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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HAVANA, May 2th (Reuters) – The European Union could take the United States to the World Trade Organization or use retaliatory sanctions to protect its companies in Cuba after President Donald Trump lifted a ban on U.S. citizens filing lawsuits against investors there.

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HAVANA, May 1th (Reuters) Millions of Cubans took to the streets on Wednesday in protest over new sanctions imposed on the Caribbean island by the Trump administration and US efforts to topple the government of socialist ally Venezuela.

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HAVANA, April 30th Trump tweeted Tuesday he would impose “a full and complete embargo” on Cuba if the island doesn’t withdraw its security aid from Venezuela.

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HAVANA, April 29th (Reuters) – The U.S. admiral in charge of the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba has been fired “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,” U.S. Southern Command said in a statement on Sunday.

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HAVANA, Apr 27th  (PL) Production of coffee, cocoa and coconut is currently booming in the country”s forest agriculture, as part of economic development and recovery plans.

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HAVANA, April 27th   Cuban authorities have confirmed the presence of giant African land snails, an invasive species that’s potentially harmful to humans and agriculture, in the central and eastern regions of the island

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HAVANA, April 27th After many successful financial governance workshops, another took place in Cuba where eight Member Associations (MAs) from the Americas region were invited.

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HAVANA,April 24th With the XIII Bienal de La Habana underway, Galleria Continua co-director Lorenzo Fiaschi reflects on his projects Havana, including the Arte Continua space in Barrio Chino and the proposed cultural and community center, El País del Arte. Read more

HAVANA, April 24th (Carolina Sandretto) In 1958, Cuba had 511 cinemas, and Havana alone had 130 – more than either New York or Paris at the time. Carolina Sandretto documents the now largely forgotten buildings for the book Cines de Cuba, published by Skira.

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HAVANA, April 23th Last week, the Trump administration stepped up its crackdowns on trade with Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama-administration policies and issuing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries.

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HAVANA, Apr 23th (PL) Cuban Health Minister, José Ángel Portal, reported today that the Kenyan government is continuing its actions for the return of Caribbean island doctors kidnapped in the African nation.

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