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Exclusive: Venezuela's PDVSA steps up fuel shipments to Cuba as shortages bite

14 Feb 2020

MEXICO CITY/HAVANA Venezuela's state energy firm PDVSA has been shipping more oil this month to close ally Cuba, as tighter U.S. sanctions have worsened fuel shortages on the Caribbean island, according to sources and internal company documents seen by Reuters.

EXCLUSIVE-Venezuela's PDVSA steps up fuel shipments to Cuba as shortages bite

14 Feb 2020

MEXICO CITY/HAVANA, Feb 14 Venezuela's state energy firm PDVSA has been shipping more oil this month to close ally Cuba, as tighter U.S. sanctions have worsened fuel shortages on the Caribbean island, according to sources and internal company documents seen by Reuters.

Cuba's Santeria priests offer some solace as country faces another tough year

02 Jan 2020

HAVANA Priests from Cuba’s Afro-Cuban Santeria religion offered some solace on Thursday to worshippers facing another year of relentless U.S. sanctions, government austerity measures and shortages on the Communist-ruled island.

Cuba names prime minister in move to lighten presidential load

21 Dec 2019

HAVANA Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday named tourism minister Manuel Marrero Cruz as the country’s first prime minister in decades, under a new constitution that seeks to decentralise former leader Fidel Castro’s job.

Cuban economy still afloat despite U.S. sanctions: official

20 Dec 2019

HAVANA The Cuban economy remained barely in the black this year given punishing new U.S. sanctions, the country's economy minister said on Friday, forecasting 1% growth in 2020.

Hard currency elusive in Havana as monetary reform looms

19 Dec 2019

HAVANA "I'm buying dollars, I'm buying euros," Roly, 28, whispers furtively to tourists outside a hotel in Havana.

RPT-FEATURE-Hard currency elusive in Havana as monetary reform looms

19 Dec 2019

HAVANA, Dec 19 "I'm buying dollars, I'm buying euros," Roly, 28, whispers furtively to tourists outside a hotel in Havana.

Cuba acknowledges 'vestiges' of racism, launches program to fight it

23 Nov 2019

HAVANA Cuba's government has launched a program to combat racism, acknowledging that a problem that Fidel Castro tried to eliminate after the 1959 leftist revolution remains unresolved.

Cuba accuses U.S. embassy of abetting country's leading dissident

20 Nov 2019

HAVANA Communist-run Cuba accused the U.S. embassy in Havana on Wednesday of having fomented the "counterrevolutionary" activity of leading dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer whom it arrested nearly two months ago.

'Viva Felipe!': Communist-run Cuba welcomes Spanish king

12 Nov 2019

HAVANA With cries of "Viva Felipe!" and "Viva Espana!" Cubans greeted King Felipe in Old Havana, the first state visit ever by a Spanish monarch to Cuba, Spain's former colony turned Communist-run nation.

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