclusion of their joint news conference at the Palace of the Revolution, in Havana, Cuba. The United States will vote this week against an annual United Nations resolution condemning the U.S. embargo on Cuba, reversing the Obama administration’s abstention last year. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 31, 2017 - 5:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will defend America's decades-old economic embargo on Cuba in a United Nations vote this week, the State Department said Tuesday, in a reversal from the Obama administration that reflects deteriorating U.S.-Cuban relations. Every year the U.N. votes to...
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