HAVANA, May 21th (IPSReady-made crafts, body art studios, bars, marketing and design services, event planning and I.T. solutions etc., all revealed the diversity of this Caribbean country’s private sector, at a fair held in the Cuban capital.

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HAVANA, May 20th A total of 17 cruise lines brought about 800,000 passengers to Cuba last year, according to Cuba tourism ministry numbers published by the U.S. Cuba Trade and Economic Council.

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HAVANA, May 19th Good bye, Cuba. The Canadian government suspended visa-processing services at its embassy in Havana. No more visiting Cubans to Canada — unless they can get themselves to another country with a functioning embassy.

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HAVANA, May 17 Cuba has implemented an ambitious plan to develop renewable energy sources until 2030, which allowed the island to save almost 33,000 tons of fuel last year and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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HAVANA,May 18th (Press release) The 2nd edition of the Aguacate, Mayabeque, Cuba, Festival of the Arts is set take place on Saturday and Sunday May 25-26 with activities for people of all ages.

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HAVANA , May 16th (Reuters) – Cuba’s Institute of Civil Aeronautics said on Thursday an investigation into the crash a year ago of a Boeing 737 in Havana that killed all but one of the 113 people aboard suggests the most probable cause was errors by the crew.

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HAVANA, May 16th The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will conduct a working visit to Cuba on May 16, 2019. Read more

HAVANA, May 16 (PL) Cuba”s ambassador to Monaco, Elio Rodríguez, concluded his visit to the Principality on Wednesday, during which he completed an extensive work program.

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HAVANA, May 15 (Reuters) – The Cuban sugar harvest will weigh in at no more than 1.3 million metric tons this year, according to Reuters estimates, in the latest bad news for the struggling economy and well below the government’s forecast.

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Havana, May 14 (PL) The multipurpose terminal at the port of Santiago de Cuba, east of the island, began operations as part of the country”s efforts to develop the sector.

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HAVANA, May 14th   The rail connection for passengers between the Cuban cities of Havana and Holguin (east), which has been paralyzed since 2006, will be restored in the second half of this year,

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HAVANA, May 12th  (Reuters) – Cuban gay rights activists held an unauthorized independent pride parade in Havana on Saturday despite the government warning against it and calling it subversive, an unprecedented show of civil society in the one-party state.

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HAVANA, May 11th  (Reuters) – Cuban gay rights activists are planning to hold an unprecedented independent march against homophobia on Saturday despite several reporting they had received warnings not to attend and the government saying it was an attempt at subversion.

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HAVANA,May 11th  (AP)  The Cuban government announced Friday that it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis.

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HAVANA, May 10th (PL) One of the most commented news today at the 39th International Fair of Cuba (FITCuba 2019) is the arrival in this capital of a plane of the Spanish airline Iberia, named Havana.

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HAVANA, May 10th (AFP) The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on two shipping companies for delivering Venezuelan oil to ally Cuba in what it called a response to actions against opposition lawmakers in Caracas.

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HAVANA, May 10th Cubans seeking to come to Canada to visit, work or join a Canadian spouse have suffered a disheartening setback as they attempt to clear the procedural hurdles and bureaucratic hoops to get here.

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HAVANA, May 10 (PL) The Canadian chain Blue Diamond today signed two contracts for the administration of two hotels in Cuba, whose authorities hope to overcome this year”s barrier of five million visitors.

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HAVANA, May 9th (AFP) Nestling alongside Havana’s old town, surrounded by colonial buildings and swept by the exhaust trails of passing 1950s American convertibles, stands a large arch with an ornate roof.

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HAVANA, may 8th (AFP) Spain’s foreign minister on Wednesday lashed out at Washington’s decision to lift a ban on lawsuits in US courts over property confiscated by Cuba, calling the move an “abuse of power” that would lead to a “legal battle”.

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The Cuban government has cancelled a parade widely seen as a sign of progress on gay rights.

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HAVANA, Mai 7th  (HT) The Madrid government said on Monday that it would convert some 375 million euros (420 million dollars) of Cuban debt owed to Spain into investments in the island, reported dpa news.

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HAVANA, May 7th (RT) Despite the Trump administration’s pressure on Cuba and threats to impose a “full and complete embargo”, US tourists have been flocking to the country in record numbers, according to data provided by Cuban authorities.

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HAVANA, May 6th (PL) Dominican Republic and Cuba signed a Cooperation Agreement with the objective of promoting technical, scientific, educational and cultural cooperation, through programs and specific actions in priority areas for both nations.

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HAVANA, May 5 (DDC) No one believes them when they arrive in the neighborhoods offering haircuts, laying extensions, dreadlocks and eyebrows; all free. Roberto Álvarez (aka El Niño) announces it through the microphone and finally someone decides to sit down so they can do what he needs.

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HAVANA, May 4th (AP) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reached out to Cuba to help resolve the crisis in Venezuela, calling for free elections as President Nicolas Maduro holds tight against a U.S. campaign to replace him.

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HAVANA, May 3th Kempinski Hotels and Grupo de Turismo Gaviota have signed a management contract for Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski.

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HAVANA,. May 3th As travel suppliers puzzle over the possible impact of an announced but not specified change in U.S. policy toward Cuba, consumers are rushing to book trips before potential restrictions kick in.

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HAVANA, 2th  Just off of Avenida 23, one of Havana’s busiest streets, lies a small shop, its storefront minimally decorated like most others in Cuba. The interior is organized like a small jewelry store, with a glass countertop display case separating patrons from a woman in a lab coat, darting in and out from the back room.

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HAVANA, May 2th (AFP) Carnival, the US cruise line, was sued Thursday over its use of port facilities in Cuba seized after the 1959 revolution, in the first such action under a previously unenforced US law.

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