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U.S. blacklists six oil tankers in new Venezuela-related sanctions

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Tuesday blacklisted six oil tankers involved in the shipment of Venezuelan oil to Cuba, the latest in a series of sanctions aimed at pressuring Havana to abandon its support for socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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Cuba takes another swipe at dual currency system 02 Dec 2019

HAVANA Two Havana department stores began on Monday to give change only in pesos, instead of the local dollar equivalent known as the convertible peso, in another step toward ending Cuba's dual monetary system.

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Pompeo says U.S. will help prevent Latin American protests becoming riots 02 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday accused Cuba and Venezuela of attempting to hijack democratic protests in Latin America, vowing that Washington would support countries trying to prevent unrest in the region from turning into riots.

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EU parliament condemns Cuba's detention of top dissident 28 Nov 2019

HAVANA The European parliament joined the United States on Thursday in condemning Cuba's detention and reported mistreatment of leading dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer, whom the Communist government in Havana calls a U.S.-backed counterrevolutionary.

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U.S. blacklists Cuban firm tied to Venezuela sanctions evasion 26 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Tuesday blacklisted a Cuban company it accused of helping a Cuban state-run oil firm evade Venezuela-related sanctions, the latest in a series of actions targeting Havana for its support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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Pompeo condemns Cuban accusations against top U.S. diplomat in Havana 22 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned accusations by Cuba's government against Washington's top diplomat in Havana, which he said were made to distract attention from its "abysmal treatment of the Cuban people."

Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator closing China unit 21 Nov 2019

Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley incubator of start-ups, said on Thursday it would close YC China, a Chinese version of its U.S. program.

Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator closing China unit 21 Nov 2019

Nov 21 Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley incubator of start-ups, said on Thursday it would close YC China, a Chinese version of its U.S. program.

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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.

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Bolivia blames Cubans for stirring unrest, ousts Venezuelan officials 16 Nov 2019

LA PAZ Bolivia's interim government said on Friday it had asked Venezuelan officials to leave the country, and accused Cubans, including doctors, of instigating unrest after the resignation of former president Evo Morales. | Video

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Democrats to spend weekend drafting impeachment charges against Trump

WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will spend the weekend on Capitol Hill preparing for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry that has imperilled Donald Trump's presidency.