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Cuban couple recounts personal struggle against Coronavirus

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When Cuban Yoan Gil and his wife Claudia Guzman were treated for COVID-19 at separate places for nearly a month, it was the most...
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Cuban firefighters battle blazes in wake of tropical storm Laura

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Specialized forces of the Cuban Fire Brigade were working on Monday to put out major blazes at two buildings in eastern Santiago de Cuba...
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Tropical storm Laura hits Cuba amid COVID-19 pandemic

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by Yosley Carrero Cubans are trying to abide by the COVID-19 health protocols while sheltering from tropical storm Laura which is hitting...
The ferry sank within two hours - it is still not clear why it capsized

At least 14 reported dead when boat capsizes off Haiti

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At least 14 people died when a sailing boat capsized off Haiti, local media reported on Thursday. The victims included 10 women and two children....
A man rides past an image of Ernesto "Che" Guevara at the Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, on April 9, 2015. (Xinhua/Joaquin Hernandez) (vf) (lmz)

U.S.-Cuba relations in deep freeze 5 years after thawing ties

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Monday marks the fifth anniversary of restored diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States amid escalating U.S. blockade on the island. ...
Cuban medical professionals

Cuba develops first COVID-19 tracking app

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Yosvel Falero is one of the developers of the first Cuban COVID-19 tracking app aimed at supporting efforts to stem the spread of the...
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Partial lockdown imposed on Havana’s entertainment district

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The Provincial Defense Council in Havana imposed lockdown measures starting Friday evening on Carmelo, a novel coronavirus-hit area in the Vedado district, Cuban daily...
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Cuba’s manually-made hand sanitizers help tackle COVID-19 outbreak amid U.S. blockade

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Havana Distillery, which used to produce alcohol for pharmaceutical and liquor industries, has turned into the only manual maker and distributor of hand sanitizers...
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)

Cubans adapt to new way of life to contain COVID-19 spread

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by Yosley Carrero Like many Cubans, Elba Rosa Rodriguez, 61, earns income from tourism, which has dried up amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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)

Havana Syndrome lacks evidence – scientists

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The Havana Syndrome, a set of symptoms reportedly experienced by U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Cuba, is a media fabrication, scientists said here on...
Photo taken on April 9, 2015 shows the coast landscape of Havana, Cuba. (Xinhua/Joaquin Hernandez) (vf) (lmz)

Cuba and Russia hail bilateral ties

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First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba Raul Castro Ruz and visiting Commander-in-Chief of Russian Navy Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov...
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Strong off-coast earthquake rocks Jamaica, Cuba

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A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Caribbean islands of Jamaica and Cuba on Tuesday. Hitting off the coast...
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)

Cuba’s Miguel Diaz-Canel meets Russian PM on ties

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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday met with visiting Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev as he kicked off a two-day official visit to the...
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Cuba, Zimbabwe highlight friendly legislative ties

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Esteban Lazo, president of Cuba's National Assembly of People's Power, or the parliament, met in Havana on Wednesday with the president of Zimbabwe's Senate,...
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

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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

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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...
Three Kings Day

Cuba’s African Heritage Evidently Seen in Three Kings Day

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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A 65 year-old Cuban has discovered an unusual way to help ferment home-made tropical fruit wines. At his house in the southern...