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December 7, 2017
Chirps, hums and phantom noises - how bizarre events in Cuba changed embassy workers' brains
They would sometimes wake in the night to hear a disembodied chirping somewhere in the room, or a strange, low hum, or the sound of scraping...
December 7, 2017 - 8:26am
November 22, 2017
Vikings LB Emmanuel Lamur: Meeting Cuban relatives 'a blessing to think of on Thanksgiving'
MINNEAPOLIS — For years, Emmanuel Lamur had heard stories about relatives in Cuba he never had met. The Vikings linebacker was born in West...
November 22, 2017 - 5:17pm
January 12, 2017
Obama administration ends special immigration policy for Cubans
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Thursday repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, ending a longstanding exception to U.S. immigration policy.
January 12, 2017 - 10:21pm
January 6, 2017
Cuba's Santeria priests forecast prosperity in New Year prophesy
HAVANA - Priests from Cuba's Afro-Cuban religion forecast a prosperous 2017 in their New Year's prophecy and told Cubans to be hopeful despite...
January 6, 2017 - 6:47am
December 27, 2016
Cuba says economy shrank this year in tandem with Venezuela crisis
HAVANA - Cuba's economy shrank 0.9 percent this year in tandem with the crisis in key trading partner Venezuela, President Raul Castro told the National Assembly on Tuesday in a closed-door speech, predicting a slightly brighter outlook for 2017.The figure suggests sharp economic...
December 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
December 18, 2016
Dozens of Cuban migrants land in Florida Keys -media reports
Dozens of Cuban migrants landed in three separate boats in the Florida Keys on Sunday, days after more than 40 others arrived in the same area, local media reported.Under an agreement with Cuba's communist government, the United States can force Cubans who are intercepted between...
December 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
December 7, 2016
U.S. lawmakers, Cuban businessmen urge Trump to keep detente going
WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers joined more than 100 Cuban entrepreneurs on Wednesday to urge President-elect Donald Trump to continue President Barack Obama's engagement with Havana, despite Trump's threat to end detente with the island.
December 7, 2016 - 8:00pm
December 4, 2016
Fidel Castro funeral subdues Cuba's popular Santeria festival
HAVANA - The subdued atmosphere in Cuba to mark the funeral on Sunday of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro also dampened spirits at the annual celebration of Santa Barbara, a red-clad Roman Catholic saint revered by the island's Africa-inspired Santeria faith.
December 4, 2016 - 10:00pm
December 3, 2016
Cuba's Raul Castro vows to defend brother's legacy in final tribute
SANTIAGO, Cuba - President Raul Castro led tens of thousands of Cubans on Saturday in a pledge to defend the socialist legacy of his brother...
December 3, 2016 - 10:00pm
November 28, 2016
U.S. companies hope Trump will stick to business roots, back Cuba ties
WASHINGTON - U.S. companies are looking for ways to persuade President-elect Donald Trump to soften his threats to cancel the Obama administration's opening to Cuba, a reversal they fear could cost them hundreds of millions of dollars.
November 28, 2016 - 9:00pm
Trump vows to end U.S.-Cuba "deal" unless Havana makes better one
WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said in a tweet on Monday he would end the United States' "deal" with Cuba unless a better one was made, reflecting his campaign pledge to reverse President Barack Obama's moves to open relations with the Cold War adversary.
November 28, 2016 - 9:47am
Cubans fret over life after Castro with Trump next door
HAVANA—From the Bay of Pigs invasion to a historic visit by President Barack Obama to Havana, Cubans have known for generations that whenever...
November 28, 2016 - 6:37am
November 27, 2016
Yemen's Saleh asks UN to allow him to travel to Cuba
SANAA - Yemen's powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country's dominant Houthi movement, has asked the United Nations...
November 27, 2016 - 8:00pm
November 26, 2016
"Viva Fidel!", Cubans begin mass mourning for Castro
HAVANA — Hundreds of students massed at Havana University on Saturday to honor Fidel Castro, as nine days of official mourning began for the...
November 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Cuba's Fidel Castro made revolutionary mark on history
The son of a wealthy landowner, Fidel Castro turned his back on a life of privilege to lead a left-wing revolution in Cuba that endured for decades and was shaped by his political cunning, keen sense of destiny and boundless ego.Castro, who has died at the age of 90, was at once idealistic...
November 26, 2016 - 9:09am