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In Havana, music stops as Cubans mourn 'father' Castro

Havana - Cubans will likely forever remember where they were when Fidel Castro's death was announced. The music stopped across the dance-happy city and people rushed to awaken loved ones with the news.

U.S. airlines expected to begin regular flights to Cuba this year

Havana - Six U.S. airlines have been authorized to begin commercial service to Havana starting later this year for the first time since the 1960s, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday.

Cuba inc. —The empire strikes back Special

While most Cubans welcomed President Obama when he came to Havana last month, the country’s retired leader Fidel Castro sat out the party — probably because it wasn’t his party.

Obama arrives in Havana for historic visit with former enemy

Havana - U.S. President Barack Obama and his family landed in Havana on Sunday for an historic visit that highlights newly warming relations between Cuba and the United States, two longtime Cold War adversaries.

U.S. and Cuba nearing deal to resume commercial flights

Havana - Commercial airline flights between the United States and Cuba could begin later this year if a new agreement between the former Cold War enemies is signed this week, U.S. officials said Friday.

Cuba and United States resume full diplomatic relations

Washington - The United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations Monday in one of the most-obvious signs of change since Barack Obama was elected president and Fidel Castro left office.

U.S. embassy in Havana opens to a day 'like any other'

Havana - At the US mission in Havana, there were few outward signs Monday of its new status as an American embassy and the epochal shift in relations with Cuba after a 54-year break.

Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in 14 months

Havana - Former president Fidel Castro appeared in public last week for the first time in 14 months at a school in Havana, media in Cuba reported Friday.

Pope says Mass in Cuba's Revolution Plaza

Many thousands of Cubans turned out to hear the Pope say Mass in Havana, Cuba's capital city, with President Raul Castro sitting in the front row. Many worshippers had waited hours to see the Pontiff.

Senior U.S. Diplomat in High-Level Talks with Cuban Government

The State Department has confirmed that a senior U.S. diplomat met with Cuba's Deputy Foreign Minister Dagoberto Rodriguez in the island's capital Havana during a six-day visit earlier in September

Cuban Hotels Industry Thriving With Foreign Partners

HAVANA (dpa) - Following the boom in Cuba's tourism industry in recent years, there is now a strong upswing underway with joint venture projects.From now on, all new projects for large-sized hotels of the four- and five-star category for the socialist ...

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At a gym in Havana.
At a gym in Havana.
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STRUCTURE: Cuba s capital building in Havana is shown in 2004.
STRUCTURE: Cuba's capital building in Havana is shown in 2004.
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Vintage American cars on a Havana street
Vintage American cars on a Havana street
ISLAND: Building housing Havana s unofficial diplomatic team in Washington  D.C.  will be Cuba s new...
ISLAND: Building housing Havana's unofficial diplomatic team in Washington, D.C., will be Cuba's new embassy now that the two countries have restored full diplomatic relations.
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