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Charcoal cooking, week-long queues for gasoline: Fuel shortages slam Cuba’s countryside

May. 24, 2023 17:16 PM EDT

MARIEL, Cuba (AP) — Rosa López, a 59-year-old housewife, lit a charcoal stove to boil sweet potatoes and prepare scrambled eggs for her grandchildren. The gas cylinders she normally uses to cook her meals have not been available for almost two months in Mariel, a port town west of Havana. ...

Florida sued for restricting Chinese citizens, other foreigners from buying property

May. 23, 2023 16:14 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A group of Chinese citizens living and working in Florida sued the state Monday over a new law that bans Chinese nationals from purchasing property in large swaths of the state. The law applies to properties within 10 miles (16 kilometers) of military...

Five years after his Obama portrait, Kehinde Wiley is taking his art everywhere all at once

May. 15, 2023 15:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kehinde Wiley was already well into his influential art career when his portrait of Barack Obama — arms crossed, perched on a chair amid brilliant foliage — was unveiled in 2018. But there’s no doubt it changed the artist's life. Here’s one way he describes...

D-backs' Cuban-born OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. now U.S. citizen

May. 08, 2023 20:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was not in the starting lineup against the Miami Marlins on Monday night because he was late arriving to the ballpark. The 29-year-old had a good excuse, though. He was becoming a U.S. citizen. ...

Today in History: May 7, Germany's surrender

May. 07, 2023 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 7, the 127th day of 2023. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims (rams), France, ending its...

Colombian government, rebels resume talks in Cuba

May. 02, 2023 16:57 PM EDT

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Representatives of Colombia’s government and the country’s largest remaining guerrilla group met in Cuba on Tuesday to restart peace talks aimed at reaching a cease-fire and resolving a conflict dating back to the 1960s. It is the third round of talks with...

Cuba fuel shortages prompt rationing, event cancellations

Apr. 25, 2023 13:07 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's fuel shortages have increased dramatically with authorities suspending activities, including a concert by the country's national symphony, as well as rationing gasoline sales and moving some universities' classes online. Cubans have experiences shortages of...

Russian foreign minister visits Cuba, condemns US sanctions

Apr. 20, 2023 17:06 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov condemned U.S. sanctions on Cuba on Thursday as he visited the island and met with top leaders, including newly re-elected President Miguel Díaz-Canel. Lavrov was on the last leg of a Latin American tour that has taken him to...

Cuba's parliament ratifies President Díaz-Canel for new term

Apr. 19, 2023 18:51 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s National Assembly on Wednesday ratified President Miguel Díaz-Canel for a new five-year term, in a decision to maintain continuity as the island faces a deep economic crisis. More than 400 representatives to the assembly who were ratified by voters in March...

Cuba's parliament ratifies President Miguel Díaz-Canel for a new five-year term, underlining continuity.

Apr. 19, 2023 16:13 PM EDT
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's parliament ratifies President Miguel Díaz-Canel for a new five-year term, underlining continuity.