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Exclusive: Haiti's Moise plans to use new powers to overhaul constitution

17 Jan 2020

HAVANA Haiti's President Jovenel Moise, who began ruling by decree this week, wants to use his new power to overhaul the constitution in an attempt to break a "decades-long cycle of political crises," a planned presidential statement seen by Reuters shows.

Festive New Orleans conga in Havana defies Trump Cuba policy

16 Jan 2020

HAVANA New Orleans and Cuban brass musicians paraded joyously through Havana on Wednesday as part of the city's annual jazz festival and in defiance of the Trump administration's efforts to weaken U.S.-Cuba relations.

Cuba says it is prepared if U.S. chooses to sever diplomatic ties

16 Dec 2019

HAVANA Cuba's Communist government is prepared if the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump decides to sever diplomatic relations although it hopes that does not come to pass, a top Cuban diplomat said on Monday.

Haitian slums descend into anarchy as crisis sparks worst violence in years

10 Dec 2019

PORT-AU-PRINCE Venite Bernard's feet are bloodied and torn because, she said, she had no time to grab her sandals when she fled her shack with her youngest children as gangsters roamed the Haitian capital's most notorious slum, shooting people in their homes.

In Haiti, protests wane, some schools open but crisis far from over

04 Dec 2019

PORT-AU-PRINCE Anti-government protests in Haiti are waning, with schools and businesses trying to re-open in the face of political gridlock and heightened violence in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.

In Haiti, protests wane, some schools open but crisis far from over

04 Dec 2019

PORT-AU-PRINCE Anti-government protests in Haiti are waning, with schools and businesses trying to re-open in the face of political gridlock and heightened violence in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.

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.

Exclusive: Haiti's president warns of humanitarian crisis, calls for support

17 Nov 2019

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti needs international support to tackle an unfolding humanitarian crisis, President Jovenel Moise said in an interview, two months into anti-government protests that have exacerbated food insecurity in the Americas' poorest nation.

'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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