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In repeated public health-related visits to Cuba I got a first-hand sense of the problems besieging Cuban society: the need for foreign money, the oppressive nature of the regime, and the dissatisfaction of the country’s youth
Country replaces tractors with bulls to plough land due to fuel shortage
The White House plans to transfer more inmates out of the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba before Donald Trump is inaugurated as president on January 20.
As a young medical student in Argentina, I had been fascinated by Fidel Castro and his rebel combatants. I followed with interest their advance from the mountains to the plains to the capital city of Havana. I longed to visit the island but the US blockade made it extremely difficult to travel to Cuba. Then, …
Former Cuban leader and icon Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90
The United States’ abstention on a resolution to end its economic embargo on Cuba—a first after opposing it for 24 years—is an implicit acknowledgement of the wrongfulness of such a measure. It has brought considerable and unnecessary suffering to the Cuban people and hasn’t brought any positive results to the US. Cuba’s foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez said …
In the next few days, the prime ministers of Japan and China will visit Havana to talk about trade and investment. The two countries hope to gain a foothold in a market that is still off- limits to US companies.
After a gap of over 50 years, regular air services between the US and Cuba are resuming, underscoring the mending of ties between the two erstwhile Cold War foes. There are many unresolved issues, though.
On Saturday, Fidel Castro will turn 90. The rebel, statesman and womanizer has long since retired from public life. Many Cubans, however, will celebrate their revolutionary leader’s birthday.
For the first time in 50 years, a US cruise ship, the “Adonia”, has anchored in Havana’s harbor, symbolizing a new era for the long-time enemy states.
As the US lifts its decades-old travel and trade restrictions on the Communist-led island, American hotel chains and booking services are jostling for a stake in the Carribean island’s hospitality market.
Barack Obama would like to close the US prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba before the end of his term. The Cubans would like to have the entire base back. And the US Congress is opposed to both ideas, Kersten Knipp writes. Oh the things that Cuba could offer! Pineapples, coconuts, oranges and bananas, as well as potatoes, lettuce and…
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Freedom in Cuba will come from the work of activists, Obama said, but the United States can help in “creative” and “thoughtful” ways.
Ever since reading Khaled Al Khamissi’s Taxi a few years ago, I’ve been striking up conversations with taxi drivers in Egypt at almost any chance I get. One of my cousins, also a fan of the book, has a neat trick: Go for a random topic, x, and simply ask the driver: “What is your view on x, yasta?” Then …
The defendants had asked that Friday’s proceedings be cancelled out of respect for their Muslim faith.
US Department of Justice discloses list of 55 prisoners cleared for release
By Jean-Herve Deiller / AFP Fidel Castro, Winston Churchill, Jack Nicholson, Groucho Marx and Arnold Schwarzenegger — meet the cast of notables Janio Nunez has sculpted entirely out of Cuba’s famed tobacco. The Cuban sculptor uses the same sticky leaves and time-honored rolling techniques that go into the famed cigars enjoyed by his subjects, and which …