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REFILE-Cuba's acute fuel shortage begins to bite

Sep 13 2019

HAVANA, Sept 13 Cubans queued for hours for public transport on Friday at peak times in Havana, sweating in the heavy heat, while queues at gas stations snaked several blocks long, as a fuel shortage that the government blames on U.S. sanctions began to bite.

UPDATE 1-Cuba says battling acute fuel shortage due to U.S. sanctions

Sep 11 2019

HAVANA, Sept 11 Cuba must implement emergency measures to stave off an acute fuel shortage in September caused by the Trump administration's efforts to block oil shipments to the country, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Wednesday.

Cuban government imposes price controls as it seeks to keep lid on inflation

Aug 15 2019

HAVANA Communist-run Cuba has imposed price controls on goods and services ranging from lemons and pork to haircuts and taxi fares in what it says is an effort to tame inflation as it increases state wages and pensions.

Cuban officials attend funeral service for Cardinal Ortega

Jul 28 2019

HAVANA Cuban government and Communist Party officials attended funeral services for Roman Catholic Cardinal Jaime Ortega on Sunday in a testament to his success in elevating the Church's position on the Caribbean island after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega, leading political figure, dead at 82

Jul 26 2019

HAVANA Roman Catholic Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who came to leverage a rare level of political influence in Cuba for someone outside the Communist Party and played a key role in the island's now-defunct detente with the United States, died on Friday at the age of 82.

Cuba sees tourism dropping 8.5% due to Trump travel restrictions

Jul 11 2019

HAVANA Tourism to Cuba will likely drop 8.5% this year in the wake of tighter U.S. restrictions on travel to the Caribbean island, the government said on Thursday, and the decline in arrivals will further hurt Cuba's already ailing centrally planned economy.

Cruise line Carnival seeks dismissal of U.S. lawsuits over Cuba docks

May 31 2019

HAVANA Cruise line Carnival Corp is asking a U.S. court to dismiss lawsuits that claim the company profited from confiscated Cuban property, the first such cases brought since the Trump administration made them possible this month.

Cuba to ration more products due to economic crisis, U.S. sanctions

May 10 2019

HAVANA Communist-run Cuba said on Friday it would control more the sales of certain foodstuff and hygiene products, including adding some back to the ration card, due to shortages that it blamed partly on the tightening of the U.S. trade embargo.

Cubans dismayed Canada halting visa processing in Havana

May 09 2019

HAVANA Cubans were dismayed on Thursday to learn Canada's embassy in Havana was no longer processing visa applications due to staffing cutbacks over unexplained health incidents among Canadian and U.S. diplomats in the Cuban capital.

Foreign businesses at Cuba tourism fair defy new Trump sanctions

May 08 2019

HAVANA Foreign companies operating in Cuba's tourism sector said at an industry fair this week they would continue investing in the Caribbean's largest island despite new U.S. sanctions designed to choke its already beleaguered economy.

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