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Baseball for the blind takes flight in Cuba

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HAVANA Yubis Zapata had to stop playing baseball when he lost his eyesight during military service due to an explosion, so for him, it is a miracle to be able to play once more, in Cuba's growing league for the blind. | Video

U.S. lawmakers reintroduce bill to end restrictions on Cuba travel

HAVANA/WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. senators reintroduced legislation on Thursday to repeal all restrictions on travel to Cuba, this time attracting far more co-sponsors in a sign of growing support for U.S.-Cuban detente even as its future looks uncertain.

Politics, Election 2016, May 25 2017

Cuba says Zika tally rises to nearly 1,900 cases

HAVANA Cuba said on Thursday 1,847 residents had so far contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus, warning that certain provinces on the Caribbean island still had high rates of infestation despite a series of measures to stave off the epidemic.

Health, May 18 2017

Cuba is 'huge opportunity' for U.S. travel companies, BCG says

HAVANA Cuba represents a "huge" but challenging opportunity for U.S. cruise, airline and hotel companies as American visitors to the Caribbean island could increase as much as sevenfold by 2025, according to a report by the Boston Consulting Group.

U.S. May 10 2017

Communist-ruled Cuba hosts first transgender Mass

MATANZAS, Cuba For decades belonging to a religion and being anything but heterosexual was stigmatized in Communist-ruled, macho Cuba, making the Mass held by three transgender pastors in the western Cuban city of Matanzas all the more groundbreaking.

World, May 07 2017

Raul Castro's daughter says would not want to be Cuban president

HAVANA With Cuban President Raul Castro set to step down next year, his daughter Mariela Castro said on Wednesday she would never want to be a contender for the presidency, but that there was room for surprises in the succession process.

World, May 03 2017

Friday Morning Briefing

The highlights (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-interview-highlights-idUSKBN17U0D4 ) from a 42-minute exclusive interview with U.S. President Donald Trump:

Flood of Cuban migrants to United States shrinks to a trickle

HAVANA The flood of Cubans to the United States via perilous journeys by sea or land has turned into a mere trickle since the end of the U.S. preferential asylum policy for them, data obtained by Reuters shows.

World, U.S., Apr 28 2017

Crabs invade Cuba's Bay of Pigs

BAY OF PIGS, Cuba Cuba's Bay of Pigs has been invaded again, this time not by U.S.-backed anti-Castro forces, but by millions of red, yellow and black landcrabs. | Video

Environment Apr 26 2017

Miami electric car dealer sees opportunity in Cuban gas shortage

HAVANA An electric car dealer with a Miami subsidiary is telling Cuba-based diplomats struggling with a gasoline shortage on the Communist-run Caribbean island that they should fret no longer. | Video

Global Energy News Apr 21 2017