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HAVANA (AP) — HAVANA (AP) — A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, launching a new political era as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states. The National ...

A mysterious illness that has plagued embassy in Havana, Cuba, starting in 2016, remains unsolved. And though "sonic weapons" and viral attacks have been declared unlikely culprits by researchers, no cause seems to explain the dizziness, headaches and other cognitive issues experienced by some ...
"The Government of Canada continues to investigate the potential causes of unusual health symptoms reported in 2017 by some Canadian diplomatic staff and dependents posted to Havana, Cuba," Global Affairs Canada wrote in a statement. "The symptoms include dizziness, headaches and lack of ability ...
Not only the short film includes the recordings of the show in Cuba, but it is also a summary of the entire tour by The Rolling Stones throughout Latin America ... Embassy in Cuba and will be open to the public in the gallery of Havana's 23 y 12 movie theater, which is the venue of the Cinematheque of Cuba.
“We firmly believe that the outcomes of this visit will greatly contribute to the inheritance and promotion of the Vietnam-Cuba traditional solidarity and friendship and, particularly, foster and improve the effectiveness of cooperation between our two countries in the new period,” Phu Trong stated in a release ...

LUSAKA. — Zambia has asked Cuba to recall its ambassador for openly supporting the newly launched opposition Socialist Party, the president's spokesman said on Sunday. Amos Chanda said ambassador Nelson Pages Vilas spoke at the party's launch on Saturday. Political tensions were rekindled in ...
"Under an arrangement with Cuba signed in 2016, each country may operate up to 20 daily roundtrip flights between the United States and Havana," DOT officials explained in a written statement. "Several U.S. carriers that were awarded flights in 2016 have since returned them, and DOT is seeking to ...
Vietnam's Communist Party Secretary, General Nguyen Phu Trong shakes hands with Cuba's First Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel, next to Gustavo Cobreiro, rector of the University of Havana, in Havana, Cuba March 29, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Stringer ...
Vietnam's Communist Party Secretary, General Nguyen Phu Trong shakes hands with Cuba's First Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel, next to Gustavo ... Vietnam and Cuba are among the last Communist-run countries in the world but Hanoi set about opening up its centralized economy in the 1980s, two ...
Cuba and Vietnam, separated by thousands of kilometers and with different historical and cultural realities, are examples of the successes of socialism, when it is defended and built with the support of the majority of the people. Led by Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese patriots drove out the European colonizers ...
24 de marzo de 2018, 00:20Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The presence in Cuba in a Polish trade mission today will facilitate closer commercial ties between the parties, and the increase of the business presence of the European country, they informed in a business forum. That delegation is present in ...
Nick Detrich, who co-founded Cane & Table, and Chris Hannah, head barman at Arnuad's French 75, met Carbajo Aguiar on their first trip to Cuba. He introduce them to the cantineros, the Cuban bartenders who believe hospitality matters most. He taught them how to blend frozen daiquiris the Cuban way, ...
Cuban President Raul Castro (right) receives Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Revolution Palace in Havana, on March 15, 2018. Cuba has a focus on prevention rather than waiting to cure the disease. PHOTO | ERNESTO MATRASCUSA | AFP ...
In both January and March, adventurous musicians and music lovers traveled with Acoustic Guitar to Cuba! Here are a few ... From Havana to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Cienfuegos to Trinidad, we saw spectacular performances and learned about daily life and culture in Cuba. Here's what some ...
During a speech to members of the Heritage Foundation, Bolton said: "The United States believes that Cuba has at least a limited offensive biological warfare research and development effort,'' Bolton said in a speech to the conservative Heritage Foundation. Days before it was announced that Bolton would ...
Those might fill cable news shows, but it's not enough to keep one Lehman College class away from Cuba. When Lehman students land on Cuban soil March 31, it will be one for the history books, marking the first time students from the school have traveled to the Caribbean island, which played a key role ...

Cuba's cool vintage cars are among the sights visitors can see on a Cultural Journeys tour of the island nation. (Calvin Abe). Visit the capital city of Havana and other colonial cities, along with fishing villages and tobacco fields, on a tour to Cuba, one of the hottest travel destinations for 2018.
LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman reported Wednesday that a Cuba man has plead guilty to Second Degree Rape, a Class D felony. Richard Edwards, 36, of Cuba, entered the guilty plea in connection with an incident between March 6, 2011 and May 1, 2013 in the ...
Cuba Cracks Open Wholesale Food Sales for State-Linked Cooperatives. March 22, 2018 ... HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's first wholesale outlet to supply former state-run eateries that are now cooperatives opened for business this week in Havana, a slap in the face to private start-ups that face higher costs.
It took photographer Carolina Sandretto four years and three round trip journeys to Cuba to put together a comprehensive book about the architectural opulence of its movie theaters. During the 1950s, Cuba's economy, then dominated by American players, was prosperous enough to give rise to hundreds ...
Havana: Cuba is set to continue expanding internet access despite the US' new "political programme" aimed at carrying out "subversive activities" in the ... The US State Department created a Cuba internet Task Force in January claiming to examine "technological challenges and opportunities to expand ...
HAVANA TIMES — Cuba's government controlled press has taken on another bad habit. Instead of dedicating itself to what its only job should be (journalism), it has decided to put on the Inquisition toga and purge the profession. The good and the bad, the politically correct, opportune, ethical, desirable, the ...
Cuba has opened up its first wholesale market in an economy dominated by government-run enterprises. State-run newspaper Granma says the market is part of an ongoing effort to "reorganize" commerce on the communist island. The market will sell beans, beer, sugar, cigars and other basic staples for ...
Havana sees the task force as an attempt to violate its sovereignty and seek "political subversion" in the Carribean country. During the past several years, Cuba has launched a group of programmes to improve internet service and speed up its digital network so as to promote connectivity across the country, ...
As part of its program to develop telecommunications technologies in the country, Cuba's telecommunications enterprise (ETECSA) continues to work on expanding the population's access to the Internet. In this regard, the company's director, Mayra Arevich, reported that a total of 27,316 persons have now ...
CUBA — An Ohio man died from injuries after his disable tractor-trailer was struck by another east of the village Tuesday morning. New York State Police report that Kyle W. Willis, 41, of Dorset, Ohio, died of injuries at Olean General Hospital after he and his 1987 Peterbilt tractor-trailer was struck in the ...
Cuba will also remain a single-party state for the foreseeable future. Indeed, several independent reformist candidates who sought to run in November's ward elections were prevented from doing so; the idea of an elected political opposition is not yet countenanced in Cuba. One could say that Cuba's ...
Kenya and Cuba are keen on strengthening their historical ties to improve the social welfare of their citizens, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma has said. Juma said that President Uhuru Kenyatta's trip, his first state visits outside Africa since his inauguration, was designed to achieve the 'Big ...
Kid forgets list of life goals – including retiring in Cuba with Tupac – on flight. There's some kid, somewhere, who was on a flight this week and passed the time by writing an epic list of life goals. A woman found it when she boarded a plane at Denver International Airport. Author: Erin Powell. Published: 3:00 ...
HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — As Cuban President Raul Castro prepares to step down next month, ending his family's six-decade grip on power, his successor will be faced with major challenges, including the implementation of economic reforms vital for the island's future. On Sunday, Cubans went to the polls ...
SUNY Geneseo could offer a study abroad program in Cuba as soon as the January 2019 intersession, said Sam Cardamone, the associate director of the college's study abroad office. Should the program ultimately come to fruition - and Cardamone is confident it will - it would mark the culmination of a ...
Digicel, which provides wireless networks throughout the Caribbean, Central America and the South Pacific, is dropping its Cuba roaming service for U.S. customers on April 9. The Jamaica-based company was one of several that saw potential in the Cuban market after the United States and Cuba ...
Cuba is approaching a generational change in government amid difficult circumstances and a population less interested in politics, according to preliminary returns from Sunday elections on the island that showed a record 17.1 percent of the voters did not participate. The election also put First Vice ...
While Castro plans to stay on as first secretary of the Communist Party to oversee a smooth transition, a “job with almost as much power as the incoming president”, says The Independent, whoever replaces him will be the first non-family member to lead Cuba since Fulgencio Batista in the 1950s.
HAVANA TIMES — The first time somebody called me “sir” in the middle of the street, I continued to walk on, taking another few steps, as if it wasn't me they were speaking to, because that “sir” couldn't be addressed to me, but not stopping immediately almost cost me a fine. Nobody had ever called me that, ...
Cuba's President Raul Castro, center left, and Second Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, center right, wave flags as they take part in a march with torches to mark the 165th anniversary of the birth of Cuba's national independence hero Jose Marti and to pay tribute to late revolutionary leader ...
He says it may also erode long-standing cooperation on migration. The State Department made the cuts permanent last week. It initially scaled back staff in October in response to hearing loss and other ailments affecting at least 24 U.S. citizens. U.S. investigators have not determined a cause and Cuba ...
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Dominica says it will soon sign an agreement with Cuba for 100 skilled workers, including engineers, as it also urged nationals living overseas with such skills to return and assist in the reconstruction of the hurricane battered island. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said that ...
As Cuba's elections approach on March 11 to decide national political leaders, misunderstandings abound about how exactly the Caribbean island's election system works. While media attention is focused primarily on the end of Raul Castro's term as Cuba's leader, what Cubans will be deciding directly on ...
Havana, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) Tourist authorities informed on Sunday that they are analyzing the possible implementation of new recreational routes in eastern Cuba, an extremely colorful area demanded by foreign travelers. A report from the Cuban News Agency (ACN) shows the opinions of the delegate ...
Last October, the State Department ordered nonessential embassy personnel and the families of all staff to leave Havana, arguing the U.S. could not protect them from unexplained illnesses that have harmed at least 24 Americans. But by law, the department can only order diplomats to leave for six months ...
It was Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro who decided to concentrate on developing a world class biotechnology sector and it's been well-funded ever since. Danay Saavedra is a senior scientist involved in the lung cancer vaccine and other projects at the Center for Molecular Immunology. “It's been a policy ...
HAVANA, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Rolling cigars completely by hand is an art that has been passed down from generation to generation in Cuba. Jose Alvarez, a Cuban cigar roller with over 25 years of experience, has transmitted his passion and professional knowledge about rolling cigars to the rest of his ...
Because of the city's location on the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi Coast is in a great position to trade with Cuba. Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich gave a proclamation to Miguel Fraga, the First Secretary at the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C. Fraga has been on the Coast meeting with officials and talking ...
The United States announced Friday that it's permanently removing 60 percent of its diplomats from Cuba after unexplained illnesses linked to mysterious "sonic attacks" in Havana harmed at least 24 Americans. Computer scientists at the University of Michigan, however, say they may have solved the ...
On Saturday February 17 tensions ran high and silence befell the theatre in Havana, Cuba as the judges deliberated to announce their choice for Caribbean Queen at the 2018 ELAM (Latin-American School of Medicine) Caribbean Pageant. It was an intense moment for the five contestants who had ...
Bizarre reports of US diplomatic staff in Cuba suffering from symptoms resembling brain trauma, allegedly after hearing unsettling sounds resembling scraping metal or insects buzzing, have continued to baffle medical researchers. But a team from the University of Michigan may have come up with a ...
The downsizing of the embassy staff — and a travel warning the U.S. issued warning Americans to reconsider travel to the island — have had significant effects for Cuba's economy and for its citizens. With fewer employees on hand, the U.S. Embassy in Havana halted visa processing, forcing Cubans who ...
The reduced staffing was set to expire this weekend. In a news release Friday, the State Department said the safety of personnel in Cuba was a critical factor in making the staffing reductions permanent. "We still do not have definitive answers on the source or cause of the attacks, and an investigation into ...


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