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November 9, 2016 11:34 PM MLB’s International Progress Won’t Be Hindered by Trump, Commissioner Says

Rob Manfred also says the league, players’ association still expect to make a deal ahead of Dec. 1 As Major League Baseball continues its efforts to expand internationally, commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday that Donald Trump’s impending presidency and potential immigration policy changes shouldn’t hinder the sport’s progress. Last March, the Tampa 69

October 26, 2016 11:24 PM In first, US abstains in UN vote against Cuba embargo

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday abstained for the first time in 25 years from a vote at the United Nations calling for an end to the US embargo against Cuba. The UN General Assembly adopted the annual resolution by an overwhelming 191 votes in favor -- with only the United States and Israel abstaining in the 193-nation 49

October 26, 2016 7:49 PM For First Time, U.S. Abstains On U.N. Resolution Criticizing Cuba Embargo

Students in Havana cheer on Wednesday at news that the United Nations General Assembly voted 191-0, with two abstentions, on the Cuba embargo resolution. The U.N. General Assembly votes every year on a resolution calling for an end to the U.S. embargo on Cuba. The U.S. has always opposed the symbolic measure. But today, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N Samantha 24

October 14, 2016 2:25 PM U.S. policy changes on Cuba will be tough to undo-official

WASHINGTON Oct 14 It will be difficult for future U.S. administrations to undo President Barack Obama's policy of easing trade and travel restrictions with Cuba because of the benefits associated with the measures, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. "We've increased the space for this type of travel, people to people exchange, commercial opportunities 33

October 14, 2016 2:18 PM Obama Eases Special Limits On Cuban Products, From Drugs To Rum And Cigars

An official displays a limited edition Cohiba 50 cigar, one of 2,000 made for the 50th anniversary of the Cuban brand, on the opening day of the annual Havana Cigar Festival in Havana, Cuba, in February. As of Monday, U.S. citizens who travel to Cuba will no longer be limited to bringing back goods worth up to $400 — including $100 worth of tobacco and alcohol 39

October 2, 2016 1:49 PM Guantánamo Navy base begins evacuating 700 parents and kids, plus pets, ahead of Hurricane Matthew

U.S. military cargo planes began evacuating about 700 family members of troops and other staff by military cargo plane from Guantánamo Bay to “safe haven” in Pensacola, Florida, on Sunday ahead of Hurricane Matthew. “We have to prepare for the worst-case scenario” — a Category 3 or 4 hurricane making a direct hit on the remote base, Navy Capt. David 16

October 1, 2016 2:15 PM Couple convicted on marriage fraud charges involving Cuban migrants

A U.S. District Judge in Miami has sentenced two South Florida Cubans to four years in prison each for their involvement in a ring that organized fraudulent marriages between Cubans and undocumented immigrants so they could stay in the country legally. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Joan A. Lenard sentenced Odalys Marrero, 51, and Rolando Mulet, 62, to 48 months 14

October 1, 2016 9:59 AM Hurricane Matthew weakens slightly as heads for Jamaica and Cuba

KINGSTON, Jamaica Hurricane Matthew weakened slightly on Saturday as it headed toward Jamaica and Cuba, but with winds reaching 155 miles per hour (250 kph) forecasters said the storm was still powerful enough to wreck homes as islanders braced for its arrival. Matthew, the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since Felix in 2007, was forecast to make landfall 40

September 29, 2016 1:50 PM How Donald Trump’s Company Violated the United States Embargo Against Cuba

Updated | A company controlled by Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, secretly conducted business in Communist Cuba during Fidel Castro’s presidency despite strict American trade bans that made such undertakings illegal, according to interviews with former Trump executives, internal company records and court filings. Documents show that the Trump 71

September 29, 2016 1:44 PM Trump broke Cuban embargo, report says

Donald Trump’s hotel and casino company secretly spent money trying to do business in Cuba in violation of the U.S. trade embargo, Newsweek reported Thursday in a story that could endanger the Republican presidential nominee’s Cuban-American support in South Florida. Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts paid at least $68,000 to a consulting firm in late 1998 in an attempt 13