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Obama didn’t touch down in Havana with an apology in his pocket for the US having first slathered Cuba in sleaze, organised an invasion by far-right desperadoes, made at least five attempts on Fidel Castro’s life, imposed a blockade in an effort to impoverish the country into submission and erected an internment camp on its soil where perceived enemies of the US could be tortured, some to death. Alejandro Ernesto/EPA.

I wonder did President Obama put in a good word for the Lanskys during his visit to Cuba. The family wants its hotel back. Says spokesman Gary Rapopor(...)

Cuban president Raúl Castro   attends US president Barack Obama’s speech at the  Gran Teatro in Havana, Cuba: Mr Obama said  there was “an evolution” and “a generational change” taking place inside Cuba. Photograph: Desmond Boylan/AP

US president Barack Obama told the Cuban people in a televised address that he had come to Havana on his historic visit “to bury the last remnant of (...)

A woman sports a T-shirt in the livery of the US flag while riding pillion on a motorcycle in Havana. Photograph: Getty Images

“It’s the hardest thing in the world,” says Yamis Lidbring (35) of trying to afford nappies for her five-month-old son, Jason Alexander. Her baby sit(...)

US President Barack Obama greets president of Cuba Raul Castro at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana. Photograph: EPA

US president Barack Obama said he and Cuban president Raul Castro had a “frank and candid conversation” on human rights and democracy, and are making (...)

FARC rebels rest on a window of a local store at a small village in the mountains of Colombia. Photograph: Federico Rios Escobar/The New York Times

Members of Colombia’s Marxist Farc guerrillas will meet US secretary of state John Kerry in Cuba, a spokeswoman for Colombia’s government peace negoti(...)

US president Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha disembark from Air Force One at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama arrived to small but cheering crowds on Sunday at the start of a historic visit to Cuba that opened a new chapter in US enga(...)

A tourist poses for a picture with a sign placed at the entrance of a restaurant with the images of Cuban and US Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama in Havana, Cuba on Saturday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama arrives in Cuba on Sunday for a 48-hour visit, making history by venturing into what was once enemy territory and sparking ent(...)

Donald Trump speaks at campaign rally on Saturday in Cleveland. The inflammatory candidate dismissed anti-Trump protesters in Chicago as ‘an organised group of thugs’. Photograph: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

“Screw Trump!” a woman shouts at Marco Rubio as the Florida senator poses for selfies with supporters in his home state at a coffee shop in Tampa. “(...)

US Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Donald Trump attend the Republican National Committee Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Miami’s Bank United Center. Photograph: Cristobal Herrera/EPA

The four remaining Republican candidates avoided the personal insults that have dominated recent debates, arguing on policy at the party’s 12th debate(...)

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