Tag: President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
Thursday, January 29th 2015 - 06:32 UTC

Raul Castro demands the return of Guantanamo and compensation for US trade embargo

The Cuban president told the Celac summit that “if these problems aren't resolved, this diplomatic rapprochement wouldn't make any sense.”

Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.

Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 05:50 UTC

Cuba/US: catching a glimpse of the possible future

The hostile policy first adopted by President Eisenhower (1953/61) was followed with only slight variations by Republican and Democratic administrations

By Leonardo Padura Fuentes (*) - All Cubans, on either side of the Florida Straits, but also in places like Spain, France or Greenland – where there must be a couple of Cubans – as well felt it was a historic moment that included each and every one of us, when U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Dec. 17 the normalization of relations after half a century of hostility.

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 07:04 UTC

US and Cuba agree to continue disagreeing but want to advance

The two sides discussed technical issues that need to be worked out to open embassies but, Jacobson said, “I can’t tell you exactly when that will happen.”

The United States and Cuba fell short of setting dates to reopen embassies but agreed to meet again to overcome deep rifts after they wrapped up historic talks aimed at normalizing relations.

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 06:03 UTC

US Ambassador Mamet presents credentials and meets with Timerman

“Honored to represent the US in Argentina” said Mamet, seen here shaking hands with foreign minister Timerman

US ambassador to Argentina Noah B. Mamet held his first meeting with Foreign Minister Hector Timerman at the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday afternoon after he arrived in Buenos Aires on Friday of last week.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 06:26 UTC

US/Cuba talks take off and are described as “productive and constructive”

“Cuba aspires to have a normal relationship with the United States, in the broader sense but also in the area of migration”, pointed out Ms Vidal

US and Cuban officials launched historic talks to shed their Cold War-era hostility on Wednesday, complimenting each other on the first day's progress despite persistent differences over migration policy.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 08:03 UTC

Obama pledged 'middle-class economics' but faces a Republican congress

In a speech which he described as more focused on values than policies, Obama declared America had turned a page after the worst recession since Depression.

US President Barack Obama has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual State of the Union address to Congress. In a speech devised to appeal to working families, Mr Obama outlined his strategy for “middle-class economics”.

Monday, January 19th 2015 - 07:19 UTC

Obama wants tax increases on the wealthy to help middle class families

Details of his proposal should be known on Tuesday when Obama addresses for the first time a full Congress under Republican control

President Obama is to use Tuesday's State of the Union speech to call for tax increases on the wealthy to help the middle class, officials say. The proposals would raise 320 billion dollars over a decade, to fund benefits such as tax credits.

Friday, January 16th 2015 - 05:58 UTC

We won't let the voice of freedom be muzzled

UK Prime Minister Cameron is on a two-day visit to the US where he is scheduled to meet President Obama, congressional leaders and business people

By David Cameron and Barack Obama - Two hundred years ago this month, Britain and the United States fought each other at the Battle of New Orleans. It was the last major battle where our nations met as enemies. In modern times, our special relationship as allies and partners has been the firm foundation of our shared security and prosperity.

Friday, January 16th 2015 - 04:58 UTC

US makes it easier for Americans to travel and make business in Cuba

The changes will impact in ”further engaging and empowering the Cuban people, promoting positive change for Cuba’s citizens” said Jacob J. Lew

The United States government on Friday will begin making it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba than it has been for more than half a century, opening the door to a new era of contact between neighbors that have been estranged longer than most of their citizens have been alive.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - 22:00 UTC

Cuba has freed some of 53 political prisoners, as agreed in the rapprochement with the US

The announcement was made by Secretary of State spokesperson Jen Psaki, although she did not provide a specific number (Pic AFP)

Cuba has freed some of 53 people the United States regards as political prisoners as agreed under last month's US-Cuban rapprochement and Washington wants to see the rest released soon, the US State Department said on Tuesday.


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