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Havana/ New York: Xi Jinping hails friendship with Castro
Giving Fidel Castro a bronze bust of the Cuban leader as a young man, President Xi Jinping wished the revolutionary leader a happy birthday and said he felt glad to see him in good health.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Cuba Looks to Mangroves to Fend off Rising Seas
Many people in this tiny hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters farther out.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
China's Xi eyes increased investment in Cuba
Chinese President Xi Jinping met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro in a visit to expand investment in the fellow communist nation, his last stop on a four-country Latin American charm offensive.
The Star Online
Xi to bolster trade with Cuba
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro at the Revolution Palace in Havana, on July 22, 2014.
Release the Kraken!: Chinese dictator shadows Putin across Latrine America
It's being called a "rescheduling" rather than a "forgiving" of debt, but that makes little difference.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
The Washington Post
Oswaldo Paya's death in Cuba two years ago still awaits a proper investigation.
In the back seat was Oswaldo Paya, one of Cuba's best-known dissidents, who had championed the idea of a democratic referendum on the nation's future.
China's Xi signs Venezuela resource...
Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a raft of oil and mineral deals with Venezuela Monday, his latest stop on a Latin American tour showcasing China's growing influence in the region.
The same old Cuba
Are those who would normalize U.S. relations with Cuba intelligent enough to decode the signal being sent by an agreement to reopen a Russian "signals intelligence" base there? Cuban dictator Raul Castro and Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly struck the deal in Havana this month .
Interview: Ambassadors laud China-Cuba relations, expect further development
HAVANA/BEIJING, July 21 -- The China-Cuba relationship is at its best in history and Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to Cuba will open a new phase in bilateral ties, Chinese and Cuban ambassadors say.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
The Miami Herald
Russia-Cuba love affair on again
In this July 11, 2014, file photo, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, behind, and Cuba's President Raul Castro attend a ceremony at the Mausoleum of the Soviet Internationalist Soldier in Havana.
Cuba and Sanctions: What really motivates ruthless dictators
It is a never ending siren song by "Cuba Experts" and Castro propagandists that the ignorant find difficult to resist: Lift sanctions against the apartheid regime of Cuba's ruthless Castro dictatorship and liberating democracy will suddenly and magically appear on the island.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Putin Is Still A Muy Popular
The Russian president's tour of Latin America shows that the leftist south still has love for Russia -- and the BRICS are willing to play ball.
The China Post
Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals
China's president pressed a charm offensive with Latin America on Thursday, signing deals with Brazil, meeting regional leaders and proposing a US$20 billion infrastructure fund that highlights Beijing's growing interests in the region.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
China, Russia leaders seek South American inroads
In this July 12, 2014, file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, toasts with Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez during an official dinner at Government Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Putin denies Cuba spy post reports
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied reports that Russia plans to reopen a Soviet-era base in Cuba from which it once spied on the United States.
China's Xi seeks to woo Latin America
Chinese President Xi Jinping pressed a charm offensive with Latin American leaders on Thursday, highlighting Beijing's growing interest in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States.
What's Putin Putting in Cuba?
The recent Putin visit to Cuba rekindled memories of the Cold War. In those days the Soviets used Cuba to challenge and spy on the U.S. An electronic eavesdropping facility was placed on the island.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
South China Morning Post
Havana calling: Russia agrees to reopen spy base in Cuba, report says
Vladimir Putin and Raul Castro attend a ceremony at the Mausoleum of the Soviet Internationalist Soldier in Havana in 2013.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Fidel & Raul pour a samovar for Vladimir, who says 'Ole!' ...
The visit, part of a wider Latin American tour, included a meeting with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and current Cuban leader Raul Castro .
President Obama could use a win
For more than five decades the United States has maintained comprehensive economic sanctions against Cuba, a remarkably enduring policy that a legion of thought leaders now agree hasn't produced the desired results and is only making it harder to help the Cuban people move forward.