‘Profound differences’ as historic U.S.-Cuba talks open

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Enthusiasm aside, Washington and Havana have five decades of distrust to overcome as they reestablish relations.

    U.S. officials in Cuba to talk embassies and future relations

    U.S. officials in Cuba to talk embassies and future relations

    Among the Obama administration’s priorities: Greater freedom of movement for diplomats in both countries.

    Did U.S. send Cuba its next leaders when it released the ‘Cuban Five’?

    Did U.S. send Cuba its next leaders when it released the ‘Cuban Five’?

    There’s no clear successor to Castro, and the five men have youth, fame and revolutionary credentials.

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    In Brazil, unrest is simmering again

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    With new pot laws in U.S., a flood of cheap Mexican heroin and meth

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    U.S. businesses still face a minefield of sanctions in Cuba

    U.S. businesses still face a minefield of sanctions in Cuba

    Persisting regulations feed firms’ anxiety. And Cuba may not want a flood of American firms.

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