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    1. Since Fidel Castro took power in Cuba in 1959, the communist nation has been known for, among other things, its "medical diplomacy" – sending doctors and medicine to far flung parts of the globe in order to foster goodwill and gain allies on the world stage.

    2. Manfred hopes for exhibition games in Cuba in 2016

      The Associated Press via Yahoo! SportsApr 23 16:12 PM

      Rob Manfred believes Major League Baseball can engage in some fastball diplomacy. Following President Barack Obama's announcement in December that he would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, the new baseball commissioner hopes his sport can assist in improving ties in the same manner the U.S. table tennis team did during its 1971 trip to China - so-called ''pingpong diplomacy.'' ''I can ...

    3. Some oppose 'economic door' reopening to Cuba

      WDSU New OrleansApr 24 18:11 PM

      In March, WDSU traveled with about 80 local business and civic leaders on an historic fact finding trip to Cuba -- most of the group was in support of the reopening of the economic door to the island nation. However, in New Orleans, that sentiment is far from unanimous.

    4. President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro's historic meeting Saturday is giving Havana new leverage in negotiations with Washington to drop the decades-old embargo, experts tell

    5. Pope Francis to visit Cuba en route to US, Vatican says

      The Christian Science MonitorApr 22 10:44 AM

      The Argentine pope will make his first visit to Cuba as pontiff before heading to the United States in September, the Vatican said on Wednesday. 

    6. In historic face to face, Obama, Castro vow to turn the page

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsApr 11 18:26 PM

      PANAMA CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro sat down together Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country's leaders in a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations.

    7. Obama, Cuba's Raul Castro hold historic meeting

    8. Obama, Castro herald new era at Americas Summit

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsApr 11 11:44 AM

      US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro opened a new era of relations Saturday as they both addressed a landmark Summit of the Americas ahead of historic one-on-one talks. Sitting around an oval table with some 30 other regional leaders in Panama City, Obama and Castro spoke one after the other in an unprecedented public exchange between the leaders of the Cold War-era foes. "This shift...

    9. Kids of Cold War crocs going to Cuba on conservation mission

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsApr 19 6:39 AM

      STOCKHOLM (AP) — Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.

    10. Harper to voice Canada's hemispheric goals at summit, meet with leaders

      The Canadian Press via Yahoo Canada NewsApr 11 19:38 PM

      Stephen Harper emerged from a meeting with Cuba's Raul Castro with a call for more engagement with the island nation, signalling a change of heart for the prime minister when it comes to the communist regime. It's a different approach than the one Harper has taken with Cuba in the past. Harper, who has had strong words about the communist regime, initially opposed inviting Cuba to this year's ...

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