World Press Archive
2010-02-18 / Latin American Herald Tribune
U.S. Confirms Round of Immigration Talks with Cuba
WASHINGTON – The U.S. government on Wednesday confirmed that one of its top diplomats for Latin America will participate this week in Havana in a new round of talks on immigration issues with Cuba.
“The discussions will focus on how best to promote safe, legal, and orderly migration between Cuba and the United States,” the State Department said in a press release.
Led by Craig Kelly, the principal deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs, the U.S. delegation will be comprised of representatives of the government agencies responsible for immigration policy.
The official announcement by President Barack Obama’s administration came almost two weeks after Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez first publicly mentioned Friday’s meeting in Havana. ...more
2013-04-22 / The Miami Herald
U.S.: Short-term detentions in Cuba reach record levels
Cuba saw a record number of “politically motivated and at times violent short-term detentions” during 2012, according to the U.S. State Department’s “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,” which was released Friday...more
2013-04-18 / The Washington Post
Cuba’s Ladies in White due in Brussels to receive 2005 Sakharov human rights award
Members of Cuba’s Ladies in White opposition group will finally pick up Europe’s top human rights prize from 2005 in person next week in Belgium, the European Union and the daughter of the group’s former leader said Wednesday...more
2013-04-16 / The Washington Post
Cuba avoids oil cutoff for now as Chavez ally narrowly wins Venezuela presidential election
Cubans were relieved Monday by the announcement that the late leader Hugo Chavez’s hand-picked successor had been elected Venezuela’s new president, apparently allowing their country to dodge a threatened cutoff of billions of dollars in subsidized oil...more