HAVANA, June 15th  The president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, made an unexpected announcement today confirming that from next year the economic plans of state-owned companies will no longer

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HAVANA, June 14th (AFP)  The United States government recently ordered a halt to American cruise ship stopovers in Cuba, affecting the island’s tourism industry and its economy.

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HAVANA, June 13  Damaso Fong, a Cuban direct descendant of Chinese emigrant, announced today that he has an original painting by renowned artist Pierre Auguste Renoir, one of the greatest exponents of French Impressionism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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HAVANA, June 13th Travel booking company Expedia was fined over $300,000 for breaching U.S. sanctions by selling Cuba travel tours and packages, according to a U.S. Department of the Treasury report released Thursday.

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HAVANA, June 12th The descendants of entrepreneur Rafael Lucas Sánchez Hill ask the hotel chain Meliá Hotels International compensation of at least 10 million euros for exploiting two hotels,

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HAVANA, June 10th (HT) Leading Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad reported Saturday June 9th under a headline of “Conflict over Cuba’s Millions” that the Dutch software company Exact*

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HAVANA, June 10 th In Cuba’s countryside, the honey industry is reaping sweet rewards. Honey has now surpassed sugar and coffee as one of the key agricultural exports.

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HAVANA, June 10th (Reuters) – The Cuban state-run sugar monopoly Azcuba met its export commitments for this season despite output weighing in 13% below plan, the official Prensa Latina news agency reported over the weekend, citing company spokesman Liobel Perez.

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HAVANA, June 10th (AFP) In the musty funk of a Havana boxing gym, Idamelys Moreno smacks a series of whomping right hooks into a heavy punching bag.

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HAVANA,June 7th Must President Donald Trump undo all humanitarian progress that was made by former President Barack Obama? It almost feels like Trump’s whole motivation is bitter vengeful spite or jealousy to take down the legacy of a much admired and respected man.

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HAVANA, June 7th This Tuesday, the U.S. government announced new restrictions on travel to Cuba, banning two of the three most popular ways Americans currently visit: by cruise ship

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HAVANA, June 7th The new restrictions imposed by the Trump administration this week on travel from the U.S. to Cuba could end up compelling airlines to recalibrate service to the island.

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HAVANA, June 7th (IPS Cuba)  Cuban author and journalist Hugo Luis Sanchez just made a request to Cuba’s health authorities, calling on them to back the approval of a law which would ban all publicity that encourages the consumption of cigarettes and alcoholic drinks, a growing trend among the country’s youth.

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HAVANA, June 6th (Reuters) – Lazaro Hernandez, who has made a good living showing U.S. cruise ship passengers around Havana in his pink 1950s Chevrolet, says the new U.S. ban on cruises to Cuba will wipe out 90% of his business overnight.

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HAVANA, June 5th The US has announced a new ban on travel to Cuba for American group tours, cruise ships, private planes, and yachts journeying to the island.

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HAVANA, June 5th Royal Caribbean has become the first cruise line to take action in response to the new U.S. Cuba travel ban which goes into effect today, June 5.

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HAVANA, June 4th (PL) More than 14 renowned speakers worldwide will talk about the impact, culture, sustainability, history and design training, on occasion of the 10th International Design Congress in Havana, FORMA 2019, starting in Havana on Tuesday.

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HAVANA, June 4th (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed major new travel restrictions on visits to Cuba by U.S. citizens, including a ban on many forms of educational and recreational travel.

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HAVANA, june 3th (HT)  After decades denying that femicides take place in Cuba (a tragic reality which we have been systematically denouncing on Alas Tensas, as it is one of the reasons we write our magazine), the Cuban government has finally acknowledged this great scourge.

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HAVANA, Juin 1th (Reuters) Two U.S. citizens who claim to hold titles to the Havana and Santiago de Cuba ports that were nationalized by Cuba after Fidel Castro’s 1959 leftist revolution filed suits against Carnival in U.S. District Court in Florida in early May for docking there.

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HAVANA, Juin 1th Cuba has started the free delivery of the pre-exposure prophylaxis pill (PPrE), which prevents the spread of HIV among high-risk healthy people as part of a trial program, local media reported.

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HAVANA, May 31th (IPS Cuba) A new project in the works gives Havana residents the chance to buy natural medicines and seasonings; first opening a store in the Punta Brava neighborhood, in the suburban La Lisa municipality, and now there is another store in Havana’s Historic Center.

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HAVANA, May 31th Staffing problems at the Canadian Embassy in Cuba stemming from the so-called “Havana Syndrome” are being blamed for delays in granting visas to members of Cuba’s national baseball team, which is about to embark on a series of games in Canada and the U.S.

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HAVANA, May 29 (PL) Cuba closed 2018 with a forest density of 32.23 percent, which confirms the trend of growth in the area covered by forests in the last eight years, it was leaked today.

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HAVANA, May 30th (Bloomberg) The European Union warned U.S. companies they risk having their assets seized if they pursue claims over the bloc’s dealings with Cuba, adding to the friction in transatlantic ties.

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HAVANA, May 29th (AP) The degradation of relations between the US and Cuba under President Donald Trump has begun to cut into scientific and medical cooperation on issues ranging from treatment of infectious diseases to coral reef preservation.

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HAVANA , May 29th (EFE) Cuba announced on Wednesday that it will allow the creation of wired or wireless private data transmission networks, until now banned in the country, and will allow the import of transmission equipment hitherto banned, state media reported. Read more

HAVANA, May 29th (Forbes) Over the last 18 years, China has written off around $9.8 billion in debt to other countries. Cuba accounts for over half of it.

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HAVANA, may 28th IPS Cuba  Rescuing dogs who wander the streets, as well as raising awareness about animal care… this is the mission of the “Esperanza de vida y justicia” animal shelter, a non-profit project which opened at the beginning of this year in Santa Clara, 270 kms from Havana.

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HAVANA, may 28th (HT) By Pilar Montes Surrounded by the sea and the lagoons of the Zaza River, the communities of Tunas de Zaza y El Medano in Sancti Spiritus live under constant danger of flooding.

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