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In Haiti, protests wane, some schools open but crisis far from over

Dec 04 2019

PORT-AU-PRINCE Anti-government protests in Haiti are waning, with schools and businesses trying to re-open in the face of political gridlock and heightened violence in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.

In Haiti, protests wane, some schools open but crisis far from over

Dec 04 2019

PORT-AU-PRINCE Anti-government protests in Haiti are waning, with schools and businesses trying to re-open in the face of political gridlock and heightened violence in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.

Cuba acknowledges 'vestiges' of racism, launches program to fight it

Nov 22 2019

HAVANA Cuba's government has launched a program to combat racism, acknowledging that a problem that Fidel Castro tried to eliminate after the 1959 leftist revolution remains unresolved.

Cuba accuses U.S. embassy of abetting country's leading dissident

Nov 20 2019

HAVANA Communist-run Cuba accused the U.S. embassy in Havana on Wednesday of having fomented the "counterrevolutionary" activity of leading dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer whom it arrested nearly two months ago.

Exclusive: Haiti's president warns of humanitarian crisis, calls for support

Nov 17 2019

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti needs international support to tackle an unfolding humanitarian crisis, President Jovenel Moise said in an interview, two months into anti-government protests that have exacerbated food insecurity in the Americas' poorest nation.

'Viva Felipe!': Communist-run Cuba welcomes Spanish king

Nov 12 2019

HAVANA With cries of "Viva Felipe!" and "Viva Espana!" Cubans greeted King Felipe in Old Havana, the first state visit ever by a Spanish monarch to Cuba, Spain's former colony turned Communist-run nation.

First Spanish royal visit crowns Havana's 500th party

Nov 11 2019

HAVANA Cuba is in party mode this week, despite tough economic times worsened by tighter U.S. sanctions, as it prepares for its first state visit by a Spanish king, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, the capital.

Oil-rich Venezuela and Russia come to aid of ally Cuba, but its energy woes persist

Oct 04 2019

HAVANA/MEXICO CITY A flotilla of shipments from Venezuela gave Cuba some respite this week from crippling fuel shortages in the wake of tougher U.S. sanctions, while Russia's prime minister pledged during a visit to the island on Friday to help develop its energy sector.

CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-Oil-rich Venezuela and Russia come to aid of ally Cuba, but its energy woes persist

Oct 04 2019

HAVANA/MEXICO CITY, Oct 4 A flotilla of shipments from Venezuela gave Cuba some respite this week from crippling fuel shortages in the wake of tougher U.S. sanctions, while Russia's prime minister pledged during a visit to the island on Friday to help develop its energy sector.

Russia's Medvedev slams U.S. for Cuba embargo during Havana trip

Oct 03 2019

HAVANA/MOSCOW Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev lambasted the Trump administration on Thursday for trying to create a "toxic atmosphere" around Cuba, during a two-day trip to the island demonstrating Russia's support for its Communist government.

World News

Death toll in Baghdad attack rises to 23

The death toll in an attack by armed men at Baghdad's main protest site on Friday night rose to 23 on Saturday, police and medical sources said, the deadliest incident to hit the capital in weeks.