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In rare campaign for Cuba, churches advocate against gay marriage

1:01am IST

HAVANA Cuban evangelical churches are collecting signatures to petition against a proposed constitutional amendment that would open the door to gay marriage, as part of an unusually strong non-governmental political campaign for the Communist-run island.

Cuba frees leading dissident charged with attempted murder

15 Aug 2018

HAVANA A leading Cuban dissident said he was freed from jail on Wednesday, 12 days after his arrest for attempted murder following a car crash in which he hit and injured an official from the Communist-run island's interior ministry.

Colombia and rebels fail to reach ceasefire as power transfer looms

02 Aug 2018

HAVANA Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos's effort to negotiate a ceasefire with the country's last rebel group before stepping aside next week has failed, the two parties said on Wednesday.

Cuba's president changes style not substance in first 100 days

28 Jul 2018

HAVANA Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has engaged in a nonstop series of public appearances during his first 100 days in office, stopping everywhere across the island nation in an apparent bid to consolidate his leadership position. But the Castro dynasty is still calling practically all the shots.

Cuban Olympic boxing champ abandons team in Mexico

06 Jul 2018

HAVANA Olympic boxing two-time gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez abandoned Cuba's national team during a training camp in Mexico, the Cuban Sports Institute said on Thursday, the second major defection to hit the Communist-run country's boxing squad this year.

Feature: Cuban flagship airline's woes deepen after crash

04 Jul 2018

HAVANA In the busy summer travel period in Cuba, a long line of people wait for hours in the sweltering heat outside the Havana office of state-owned airline Cubana, many of them eager to visit families in the provinces.

Cuban environmentalist 'prisoner of conscience' says free on parole

04 Jul 2018

HAVANA The Cuban environmentalist activist Ariel Ruiz Urquiola who was on a hunger strike to protest his sentencing to a year in jail for contempt of authorities said on Tuesday that he had been freed on parole after an unusually broad campaign for his release.

Woes deepen at Cuba's flagship airline

05 Jul 2018

HAVANA In the busy summer travel period in Cuba, a long line of people wait for hours in the sweltering heat outside the Havana office of state-owned airline Cubana, many of them eager to visit families in the provinces.

Raul Castro appointed to head rewrite of Cuban constitution

03 Jun 2018

HAVANA Cuba's national assembly named former President Raul Castro on Saturday to head the commission charged with carrying out changes to the constitution that would provide legal backing to the island's economic and social opening.

Cuba set to launch constitutional rewrite to reflect reforms

02 Jun 2018

HAVANA Cuba's national assembly is set on Saturday to begin the long-awaited reform of its constitution to give legal backing to the Communist-run island's economic and social opening while upholding the "irrevocable nature of socialism".

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