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Cuba soars to near top of COVID vaccination charts on decades-old bet

Dec 20 2021

HAVANA Cuba has vaccinated more of its citizens against COVID-19 than most of the world's largest and richest nations, a milestone that will make the poor, communist-run country a test case as the highly contagious Omicron variant begins to circle the globe.

From dried fruit to bike repair, Cuban entrepreneurs prepare for a more open economy

Aug 27 2021

HAVANA Cuban entrepreneurs, running businesses ranging from selling dried fruit to repairing bikes and developing software, are scrambling to understand the opportunities and challenges ahead after a landmark change in the rules governing the Communist-run economy. | Video

'Big opportunity': Cuba's entrepreneurs reinvent to survive pandemic

Sep 30 2020

HAVANA From a restaurant mixing take-away cocktails to a cosmetics company delivering home-made products by bicycle, Cuba's entrepreneurs - no strangers to hardship - are coping with the coronavirus shutdown in innovative ways. | Video

Cuban LGBT community calls out government for canceling parade

May 07 2019

HAVANA Cuban gay rights activists denounced the government's decision to cancel this year's parade against homophobia, accusing it of snatching away their main platform at a key moment as the Caribbean nation is set to debate legalizing same-sex marriage.

Cubans get best look yet at World Series – a day late

Oct 29 2017

HAVANA Cubans are getting their best look in years at baseball's World Series, watching the games on state TV broadcasts a mere 24 hours after the actual event, despite each team featuring a star Cuban defector.

Communist-ruled Cuba hosts first transgender Mass

May 07 2017

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.

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