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White House moves to loosen remittance, flight rules on Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on U.S. travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on remittances that i...

White House moves to loosen remittance, flight rules on Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Monday that it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on U.S. travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on r...

Ricardo Alarcón, Castro confidant and top Cuban envoy, dies

HAVANA (AP) — Ricardo Alarcón, who was for years the head of Cuba’s parliament and one of the country’s most prominent diplomats, has died in Havana, authorities in Cuba said Sunday. He was 84 years o...

In Cuba, crabs embark on perilous migration to Bay of Pigs

PLAYA GIRON, Cuba (AP) — Every year in Cuba, millions of crabs emerge from the forest at the beginning of the spring rains and head for the waters of the Bay of Pigs, crossing streets and highways on ...

Russian roar on Ukraine rings hollow to Latin America allies

MIAMI (AP) — It was a classic Russian power play with echoes of Cold War gamesmanship. Shortly after entering into service in 2019, Russia's most advanced warship made a goodwill t...

Cuban women push to join business opening, cite obstacles

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba was an early leader in recognizing women’s rights and equality after Fidel Castro’s revolution in 1959. Women were put in positions of power and responsibility, and the government l...

Cuban FM tells AP that fizzled protest effort was US failure

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's top diplomat said Wednesday that the fizzled attempt by young activists to encourage anti-government protests this week was a failure in political communication by the organizers,...

Havana reopens its beaches, citing high vaccination rate

HAVANA (AP) — Beaches and recreation centers reopened in Cuba's capital Thursday after authorities announced it was time to resume outdoor activities, including strolling on the Malecon coastal promen...

Brazil reopens amid looming threat from delta variant

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — With the number of coronavirus deaths starting to recede in Brazil, a renewed sense of optimism has led state governors to roll back restrictions, soccer fans are starting to r...

Small flotilla leaves Miami to show support for Cuban people

MIAMI (AP) — A small group of Cuban Americans launched motorboats from Miami early Friday, planning to approach Cuba in a show of support for people experiencing hardships on the island. ...

US imposes new Cuba sanctions over human rights abuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced new sanctions Thursday against a Cuban official and a government special brigade that it says was involved in human rights abuses during a governme...

Cuba: US protest narrative paving way for military incursion

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba criticized the United States and President Joe Biden on Wednesday for a series of statements by senior officials after the unprecedented protests on the island last week, accusing t...

Virus slams Cuba as it races to roll out its new vaccines

HAVANA (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is slamming Cuba like never before, even as the country races to roll out its homegrown vaccines — the only locally developed shots being widely used in Latin Ameri...

Cuban leaders beef up police patrols after rare protests

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban police are out in force on the country's streets as the president is accusing Cuban Americans of using social media to spur a rare outpouring of weekend protests over high prices a...

Police patrol Havana in large numbers after rare protests

HAVANA (AP) — Large contingents of Cuban police patrolled the capital of Havana on Monday following rare protests around the island nation against food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus c...