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Cuba air crash toll rises to 112

Havana - A woman died in a Cuban hospital Friday after suffering severe burns, bringing to 112 the number of victims from last week's crash of a Cuban airliner.

Cuba regrets CIA Bay of Pigs veteran died without trial

Havana - Havana expressed regret Thursday that a former CIA agent who led a bloody campaign against Fidel Castro had died without ever being brought to justice for "terrorist" crimes against Cuba.

China finds 'no clues' behind US staffer's brain trauma

Bejing - China has found no clues to determine what caused a US government employee to suffer a brain trauma after experiencing unusual sounds, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

Cuba's new leader brings hope for gay rights

Havana - Gay rights in Cuba have come a long way since the early years of the Communist revolution, when countless people were marginalized or forced to flee because of their sexual orientation.

US staffer suffers brain injury after 'sound' incident in China

Washington - A US government employee in China suffered brain trauma linked to "abnormal sounds" that resembled the still-unexplained injuries that befell US and Canadian diplomats in Cuba last year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday.

Bay of Pigs veteran Posada, accused of Cuban airlines bombing, dies at 90

Miami - Luis Posada Carriles, a former CIA agent and veteran of the Bay of Pigs invasion who was accused of masterminding the bombing a Cuban airliner in 1976, died Wednesday at age 90, his lawyer said.

US staffer suffers brain injury after 'sound' incident in China

Bejing - The US embassy in China issued a health alert Wednesday after a US government employee experienced an "abnormal" sound and suffered a mild brain injury -- in an incident reminiscent of a mysterious illness that hit diplomats in Cuba.

Cuba identifies remains of 50 of plane crash dead

Havana - Cuba now has identified the remains of 50 of the 111 people killed in the country's worst air disaster in decades.

One of Cuba's three air crash survivors dies

Havana - One of the three women who survived Cuba's worst air crash in decades has died from her injuries, the health ministry said Monday, raising the toll to 111.

Cuba plane crash: What we know

Havana - This is what we know about the Boeing passenger plane crash that happened in Cuba on Friday, as the aircraft was taking off from Havana to a city on the east of the island nation:- Among the 110 people killed were 99 Cubans, the six-person Mexican crew...

Latin America's worst plane crashes

Havana - A Cuban airliner with more than 100 people on board crashed Friday after takeoff from Havana with many feared dead.

Cuba mourns after 107 killed in airliner crash

Havana - Cuba began two days of national mourning Saturday for victims of the crash of a state airways plane that killed all but three of its 110 passengers and crew.

Many feared dead as Cuba airliner crashes on takeoff

Havana - A Cuban state airways plane with 104 passengers on board crashed shortly after taking off from Havana Friday, leaving a wreck of smoldering fuselage, as the country's president warned many people were feared dead.

Colombian government opens ceasefire talks with ELN rebels

Havana - A Colombian government delegation began talks with ELN guerrillas in the Cuban capital on Friday hoping to build on a temporary ceasefire put in place for the May 27 presidential election.

Cuba rights abuses, activist repression under fire at UN

Geneva - Cuba faced harsh criticism at a UN review of its rights record Wednesday, with diplomats slamming repression of activists in the country, including allegedly blocking them from travelling to meetings abroad.

EU, Cuba build ties in face of US pressure

Apo - The EU and Cuba signed a renewable energy deal on Tuesday, a step towards normalising relations in defiance of Washington's continuing hardline stance on Havana.

Colombia rebels declare election ceasefire

Havana - Colombia's last active rebel group on Monday declared a five-day ceasefire for the country's presidential election.The announcement from the National Liberation Army came after peace talks resumed Thursday in Havana, Cuba.

Colombia government and ELN rebels pursue peace talks in Cuba

Havana - Colombia's government said it hopes to reach agreement on a new ceasefire with National Liberation Army guerrillas before the May 27 presidential election as long-running peace talks resumed Thursday in Havana.

Cuba to host Colombia-ELN rebel peace talks

Apo - Cuba will host peace talks between the Colombian government and leftist ELN rebels aimed at ending a five-decade conflict after Ecuador bowed out as host, negotiators said Saturday.

Marches, protests as Latin America marks May Day

Havana - Close to a million Cubans turned out in Havana on Tuesday to mark their first May Day of the post-Castro era, in a mass show of support for the revolution and the communist island's new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel.

On first May Day without Castro, Cuba looks to Díaz-Canel

Havana - Close to a million Cubans turned out en masse in Havana on Tuesday to mark their first May Day of the post-Castro era, in a mass show of support for the revolution and the communist island's new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel.

Cuban leadership changes, but that's all for now

Havana - Cuba's president may no longer be named Castro, but the communist system that Fidel and Raul cemented over the course of decades is not going anywhere, at least not soon.

Cubans have high hopes for their little-known new leader

Havana - Despite being in the upper echelons of Cuba's government for the past two decades, new President Miguel Diaz-Canel is not exactly well known.

Cuba's Raul Castro, the builder of Fidel's dreams

Havana - Raul Castro, who stepped down Thursday as Cuba's president, lived most of his life in the shadow of his iconic brother Fidel. But after taking over in 2006 he steered the island on a path of radical reform as only he could do.

Cuba marks end of an era as Castro hands over to Diaz-Canel

Havana - Cuba's new president Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday became the country's first leader in nearly 60 years who is not named Castro, pledging continuity for the Caribbean island during the historic transition of power.

End of era in Cuba as Castro hands torch to Diaz-Canel

Havana - Cuba is poised for the end of an era on Thursday as President Raul Castro steps down, formally handing power to his long-time deputy Miguel Diaz-Canel -- and thereby ending his family's six-decade grip on the island.

Cuba: six decades of Castro power

Havana - The departure of Cuba's President Raul Castro brings to an end his family's six-decade grip on power, which began with his late brother and revolutionary hero Fidel.Here are some highlights.

Canada recall of diplomat families over mystery illness 'unjustified': Cuba

Havana - Cuba said Wednesday it saw no justification for Canada's decision to recall the families of its diplomatic staff on the island following a probe into an as-yet unexplained illness affecting US and Canadian envoys.

Castro rule nears end in Cuba, Diaz-Canel poised to take over

Havana - The Castro brothers' six-decade grip on power in Cuba approached its end Wednesday as the island's National Assembly named number two Miguel Diaz-Canel as the sole candidate for the presidency.

Diaz-Canel sole candidate to succeed Cuba's Castro: official

Havana - Miguel Diaz-Canel is the sole candidate to succeed Cuba's President Raul Castro, officials announced Wednesday on the eve of a vote in the National Assembly.
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