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Cuba – United States Relations

US lawmakers seek details on Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba trip

Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce tour the streets of Old Havana in Cuba. Photo: AP

Two US Republican lawmakers want to know if popular American pop star Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, had the US government’s permission to travel to Cuba despite an economic embargo.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 5:05pm

Guillen learns to toe party line

Jeffrey Loria is an art dealer of some renown as well as a native of Manhattan and a graduate of Columbia Business School. So having The New Yorker do a profile on his business is a considerable coup. But his collection of 20th century masters like Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore was not the focus. The magazine wanted to know about his baseball team, the recently renamed Miami Marlins.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Now Washington must lift its Cuban embargo

Cuban President Fidel Castro's resignation may seem like the end of an era, but it means little for the people of the Caribbean island.

21 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

My Life

My Life

by Fidel Castro, with Ignacio Ramonet

Penguin/Allen Lane, HK$413

Castro has held the world spellbound with his defiance. The last great revolutionary leader of the mid-20th century, a lawyer turned fighter, then statesman and rebel, he has outlasted nine US presidents and survived hundreds of assassination attempts.

4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1962

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

638 Ways to Kill Castro

638 Ways to Kill Castro

Featuring: Fabian Escalante, Orlando Bosch, Luis Posada Carriles

Director: Dollan Cannell

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Will the real Raul Castro please stand up?

First came the celebrations, the nightly parades through Little Havana as Miami's Cuban exile community greeted the news of Fidel Castro's sickness and the apparent end of 47 years of tyrannical dictatorship.

13 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

El Comandante's silence has Cubans holding their breath

Fidel Castro feared it would be an assassin's bullet or perhaps an exploding cigar planted by CIA agents that would finally put him out of business as the world's longest-ruling head of government.

5 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Life after Castro poses challenges for Cuba and US

With a touch of prescience, or perhaps the benefit of secret intelligence about the state of Fidel Castro's health, US President George W. Bush earlier this week referred to America's plans for Cuba when Dr Castro has gone.

3 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Patient Cubans still waiting for the good times to roll

More than baseball, tobacco, rum or rumba, Cubans these days are increasingly preoccupied with la cola - the national pastime of waiting and queuing.

29 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Living in the past

The Cold War ended more than a decade ago, but its frigid winds still lash relations between the United States and Cuba - and one has to wonder why. How, in the 21st Century with the so-called dangers of communism deemed long ago not to be a threat, can such an anachronism persist?

18 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

A peep into Cuban missile crisis between United States and Soviet Union

Thirteen Days looks at the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962 and how close the world came to an all-out nuclear war between the United States and the then Soviet Union. The crisis forced the Americans to contemplate the implications of a full- blown nuclear war.

23 May 2001 - 12:00am

Symbolic half-measure

The US Congress came perilously close to doing something intelligent about Cuba this week, but - for the wrong reasons - backed away from the full implications of what it had originally proposed. Even so, the final decision was at least a symbolic step in the direction of creating a rational American policy towards its nearby island neighbour.

29 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Tear-gas fired at protesters as armed agents grab Cuban boy in pre-dawn raid on relatives' home

CUBAN boy Elian Gonzalez was yesterday reunited with his father outside Washington after being plucked from the arms of his Miami relatives in a pre-dawn raid.

23 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Nation divided as tragedy descends into political farce

DONATO Dalrymple, the Florida fisherman who rescued Elian Gonzalez from the Gulf Stream five months ago, yesterday looked heavenward after the boy was taken from his arms at gunpoint and shouted: 'America, America.' Millions of Americans have been looking at their nation in similar wonder, but with different emotions, as what could have been a straightforward reunification between a motherless

23 Apr 2000 - 12:00am