Cuba

Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears with a cigar in a 1959 file photo. Castro reportedly died on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at 90. (Miami Herald/TNS)

With celebration and reflection, Florida reacts to Fidel Castro’s death

In South Florida, as in the rest of the nation, many awoke…

 

Young Cuban-American Miranda Hernandez, center, talks with other young persons that traveled with CubaOne program in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Young Cuban-Americans get new impressions on island visits

HAVANA — Miranda Hernandez's grandparents lost everything when they fled Cuba in…

 

The protest boat "Democracia" sails pass Carnival Corp.'s Adonia before it leaves port in Miami on Sunday en route to Cuba. (Carl Juste/The Miami Herald via AP)

After a half-century wait, US cruise leaves Miami for Cuba

MIAMI — After a half-century of waiting, passengers finally set sail on…

The protest boat "Democracia" sails pass Carnival Corp.'s Adonia before it leaves port in Miami on Sunday en route to Cuba. (Carl Juste/The Miami Herald via AP)
A taxi driving a classic American car passes a billboard that reads in Spanish: "Long live free Cuba" in Havana, Cuba, on Monday. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

Obama administration punches new holes in embargo on Cuba

HAVANA — The Obama administration punched a new series of holes in…

A taxi driving a classic American car passes a billboard that reads in Spanish: "Long live free Cuba" in Havana, Cuba, on Monday. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

US airlines vie for Cuba flights; Havana top destination

NEW YORK — U.S. airlines are looking to serve Cuba primarily from…

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, to  discuss the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Obama administration released its long-awaited plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer remaining detainees to a facility in the United States. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: Guantanamo Bay undermines security, must be closed

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed to "once and for…

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, to  discuss the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Obama administration released its long-awaited plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer remaining detainees to a facility in the United States. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
In this Feb. 17 file photo, President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Obama to raise human rights during historic trip to Cuba

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday he'll raise human rights issues…

In this Feb. 17 file photo, President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay, have been released and sent to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman for resettlement, U.S. Secretary of State Ash Carter said Thursday.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Fewer than 100 Guantanamo prisoners left as 10 leave to Oman

MIAMI — Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay,…

Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay, have been released and sent to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman for resettlement, U.S. Secretary of State Ash Carter said Thursday.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Pope Francis waves from his popemobile as travels to the Plaza of the Revolution to celebrate Mass in Holguin, Cuba, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.   (Enrique De La Osa/Pool via AP)

Pope presses message to Cuba: Be willing to change

HOLGUIN, Cuba — Pope Francis marked the anniversary Monday of the day…

Pope Francis waves from his popemobile as travels to the Plaza of the Revolution to celebrate Mass in Holguin, Cuba, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.   (Enrique De La Osa/Pool via AP)
The Cuban flag waves over the country's new embassy in Washington. The U.S. and Cuba restore full diplomatic relations July 20. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Welcome to a new world of U.S., Cuba relations

On July 20, the U.S. and Cuba reopened embassies in each other’s…

The Cuban flag waves over the country's new embassy in Washington. The U.S. and Cuba restore full diplomatic relations July 20. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden, saying that the US and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)

Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a half-century of hostility, the United…

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden, saying that the US and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP PhotoIn this Saturday

Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors…

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP PhotoIn this Saturday
AP Photo/Desmond BoylanTourists walk beside two privately owned houses with rooms for rent in Havana

Airbnb offers Cuba lodgings in major US business expansion

HAVANA — The popular online home-rental service Airbnb is allowing American travelers…

AP Photo/Desmond BoylanTourists walk beside two privately owned houses with rooms for rent in Havana
AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

Netflix brings its streaming video service to Cuba

Netflix began selling its Internet video service in Cuba Monday in what…

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma
AP Photo/Ramon EspinosaAssistant Secretary of State of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson gives a press briefing during the second day of talks with Cuban officials

US says it's not clear after Cuba talks if new policy works

The highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba in more than three decades…

AP Photo/Ramon EspinosaAssistant Secretary of State of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson gives a press briefing during the second day of talks with Cuban officials
AP Photo/Lisa Nipp

US officials seek end to Cuban restrictions on diplomats

American officials head to Havana this week with fairly modest goals of…

AP Photo/Lisa Nipp
Cristobal Herrera/AP File PhotoIn this July 31

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

Everyone in Cuba is talking about the abrupt turn in relations with…

Cristobal Herrera/AP File PhotoIn this July 31
AP Photo/Javier Galeano

Questions and answers about traveling to Cuba

Don't rush to book that flight to Cuba just yet. While the…

AP Photo/Javier Galeano
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF District Attorney George Gascon

SF District Attorney has ‘mixed feelings’ on improved relations between his native Cuba and U.S.

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said Wednesday he is cautiously optimistic…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF District Attorney George Gascon