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Tropical storm Erika drenches parched Cuba

Havana - Tropical storm Erika broke up as it raked across Cuba, drenching the drought-parched island in heavy rain after killing at least 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

Colombia rebels admit killing community leader

Havana - Colombia's FARC rebels admitted Monday to killing a black community leader in the country's southwest in early August, a crime they had strongly condemned.

Colombia rebels extend unilateral ceasefire

Havana - Colombian rebels holding peace talks with the government have extended a unilateral ceasefire, one of their commanders said Thursday.

Colombia's FARC rebels request meeting with pope

Havana - Colombia's FARC rebels said Tuesday they have asked to meet with Pope Francis when he visits Cuba in September.The guerrillas have been holding peace talks with a Colombian government delegation in Havana since November 2012.

More Cubans traveling abroad

Havana - The number of Cubans traveling abroad surged by 23.7 percent last year, according to official statistics published Sunday, an increase prompted by the Communist island's easing of travel restrictions.

Cuba ready to discuss 'any issue' with US: minister

Havana - Cuba is ready to discuss any issue with the United States, including human rights, its foreign minister told his US counterpart John Kerry on Friday as the latter made a historic visit to the island.

Kerry wraps up historic Cuba flag-raising visit

Havana - Secretary of State John Kerry departed Cuba after a historic daylong visit to raise the US flag at the American embassy -- a milestone in Washington's rapprochement with its onetime foe.

Kerry calls for 'genuine democracy' in Cuba

Havana - Secretary of State John Kerry urged Cuba to pursue true democracy on a historic visit Friday to raise the American flag over the newly reopened US embassy in Havana.

Kerry in Havana for banner day in U.S.-Cuba relations

Havana - Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cuba on Friday to raise the US flag over the newly reopened embassy, sealing Washington's historic rapprochement with Havana.

Kerry in Havana for banner day in U.S.-Cuba relations

Havana - US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Cuba Friday to raise the American flag over the newly reopened US embassy, a symbolic capstone on Washington's historic rapprochement with Havana.

Fidel Castro to US: You owe us millions

Havana - Fidel Castro marked his 89th birthday Thursday by insisting the United States owes Cuba "many millions of dollars" because of the half-century-old American trade embargo.

Dissidents fear being left in cold by U.S.-Cuba thaw

Havana - Anti-American protests in Cuba are nothing new.

Cuba briefly arrests 90 dissidents at protest march

Havana - With tense bilateral ties recently renewed after five decades, and top US diplomat John Kerry due in Havana in days, Cuba briefly detained about 90 activists.

Cuba arrests 90 dissidents at protest march

Havana - With tense bilateral ties recently renewed after five decades, and top US diplomat John Kerry due in Havana in days, Cuba arrested some 90 activists on Sunday.

Pope to lead Havana mass next to Che Guevara portrait

Havana - Workers in Cuba have begun building the altar where Pope Francis will deliver mass during a landmark visit next month, placing it just to the left of a giant image of Che Guevara.

Colombia rebels want meeting with pope during Cuba visit

Havana - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels, now negotiating a peace deal in Havana, said Sunday they hope to meet with Pope Francis on his upcoming Cuba visit.

Cuba objects to being placed on U.S. trafficking list

Havana - Cuba objected Wednesday to being placed on the US human trafficking list, saying it distorted the overseas work of its doctors and its requirement that students work as part of their education.

FARC praises Colombia's Santos for halting air strikes

Havana - Colombia's FARC guerrillas on Tuesday praised President Juan Manuel Santos' decision to suspend air strikes against rebel forces, but urged further steps to de-escalate the half-century-old conflict.

Cuba celebrates Castro uprising anniversary with call to end U.S. embargo

Santiago De Cuba - Cuba marked the anniversary of Fidel Castro's first armed uprising 62 years ago with calls for an end to the US embargo and the return of the US naval base at Guantanamo.

Cuba marks Castro uprising anniversary with call for U.S. embargo end

Santiago De Cuba - Cuba marked the anniversary of Fidel Castro's first armed uprising 62 years ago Sunday with calls for an end to the US embargo and the return of the US naval base at Guantanamo.
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