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Colombian rebels' faith in peace unshaken by election, for now


ICONONZO, Colombia Cesar Gonzalez is proud of his tin-roofed cabin in the warm hills of central Colombia. Clothes hang neatly along the wall and shelves are lined with coffee and sugar jars. He has two beds, a gas stove and a fridge.

Cuba says cause of illness in U.S. diplomats remains a mystery

HAVANA Cuba said on Sunday it remained baffled by health issues affecting U.S. diplomats, after the U.S. State Department reported two Cuba-based functionaries had symptoms similar to previous cases that began in late 2016.

U.S. Senator Flake, former Google CEO meet with new Cuban president

HAVANA U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, former Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt and the Trump administration's top diplomat in Cuba met on Monday with new Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the highest-level U.S. delegation to do so since he took office.

World, Jun 04 2018

Raul Castro appointed to head rewrite of Cuban constitution

HAVANA Cuba's national assembly named former President Raul Castro on Saturday to head the commission charged with carrying out changes to the constitution that would provide legal backing to the island's economic and social opening.

World, Jun 02 2018

Cuba raises death toll from Storm Alberto to seven, two missing

HAVANA Seven people drowned and two remain missing as a result of flooding last week in Cuba caused by storm Alberto that forced tens of thousands to evacuate and caused a spill of oily water in Cienfuegos bay, Cuba's Civil Defense authority said.

You've got mail: Cuba, U.S. make permanent restored postal services

HAVANA Cuba and the United States are making the re-establishment of postal services permanent after a trial run, the state-run Cuban News Agency reported on Friday, as cooperation in some areas inches forward despite a chill in relations under the Trump administration.

World, Jun 01 2018

Cuba's new leader praises Maduro in 'solidarity' visit to Venezuela

CARACAS Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel flew to Caracas on Wednesday for his first foreign trip as head of state, a show of solidarity for Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro, whose controversial re-election this month has drawn condemnation in the West.

World, May 30 2018

Flooding in wake of storm Alberto kills four in Cuba

HAVANA Flooding in central Cuba caused by torrential rainfall in the wake of the subtropical storm Alberto has killed four people and prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands, Cuban state-run media said late on Tuesday.

Another Cuba plane crash survivor dies, death toll rises to 112

HAVANA One of the survivors of the plane crash just outside Havana airport last week died early on Friday, state-run media cited the Cuban government as saying, raising the death toll from one of Cuba's worst air disasters to 112.

World, May 25 2018

Cuba retrieves second black box from deadly plane crash

HAVANA Cuban search teams have retrieved the flight data recorder from the passenger plane that crashed last Friday, killing all but two of the 113 people on board, Cuban state-run television announced on Thursday in the evening news broadcast.

World, May 24 2018

U.S. identifies North Korea missile test site it says Kim committed to destroy

WASHINGTON The missile engine test site that President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had committed to destroy is a major facility in the western part of the country that has been used for testing engines for long-range missiles, according to a U.S. official. | Video