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Cuba orders further cuts to power generation: newspaper

22 Apr 2019

HAVANA The Cuban government has ordered its state-run power system to further reduce electricity generation in the latest sign that a cash crunch exacerbated by new U.S. sanctions is taking an economic and human toll, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Cuban president calls for strengthened defenses, economy in response to Trump threats

14 Apr 2019

HAVANA Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the Communist-run country's defenses and economy.

Algerian unrest a potential threat to Cuban coffers

02 Apr 2019

HAVANA Cuba faces yet another threat to its exports of health services in exchange for oil and money as social unrest roils old friend Algeria, even as a new deal to mitigate declining support from crisis-racked Venezuela kicks in.

Algerian unrest a potential threat to Cuban coffers

01 Apr 2019

HAVANA, April 1 Cuba faces yet another threat to its exports of health services in exchange for oil and money as social unrest roils old friend Algeria, even as a new deal to mitigate declining support from crisis-racked Venezuela kicks in.

Prince Charles heads to Cuba despite U.S. crackdown

21 Mar 2019

HAVANA Prince Charles and his wife Camilla arrive in Cuba on Sunday as part of a Caribbean tour, the first British royals to visit the Communist-run nation even as ally the United States seeks to isolate the country.

Cubans frustrated over U.S. move to end five-year visitor visas

19 Mar 2019

HAVANA The Trump administration's move to end five-year visitor visas for Cubans has left residents of the island angry and frustrated that it will be even harder to see their relatives, shop, or undertake cultural and academic exchanges in the United States.

In Cuba, Obama's detente becomes history as Trump threatens

14 Mar 2019

HAVANA Cuba has jettisoned rhetorical restraint toward the United States and is broadcasting footage of military defense exercises in the face of threats and new sanctions from the administration of President Donald Trump.

Cubans overwhelmingly ratify new socialist constitution

26 Feb 2019

HAVANA Cubans have overwhelmingly ratified a new constitution that enshrines the one-party socialist system as irrevocable while instituting modest economic and social changes, according to the national electoral commission.

Cuba sees high turnout at polls for constitutional referendum

25 Feb 2019

HAVANA Cubans flocked to the polls on Sunday in a vote expected to approve a new constitution that institutes modest economic and social changes while maintaining the one-party socialist system. | Video

Cubans expected to voice unprecedented opposition in constitutional vote

21 Feb 2019

HAVANA For the first time since the 1959 Revolution, Cuban voters on Sunday may express significant dissent, when they go to the polls to ratify a new constitution that institutes modest economic changes while maintaining the one-party system.

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