Jan. 1 marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, when the nation's U.S.-backed government was overthrown and Fidel Castro took power. A few years later, in 1962, the U.S. instituted a trade embargo against Cuba designed to pressure the communist government.
President Barack Obama has said he plans to ease travel and remittances restrictions for Cuban-Americans, but will keep the embargo in place.
HAVANA — Former President Fidel Castro says Sen. Barack Obama's plan to maintain Washington's trade embargo against Cuba will cause hunger and suffering on the island. In a column published Monday by government-run newspapers, Castr... Read Post
8:00 am ET - Fidel Castro address – Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro speaks at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Cuba's Committees for the Defense of the Revolution. 9:00 am ET - Final shuttle rocket booster unveiled – Th... Read Post