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In major shift, Trump to allow lawsuits against foreign firms in Cuba

17 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON/HAVANA The Trump administration will allow lawsuits in U.S. courts for the first time against foreign companies that use properties confiscated by Communist-ruled Cuba since Fidel Castro's revolution six decades ago, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday.

Cuban indie artists challenge government at Havana arts biennial

16 Apr 2019

HAVANA A blustering bureaucrat fills a form out with your personal details and hands you a badge declaring you an inspector qualified to police Communist-run Cuba's cultural sector under a controversial new decree.

Art frenzy takes over Havana as biennial kicks off

15 Apr 2019

HAVANA Cones of white paper sprout from the seasalt-eroded pillars of one colonial building along Havana's seafront, elaborately painted curtains cascade from another while out front children play with an installation of multicoloured hoses.

Ostrich, rodent on the menu as Cuba seeks food miracle

12 Apr 2019

HAVANA From breeding miniature cows to importing water buffalo, Cuban leaders have long gotten creative in their effort to remedy food shortages. Now, they are proposing ostrich and rodent farms as an answer, prompting ridicule from a weary population.

Castro says Cuba will not abandon Venezuela despite U.S. 'blackmail'

10 Apr 2019

HAVANA Cuban Communist Party leader Raul Castro said on Wednesday Cuba would never abandon its leftist ally Venezuela despite U.S. "blackmail", even as the Trump administration threatened more sanctions over its support.

Independent march in Havana believed first for communist-run Cuba, organisers say

07 Apr 2019

HAVANA Hundreds of Cubans marched peacefully through Havana calling for an end to animal cruelty on Sunday in what organizers believe was the first independent march authorized by the one-party state.

Cuba cuts newspaper size due to paper scarcity as shortages bite

05 Apr 2019

HAVANA Cuba says a paper shortage is forcing it to cut back on pages and circulation at several state-run newspapers including the Communist Party daily Granma, highlighting the severity of the country's cash crunch as scarcity of basic goods increases.

Google, Cuba agree to work toward improving island's connectivity

28 Mar 2019

HAVANA Alphabet Inc’s Google signed a deal with Cuban telecoms monopoly ETECSA on Thursday to work toward improving internet traffic exchange between their two networks and connectivity on the Communist-run island.

Google, Cuba agree to work towards improving island's connectivity

28 Mar 2019

HAVANA, March 28 Alphabet Inc’s Google signed a deal with Cuban telecoms monopoly ETECSA on Thursday to negotiate an agreement to improve internet traffic exchange between their two networks and connectivity on the Communist-run island.

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