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Cuba’s Raul Castro to visit Mexico next week
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Cuba’s Raul Castro to visit Mexico next week

AFP - October 29, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Cuban President Raul Castro will travel to Mexico next week for talks with President Enrique Peña Nieto, his first visit to the country since taking…

What the ‘Pope Francis effect’ hasn’t delivered in Cuba
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Cuba
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What the ‘Pope Francis effect’ hasn’t delivered in Cuba

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - October 8, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba -- Pope John Paul II's visit in 1998 put Christmas back on the Cuban calendar. When Pope Benedict XVI arrived in 2012, the Cuban government…

Obama, Castro call for end to Cuba embargo at UN
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Obama, Castro call for end to Cuba embargo at UN

AFP - September 28, 2015

United Nations -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raúl Castro both called for an end to the U.S. embargo on Havana at the United Nations…

Cuba: This is not your Papa Hemingway’s Havana anymore
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Cuba
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Cuba: This is not your Papa Hemingway’s Havana anymore

The Tico Times - September 22, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba — On a Friday night in Havana during the recent Biennial Art Exhibition, I watched a young performance artist contort herself as symbols of Cuban identity…

Obama administration to further ease travel and business restrictions with Cuba
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Obama administration to further ease travel and business restrictions with Cuba

Karen DeYoung | The Washington Post - September 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Certain U.S. businesses will now be permitted to open offices and bank accounts in Cuba, establish joint ventures with some Cuban government entities and hire…

Raúl Castro to speak at UN General Assembly for first time
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Raúl Castro to speak at UN General Assembly for first time

AFP - September 16, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba -- Cuban President Raúl Castro will address the U.N. General Assembly for the first time at the end of September, Havana confirmed Wednesday. A draft schedule…

Cuba pardons more than 3,500 prisoners ahead of Pope Francis visit
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Crime
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Cuba pardons more than 3,500 prisoners ahead of Pope Francis visit

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - September 11, 2015

HAVANA – The Cuban government said it plans to pardon 3,522 prisoners over the next 72 hours as a "humanitarian" gesture ahead of a visit by Pope Francis to the…

More Cuban migrants heading to US shores, says Coast Guard
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Cuba
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More Cuban migrants heading to US shores, says Coast Guard

AFP - September 9, 2015

MIAMI -- The number of people trying to defect to the United States by sea from Cuba continues to rise, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday, despite…

In policy shift, Cuba welcomes back doctors who deserted
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Cuba
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In policy shift, Cuba welcomes back doctors who deserted

AFP - September 4, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba – Cuba has decided to allow doctors who deserted while on foreign missions to return home without punishment or loss of position in the state health…

An arugula-growing farmer feeds a culinary revolution in Cuba
Cuba
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Cuba
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An arugula-growing farmer feeds a culinary revolution in Cuba

NICK MIROFF | THE WASHINGTON POST - August 22, 2015

CAIMITO, Cuba — Like all homestead stories, Fernando Funes Monzote's starts with an epic battle against harsh elements and long odds. Funes, a university-trained agronomist, settled on…