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Rosa Tania Valdes

Raul Castro's reforms fail to end Cuba's chronic shortages

May 09 2014

HAVANA In a land where the potato is scarce, black marketeers peddle tubers in hushed tones, like drug dealers on a big city street corner. A months-long reduction in the beer supply has made Cubans cranky. Worse still, some lovers have struggled to find condoms.

Cubans fret as government prepares currency unification

Mar 17 2014

HAVANA Cuba is laying plans to move to a single currency, a reform that many feel is one of the toughest challenges facing President Raul Castro as he tries to kick-start the Communist country's moribund economy.

Cubans fret as government prepares currency unification

Mar 17 2014

HAVANA Cuba is laying plans to move to a single currency, a reform that many feel is one of the toughest challenges facing President Raul Castro as he tries to kick-start the Communist country's moribund economy.

Obama-Castro handshake - a sign of Mandela-like reconciliation?

Dec 10 2013

HAVANA For sure it's just what Nelson Mandela would have wanted, but does it amount to more than that?

Obama-Castro handshake - a sign of Mandela-like reconciliation?

Dec 10 2013

HAVANA For sure it's just what Nelson Mandela would have wanted, but does it amount to more than that?

Obama-Castro handshake - a sign of Mandela-like reconciliation?

Dec 10 2013

HAVANA For sure it's just what Nelson Mandela would have wanted, but does it amount to more than that?

Cuban entrepreneurs reeling over crackdown on 3D movie theaters

Nov 22 2013

HAVANA Cubans are upset over decrees by the communist government shuttering private 3D movie theaters and banning the private sale of imported clothing in a land where venues to screen films are scarce and well-made, stylish clothing is hard to come by at affordable prices.

Cuban entrepreneurs reeling over crackdown on 3D movie theaters

Nov 22 2013

HAVANA Cubans are upset over decrees by the communist government shuttering private 3D movie theaters and banning the private sale of imported clothing in a land where venues to screen films are scarce and well-made, stylish clothing is hard to come by at affordable prices.

Colombian government, rebels trade barbs as talks recess

Sep 19 2013

HAVANA The Colombian government and left-wing FARC rebels ended a 14th round of peace negotiations on Thursday saying they had made progress on part of a six-point agenda, even as they accused each other of violating the principles underlying the talks.

Colombian government, rebels trade barbs as talks recess

Sep 19 2013

HAVANA The Colombian government and left-wing FARC rebels ended a 14th round of peace negotiations on Thursday saying they had made progress on part of a six-point agenda, even as they accused each other of violating the principles underlying the talks.

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