HAVANA, Jan. 19th  (Reuters) – Colombia’s ELN rebel group was responsible for the car bomb attack against a police academy that killed at least 21 and injured dozens, President Ivan Duque said on Friday, making it almost impossible peace talks with the insurgent group can soon restart.

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Just as day fades to night the blazing green neon sign of La Pelota, a 24-hour cafeteria, flashes on to beckon passersby inside for a cup of coffee, and at the nearby Charles Chaplin theater the neon letters atop the canopy begin to gleam.
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HAVANA, Jan. 16th (AFP) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned foreign businesses Wednesday to steer clear of formerly private properties seized by Cuba — and said he was considering allowing lawsuits over such properties in US courts.

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HAVANA, Jan. 16th Starting next Monday, January 21, Martinique and Guadeloupe will be linked again to Cuba. Indeed, the company Cubana de Aviacion has just announced the resumption of flights between the three islands.

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HAVANA, Jan. 16th Caribbean Airlines has opened a new ticket office in Havana, Cuba, to provide enhanced reservations, sales, and ticketing services to its customers. Caribbean Airlines will be represented by ‘Commercial Take Off’, Cuba’s leading Passenger Sales Agent provider, (PSA) who will be the airline’s exclusive partner in Cuba.

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HAVANA, Jan. 16th  A first shipment of 24 solid waste collector trucks departed from Japan on Tuesday and will arrive in Havana on March 2, the Cuban embassy in Japan reported through its Facebook social network account.

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HAVANA, Jan. 16th  With just about three months to go, the 13th Havana Biennial is taking shape. Opening April 12 and running through May 12, Cuba’s most important art event is expected to once again bring the international art world to Havana.

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HAVANA, Jan. 16th  Somewhere in Cuba, a young ballplayer is sitting in a dugout and dreaming big about his future in the game. The kid is part of a baseball tradition that, like ours, started in the 19th century. His contribution began on sandlots, and his talent got him into his province’s special secondary school that develops sports talent.

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HAVANA, Jan. 16th Starting next Monday, January 21, Martinique and Guadeloupe will be linked again to Cuba. Indeed, the company Cubana de Aviacion has just announced the resumption of flights between the three islands.
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HAVANA, Jan. 15th  (DDC) The historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal, confirmed that the theater Payret theater will be converted into a hotel, but said that the time itself “will remain a cinema for Cubans.”

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HAVANA, Jan. 14th (EFE) A cemetery of Americans of the Protestant religion in Cuba, located on the island of Youth, was declared a national monument by the Monuments Commission, Cuban television reported Monday.
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HAVANA, Jan. 14th (PL) The Cuban minister of tourism highlighted on Sunday the  historical ancient village of Trinidad as a ”destination that has it all”, during the commemoration of its 505th anniversary

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HAVANA, Jan. 13th (By Leidys M. Hernandez  El Toque) D’ Brujas Jabon has been making handmade soaps for over four years. Today, these products are sold at the bazaar on Avenida del Puerto in Old Havana. The company holds a handicrafts license.

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HAVANA, Jan. 13th Renovating Chinatown is one of the priorities in the plan to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, which will be held in November, local media reported Friday.

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HAVANA, 12. Jan. (EFE) The Cuban government wants to attract more Chinese visitors in 2019 and for that it is developing a strategy that includes a commercial offensive, participating in fairs of the sector and teaching Mandarin on the Island.

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HAVANA, Jan. 11th  At least six people died and another 33 suffered injuries after a bus carrying a total of 40 passengers, including 22 foreigners, rolled over in Cuba’s southeastern province of Guantanamo, local media reported Friday.

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HAVANA, Jan. 10th The first hotel logistics and wholesale distributor in Cuba has begun operations in order to guarantee outstanding culinary quality and variety on the island.

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HAVANA, 9 Jan When it comes to changing perspectives, nothing better than a trip to the tropical islands that not only bring peace and tranquility to our soul, it is also a way to connect with nature through the fresh air, the waves of the sea and the radiant sun .

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HAVANA, Jan. 8th (IPS) Black plastic pipes, readily available on the mainly empty shelves of Cuba’s shops, distribute biogas to homes in the rural town of La Macuca, buried under the ground or running through the grass and stones in people’s yards.

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HAVANA, Jan. 7th  (Reuters)  Jose Ramon Fernandez Alvarez, who commanded Cuban forces under the leadership of Fidel Castro at the Bay of Pigs, repelling an exile invasion supported by the United States, died on Sunday at 95.

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HAVANA, Jan 6, (TTC) This Saturday Iberostar Hotels & Resorts and the Cultural Project Friends of Fangio celebrated the First  Meeting of Cuban Classic Cars in homage to one of the emblems of Havana.

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HAVANA, Jan. 5th  For six days and six nights, Havana will vibrate to the rhythm of the 2019 International Jazz Festival. A resolutely Latin jazz. On the Malecon, this vast waterfront whipped by the salty air, on the terraces of restaurants, in theaters and theaters, you will be solicited by Afro-Cuban jazz rhythms, with tunes of rumba and even salsa.

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HAVANA, Jan.5th  (DDC) The Cuban Government has announced that starting next Thursday, January 10, it will start charging overweight baggage in national buses, according to the official newspaper Granma.

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HAVANA, Jan. 4th Just two years ago, the U.S. Embassy in Havana was bustling with U.S. personnel sent by the Obama Administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. Today it is nearly empty. In late 2016, diplomats started hearing a loud, piercing noise. Two dozen of them reported symptoms such as ear pain and dizziness, and were diagnosed with injuries consistent with a concussion.

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HAVANA, Jan. 3th Cigars, packaging, agriculture, literature and trade will star in some of the events to be held in Cuba during the year just beginning.

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HAVANA, Jan 2th FedEx Corp. dropped a plan to begin cargo flights to Cuba, as an opening between the U.S. and the  country has foundered.

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HAVANA, Jan. 2th Followers of contemporary Cuban art got a holiday surprise when, on Christmas Day, the French art-market database and website Artprice posted an “Art Market Insight” feature about Cuban art.

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HAVANA, Jan.2th (Reuters)  On the 60th anniversary of Cuba’s revolution, ruling Communist Party leader Raul Castro blasted the Trump administration for returning to an outdated path of confrontation with the island nation and of intervening in Latin America.

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HAVANA, Jan. 1th Cuba has a major new all-inclusive resort on the beach-filled island of Cayo Santa Maria. Melia Hotels International has opened its new Paradisus Los Cayos, the fourth Paradisus-branded hotel in the country.

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HAVANA, Jan. 1th  (AP) — Desmond Boylan, a photographer who covered war and conflict across the world before dedicating his life to documenting the daily joys and tribulations of life in Cuba for The Associated Press, died suddenly while on assignment on Saturday afternoon in Havana. He was 54.

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