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Explainer - What is old and new in Cuba's proposed constitution

Feb 21 2019

HAVANA Cubans go to the polls Sunday to ratify a Communist Party-proposed overhaul of the island’s 1976 Magna Carta.

Cubans expected to voice unprecedented opposition in constitutional vote

Feb 21 2019

HAVANA For the first time since the 1959 Revolution, Cuban voters on Sunday may express significant dissent, when they go to the polls to ratify a new constitution that institutes modest economic changes while maintaining the one-party system.

Explainer: What is old and new in Cuba's proposed constitution

Feb 21 2019

HAVANA Cubans go to the polls Sunday to ratify a Communist Party-proposed overhaul of the island’s 1976 Magna Carta.

Cuba denies military in Venezuela, charges U.S. readies intervention

Feb 19 2019

HAVANA Cuba denied on Tuesday it has security forces in Venezuela and charged the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign of lies paving the way for military intervention in the South American country.

Investors in Cuba wary of impact from U.S. threats, Venezuela crisis

Feb 08 2019

HAVANA Some foreign businesses in Cuba are scrambling to defend their interests while others are rethinking the risk as the Trump administration bears down on Venezuela and Cuba, according to a dozen experts, diplomats and businessmen.

Cuba's strongest tornado in nearly 80 years kills at least four

Jan 28 2019

HAVANA A rare tornado ripped through Havana late on Sunday, leaving at least four dead and nearly two hundred injured as it tore off roofs, flipped vehicles and reduced some of the buildings in its path to rubble.

Communist Cuba seeks improved governance

Jan 17 2019

HAVANA Cuba is on the verge of the most dramatic restructuring of its government in decades as popular criticism and frustration with a sluggish economy and bureaucracy mount.

'Reality' bites: Cuba plans more austerity as finances worsen

Dec 28 2018

HAVANA Cash-strapped Cuba plans fresh austerity measures and will pressure the sluggish bureaucracy to tighten its belt and cut red tape to address weak growth, falling export earnings and rising debt.

Cuba sees sugar recovery, more exports, after bitter harvest

Dec 24 2018

HAVANA, Dec 24 After suffering from weather damage last year and into 2018, Cuban sugar production is expected to increase significantly in the current season now getting underway, a government minister said, but will still fall short of production and export totals from two years ago.

Cuba sees 1.5 percent growth next year after hard 2018

Dec 21 2018

HAVANA Cuba's economy grew 1.2 percent in 2018, below the government's forecast, and is expected to expand 1.5 percent in 2019 despite falling export revenues and continued austerity measures, the communist-run country's economy minister said on Friday.

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