Cuba hopes that private enterprise will revive a struggling economy. The state will lay off 500,000 workers and encourage them to find jobs in the private sector.
Cuba announced Monday that 500,000 government jobs will be cut by next year and that more private enterprise will be tolerated. The changes go further than economic opening of the 1990s.
In an interview with The Atlantic, Fidel Castro talks Iran and Israel. The Cuban ex-president is attempting a return to the world stage – this time as an international statesman.
Fidel Castro said that he's mostly recovered from his illness, during a five-hour interview with a Mexican newspaper. It's only the second interview after four years of mostly being out of the public eye.
Fidel Castro spoke to Cuba's Parliament for the first time in four years on Saturday, but once again failed to address domestic issues while expounding on climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the US role on the world stage.
Seven Cuba prisoners, all jailed in the 2003 roundup of dissidents, activists, and journalists known as 'Black Spring' arrived to freedom at the international airport in Madrid, Spain, today. Dozens more at set to be released.
Forget the Cuba prisoner swap to Spain, Fidel Castro wanted to sound off about Iran last night, and that he did – on TV – in his most prominent public appearance in years.
For the past four years, Fidel Castro has been almost invisible. But now, he's back in public and appearing on a Cuban TV show tonight. Why?
Cuba says it will start releasing 52 political prisoners – the biggest release in more than a decade – today. Spain conducted the negotiations, but some Cuba analysts expect the US to respond by easing the American embargo on Cuba.
The House Agriculture Committee voted 25 to 20 to recommend legislation to the full House that would lift the Cuba travel ban as well as restrictions on exports of agricultural products.
The BP oil spill has begun to have international repercussions. Cuba is the country most likely to be the first non-US victim if the oil slick advances beyond Florida into the Caribbean.
Ecuador's lack of visa requirements has attracted Cubans who see it as a several-year stopover en route to the United States. A neighborhood in Quito, the capital, is endearingly called the new Florida.
In the wake of the Haiti earthquake, Cuba is allowing US flights over its airspace, cutting the trip between Guantánamo Bay and Miami by 90 minutes.
US President Barack Obama responded to interview questions that dissident Cuba blogger Yoani Sanchez posted on her blog, Generation Y.
The star-studded jamboree organized by Latin pop idol Juanes drew the biggest crowd in Cuba since Pope John Paul II visited in 1998.
Cuba will allow Russia to look for oil and gas in its territorial waters. Environmentalists cringe, but the industry says its time for the US to look for more oil in the Gulf of Mexico, too.
But renewed dialogue with the Castro government is likely to start and end with that one issue.
Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers, arrested two weeks ago, made a court appearance Wednesday.
But more trade and eased travel restrictions appear unlikely to win much in return from the island nation.
Cuba has shown no desire to rejoin. Socialist states like Venezuela and Nicaragua say they want to form an association that excludes the US.
This week's meeting of the Organization of American States could pave to way to Cuba's reentry into the group after nearly 50 years – and toward lifting the US embargo.
His reforms make it easier for Cuban-Americans to visit and financially support family on the island. But some Latin leaders say the changes don’t go far enough.
It could be bluffing or it might be payback – Russia says it's 'ready to fly' bombers to Venezuela and Cuba.