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American Airlines to launch charter flights to Cuba from LA
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American Airlines to launch charter flights to Cuba from LA

AFP - August 18, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Airlines said Tuesday that it would begin weekly charter flights between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba, in December, as the long freeze between the…

John Kerry leads delegation to Cuba for flag raising at U.S. Embassy
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John Kerry leads delegation to Cuba for flag raising at U.S. Embassy

Karen DeYoung | The Washington Post - August 14, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba — The American flag was raised Friday over the U.S. Embassy in Havana beside the three Marines who last lowered the Stars and Stripes more…

Havana’s hottest spot is a crowded ramp to WiFi bliss
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Havana’s hottest spot is a crowded ramp to WiFi bliss

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - August 8, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba — The busy stretch of 23rd Street in Havana that slopes upward from the seawall is known as La Rampa (The Ramp). It's a fitting…

With embassy open in Havana, U.S. diplomats face a changing mission
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With embassy open in Havana, U.S. diplomats face a changing mission

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - July 30, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba — In nations all over the world where the United States has an embassy, U.S. diplomats promote trade and assist American companies looking to make…

PHOTOS: Cuba as it was – A glimpse of life before the US arrives
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Cuba as it was – A glimpse of life before the US arrives

The Washington Post - July 28, 2015

HAVANA — In Havana, the U.S. flag is flying for the first time in 54 years. Before this past week's historic resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba,…

Cuba marks Castro uprising anniversary with call for US embargo end
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Cuba marks Castro uprising anniversary with call for US embargo end

Rigoberto Díaz | AFP - July 27, 2015

SANTIAGO DE CUBA – Cuba marked the anniversary of Fidel Castro's first armed uprising 62 years ago Sunday with calls for an end to the U.S. embargo and…

Unprecedented daiquiri toast at the grave of Hemingway’s barman in Cuba
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Unprecedented daiquiri toast at the grave of Hemingway’s barman in Cuba

Francisco Jara | AFP - July 25, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba -- The grave of the barman who served drinks for writer Ernest Hemingway was the setting Friday for an unprecedented toast with daiquiri prepared by United…

Sparks fly as Cuban flag flutters once again over Washington embassy
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Sparks fly as Cuban flag flutters once again over Washington embassy

Larry Luxner - July 21, 2015

WASHINGTON — The last vestige of the Cold War melted away Monday morning, perhaps fittingly, on one of the hottest summer days of 2015. By 10:36 a.m.,…

PHOTOS: Cuba, US reopen embassies to end 54-year estrangement
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PHOTOS: Cuba, US reopen embassies to end 54-year estrangement

Bloomberg and The Tico Times - July 20, 2015

Text by Nicole Gaouette and Ezra Fieser of Bloomberg News; photos by Larry Luxner of The Tico Times WASHINGTON, D.C. – A diplomatic freeze that stretched back…

As US, Cuba renew ties, report urges ‘economic reintegration’
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As US, Cuba renew ties, report urges ‘economic reintegration’

Larry Luxner - July 18, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday at precisely 10 a.m. Cuba’s flag will rise for the first time in 54 years over the country’s stately old mission along Washington’s 16th…