Cuba's former president and revolutionary icon Fidel Castro has made his first public appearance in 14 months, greeting a delegation of Venezuelans on a solidarity mission to Cuba, local media reported Saturday.
The Cuban delegation expressed concerns about racism, the use of torture, and the lack of trade union rights in the United States during the first bilateral dialogue between the two countries regarding human rights.
Representatives from Cuba and the United States will meet once again to work toward the normalization of bilateral relations.This time the meeting will take place in Washington on March 31, when they will discuss the controversial and frequently thorny issue of human rights.
HAVANA, February 3, 2015- Following speculation by the mainstream media, especially Miami based media about the possible illness, then death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro earlier this month, Cuban public media released photos Monday night.
Eight senators, representing both the Republican and Democratic parties, presented a bill to Congress Thursday that will lift travel restrictions for U.S. residents, as well as remove banking restrictions. The bipartisan move represents the first attempt by U.S. legislators to take steps to ease the blockade on Cuba.
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says Jamaica’s annual call at the United Nations for the lifting of the embargo against Cuba is likely to be replaced by an even more strident advocacy for international action against trafficking in children, which she said is a global scourge requiring united action.