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Rebels say no to Colombian military role in peace

Havana - Leftist FARC guerrillas in peace talks aimed at ending a five-decade conflict rejected Monday a Colombian plan to put the military in charge of disarming the rebels.

Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at US

Havana - Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe on Monday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance's representatives to the Nazi SS.

Colombian army, FARC rebels begin work on ceasefire

Havana - Talks to end Colombia's five-decade conflict entered what the government called a "decisive phase" Friday as army officers and FARC rebels began work on the terms of an eventual ceasefire.

Google Chrome comes to Cuba

Havana - Google Chrome has finally touched down in Cuba. In a Google+ post Wednesday, Google blames American export controls and sanctions that may prohibit the access of certain tools in Cuba.

Venezuelan president on surprise visit to Fidel Castro

Havana - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made a surprise visit to Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro, who praised his guest's "solidarity" with the Palestinian people and condemned the "genocide" in Gaza.

Victims of Colombia's armed conflict testify

Havana - Victims of the decades-old conflict pitting FARC rebels against government forces testified at peace talks Saturday, pushing for "truth" to form the foundation of any accord.

Plea agreement reached by global financial institution Special

BNP Paribas S.A. (BNPP) is a global financial institution headquartered in Paris. BNP Paribas admitted that majority of illegal payments were made on behalf of sanctioned countries like Sudan.

U.S. hijacker sentenced to 20 years in prison

Miami - A former Black Panther who hijacked an airplane in 1984 and diverted it to Cuba was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Miami.William Potts, 57, will be eligible for early release on parole after seven years.

Russia 'agrees to reopen Cuba spy base'

Moscow - Russia has provisionally agreed to reopen a major Cold War listening post on Cuba that was used to spy on the United States, a Russian daily reported Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin visited the island last week.

Cuba cracks down, arrests 100 women dissidents

Havana - Cuban authorities arrested an unusually large group of about 100 dissident marchers Sunday, breaking up a march by the Ladies in White opposition activists.Shouting "Freedom! Freedom!

Putin in Cuba, Nicaragua to rekindle Latin America ties

Managua - President Vladimir Putin made a surprise stop in Nicaragua after visiting Russia's Cold War ally Cuba, part of a tour to increase Moscow's influence in Latin America amid frayed ties with the West.

Putin in Cuba, Nicaragua to rekindle Latin America ties

Managua - President Vladimir Putin made a surprise stop in Nicaragua after visiting Russia's Cold War ally Cuba, part of a tour to increase Moscow's influence in Latin America amid frayed ties with the West.

Putin in Cuba to rekindle Latin America ties

Havana - President Vladimir Putin visited Russia's Cold War ally Cuba on Friday, launching a tour that will see him cozy up to Latin America amid newly frayed relations with the West.

Cuba examines weak economy, seeks 'socialist development'

Havana - Cuba's National Assembly opened its biannual session, with the communist island's faltering economy topping the agenda, but no plans unveiled for change.

Putin to visit Cuba and other LatAm nations

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin will next week begin a major Latin America tour that will take him to Cuba, Argentina and Brazil as he seeks to counter Russia's growing international isolation over the Ukraine crisis.

Panama judge acquits North Korean crew over arms row

Panama City - A Panamanian judge acquitted and ordered the immediate release of three North Koreans detained last year for trying to transport undeclared Cuban weapons through the Panama Canal.

Interview with country singer Sammy Arriaga Special

Digital Journal meets an up-and-coming country singer on a mission to introduce Latin American influences into modern country music.

Dissident's new digital newspaper blocked in Cuba

Havana - Dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez launched a new online newspaper Wednesday, with hopes of making it Cuba's first independent news outlet in 50 years, but it was promptly blocked inside the communist-ruled island.

North Korea ship in Cuba arms row crosses Panama Canal

Panama City - A North Korean ship that was stopped in Panama last year for carrying undeclared Cuban weaponry, was crossing the Panama Canal again on Wednesday after a clean inspection.

EU, Cuba in talks years after human rights row

Havana - Cuba and the European Union sat down at the negotiating table Tuesday aiming at deals on political dialogue and economic cooperation.

Russia's Lavrov: Ukraine sanctions lack 'common sense'

Havana - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday denounced Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine, saying they lacked "all common sense.

Cuba, Dominican Republic set up WTO fight over Australia tobacco law

Geneva - Attempts by tobacco-producing nations to sink a landmark law in Australia requiring plain packaging for cigarettes and cigars gained pace Tuesday as Cuba and the Dominican Republic stepped up their fight at the World Trade Organization.

France's top diplomat visits Cuba, first time in 30 years

Havana - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived Saturday in Havana for a brief visit aimed at strengthening ties, as Cuba begins talks with the European Union on normalizing relations.

Cuba plans own social media sites after US row

Havana - Cuba plans to launch its own social media networks to counter "subversive" ones such as a Twitter-like app the United States was funding, an official said Wednesday.

American jailed in Cuba on hunger strike: lawyer

Washington - Alan Gross, an American subcontractor for the US Agency for International Development who was imprisoned in Cuba in 2009, has gone on a hunger strike to press for his release, his lawyer said Tuesday.

ZunZuneo: the new sound of US-Cuban discord

Washington - ZunZuneo, a Twitter-style application designed to get Cubans talking among themselves on their cell phones, has become the latest obstacle to improved relations between Washington and Havana.

Cuba demands US cease 'covert actions'

Havana - Cuba demanded Friday that the United States cease its "illegal and covert actions" against the communist country following disclosures Washington set up a Twitter-style application there.

Cuba: obstacle course for foreign investors

Havana - Foreign investors still face an obstacle course in Cuba despite the passage of a new, more liberal law aimed at attracting capital from outside the communist-ruled island.

Op-Ed: Cuba improves conditions for foreign investment

Havana - The Cuban National Assembly unanimously approved legislation to make the country more attractive to foreign investment. The changes are seen as part of President Raul Castro's reforms that will forge greater links with the international economy.

Cuba passes law to lure foreign investment

Havana - Cuba's parliament unanimously approved a new law on foreign investment Saturday aimed at boosting sputtering economic growth on the communist-ruled island.
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Cienfuegos in central Cuba
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Waves crash hard at Ferry Landing in Guantanamo Bay Oct. 25 after Hurricane Sandy swept through the island.
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After attending a mass at the Church, Ladies in White group in Havana peacefully march demanding the release of their loved ones who are political prisoners.
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Devastation in Cuba from Hurricane Sandy
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