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Peace deal not possible in six months if Colombia 'backtracks': FARC

Havana - The FARC guerilla group warned Saturday that a peace deal with the Colombian government would not be possible within the agreed-upon six-month window if Bogota backtracks on the current partial deal.

Colombia peace talks resume after breakthrough

Havana - The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas resumed peace talks Friday after signing a partial deal that President Juan Manuel Santos vowed would pave the way to peace within six months.

Colombian peace negotiators vow to speed up talks

Havana - With a key stumbling block in Colombia's peace talks now resolved, negotiators pledged Thursday to speed up the process and meet a six-month deadline for ending Latin America's last guerrilla conflict.

The president and the rebel seeking peace in Colombia

Havana - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Timoleon "Timochenko" Jimenez, the leader of the FARC rebels, announced a major breakthrough in peace talks to end a conflict that has burned for half a century.

Key points in Colombia-FARC deal on post-conflict justice

Havana - The Colombian government and FARC rebels signed a breakthrough agreement on bringing justice for crimes committed during their half-century conflict.

Colombian leader vows peace with FARC within six months

Havana - The Colombian government and FARC rebels will sign a definitive peace deal within six months to end half a century of conflict, President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday, as the two sides announced a major breakthrough.

Colombia leader, rebel chief meet for 'important' announcement

Havana - Colombia's president and the head of the FARC rebels flew into Cuba Wednesday for their first meeting, which officials said would conclude with an "important" announcement on ending a half-century guerrilla war.

Pope's Cuba message long on faith, short on politics

Havana - Pope Francis stuck mainly to religion during his visit to Cuba, steering clear of delicate topics like democratic reforms and human rights -- and risking criticism from some at his next stop, Washington.

Pope heads to US after warm welcome in Cuba

Santiago De Cuba - Pope Francis wrapped up his trip to Cuba Tuesday with a parting call for reconciliation, before leaving the Caribbean island for what could be a slightly chillier reception in the United States.

Pope leaves Cuba for first-ever trip to US

Santiago De Cuba - Pope Francis left Cuba Tuesday for his first-ever visit to the United States, where he may get a slightly chillier reception in some quarters than on the Caribbean island.

Santiago, cradle of revolution, rum and Cuban beats

Santiago De Cuba - Santiago, the last stop on Pope Francis's Cuban tour, is known for its revolutionary history, its rum and the troubadours who have infused the Caribbean island's music with their tropical beats.

Guantanamo pilgrims hope pope will help close U.S. base

Holgu - Cubans from Guantanamo province said Monday they hope Pope Francis's visit to Cuba will help bring an end to the US naval base and detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

Pope goes off script in Cuba to urge clergy to embrace poverty

Havana - Pope Francis abandoned his prepared speech Sunday at an evening prayer service in Havana to urge the clergy to embrace poverty and never forget "the most abandoned.

Pope meets Castros after mass on iconic Havana square

Havana - Pope Francis met Sunday with Fidel and Raul Castro, the brothers who have ruled Cuba since its 1959 revolution, after celebrating an outdoor mass attended by hundreds of thousands.

Ecstatic crowds for 'pope of the poor' on Revolution Square

Havana - Some camped out all night on Havana's Revolution Square, others rose at dawn and tried to find a space amid the throng.

'Failure' not an option in Colombia peace process: pope

Havana - Pope Francis said Sunday that Colombia cannot afford "yet another failure" in peace talks to end a guerrilla war that has burned for more than half a century.

Pope delivers mass on packed Revolution Square in Havana

Havana - Pope Francis delivered mass Sunday before hundreds of thousands of people on Havana's iconic Revolution Square, calling Cubans to serve the downtrodden and warning them that "service is never ideological.

Pope arrives in Havana with call for further U.S.-Cuba thaw

Havana - Pope Francis on Saturday urged the United States and Cuba to build on their nascent reconciliation as he arrived in Havana for the first leg of a high-profile trip that will also take him to America.

Pope Francis arrives in Havana to kick off tour of Cuba, US

Havana - Pope Francis arrived in Cuba Saturday on the first leg of a high-profile trip that will also take him to the United States, highlighting his role in the rapprochement between the Cold War foes.

Argentina looms large at pope's Havana mass

Havana - Between President Cristina Kirchner's presence and a towering sculpture of Che Guevara gazing down at him, Pope Francis's native Argentina will loom large Sunday when he gives mass in Havana.
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