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Cuban diplomats at UN stage noisy protest at US event

New York - Cuban diplomats shouted slogans and noisily pounded tables at the United Nations on Tuesday, disrupting a meeting organized by the United States on the plight of Cuban political prisoners.

Diplomats stage UN protest during US event on Cuba

New York - A group of UN diplomats disrupted a US-organized meeting on the plight of Cuban political prisoners at the United Nations on Tuesday, shouting down a US diplomat who demanded that security guards remove them from the hall.

Trump restrictions aside, American Airlines boosts profile in Cuba

Havana - American Airlines announced Monday that it would offer more daily flights to Cuba, by 2019, despite US restrictions on Americans traveling to that country.

Cuba protests US event at UN on political prisoners

New York - Cuba has asked UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to cancel plans by the United States to launch a campaign at the United Nations on the plight of Cuban political prisoners.

Cuban president marks change of style with first tweet

Havana - Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel sent his first message on Twitter on Wednesday, helping to set a new tone as leader of the Communist-run island compared with his predecessors the Castros.

Colombian guerrillas want peace talks before suspending fight

Havana - Marxist rebels in Colombia said on Monday they will not suspend their insurgency until President Ivan Duque names a new team of peace negotiators to restart Cuban-hosted talks.

Cuba seeks 'civilized' relationship with US: president

New York - Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said Sunday his government wants a "civilized" relationship with the United States -- despite the embargo imposed on the island by the US since 1962.

Santa Clara: Che's city but also Cuba's gay haven

Santa Clara - Jose Augustin Hernandez is a 53-year-old local government official in Cuba -- who is transgender, sports a flamboyant pink wig and goes by the name Adela.

US-Cuba relations 'in decline,' president says

Havana - Relations between Cuba and the United States are in decline under President Donald Trump, his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel said in an interview broadcast Sunday."Relations today are in decline.

Workers fired for selling 15,000 apples to one client in Cuba

Havana - Several employees of a Cuban supermarket have been fired for selling 15,000 apples to a single customer in a country regularly plagued by food shortages.

Rebels reject Colombia govt peace talk terms

Havana - ELN guerrillas on Monday branded as "unacceptable" conditions set by Colombian President Ivan Duque to restart peace talks in Cuba aimed at ending their insurgency.

Abortion in Latin America: four women's voices

Montevideo - To legalize or not to legalize, that is the question on the lips of many legislators in Latin America since Argentina opted not to decriminalize abortion following a senate vote.

Microwave weapon suspected in mystery attacks on US diplomats: report

Washington - Doctors and scientists increasingly suspect attacks with unconventional microwave weapons as the cause of the mysterious ailments that have stricken more than three dozen American diplomats and their families in Cuba and China, The New York Times repor...

Catholic Church urges Cubans to reject same-sex marriage

Havana - Cuba's Catholic Church has called on the public to reject a plan to legalize gay marriage in the country's proposed new constitution, describing it as "ideological colonialism" imposed by rich countries.

Rumba, the dance of seduction running through Cubans' veins

Havana - Born among black slaves on sugar plantations, Cuba's rumba has since become a national icon almost as renown as its cigars or amateur boxers and two years ago was designated by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage.

Cuba signals willingness to open railway operation to foreigners

Havana - Cuba has signaled its willingness to open up the operation of its extensive state railway system to foreign companies in a decree published Wednesday as part of a spate of economic reforms.

Cubans to join public debate on new constitution recognizing private enterprise

Havana - Cuba called on its citizens Monday to join a series of public debates on a new constitution that will recognize the role of market forces and private enterprise in the Communist island's economy.

Cuba's tourism numbers rising despite US 'campaigns': government

Havana - The number of tourists visiting Cuba is rising, despite US "campaigns" to curb economic activity on the communist island, Cuban officials announced Friday.

Cuba constitution referendum date set for February 2019

Havana - The national referendum to ratify Cuba's new constitution will take place on February 24, 2019, state television said Thursday.

Cuba plans to consult expatriates on new constitution

Havana - Cuba plans to let its 1.4 million expatriate citizens contribute to its new constitution, the first time emigrants will have a say in the island's affairs since the 1959 revolution.

Frozen in time, Havana looks to put a modern stamp on its 500-year history

Havana - Havana could be compared to the colorful 1950s classic American cars that fill its roads: an object of desire for historians and tourists alike.To walk through its streets is to take a step back in time.

Cuba's Castro hits out at US sanctions on left-wing LatAm gov'ts

Santiago De Cuba - Former Cuban president Raul Castro on Thursday accused the United States of tightening "the noose" around his country, Venezuela and Nicaragua but vowed to "respond to every challenge.

Top US diplomats probe latest health 'attacks' in Cuba visit

Washington - Recent mystery illnesses that have injured 26 US diplomatic personnel and their families in Cuba have prompted a surprise visit by three senior State Department officials to the communist island nation.

Cuba's new constitution would allow same-sex marriages

Havana - The new constitution being debated this weekend by Cuban legislators would provide a legal path for same-sex marriage, an important demand of the socialist island's LGBT community.

Market economy set for recognition in Cuban constitutional reforms

Havana - Cuban legislators are set to implement sweeping constitutional reforms this weekend that will legally recognize private property and the market economy, as well as encourage foreign investments, but capitalism remains a dirty word.

Reforms loom, but not capitalism: Cuba president

Havana - Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Tuesday said that while reforms loom in the Communist country, they would not be an embrace of capitalism.

Cuba plane crash caused by human error: company

Mexico - A plane crash that killed 112 people in Cuba on May 18 was caused by human error, the Mexican company that owned the jet said Monday.

Cuban reforms stress free market, private property and investment

Havana - Socialist Cuba is planning a series of potentially far-reaching changes, with a new constitution set to recognize the free market and private property, while dividing political powers between a president and a prime minister.

Cuba reauthorizes private sector, but with tighter controls

Havana - Cuba on Tuesday reauthorized private businesses after a year-long freeze, but with tighter controls than before on a segment of the economy that now makes up 13 percent of the Communist island's workforce.

Cuba reauthorizes private sector, but with tighter controls

Havana - Cuba on Tuesday reauthorized private businesses after a year-long freeze, but with tighter controls than before on a segment of the economy that now makes up 13 percent of the island's workforce.
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