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Cuban artists end rare protest, say authorities agree to talks

Nov 28 2020

HAVANA A rare public protest in Cuba of more than 300 artists, activists and members of the public outside the culture ministry to denounce repression and censorship ended early on Saturday after demonstrators said they agreed with officials to open an unprecedented dialogue.

Cubans stake out culture ministry in unusual display of dissent

Nov 27 2020

HAVANA More than 150 people staked out Cuba's culture ministry on Friday to show solidarity with dissident artists facing a state crackdown, in an unusually large display of public dissent on the Communist-run island.

Maradona, football legend, was a champion of Latin America's left

Nov 25 2020

HAVANA Argentina football legend Diego Maradona said his hero, late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro - whom he considered a "second father" and whose face he had tattooed on his leg - once urged him to go into politics.

Cuba leads race for Latin American coronavirus vaccine

Nov 12 2020

HAVANA As Latin American nations test experimental coronavirus vaccines from across the globe and economic heavyweights such as Brazil and Mexico jockey for supply deals with major drugmakers, Communist-run Cuba already has two of its own vaccines in clinical trials.

Cuba has big stake in U.S. election after Trump's trashing of detente

Nov 01 2020

HAVANA Pensioner Esperanza Chacón, 89, prays every day for Donald Trump to lose the U.S. presidential election. Like many Cubans, her livelihood has been threatened by Trump's tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on the Communist-run island.

Cuba has big stake in U.S. election after Trump's trashing of detente

Nov 01 2020

HAVANA Pensioner Esperanza Chacón, 89, prays every day for Donald Trump to lose the U.S. presidential election. Like many Cubans, her livelihood has been threatened by Trump's tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on the Communist-run island.

Cuba punches above weight with 'white coat army' during pandemic

Sep 15 2020

HAVANA/LOME At the start of Togo's coronavirus outbreak, the small West African nation welcomed a team of 12 Cuban healthcare workers to tend to sufferers of the virus, boost its laboratory testing and help improve its hospital protocols. | Video

Cuba punches above weight with 'white coat army' during pandemic

Sep 14 2020

HAVANA/LOME At the start of Togo's coronavirus outbreak, the small West African nation welcomed a team of 12 Cuban healthcare workers to tend to sufferers of the virus, boost its laboratory testing and help improve its hospital protocols. | Video

Amid theft and accusations of sabotage, Haiti struggles to turn on the lights

Sep 06 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE Rene Max Auguste says demand for solar panels at his store in the Haitian capital, Port au Prince, has soared over the past two years. The reason? The state power utility's inability to guarantee electricity, he says.

Cash-strapped Caribbean recovers from deadly Storm Laura

Aug 25 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE/HAVANA Caribbean islands already reeling from the economic impact of coronavirus started recovering on Tuesday from the damage wrought by Tropical Storm Laura, which left at least 24 dead and damaged thousands of homes and electricity infrastructure.

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