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Amid crippling sanctions, Cuba deploys oxen, wood-fired ovens to overcome fuel crisis

20 Sep 2019

HAVANA Cuba is deploying oxen to replace tractors, using wood instead of gas at many state bakeries and advising citizens to save electricity by making the most of daylight as it grapples with an acute fuel shortage amid U.S. sanctions.

Rights groups denounce Cuba's arrest of independent journalist, activists denounce harassment

14 Sep 2019

HAVANA International rights groups this week denounced Communist-run Cuba's arrest of dissident journalist Roberto Quinones after what they say was a sham trial, while local opposition activists complained of worsening harassment.

Skirting U.S. sanctions, Cubans flock to cryptocurrency to shop online, send funds

14 Sep 2019

HAVANA Jason Sanchez, 35, was able to start buying spare parts online last year for his cellphone repair shop in Havana thanks to the advent of cryptocurrency trading in Communist-run Cuba. | Video

Twitter restores some blocked Cuban official accounts

13 Sep 2019

HAVANA Twitter Inc has restored some of the accounts of Cuban state-run media, journalists and government officials it had blocked on Wednesday, although others like that of Communist Party leader Raul Castro remain suspended.

Twitter blocks accounts of Raul Castro and Cuban state-run media

13 Sep 2019

HAVANA U.S. social media company Twitter Inc has blocked the accounts of Cuban Communist Party Leader Raul Castro, his daughter Mariela Castro and Cuba's top state-run media outlets, a move the Cuban Union of Journalists denounced as "massive censorship".

Twitter blocks accounts of Raul Castro and Cuban state-run media

13 Sep 2019

HAVANA U.S. social media company Twitter Inc has blocked the accounts of Cuban Communist Party Leader Raul Castro, his daughter Mariela Castro and Cuba's top state-run media outlets, a move the Cuban Union of Journalists denounced as "massive censorship".

Cuba says battling acute fuel shortage due to U.S. sanctions

12 Sep 2019

HAVANA Cuba must implement emergency measures to stave off an acute fuel shortage in September caused by the Trump administration's efforts to block oil shipments to the country, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Wednesday.

Cuba unveils tighter rules on cooperatives in clampdown on non-state sector

31 Aug 2019

HAVANA Communist-run Cuba unveiled tighter regulations on non-agricultural cooperatives on Friday, including curbs on their prices, in keeping with a broader push to increase control of the growing non-state sector.

An island without fish? Cuba aims to tackle problem with law overhaul

27 Aug 2019

HAVANA In the sleepy Cuban fishing village of Cojimar that inspired Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea," locals say they are struggling to catch fish.

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