Cuba–United States relations http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26021/all en Cuban dissidents cleared for travel under new law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/cuban-dissidents-cleared-travel-under-new-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Dissidents travel blocked for years</p> <p>* Skepticism remains about government plans</p> <p>* Money, visa requirements obstacles to Cuban travel</p> <p>By Jeff Franks</p> <p>HAVANA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Cuba's new, freer travel policy took effect on Monday and for some notable Cuban dissidents it turned out to offer greater freedom than they had expected.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/cuban-dissidents-cleared-travel-under-new-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuba–United States relations Opposition to Fidel Castro Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 02:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734518 at http://www.globalpost.com Fidel Castro makes surprise appearance in Cuba http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/fidel-castro-makes-surprise-appearance-cuba <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ailing Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance in Havana Sunday to vote in parliamentary polls, expressing confidence in the revolution despite a decades-long US trade embargo.</p> <p>Castro's visit to the voting precinct in Havana's El Vedado neighborhood was the main event in Sunday's elections, during which Cubans chose 612 members of the National Assembly as well as deputies of local legislatures.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/fidel-castro-makes-surprise-appearance-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuba–United States relations Fidel Castro Government AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 06:30:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745025 at http://www.globalpost.com Fidel Castro makes surprise appearance in Cuba http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/fidel-castro-makes-surprise-appearance-cuba-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ailing Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance in Havana Sunday to vote in parliamentary polls, expressing confidence in the revolution despite a decades-long US trade embargo.</p> <p>Castro's visit to the voting precinct in Havana's El Vedado neighborhood was the main event in Sunday's elections, during which Cubans chose 612 members of the National Assembly as well as deputies of local legislatures.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/fidel-castro-makes-surprise-appearance-cuba-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuba–United States relations Fidel Castro Government AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:00:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745153 at http://www.globalpost.com Fidel Castro makes surprise appearance in Cuba http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/fidel-castro-makes-surprise-appearance-cuba-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Stooped and using a cane, Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has taken the country by surprise by turning out to vote in legislative elections, after a three-month absence from public view.</p> <p>The 86-year-old Castro cast his ballot at a school in Havana's El Vedado neighborhood on Sunday, engaging in an animated give-and-take with reporters at the polling station and voters for more than an hour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/fidel-castro-makes-surprise-appearance-cuba-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuba–United States relations Government AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:01:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745726 at http://www.globalpost.com Fidel Castro makes surprise appearance in Cuba http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/fidel-castro-makes-surprise-appearance-cuba-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Stooped and using a cane, Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has taken the country by surprise by turning out to vote in legislative elections, after a three-month absence from public view.</p> <p>The 86-year-old Castro cast his ballot at a school in Havana's El Vedado neighborhood on Sunday, engaging in an animated give-and-take with reporters at the polling station and voters for more than an hour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/fidel-castro-makes-surprise-appearance-cuba-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuba–United States relations Government AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:16:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745880 at http://www.globalpost.com Cubans want more reforms: dissident blogger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cubans-want-more-reforms-dissident-blogger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Raul Castro's economic reforms "have whetted the appetite of Cubans" who now want more, opposition blogger Yoani Sanchez said in an interview with a Brazilian newspaper Thursday.</p> <p>"I am not naive about the changes in Cuba, about the small economic adjustments which Castro introduced," the prominent Cuban dissident, who recently received a passport allowing her to travel abroad, said from Havana.</p> <p>"Cuba is ready to enter the 21st century," Sanchez said, in the interview with the daily Folha de Sao Paulo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cubans-want-more-reforms-dissident-blogger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cuba–United States relations Entertainment Government Socialism AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:00:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749462 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuban dissident barred from travel despite reforms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cuban-dissident-barred-travel-despite-reforms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An opposition leader said Thursday she was denied permission to leave Cuba in the first known rejection since a reform took effect eliminating widely loathed exit visas needed for travel abroad.</p> <p>That rule had been in effect for 50 years, and its abolition had been long sought after by Cubans. Some opposition figures remained skeptical, however, that they would in fact be allowed to leave. The reform took effect January 14.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cuban-dissident-barred-travel-despite-reforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba–United States relations Opposition to Fidel Castro Socialism AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 02:16:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749568 at http://www.globalpost.com FEATURE-Cuban perks under scrutiny in U.S. immigration reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/feature-cuban-perks-under-scrutiny-us-immigration-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cuban migrants receive unique benefits in U.S.</p> <p>* 327,000 Cubans emigrated to the U.S. in the last decade</p> <p>* Cold War-era law abused and outdated, critics say</p> <p>By David Adams and Tom Brown</p> <p>MIAMI, Feb 8 (Reuters) - All Ana Soto had to do to gain entry to the United States at the Texas-Mexico border in 2008 was show her Cuban identity card and birth certificate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/feature-cuban-perks-under-scrutiny-us-immigration-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuba–United States relations Law Social Issues Socialism Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749957 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. trains for mass migration in Caribbean security drill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/us-trains-mass-migration-caribbean-security-drill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Troops pose as migrants for Guantanamo exercise</p> <p>* Participants say it's not related to any looming crisis</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Feb 10 (Reuters) - A simulated wave of Caribbean migrants sailed to the Guantanamo naval base this week for a training drill designed to prepare U.S. troops and security agencies who might someday have to handle the real thing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/us-trains-mass-migration-caribbean-security-drill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba–United States relations Disaster Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Refugee War Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:15:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752128 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuban dissident blogger prepares 'victory' tour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/cuban-dissident-blogger-prepares-victory-tour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Yoani Sanchez starts world tour on Sunday</p> <p>* Free to leave after repeated denials</p> <p>* Visits to Facebook, Twitter and Google planned</p> <p>By Marc Frank</p> <p>HAVANA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Cuba's best-known dissident, blogger Yoani Sanchez, says she plans to make good use of "my victory" when she leaves on an 80-day-tour of more than a dozen countries on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/cuban-dissident-blogger-prepares-victory-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuba–United States relations Government Religion Technology Yoani Sanchez Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:16:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756851 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Cuban dissident blogger prepares 'victory' tour abroad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-cuban-dissident-blogger-prepares-victory-tour-abroad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Yoani Sanchez starts world tour on Sunday</p> <p>* Free to leave after repeated denials</p> <p>* Visits to Facebook, Twitter and Google planned</p> <p>By Marc Frank</p> <p>HAVANA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Cuba's best-known dissident, blogger Yoani Sanchez, said she plans to make good use of "my victory" when she leaves on an 80-day-tour of more than a dozen countries on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-cuban-dissident-blogger-prepares-victory-tour-abroad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuba–United States relations Government Religion Technology Yoani Sanchez Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:45:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757174 at http://www.globalpost.com Leading Cuban dissident departs for world tour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/leading-cuban-dissident-departs-world-tour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cuban blogger puts new travel rules to the test</p> <p>* Passes through Havana airport without incident</p> <p>* Pledges to return and found a free press</p> <p>By Marc Frank</p> <p>HAVANA, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Cuba's best-known dissident, blogger Yoani Sanchez, checked in without incident at Havana's international airport on Sunday on her way to Brazil, the first stop on an 80-day-tour of a dozen countries.</p> <p>She was sent off with hugs by a small group of family members and friends.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/leading-cuban-dissident-departs-world-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuba–United States relations Religion Socialism Technology Yoani Sanchez Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:15:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758328 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuban dissident blogger met by small protests in Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/cuban-dissident-blogger-met-small-protests-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RECIFE, Brazil, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Cuban best-know dissident, blogger Yoani Sanchez, was greeted on Monday by a small group of protesters calling her a CIA agent upon arriving in Brazil, the first stop on a whirlwind tour that will take her to a dozen countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/cuban-dissident-blogger-met-small-protests-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba–United States relations Government Politics Socialism War Yoani Sanchez Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:00:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758984 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Cuban dissident blogger met by small protests in Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/refile-cuban-dissident-blogger-met-small-protests-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RECIFE, Brazil, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Cuba's best-known dissident, blogger Yoani Sanchez, was greeted on Monday by a small group of protesters calling her a CIA agent upon arriving in Brazil, the first stop on a whirlwind tour that will take her to a dozen countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/refile-cuban-dissident-blogger-met-small-protests-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba–United States relations Government Politics Socialism War Yoani Sanchez Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:30:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759012 at http://www.globalpost.com Admirers, protesters greet Cuban dissident in Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/admirers-protesters-greet-cuban-dissident-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez was greeted in Brazil on Monday by admirers and protesters at the start of a "bittersweet" foreign tour, after she finally won permission to leave Cuba.</p> <p>Sanchez arrived in Recife, where she was welcomed by friends, supporters and journalists, and also by about 20 pro-Cuban protesters who waved signs accusing her of being "Yoani agent of the CIA."</p> <p>Sanchez responded, "Long live democracy. I want this democracy in my country, too."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/admirers-protesters-greet-cuban-dissident-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba–United States relations Opposition to Fidel Castro Socialism Technology AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:15:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759270 at http://www.globalpost.com