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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A makeshift boat carrying eight Cuban immigrants capsized off the Florida coast Sunday, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. Surveillance video released by the Florida agency shows waves overpowering the vessel, hurling six men...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a new indication of shifting tides of power in Cuba, more than 9,000 people have signed a petition calling for the removal of the country’s minister of culture, Alpidio Alonso. The Cuban activist...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Communist-run Cuba's decision to open more of its economy to small private businesses and individual initiative has sparked praise among many analysts and entrepreneurs, but also frustration among some. The measure announced last weekend expanded...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cuba’s telephone and internet connections were knocked out on Friday, February 12th, in a nationwide failure, though there was no general power outage, witnesses said. A Reuters correspondent said there was no official announcement on...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cuba's weekend announcement that it would authorize private enterprise in most sectors of its economy excludes 124 areas, such as the press, health and education, the labor ministry said Wednesday, February 11th. The reform represents...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cuba will charge US$65, or its equivalent in any other freely convertible currency, per PCR for tourists who wish to extend their stay on the island, reported the Gaviota website. In accordance with the modifications...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The High Representative for Foreign Policy of the European Union (EU), Josep Borrell, urged US President Biden to reverse the decision, taken by his predecessor Donald Trump just before his term ended, to include...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cuba’s imports from China tumbled to US$483 million last year versus US$791 million in 2019, according to data from the Chinese Customs Office, extending a steep five-year decline as the island’s economy reels from...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cuba’s high tourist season has taken a new hit with a sharp uptick of Covid-19 cases and the government’s cancelling of more flights. The Cuban Ministry of Tourism was trying to sell itself as a...



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