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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.
Digital Journal Report by Molly Zelvonberg

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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!
In the Media by Francisco Jara (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Rigoberto Diaz (AFP) - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Rigoberto Diaz (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Rigoberto Diaz (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
Digital Journal Report by Adrian Peel - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Francisco Jara (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Francisco Jara (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Aldo Gamboa (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Carlos Batista (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by AFP

Fidel, Chavez moment after failed 2002 coup captured

Havana - Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez shared their amazement and joy upon the triumphal return to power of the late Venezuelan leader after a brief coup in 2002, an exchange vividly captured in a transcript released Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Uruguay seeks US release of jailed Cubans

Montevideo - Uruguay's President Jose Mujica said Friday he has asked Washington to release Cuban prisoners held in the United States in return for his country taking Guantanamo detainees.Mujica on Thursday said his government had agreed to receive detainees from t...
In the Media by AFP

Cuba gives doctors big pay raise -- to $64 a month

Havana - Cuba's doctors got a big pay raise Friday -- to 64 dollars a month, the official Communist Party newspaper Granma said.The hike in pay from $25 a month was to reward health professionals for being the country's top source of hard currency export earni...
In the Media by AFP

New law to create investment-friendly Cuba

Havana - Foreign investors will be able to do business in communist Cuba without fear of government interference once a new law is approved later this month, a top lawmaker told state media on Monday.The lawmaker tasked with overseeing the drafting of the new i...
In the Media by Carlos Batista (AFP)

Anti-government marchers in Caracas slam Cuban 'invader'

Caracas - Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched against Cuban meddling in Venezuela's domestic affairs.Under the late elected socialist revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez, Venezuela forged tight ties with Cuba, becoming its closest regional ally and econo...
In the Media by AFP

Anti-government marchers in Caracas slam Cuban 'invader'

Caracas - Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched Sunday against Cuban meddling in Venezuela's domestic affairs.Under the late elected socialist revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez, Venezuela forged tight ties with Cuba, becoming its closest regional ally an...
In the Media by AFP
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Fidel Castro's old limo.
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Former Cuban President  87-year-old Fidel Castro makes a rare public appearance at the opening of an...
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Former Cuban President, 87-year-old Fidel Castro makes a rare public appearance at the opening of an arts studio in Havana, January 9, 2014.
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1952 Chevrolet, a so-called 'yank tank' or 'maquina' in Havana, Cuba.
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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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Cienfuegos in central Cuba
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Cienfuegos in central Cuba
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President of Cuba Raul Castro visiting El Salvador
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