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HAVANA, Aug. 14th When former Secretary of State John Kerry officiated the reopening of the embassy

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HAVANA, Aug. 9th To visit the most beautiful places that the Island offers, you have to take your time.

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HAVANA, Aug 2 (Reuters)  Cash-strapped Cuba on Friday for the first time published details of its foreign exchange

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HAVANA, July 31th Cuban and Chinese universities are moving forward with the creation of a joint…

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HAVANA, July 25 (AFP) Russia maintains support for Cuba in the face of US hostility and …

in addition to commercial and military support, it will help strengthen its economy to face external attacks.

“We will continue to support Cuba in everything, not only morally or politically, not only through the development of military-technical cooperation but also actively promoting trade, economic projects that allow the economy of this country to be firmer in the face of attacks outsiders. I am confident that we will achieve it, “Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday in Havana.

Lavrov, who met with his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodríguez, rejected US measures against the socialist island, which harden the embargo applied since 1962 and complicate its commercial exchange with the rest of the world, suffocating its economy.

Among these measures is the recent activation of Title III of the so-called Helms-Burton Act, which allows foreign companies to sue in the United States to administer nationalized goods in Cuba for the Fidel Castro revolution.

“All the articles of this law are illegal, they contradict international law,” Lavrov said.

The help that is worth gold

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, says that with his measures he seeks a change of the government system in Cuba, where the Communist Party is the governing body of the country while accusing the Cuban authorities of persecuting their opponents and supporting militarily to the Venezuela of Nicolás Maduro.

Washington has also applied fines to some financial entities that facilitate operations between the island and abroad.

“Cuba’s cooperation with Venezuela is and will be invariable with the legitimate government of Nicolás Maduro and the civil civic union of its people,” said Rodriguez, who thanked his partner’s visit.

The Cuban foreign minister said that Moscow and Havana will concentrate efforts to face the “epidemic of unilateral coercive measures” of the United States, “which constitute a flagrant violation of international law.”

For Lavrov, the long-term interest of the United States should not be “damaging its relations with everyone, throwing off deadlines, demanding immediate payment of fines and appropriating financial resources (…) Its interest must be to guarantee relations with its partners “.

Part of the activities of the Russian Foreign Minister included the reopening of the statue of the Republic in the Capitol, the third largest indoor in the world. There he had an encounter with the leader of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raúl Castro.

The figure, inspired by the Greek goddess Palas Athena, was repaired and clad in gold, with Russian participation. Havana historian, Eusebio Leal, thanked the donation made by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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, 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 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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LA HABANA, 20 feb. Las hoteleras españolas han llegado a acuerdos con propietarios residentes en Miami para evitar problemas con los bloqueos a Cuba que, ahora, se han endurecido todavía más debido a la reactivación de la Ley Helms-Burton, suspendida solo durante 45 días.

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LA HABANA, 20 feb. (EFE).- Cuba recibió este martes un cargamento de 1.000 colchones y 5.000 planchas para techos de calamina enviado por el Gobierno de Bolivia para ayudar a los damnificados…

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HAVANA, Feb. 13th Empty beaches. Humming salsa bars. Dulcet guitar. Drums. Cuba reconciles the adjectives “lively” and “chill” in the best way possible. But if I asked you to come up with a list of destinations a solo traveller was most likely to score a date, a communist state probably wouldn’t be the first place to come to mind.

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HAVANA, 9 Dec. (EFE) .- Carlos Acosta, the “black god of Cuban ballet”, returns to his native country as the prodigal son “who never left” with his biographical film Yuli, a story of success and “hope”, directed by the Spanish Icíar Bollaín and now exhibited in Havana as a gift “for Cuba and the Cubans”.

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HAVANA, Dec. 7 (Reuters) Cuba said on Thursday it will import hundreds of buses to strengthen its weakened public transport system amid a reduction in private sector taxis, whose drivers have shown discomfort following new state regulations to circulate on the island.

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 Cuba’s government has modified a series of measures unpopular with the country’s private sector, including lifting restrictions on the number of business permits a person can have and the number of chairs there can be in restaurants, a top official said Wednesday.
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HAVANA, Nov. 26th With increased focus on foreign investment opportunities in Cuba, the Cuban foreign trade and investment minister was in Canada last week to promote new ventures, but a former Canadian ambassador to Cuba says Canadian companies haven’t yet taken full advantage of new opportunities.

HAVANA, Nov 24th (EFE) The Spanish company Telefonica has offered to the Cuban Government to link the island to its network of submarine cables to improve Internet access in the country, one of the most disconnected in the world.

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HAVANA, Nov. 22th  First it stormed living rooms via television, then it took the streets, where joyous shouts of “Gooooaaal” have gradually replaced the bellowed “Strike!”

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HAVANA, Nov. 22th (AFP) – Pedro Sanchez on Thursday kicks off the first official visit by a Spanish leader to Cuba in 32 years, as Havana seeks closer ties with the European Union faced with a hardline United States.

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HAVANA, Nov. 17 (EFE) Google works on a submarine cable to improve Internet in Cuba, one of the most disconnected countries in the world, where the American company expects to do “much more” in the future, said Google Cuba’s Marketing Manager, Susanna Kohly Jacobson , reported the news agency EFE.
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HAVANA, Nov. 14th Carnival Cruise Line has outlined the schedules for what will soon be two of its most up-to-date ships. Following a $200 million dry dock in early 2020, Carnival Radiance

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HAVANA, Oct. 25 (Reuters) Cuba paid the third installment of a renegotiated debt of US $ 2,600 million to 14 nations this week, diplomats said, and also signed 10 investment agreements as part of the first swap that it has signed since the 1959 Revolution.

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HAVANA, Sept. 28th (Sputnik) Cuban President Miguel Díaz Canel visited Google’s New York office, where he met with the company’s top executives. The meeting, which has been highlighted by the Cuban state newspaper Granma, raised hopes of the acceleration of Internet development on the island.

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HAVANA, Sep 9 (PL) The cultures of Cuba and Mexico will converge from September 11 to 15 during the Fiestas Patrias (National Holidays) of the Aztec nation, to be hosted by Tryp Read more

Cuba sweetens land grant program for farmers

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HAVANA, Aug. 7th  (Reuters) – Cuba said on Tuesday it was doubling the amount of land it granted would-be farmers and the lengths of their leases in an effort to increase stagnating agricultural output.

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Cuba investing in hotels, entertainment, golf as it banks on CanadianHAVANA, june 15th  — Cuba will continue moving forward with its investment plan to add over 100,000 rooms, 47 entertainment facilities and 24 golf courses by 2030 banking on their number one international traveller, Canadians.

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Cuba Creditors Offer 'Very Significant Relief' in Debt ProposalHAVANA, Feb. 13th (Reuters) Cuba’s commercial creditors have offered “very significant debt relief” in a proposal sent to cash-strapped Havana in late January, according to two advisers to the group, in a sign that holders of the defaulted Read more

Cuba and U.S. Exchange on Fighting Money LaunderingHAVANA, Feb 13 (PL) Authorities of Cuba and the United States met today in Washington for their second technical meeting to prevent and fight money laundering, informed today a note of the island”s Foreign Ministry.

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Cuba faces its next financial challenge — more than $1 billion in unpaid commercial debtHAVANA, FEb. 9th (CNBC) A creditors group wants Cuba to begin talks on more than $1 billion in unpaid commercial debt from the 1980s — a key hurdle if the country ever hopes to attract large-scale foreign investment.

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Baracoa Ready for 5th National Cuban Cycling ClassicHAVANA,Feb 9th (PL) The first Cuban city ever built in Cuba, Baracoa, is ready to receive on February 14th the start of the 5th National Cycling Classic, said sources from Read more

Cuba grants visa to senior U.S. diplomat to lead Havana embassyHAVANA, Feb. 7th (Reuters) – Cuba has given a visa to a senior American diplomat to lead the U.S. embassy in Havana, a U.S. official said, in a sign both nations want to keep open lines of communication despite a sharp Read more