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US restores regular flights to Cuba
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US restores regular flights to Cuba

Alexandre Grosbois | AFP - February 16, 2016

HAVANA -- The United States and Cuba signed an agreement Tuesday authorizing daily U.S. commercial flights to the communist-ruled island for the first time in more than 50…

Five freed in US-Cuba rapprochement back in custody: rights group
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Crime
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Five freed in US-Cuba rapprochement back in custody: rights group

AFP - January 4, 2016

HAVANA, Cuba -- Five dissidents freed as Havana launched a high-profile diplomatic rapprochement with the United States are back in custody in Cuba, a human rights group said…

A flow of Cubans – going home
Cuba
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Cuba
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A flow of Cubans – going home

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - January 2, 2016

HAVANA - Mauricio Estrada left Cuba in 2003 full of the same frustrations as so many others eager to move away. He married a Spanish woman, moved…

Hotel Nacional de Cuba: A history of mobsters, missiles and movie stars
Cuba
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Cuba
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Hotel Nacional de Cuba: A history of mobsters, missiles and movie stars

The Tico Times - December 30, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba — In the soft heat of a Havana morning I step off the tile floors of the lobby at Hotel Nacional de Cuba and onto…

Children of Cuban revolution recall exodus to US
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Children of Cuban revolution recall exodus to US

Diego Urdaneta | AFP - December 26, 2015

MIAMI – At the start of the Cuban revolution, Javier Llorens was one of thousands of children who left the island unaccompanied for the United States, thinking it…

US, Cuba agree to let airlines begin flights
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US, Cuba agree to let airlines begin flights

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - December 17, 2015

HAVANA – Cuba and the United States reached an agreement Wednesday night that will allow U.S. commercial airlines to begin operating flights to the island for the first…

Costa Rica ‘victim’ of US-Cuban immigration laws, says President Solís
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Costa Rica ‘victim’ of US-Cuban immigration laws, says President Solís

The Tico Times - December 15, 2015

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís’ frustration with the Cuban migrant crisis was clear in his remarks during a news conference Tuesday in Cuba. Roughly 5,000 Cuban…

How Cuba is and isn’t changing, one year after thaw with U.S.
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How Cuba is and isn’t changing, one year after thaw with U.S.

Nick Miroff | AFP - December 15, 2015

HAVANA - No event in decades shook up Cuba like the announcement last Dec. 17 by presidents Obama and Raúl Castro that their countries would begin normalizing…

Cuba and US renew direct postal service after 52 years
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Cuba and US renew direct postal service after 52 years

AFP - December 11, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba – The United States and Cuba have agreed to restore direct postal service 52 years after severing it at the height of the Cold War,…

Castro, Peña Nieto seal warmer Cuba-Mexico ties
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Castro, Peña Nieto seal warmer Cuba-Mexico ties

Leticia Pineda | AFP - November 7, 2015

MÉRIDA, Mexico -- Cuban leader Raúl Castro received a warm welcome in Mexico on Friday as President Enrique Peña Nieto sought to end a diplomatic chill and boost business…