Keyword: Cuba

Why Latin American migrants have been sleeping rough in a Paris suburb

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Around 150 migrants from Latin America – Colombia, Cuba, Peru, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic – are living in a makeshift street camp in a Paris suburb having recently been evicted from a disused warehouse in which they were squatting. Some came to France for a better life for their family, others for political reasons. But as Irene Casado reports, all the migrants, who include children and pregnant women, face an uncertain future faced with the indifference of the local mayor and the lack of suitable housing.

Hollande mourns loss of 'towering' Castro

French president, who met former Cuban leader in May 2015, said Castro 'incarnated the Cuban revolution' - including its later 'disillusionment'.

France welcomes Castro for historic state visit

President Hollande said the Paris visit by Cuban president Raul Castro marked 'new stage' in strengthening of ties between the two countries.

Hollande meets Fidel Castro, Cuba announces deal with Total

The French president's trip to Cuba ended Tuesday after he met with the island's ailing revolutionary leader and brokered an oil exploration deal.

Hollande calls on US to lift Cuba embargo

From Havana, the French president said Paris would urge 'measures which have so badly harmed Cuba's development can finally be repealed'.

Hollande's historic trip to Cuba

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French President François Hollande on Monday became the first French head of state to make an official visit to Cuba, and the first in Europe to make the trip since the rapprochement announced last December between Washington and Havana. The one-day visit – Hollande will leave for Haiti on Tuesday, ending a six-island tour of the Caribbean – is another important step for Cuba’s new-found normalisation on the international stage, but also a key event in France’s efforts to strengthen its presence in Latin America. Lénaïg Bredoux analyses what is at stake and reports on the buildup to the thaw in relations with a regime French foreign minister Laurent Fabius once described as a "loathsome" dictatorship.

France hopes to shore up business with Cuba amid US policy shift

Observers say historic visit to island by President François Hollande in May is as much about shoring up trade ties as politics and culture.

French president to make historic visit to Cuba

President François Hollande will become the first French head of state to visit the island since the end of the Cold War.

French tourists hurt in bus accident in Cuba

Most of the 41 injured, seven of whom are in a serious condition, were pensioners from the town of Ouistreham in Normandy.

BNP Paribas '$10bn' US fine unreasonable, says France

Foreign minister Laurent Fabius said proposed fine for alleged sanctions busting by French bank was an 'unfair and unilateral decision'.

French foreign minister makes historic visit to Cuba

Laurent Fabius has met Cuban leader Raul Castro in first visit by senior French figure to the communist-run Caribbean island in 31 years.