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Sarah Marsh

Facing crisis, Cuba calls on citizens to grow more of their own food

29 Jun 2020

HAVANA In the courtyard of a temple belonging to the Abakua Afro-Cuban religious brotherhood in Havana, Nelson Piloto is pulling up the lawn to plant bell peppers and cassava in the face of Cuba's looming food crisis.

In Haiti, coronavirus spreads in slums, showing challenge for Latin America

28 Jun 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE/HAVANA Berthony Clermont shares a two-room flat without running water with 10 relatives in the Haitian capital's Cite Soleil slum, so when he fell ill with the novel coronavirus, they all did.

Caribbean chokes on monster Saharan dust cloud headed toward the U.S.

25 Jun 2020

KINGSTON/HAVANA A massive plume of Saharan dust has shrouded swathes of the Caribbean, turning blue skies into a milky-brown haze and sparking health warnings across the region as air quality fell to unhealthy levels. | Video

Closing in on all sides: Cuba nears declaring coronavirus victory

09 Jun 2020

HAVANA Reina Paula, a saleswoman at Havana's La Epoca supermarket, said the same day that a worker tested positive for the coronavirus, local authorities sent the rest of the staff in a fleet of state vehicles to isolation facilities for testing.

Trump administration orders Marriott to cease Cuba hotel business

06 Jun 2020

HAVANA The Trump administration has ordered Marriott International to wind down hotel operations in Communist-run Cuba, a company spokeswoman told Reuters, extinguishing what had been a symbol of the U.S.-Cuban detente.

Exclusive: Marriott says Trump administration orders it to cease Cuba hotel business

05 Jun 2020

HAVANA The Trump administration has ordered Marriott International to wind down hotel operations in Communist-run Cuba, a company spokeswoman told Reuters, extinguishing what had been a symbol of the U.S.-Cuban detente.

Between two storms: Caribbean braces for hurricanes in coronavirus era

29 May 2020

HAVANA/NEW YORK Ken Hutton is worried Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas where he lives is far from rebuilt after being devastated by Hurricane Dorian last year yet he is bracing for another hurricane season in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cuba credits two drugs with slashing coronavirus death toll

22 May 2020

HAVANA Communist-run Cuba said this week that use of two drugs produced by its biotech industry that reduce hyper-inflammation in seriously ill COVID-19 patients has sharply curbed its coronavirus-related death toll.

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