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Cuba defends controversial arts decree but seeks consensus on norms

Dec 08 2018

HAVANA Cuba's Communist government defended on Friday a controversial new decree tightening control on the cultural sector but said it would seek artists' backing for how it will be implemented, a move those who had protested against the decree hailed as a victory.

Communist-run Cuba listens to private sector, eases new rules

Dec 05 2018

HAVANA Cuba's government said on Wednesday it was easing new regulations on the Communist-run island's fledgling private sector just two days before they are due to go into effect to take into account the concerns of entrepreneurs and experts.

In rare campaign for Cuba, churches advocate against gay marriage

Oct 16 2018

HAVANA Cuban evangelical churches are collecting signatures to petition against a proposed constitutional amendment that would open the door to gay marriage, as part of an unusually strong non-governmental political campaign for the Communist-run island.

Cuba frees leading dissident charged with attempted murder

Aug 15 2018

HAVANA A leading Cuban dissident said he was freed from jail on Wednesday, 12 days after his arrest for attempted murder following a car crash in which he hit and injured an official from the Communist-run island's interior ministry.

Colombia and rebels fail to reach ceasefire as power transfer looms

Aug 01 2018

HAVANA Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos's effort to negotiate a ceasefire with the country's last rebel group before stepping aside next week has failed, the two parties said on Wednesday.

Cuba's president changes style not substance in first 100 days

Jul 27 2018

HAVANA Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has engaged in a nonstop series of public appearances during his first 100 days in office, stopping everywhere across the island nation in an apparent bid to consolidate his leadership position. But the Castro dynasty is still calling practically all the shots.

Cuban Olympic boxing champ abandons team in Mexico

Jul 05 2018

HAVANA, July 5 Olympic boxing two-time gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez abandoned Cuba's national team during a training camp in Mexico, the Cuban Sports Institute said on Thursday, the second major defection to hit the Communist-run country's boxing squad this year.

Cuban environmentalist 'prisoner of conscience' says free on parole

Jul 03 2018

HAVANA The Cuban environmentalist activist Ariel Ruiz Urquiola who was on a hunger strike to protest his sentencing to a year in jail for contempt of authorities said on Tuesday that he had been freed on parole after an unusually broad campaign for his release.

Cuban flagship airline's woes deepen after crash

Jul 03 2018

HAVANA In the busy summer travel period in Cuba, a long line of people wait for hours in the sweltering heat outside the Havana office of state-owned airline Cubana, many of them eager to visit families in the provinces.

Woes deepen at Cuba's flagship airline

Jul 04 2018

HAVANA In the busy summer travel period in Cuba, a long line of people wait for hours in the sweltering heat outside the Havana office of state-owned airline Cubana, many of them eager to visit families in the provinces.

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