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AFP/File / Yamil Lage While Cuba's communist regime has implemented modest economic reforms, allowing some private ventures, running a business on the island remains a challenge

Cuba Ratifies New Constitution After Three Decades

Cuba's parliament passed a new Magna Carta on Wednesday which says keeping socialism is irrevocable. The new constitution, passed by 589 MPs attending the Second...
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Prince Charles in Cuba on His First Royal visit

Britain's Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla arrived in Cuba on Sunday, becoming the first British royals to visit the country. The royal couple...
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Cuba’s African Heritage Evidently Seen in Three Kings Day

Dressed in bright costumes, people of all ages gathered here at Saint Francis of Assisi Plaza, one of the city's oldest colonial-era sites, to...
Photo taken on Jan. 5, 2019 shows vintage cars running in the streets in Havana, capital of Cuba. More than 200 vintage cars took to the streets of Havana Saturday for a contest. (Xinhua/Joaquin Hernandez)

Vintage Cars Parade Puts the Spotlight on Havana’s Rich Tradition

More than 200 classic and vintage cars took over Havana's famous Malecon seawall avenue as part of a colorful competition that showed locals and...
AFP/File / Yamil Lage While Cuba's communist regime has implemented modest economic reforms, allowing some private ventures, running a business on the island remains a challenge

Cuba to Offer Special Training in Natural Disaster Reduction to Caribbean Countries

The Cuban government is to offer training to specialists from across the Caribbean on how to cope with natural disasters at a new meteorological...
AFP/File / Yamil Lage While Cuba's communist regime has implemented modest economic reforms, allowing some private ventures, running a business on the island remains a challenge

Cuba ought to be set up to confront severe U.S. strategy – political researchers

The United States is closely monitoring events in Cuba, seeking to take advantage of the current transition of power to push a regime change,...
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Raul Castro believes in Cuba’s New Leaders

Outgoing Cuban President Raul Castro expressed on Thursday his confidence that the new leaders of the island would continue the path of the socialist...
Cuban President Raul Castro, left, and Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel attend the opening of a legislative session at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, on July 6, 2013. (Photo: Ismael Francisco, AP)

Cuban’s Expect Much From Their New Leader

As Cuba's leadership undergoes transition, expectations are running high for the new president and the future of the country's reform process. Miguel Diaz-Canel was elected...
Cuban leader Raul Castro (C) attends the family photo event of the 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama City, capital of Panama, on April 11, 2015. (Xinhua/Liu Bin)

Getting familiar with Raul Castro and reforms in Cuba

After a decade as Cuban president, Raul Castro on Thursday completed his second and final term in office with the satisfaction of having initiated...
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Miguel Diaz-Canel takes over as president of Cuba

Miguel Diaz-Canel was elected on Thursday as Cuba's new president, as the successor of Raul Castro, who concluded two consecutive five-year terms in office....
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Getting familiar with Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba new president

Only a few hours before turning 58, Miguel Diaz-Canel became Cuba's new president on Thursday. He was elected by a majority of the 604...
Cuban President Raul Castro, left, and Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel attend the opening of a legislative session at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, on July 6, 2013. (Photo: Ismael Francisco, AP)

57 Year-Old Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57, to Become Cuba’s New Leader

Cuba moved a step closer to having a new president Wednesday with First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel nominated as President Raul Castro's successor in...
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Cuban to start enjoying Internet access this 2018

Cuba's state telecommunications company Etecsa announced it will provide internet service through mobile phones starting next year, local media reported on Saturday. In an interview...
Biotech industry

Innovation, overseas study has led to Cuba’s Biotech industry development

Cuba's half a billion-dollar biotechnological industry, considered key to the country's future, is looking to expand with innovation and overseas market development. ...
HIV-and-AIDS

Cuba steps up efforts in fight against HIV/AIDS

Cuban scientists are continuing efforts to provide antiretroviral treatment to Cubans suffering from HIV/AIDS, with 81 percent of patients now being attended, the Ministry...
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Cuban winery uses condoms to produce tropical fruit wines

A 65 year-old Cuban has discovered an unusual way to help ferment home-made tropical fruit wines. At his house in the southern...
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Bolivian president in “good spirits” in Cuba before throat surgery

Bolivian President Evo Morales is in "good spirits" in Cuba just hours before a throat surgery to remove a benign nodule that has affected...
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In cradle of Cuba’s best rum

It is difficult to imagine that the modern plant of the San Jose rum company was just 20 hectares of largely obsolete land twenty...
Marginal gains can make all the difference between defeat and victory for elite athletes

Growing number of Cuban athletes signed to foreign teams

The number of Cuban athletes signed to foreign teams has been on the rise since regulations made it possible, the National Sports Institute (Inder)...
Cuba-Caricom

Cuba, Caribbean Community vow closer ties at joint summit

Cuba and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)announced in Havana on Saturday a joint "strategic work plan" for raising the region's global profile and strengthen...
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Cuba to start drug trials for kidney and brain cancer

Cuba is set to begin clinical trials for Heberferon, a biotech drug for patients suffering from kidney and brain cancer, an expert from Cuba's...

Cuban humidor auction raises US$1.3 million for health service

Cuba's annual cigar fair ended in the early hours of Saturday with the traditional auction of unique handcrafted humidors, which raised about 1.3 million...
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Cuba, Angola agree to boost ties in strategic sectors

Cuba and Angola agreed on Friday to strengthen ties in strategic areas after a four-day bilateral government meeting. "It is in the...
A tourist from California waves a U.S. national flag inside a vintage American car near the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, on July 20, 2015. Cuba and the United States reopened their respective embassies on July 20 as part of their recent agreement to restore diplomatic relations. (Xinhua/Liu Bin)

Cuba condemns “serious provocation” of OAS chief, illegal opposition group

The Cuban government condemned on Wednesday an "open and unacceptable provocation" by the Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General, Luis Almagro, and an...

Feb. 17 world news summary at 0030 GMT

SEOUL -- A South Korean court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for the heir apparent of Samsung Group, the country's largest family-controlled conglomerate,...

International oil companies see great potential in Cuba

International oil companies believe there is still great potential to make new oil discoveries in Cuba since most of the island remains unexplored. ...
AFP/File / Yamil Lage While Cuba's communist regime has implemented modest economic reforms, allowing some private ventures, running a business on the island remains a challenge

Cuba looks to attract foreign investment to its oil industry

Cuba is looking to relaunch and attract foreign investment to its oil industry, particularly in offshore explorations and drilling, to reduce its dependence on...
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American Airlines open ticket office in Cuba

American Airlines, one of the world's biggest air carriers, on Wednesday inaugurated a ticket office in the Cuban capital Havana. The airline has been one...
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Companies from Cuba, China sign deals to strengthen cooperation on renewable energy

Companies from Cuba and China on Friday signed 10 agreements to strengthen cooperation in renewable energy and industry after a three-day forum. ...
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Road crash in east Cuba kills 2, injures 28

A highway collision in east Cuba has claimed two lives and injured as many as 28 people, local media said on Friday. ...