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Cuban agriculture faces another hard year as produce sales drop

Sep 17 2018

HAVANA Cuba moved nearly 15 percent less produce through domestic markets during the first six months of the year, compared with the same period in 2017, signaling another bad year for its agricultural sector, according to a government report.

Cuba releases agricultural data reversing previous growth claim

Sep 13 2018

HAVANA Cuban food production declined slightly in 2017, contrary to a previous government claim it had increased 3 percent, according to final data released this week by the National Statistics Office.

U.S. Embassy cuts hobble influence in Cuba: report

Aug 22 2018

HAVANA The United States' ability to monitor Cuba, defend human rights, conduct consular activities and comply with bilateral agreements is being undermined by a drastic reduction in staff at the embassy in Havana, according to a congressional report.

Cuba's proposed new constitution: what will change

Aug 13 2018

HAVANA Cuba has begun a public debate on issues ranging from one-party rule and socialism to inequality, gay rights, private property and restructuring of the country's government as it moves to replace a Cold War-era constitution.

Cuba begins public debate on modernizing Cold War-era constitution

Aug 13 2018

HAVANA Cuba on Monday began a rare public discussion to overhaul its Cold War-era constitution, a process the government is calling participatory democracy at its best and opponents are branding a fraud.

Cuba charges leading dissident with attempted murder

Aug 10 2018

HAVANA The leader of one of Cuba’s largest and most active opposition organizations was charged Friday with attempted murder after being held incommunicado for a week in eastern Cuba.

Cuba sweetens land grant program for farmers

Aug 07 2018

HAVANA Cuba said on Tuesday it was doubling the amount of land it granted would-be farmers and the lengths of their leases in an effort to increase stagnating agricultural output.

Cuba economic growth weak, president says, as lawmakers approve new constitution

Jul 22 2018

HAVANA Cuba's economy grew less than expected in the first half of 2018 and an ongoing liquidity crisis will force fresh belt tightening, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Sunday.

U.S. tourism to Cuba revives after months-long Trump slump - sources

Jul 17 2018

HAVANA U.S. tourism in Cuba bounced back in June from a months-long slump, bolstered by increased visits from cruise ships that have emerged as the most vibrant part of a sector hurt by deteriorating relations under President Donald Trump.

U.S. tourism to Cuba revives after months-long Trump slump-sources

Jul 17 2018

HAVANA, July 17 U.S. tourism in Cuba bounced back in June from a months-long slump, bolstered by increased visits from cruise ships that have emerged as the most vibrant part of a sector hurt by deteriorating relations under President Donald Trump.

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