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Obama to raise human rights during historic trip to Cuba

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday he’ll raise human rights issues and other U.S. concerns with Cuban President Raul Castro during a history-making visit to the communist island nation. The brief visit in mid-March will mark a watershed moment ...

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Some in GOP object as US, Cuba plan embassies

Loud but hardly universal catcalls from Republicans underscored the obstacles and opportunities ahead as U.S. and Cuban leaders announced an opening of embassies in Havana and Washington and a resumption of diplomatic relations severed the year President Barack Obama was ...

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Congressional trips to Cuba in doubt

WASHINGTON — A series of trips to Cuba by U.S. lawmakers is in doubt amid questions over the communist government’s eagerness or ability to accommodate a surge of new interest and possible investment from the United States. American officials said ...

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US companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdles

WASHINGTON — Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels. And outside Orlando, Florida, Danny Howell just knows there would be demand for ...

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Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday and declared an end to America’s “outdated approach” to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity. ...

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