Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.
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Travel to Cuba from America has been expanded upon due to a new presidential policy. Find out how this foreign policy shift will effect future travel.
The president’s call for loosening travel and trade restrictions with Cuba is an historic shift that many young Cubans living in the U.S. never thought they’d see. An Oakland performer hopes his mom will get to see him dance.
President Barack Obama says the United States will have a different relationship with the Cuban government going forward. Watch his full statement here.
A senior Obama administration official says Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years.
Narsai David gives out his recipe for his Cubana sauce, which uses papaya—a fruit not traditionally used in savory sauces.
The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro is in San Francisco to meet with gay rights activists and to chair a panel at a prestigious academic conference.
With a 462-foot home run, Yoenis Cespedes showed off a power stroke reminiscent of Oakland’s Bash Brothers back in the day.
Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $36 million, four-year contract.