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Marc Frank

Cuba denies permission for opposition marches

Oct 12 2021

HAVANA Cuba on Tuesday denied government opponents permission to stage what they said would be a peaceful march for civil liberties in the capital Havana and a few other provinces on grounds it was part of efforts to overthrow the government, according to a letter handed to organizers.  

Cuba calls National Defense Day on date of dissident protest

Oct 08 2021

HAVANA Cuba announced Friday it would conduct annual military exercises on Nov. 18-19, leading up to a day of civilian defense preparedness on Nov. 20, the same date dissidents plan human rights protests around the country.

Cuba aims to fully inoculate 90% of residents against COVID-19 by December

Oct 01 2021

HAVANA Cuba is speeding up its COVID-19 vaccination program as it aims to fully inoculate 90% of its population against the coronavirus by December, an ambitious goal that has yet to be reached by even wealthier nations.

Cuba kicks off COVID-19 vaccine exports with shipment to Vietnam

Sep 25 2021

HAVANA Cuba said on Saturday it had exported its three-shot Abdala coronavirus vaccine for the first time, sending an initial shipment to Vietnam as part of a contract to supply five million doses to the Southeast Asian country.

Cuba struggles to keep the lights on given decrepit grid

Sep 17 2021

HAVANA Cuban state media said on Friday that the intermittent blackouts that have plagued the island since June are caused by an aging power infrastructure and lack of proper maintenance and cautioned that residents should be prepared for more in the coming months.

Cuba seeks WHO approval of COVID-19 vaccines as toddlers next for shot

Sep 15 2021

HAVANA (Reuters) -Cuba on Thursday will seek World Health Organization (WHO) approval of three COVID-19 vaccines, according to the state-run corporation that produces them, as it begins administering shots en masse to toddlers.

Cuba seeks WHO approval of COVID-19 vaccines as toddlers brace for shot

Sep 15 2021

HAVANA, Sept 15 Cuba on Thursday will seek World Health Organization (WHO) approval of three COVID-19 vaccines, according to the state-run corporation that produces them, even as it begins administering shots en masse to toddlers.

Cuba prepares to vaccinate its children, entire population

Sep 01 2021

HAVANA Cuba will begin vaccinating adolescents against COVID-19 this week and younger children from mid-September as part of a drive to immunize more than 90% of the population by December, state-run media said on Wednesday.

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

Cuba dips toe in market economy with legalization of small businesses

Aug 13 2021

HAVANA Thousands of small and medium-sized Cuban businesses will be allowed to incorporate in the coming months, in one of the most important economic reforms taken by the island's Communist government since it nationalized all enterprises in the 1960s.

World News

N.Korea test fires submarine-launched ballistic missile, S.Korea says

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, pulling Japan's new prime minister off the campaign trail https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/japan-kicks-off-election-campaign-support-ruling-ldp-dips-2021-10-19 and overshadowing the opening of a major arms fair https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/nkorea-threatens-upstage-skorea-defence-expo-with-duelling-military-show-2021-10-14 in Seo