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Surviving the pandemic: blind Cuban piano tuner struggles to make ends meet

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HAVANA Flora Villareal, 67, part of a cohort of Cubans who graduated from an experimental piano tuning program for the blind and visually impaired in 1970, is still plying her trade half a century later.

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Cubans risk collapsing homes as state struggles to tackle housing woes 19 Oct 2020

HAVANA Wooden props support the ceiling of Cuban pensioner Filiberto Suarez' apartment in Havana as his building, like so many others in the Caribbean island nation, crumbles due to a punishing tropical climate and years of neglect.

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Cuba urges calm as overhaul of monetary system looms 13 Oct 2020

HAVANA Cuba’s economy minister on Monday urged calm as the government prepares to unify its dual currency system and multiple exchange rates in hopes of improving economic performance.

Cuba urges calm as overhaul of monetary system looms 13 Oct 2020

HAVANA, Oct 12 Cuba’s economy minister on Monday urged calm as the government prepares to unify its dual currency system and multiple exchange rates in hopes of improving economic performance.

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Amid pandemic, sharply increased U.S. detention times put migrants at risk 09 Oct 2020

The 31-year-old Cuban rancher arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border after crossing through nearly a dozen countries to seek political asylum in the United States.

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WHO says worried about COVID-19 spikes in Cuba and other Caribbean states 07 Oct 2020

BRASILIA The World Health Organization is concerned about spikes in COVID-19 cases spikes in countries that had managed outbreaks effectively, such as Cuba and Jamaica, and 11 Caribbean states that have moved from moderate to intense transmission, its regional director Carissa Etienne said on Wednesday.

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WHO says worried about COVID-19 spikes in Cuba and other Caribbean states 07 Oct 2020

BRASILIA The World Health Organization is concerned about spikes in COVID-19 cases spikes in countries that had managed outbreaks effectively, such as Cuba and Jamaica, and 11 Caribbean states that have moved from moderate to intense transmission, its regional director Carissa Etienne said on Wednesday.

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Cuba lifts Havana lockdown as coronavirus cases fall 02 Oct 2020

HAVANA Cuba said on Wednesday it was lifting a curfew and partial lockdown in Havana, in place since Sept. 1. to contain a second wave of the new coronavirus. | Video

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'Big opportunity': Cuba's entrepreneurs reinvent to survive pandemic 30 Sep 2020

HAVANA From a restaurant mixing take-away cocktails to a cosmetics company delivering home-made products by bicycle, Cuba's entrepreneurs - no strangers to hardship - are coping with the coronavirus shutdown in innovative ways. | Video

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'Big opportunity': Cuba's entrepreneurs reinvent to survive pandemic 30 Sep 2020

HAVANA From a restaurant mixing take-away cocktails to a cosmetics company delivering home-made products by bicycle, Cuba's entrepreneurs - no strangers to hardship - are coping with the coronavirus shutdown in innovative ways. | Video

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Trump questions counting late ballots as Biden preaches unity in Georgia

OMAHA, Neb./ATLANTA Republican President Donald Trump questioned the integrity of the U.S. election again on Tuesday, saying it would be "inappropriate" to take extra time to count the tens of millions of ballots cast by mail in his race against Democrat Joe Biden. | Video