The Stars and Stripes rose Friday over the newly opened U.S. Embassy for the first time in 54 years, making a symbolically charged victory lap for the Obama administration’s new policy of engagement with Cuba.
Cuba’s blue, red and white-starred flag was hoisted Monday at the country’s embassy in Washington in a symbolic move signaling the start of a new post-Cold War era in U.S.-Cuba relations.
The U.S. Embassy in Cuba was shuttered in 1961.
The New York club was the first professional U.S. soccer team to play in Cuba since the now-defunct Chicago Sting visited in 1978.
On the same day the Obama administration formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decried the decison.
A new flight between New York City and Havana, Cuba will soon be offered – for the first time since travel restrictions were eased by the Obama administration.
Pope Francis has decided to visit Cuba before coming to the U.S. in September, Vatican officials announced Wednesday.
Cuomo took a tour of a new nearly $10 million deep water Port of Mariel, which could be just the ticket for New York businesses to get their goods to Cuba and the rest of Latin America.
Monday Marked Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s first day on his official trip to Cuba, in which he became the first American governor to visit the island nation since the recent thaw in relations with the ruling communist regime.
The formal state visit Monday and Tuesday is meant to foster greater ties between New York and Cuba.
Obama’s move to remove Cuba from the terror list has been met with some opposition over the fugitives.
President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced Tuesday, a key step in his bid to normalize relations between the two countries.
The New York Cosmos were a global sensation back in the day. It’s only fitting, as part of their ongoing reincarnation as a soccer power, that they get the ball rolling in Havana.
Team chairman Seamus O’Brien said the opportunity to play Cuba’s national team in Havana is something that happened naturally.
There is no shortage of interest in Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada. The question now revolves around how badly teams like the Yankees want him.