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Colombia's ELN rebels want government return 'guarantees'

Havana - Colombia's ELN rebels demanded government guarantees Monday that their peace delegation could return to the country from Cuba within 15 days due to the failure of talks, after a bombing killed 20 people in Bogota.

Colombia's ELN rebels claim police academy attack

Havana - Colombia's leftist ELN rebels claimed responsibility on Monday for the bombing of a police academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attacker, and also called on the government to resume stalled peace talks.

Colombia's ELN rebels claim police academy attack

Havana - Colombia's leftist ELN rebels claimed responsibility on Monday for the bombing of a police academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attacker, and derailed peace talks being held in Havana.

Cuba celebrates 60 years of revolution amid challenges and change

Santiago De Cuba - Cuba, long a source of inspiration for leftist Latin American governments, celebrated the 60th anniversary of its revolution on Tuesday facing increasing isolation in a region dominated by a resurgent right.

Cuba celebrates 60 years of revolution amongst challenges and change

Havana - Cuba will celebrate 60 years of revolution on Tuesday amidst economic crises and political reforms, the first time it will mark such an anniversary without a revolutionary fighter in power.

Cuba around the world: 60 years of weapons and white coats

Havana - As its revolution turns 60, Cuba is still reaching out all over the world to spread the socialist ideology that carried Fidel Castro to power in 1959.

60 years of revolution: Four Cubans tell their stories

Havana - On January 1, Cuba will mark the 60th anniversary of the communist revolution that brought the late and enigmatic leader Fidel Castro to power. Here, AFP talks to four Cubans about what the revolution still means to them.

Cuba says unable to pay off debt commitments in 2019

Havana - Cuba's government admitted on Friday that it won't be able to pay all its debt commitments in 2019, blaming Hurricane Irma and United States sanctions for its woes.

Cuba decides to scrap same-sex marriage law in new constitution: official

Havana - Cuba will leave out of its new constitution changes that would have paved the way for legal same-sex marriage, despite majority support in local assemblies, a government official said Tuesday.

Cuba finally rolls out mobile 3G, though too costly for most

Havana - Cuba became one of the last countries in the world to get 3G mobile internet services on Thursday, though most citizens on the communist-run island won't be able to afford it.

In its 40th year, Havana film fest a far cry from its heyday

Havana - In the good old days, Havana came to a near-standstill for 10 days for its annual film festival, with 500 movies screening in dozens of theaters.

Cuba set to tighten screws on private sector

Havana - Ten years after they were first authorized to do business in Cuba, private entrepreneurs will be subjected to tougher restrictions from Friday -- a move likely to stall their expansion on the communist-ruled island.

Cuba worried the IOC will ring boxing's final bell

Havana - Olympic champion in 2016 and four times a world champion, Julio Cesar La Cruz has his eye on Tokyo 2020 glory.

Spanish PM promises to keep investing in Cuba on historic visit

Havana - Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez promised on Friday to continue investing in Cuba on the second day of his historic visit to the island nation, the first by a Spanish leader in 32 years.

Cuba president greets returning doctors after Brazil feud

Havana - Cuba President Miguel Diaz-Canel personally welcomed back doctors at Havana airport, a local newspaper reported, as 200 returned from Brazil following a spat between the two Latin American countries' leaders.

Spain's PM Sanchez repeats Brexit veto threat after May talks

Havana - Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez maintained his threat to scupper Britain's draft deal to exit the European Union following a meeting with UK counterpart Theresa May on Thursday.

Cuba set to debate draft constitution paving way for gay marriage

Havana - A draft new constitution for Cuba that paves the way for same-sex marriage as well as the right to private property was ready to go before lawmakers on Thursday for fine-tuning ahead of a referendum next year.

First Cuban doctors return over spat with Brazil's Bolsonaro

Havana - The first of more than 6,000 Cuban doctors working in Brazil arrived back on the Communist-run island Thursday after Havana announced it was withdrawing from a medical aid program over a spat with President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.

Cuba to pull thousands of doctors from Brazil in Bolsonaro row

Havana - Cuba announced Wednesday it will pull thousands of its doctors out of Brazil in response to president-elect Jair Bolsonaro's "direct, contemptuous and threatening" remarks about its medical aid program.

Returning Cubans boost island's real estate market

Havana - In shorts and wearing shoes but no socks, Mauricio Garcia could pass for a tourist as he strolls around Old Havana.
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