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Oil-rich Venezuela and Russia come to aid of ally Cuba, but its energy woes persist

05 Oct 2019

HAVANA/MEXICO CITY A flotilla of shipments from Venezuela gave Cuba some respite this week from crippling fuel shortages in the wake of tougher U.S. sanctions, while Russia's prime minister pledged during a visit to the island on Friday to help develop its energy sector.

CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-Oil-rich Venezuela and Russia come to aid of ally Cuba, but its energy woes persist

05 Oct 2019

HAVANA/MEXICO CITY, Oct 4 A flotilla of shipments from Venezuela gave Cuba some respite this week from crippling fuel shortages in the wake of tougher U.S. sanctions, while Russia's prime minister pledged during a visit to the island on Friday to help develop its energy sector.

Russia's Medvedev slams U.S. for Cuba embargo during Havana trip

03 Oct 2019

HAVANA/MOSCOW Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev lambasted the Trump administration on Thursday for trying to create a "toxic atmosphere" around Cuba, during a two-day trip to the island demonstrating Russia's support for its Communist government.

Russia PM visit shows support for Cuba amid U.S. hostility

03 Oct 2019

HAVANA/MOSCOW, Oct 3 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev kicks off an official two-day visit to Havana on Thursday in a strong show of Russia's support for the communist-run island as it faces escalating pressure from the United States.

U.S. denies Cuba health minister visa to attend health meeting in Washington

01 Oct 2019

HAVANA Cuba said on Monday the Trump administration denied its health minister a visa to attend a Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) meeting in Washington and accused the United States of repeatedly violating its obligations as the host of an international organization.

Amazon sued for marketing charcoal produced on land seized by Cuba in 1960s

26 Sep 2019

HAVANA A Florida resident is suing Amazon for marketing charcoal produced on land he says Cuba confiscated from his grandfather after the 1959 revolution, the latest in a recent slew of lawsuits regarding the island piling up in U.S. courts.

Amazon sued for marketing charcoal produced on land seized by Cuba in 1960s

26 Sep 2019

HAVANA, Sept 26 A Florida resident is suing Amazon for marketing charcoal produced on land he says Cuba confiscated from his grandfather after the 1959 revolution, the latest in a recent slew of lawsuits regarding the island piling up in U.S. courts.

Cuban-American sues American Airlines, Latam Airlines for 'trafficking' in Havana airport

25 Sep 2019

HAVANA, Sept 25 A Miami-based law firm filed a lawsuit on Wednesday on behalf of a Cuban-American who claims to be the rightful owner of Havana's international airport against American Airlines and the Latam Airlines Group for "trafficking" in the property he says the Cuban government stole.

Amid crippling sanctions, Cuba deploys oxen, wood-fired ovens to overcome fuel crisis

20 Sep 2019

HAVANA Cuba is deploying oxen to replace tractors, using wood instead of gas at many state bakeries and advising citizens to save electricity by making the most of daylight as it grapples with an acute fuel shortage amid U.S. sanctions.

Rights groups denounce Cuba's arrest of independent journalist, activists denounce harassment

14 Sep 2019

HAVANA International rights groups this week denounced Communist-run Cuba's arrest of dissident journalist Roberto Quinones after what they say was a sham trial, while local opposition activists complained of worsening harassment.

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