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Urban hero takes on establishment in Colombia presidential race

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BOGOTA - Enrique Penalosa, a jovial economist who made Colombia's congested capital more tolerable when he was mayor in the 1990s, is bringing his urban smarts to the national scene, hoping to persuade voters he will bring peace and prosperity as president.

Cuba looks to cooperatives to slow rise of capitalism

HAVANA - Cuba's slow, cautious reforms to revive its state-run economy suddenly burst into life at businesses like Karabali, a Havana nightclub owned by a 21-member cooperative.

World, 13 Apr 2014

French foreign minister meets Raul Castro on historic visit to Cuba

HAVANA - France's foreign minister met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during the first visit to the island by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the European Union and Havana. | Video

World, France 12 Apr 2014

U.S. government contractor jailed in Cuba ends hunger strike

MIAMI - A U.S. contractor imprisoned in Cuba ended a hunger strike on Friday after eight days of protesting his treatment by the Cuban and U.S. governments while serving a 15-year term for illegally attempting to establish Internet service on the island.

Politics, 11 Apr 2014

Cuba says U.S. hunger striker's treatment in prison 'dignified'

HAVANA - A U.S. contractor who has launched a hunger strike while serving a long prison term in Cuba is receiving "dignified and decent treatment" in a hospital ward where he is in stable health, a Cuban official said on Wednesday.

World, 09 Apr 2014

Cuba says U.S. hunger striker's treatment in prison 'dignified'

HAVANA - A U.S. contractor who has launched a hunger strike while serving a long prison term in Cuba is receiving "dignified and decent treatment" in a hospital ward where he is in stable health, a Cuban official said on Wednesday.

World, 09 Apr 2014

Cuba says U.S. hunger striker has 'dignified' treatment in prison

HAVANA - A U.S. contractor who has launched a hunger strike while serving a long prison term in Cuba is receiving "dignified and decent treatment" in a hospital ward, where he is in normal and stable health, Cuba said on Wednesday.

World, 09 Apr 2014

U.S. contractor jailed in Cuba goes on hunger strike

HAVANA - The U.S. contractor serving a 15-year prison term in Cuba for trying to start an illegal Internet service has gone on a hunger strike to protest his treatment by the Cuban and U.S. governments, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Politics, 08 Apr 2014

Cuba says U.S. created other 'Cuban Twitter' projects

HAVANA - Cuba said on Sunday the United States continues to use social media to "subvert" the island's government and that the revelation this week of a U.S.-created, Twitter-like service for Cuba was just one of several examples.

World, Tech, Media, 06 Apr 2014

Cuba says U.S. created other 'Cuban Twitter' projects

HAVANA - Cuba said on Sunday the United States continues to use social media to "subvert" the island's government and that the revelation this week of a U.S.-created, Twitter-like service for Cuba was just one of several examples.

Tech, World, Media, 06 Apr 2014
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Obama wraps up Japan visit but no trade deal

TOKYO - U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up a state visit to Japan on Friday during which he assured America's ally that Washington would come to its defense, but failed to clinch a trade deal key his "pivot" to Asia and to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reforms. | Video