Cuba

Cubans convicted along with Canadians in corruption case

HAVANA - Fourteen Cubans, including two high-ranking officials, were convicted and sentenced to jail terms ranging from 6 to 20 years in a corruption case that also condemned three Canadian executives, the Canadian company said on Sunday.

Cuba sentences Canadian CEO to 15 years on financial charges

HAVANA - A Cuban court has sentenced Canadian executive Cy Tokmakjian to 15 years in prison for bribery and other economic charges in a case his company and Western diplomats have called a chilling development for potential foreign investors.

Cuba aborts plan to create perfumes for Che Guevara and Chavez

HAVANA - Cuba has aborted plans to develop fragrances in honor of the late revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara and former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling the project disrespectful of two "sacred" revolutionary symbols. | Video

27 Sep 2014

Cuba aborts plan to create perfumes for Che Guevara and Chavez

HAVANA - Cuba has aborted plans to develop fragrances in honor of the late revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara and former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling the project disrespectful of two "sacred" revolutionary symbols.

27 Sep 2014

Cuba sending 300 more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola in West Africa

HAVANA - Cuba will send nearly 300 more doctors and nurses to West Africa to help combat the Ebola virus, raising to 461 the number of its medical professionals joining world efforts to contain an outbreak that has killed more than 3,000 people.

Health, 26 Sep 2014

Cuban cabinet change aims to boost flagging economy

HAVANA - With Cuba's economy flagging, President Raul Castro has turned to his most trusted economic adviser, Marino Murillo, granting him more authority to carry out ambitious reforms to the socialist economy.

World, 26 Sep 2014

Mexico frees Cuban survivors found at sea, some bound for U.S. border

CHETUMAL Mexico - Mexico on Tuesday released 14 Cuban migrants rescued at sea this month and some of them headed for the United States by bus to take advantage of a U.S. policy that allows Cubans arriving by land to stay.

World, Mexico 23 Sep 2014

As migrants flee eastern Cuba, a town mourns those lost at sea

MANZANILLO Cuba - Eighteen-year-old Miguel Lopez Maldonado boarded a homemade boat last month with 31 others, leaving behind this sleepy fishing town on Cuba's southeast coast to seek a new life in the United States.

World, 17 Sep 2014

Twenty years after Cuban raft exodus, they keep coming

MIAMI - Alicia Garcia vividly recalls her rescue at sea 20 years ago during a mass exodus from Cuba, a dramatic event that changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and reshaped relations between the communist-run island and the United States.

12 Sep 2014

Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

HAVANA - U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba have cost the island nation $3.9 billion in foreign trade over the past year, helping to raise the overall estimate of economic damage to $116.8 billion over the past 55 years, Cuba said on Tuesday.

World, United Nations 09 Sep 2014
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Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria.