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Exclusive: Vale resumes search for Cubatão fertilizer assets buyer - sources


SAO PAULO After Norway's Yara pulled out as a potential bidder, Vale SA has resumed searching for a buyer for four fertilizer plants that were not included in a $2.5 billion sale to Mosaic Co, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

In Cuba visit, Colorado governor sees government desire to work with Trump

HAVANA The governor of Colorado said on Sunday he believes the Cuban government wants to further improve relations with the United States under President Donald Trump, as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the Communist-run island nation.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S., World, Feb 05 2017

Cuban artists paint garments, not canvases for 'Fashion Art' show

HAVANA A fantastical blue bird emerges from leaves in the latest work by Manuel Mendive, considered Cuba's top living artist. But this isn't a framed canvas, it's a painting on a dress, for the exhibit "Fashion Art Havana" that opened on Tuesday.

Arts, Jan 31 2017

Belgian entrepreneur invites you to scuba dive to dinner

BRUSSELS Pulling on their scuba gear and flippers at a swimming pool in Brussels, Nicolas Mouchart and his wife Florence are not just going diving - they're going out for dinner.

Jan 31 2017

Two Florida ports cancel plans to ink pacts with Cuba

MIAMI Two Florida ports have canceled plans to sign cooperation pacts with Communist-ruled Cuba after state Governor Rick Scott threatened to cancel their funding if they did business with the "Cuban dictatorship."

Politics, Election 2016, Jan 27 2017

Cuba's Castro warns Trump to respect country's sovereignty

HAVANA Cuban President Raul Castro on Wednesday said Cuba hoped to continue to normalize relations with the United States, but made clear the Trump administration should not expect concessions affecting the country’s sovereignty.

World, Jan 25 2017

Cuban trade delegation visits U.S. as Trump ponders detente

HAVANA A Cuban trade delegation arrived in the United States this week to visit four states and six ports, even as the Trump administration pondered what to do with a fragile detente initiated by its predecessor.

Jan 25 2017

Mexico deports 91 Cubans after U.S. ends 'wet foot, dry foot'

MEXICO CITY Mexico's government has deported 91 Cubans about a week after the United States ended a so-called "wet foot, dry foot" policy that granted residency to almost every Cuban who reached U.S. soil, Mexican officials said on Friday.

World, Mexico Jan 20 2017

United States and Cuba complete deals as Trump era set to begin

HAVANA The Obama administration and Cuba continue to sign cooperation agreements this week, scrambling to complete negotiations on a range of issues with just days to go until Donald Trump is sworn in as U.S. president, potentially bringing a chill to relations.

World, Politics, Election 2016, Jan 18 2017

US, Mexico, Cuba ready to sign 'Doughnut Hole' deal in Gulf waters

MEXICO CITY The United States, Mexico and Cuba aim to sign an agreement determining territorial water limits before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20, three diplomatic officials familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

World, Jan 18 2017

Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport, military base

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport from Islamic State on Thursday, advancing on multiple fronts towards the jihadists' last major stronghold in the western half of the city. | Video