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Some Cubans returning from Venezuela test positive for COVID-19

04 Aug 2020

HAVANA Twenty-nine Cubans recently returned from Venezuela have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last eight days, according to government data, raising questions about health conditions in the South American country under tough U.S. sanctions.

Some Cubans returning from Venezuela test positive for COVID-19

04 Aug 2020

HAVANA Twenty-nine Cubans recently returned from Venezuela have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last eight days, according to government data, raising questions about health conditions in the South American country under tough U.S. sanctions.

Some Cubans returning from Venezuela test positive for COVID-19

04 Aug 2020

HAVANA, Aug 4 Twenty-nine Cubans recently returned from Venezuela have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last eight days, according to government data, raising questions about health conditions in the South American country under tough U.S. sanctions.

Cuba loosens straitjacket on private sector to stimulate economy

29 Jul 2020

HAVANA Communist-run Cuba is loosening restrictions on small businesses as it seeks to stimulate a state-dominated economy hammered by the implosion of ally Venezuela, U.S. sanctions and the pandemic.

In Cuba, the old foe's currency makes a comeback

21 Jul 2020

HAVANA State-run stores in Cuba began selling some food and hygiene products in U.S. dollars on Monday as the import-dependent country faces a grave shortage of tradable currency to purchase goods abroad.

Cuba broadens use of dollars, eliminates 10% tax on greenback

17 Jul 2020

HAVANA Cuba said on Thursday it will allow some stores to sell food, personal hygiene and other consumer goods in U.S. dollars and will eliminate a 10% tax on the greenback, an effort to rake in more hard currency to purchase goods abroad.

Havana stirs to life without tourists and amid scarcity

04 Jul 2020

HAVANA The Cuban capital stirred to life on Friday after more than three months of lockdown but there were no signs of tourists on Havana's quiet streets while residents fretted over shortages of food and other basic goods.

Wealthy nations offer Cuba one-year moratorium on debt

19 Jun 2020

HAVANA Wealthy nations grouped together within the Paris Club of creditors have offered Cuba a one-year moratorium on payment of debt that has been in default for more than three decades, according to two diplomats with knowledge of the negotiations.

Cuba cancels economic fair as imports plummet

12 Jun 2020

HAVANA Cash-strapped Cuba has canceled its annual international trade and investment fair slated for November due to the pandemic, state-run media reported on Friday, even as fallout from the novel coronavirus hammers revenues and imports.

On Raul Castro's birthday, U.S. threatens Cuba remittances

04 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON/HAVANA The Trump administration expanded on Wednesday its list of Cuban entities that Americans are banned from doing business with to include the financial corporation that handles U.S. remittances to the Communist-run country.

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