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Eusebio Leal, Castro loyalist who started Old Havana restoration, dies

Jul 31 2020

HAVANA Eusebio Leal, a historian and orator who befriended Fidel Castro and led the reconstruction of the crumbling historic center of Havana, died on Friday morning from a "painful illness," Cuban official media said. He was 77.

Havana stirs to life without tourists and amid scarcity

Jul 03 2020

HAVANA The Cuban capital stirred to life on Friday after more than three months of lockdown but there were no signs of tourists on Havana's quiet streets while residents fretted over shortages of food and other basic goods.

Closing in on all sides: Cuba nears declaring coronavirus victory

Jun 08 2020

HAVANA Reina Paula, a saleswoman at Havana's La Epoca supermarket, said the same day that a worker tested positive for the coronavirus, local authorities sent the rest of the staff in a fleet of state vehicles to isolation facilities for testing.

United States repatriates stranded citizens from Cuba

Apr 24 2020

HAVANA About 300 U.S. citizens stranded in Cuba since Havana suspended regular air travel earlier this month due to the coronavirus pandemic were repatriated on two charter flights on Friday.

Cuba's ration book stages comeback due to coronavirus pandemic

Apr 23 2020

HAVANA Cuba's decades-old rationing system, once slated for elimination, is staging a comeback during the coronavirus pandemic in a bid to prevent Cubans from exposing themselves to the novel virus by going on frantic shopping hunts.

With tires and rice bags, Cuba's athletes invent home workouts

Apr 17 2020

HAVANA A triathlete swims in a tiny above-ground pool on her rooftop, her waist attached to the wall with resistance bands, while a baseball player bats into a car tire and a boxer throws his punches into a bag of rice hanging from a mango tree.

Cuban doctors head to Italy to battle coronavirus

Mar 23 2020

HAVANA Communist-run Cuba said it dispatched a brigade of doctors and nurses to Italy for the first time this weekend to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus at the request of the worst-affected region Lombardy. | Video

Cuba bars entry to foreign tourists in bid to contain coronavirus spread

Mar 20 2020

HAVANA Cuba will bar foreign visitors from entering the country for a month starting Tuesday in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Caribbean island nation, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Friday.

Cuba bars entry to foreign tourists in bid to contain coronavirus spread

Mar 20 2020

HAVANA Cuba will bar foreign visitors from entering the country for a month starting Tuesday in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Caribbean island nation, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Cuba bars entry to foreign tourists in bid to contain coronavirus spread

Mar 20 2020

HAVANA, March 20 Cuba will bar foreign visitors from entering the country for a month starting Tuesday in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Caribbean island nation, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Friday.

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