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Cuba's informal market finds new space on growing internet

Nov. 27, 2022 11:24 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — In the Telegram group chat, the messages roll in like waves. “I need liquid ibuprofen and acetaminophen, please,” wrote one user. “It’s urgent, it’s for my 10-month-old baby.” Others offer medicine brought from outside of Cuba, adding,...

China's Xi pledges support for Cuba on 'core interests'

Nov. 25, 2022 22:54 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Cuban counterpart pledged mutual support over their fellow communist states’ “core interests” Friday at a meeting further hailing a return to face-to-face diplomacy by Beijing. In comments to Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, Xi...

Today in History: November 25, Fidel Castro dies at 90

Nov. 25, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2022. There are 36 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 25, 2016, Fidel Castro, who led his rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism...

Russia, Cuba leaders meet in Moscow, honor rebel icon Castro

Nov. 22, 2022 12:29 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday met with his Cuban counterpart in Moscow, where the two unveiled a monument to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and hailed the “traditional friendship” between their sanctions-hit nations. A video published on...

Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés dies at 79

Nov. 22, 2022 00:46 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Pablo Milanés, the Latin Grammy-winning balladeer who helped found Cuba’s “nueva trova” movement and toured the world as a cultural ambassador for Fidel Castro’s revolution, has died in Spain, where he had been under treatment for blood cancer. He was 79. One...

Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanes dies at 79

Nov. 21, 2022 23:54 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Pablo Milanes, the Latin Grammy-winning balladeer who helped found Cuba’s “nueva trova” movement and toured the world as a cultural ambassador for Fidel Castro’s revolution, has died in Spain, where he had been under treatment for blood cancer. He was 79. One...

Colombian government, guerrilla group resume peace talks

Nov. 21, 2022 18:42 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Colombian government and the South American country’s largest remaining guerrilla group resumed peace talks Monday, breaking a roughly four-year hiatus during which the rebels have expanded the territory where they operate. Neighboring Venezuela,...

Parents of Cuba protesters blocked from meeting US officials

Nov. 17, 2022 18:48 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — On the day Migdalia Gutiérrez was set to meet with an American delegation in Havana, Cuban state security were waiting outside her home in a white car at 6 a.m. sharp. Gutiérrez and at least five other parents of participants in Cuba's 2021 protests were temporarily...

Cuban activists want law to protect women abused at home

Nov. 17, 2022 14:40 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Screams, insults and confinement: that was what Diana endured in the seven years before she ended a relationship with her boyfriend. Though she knew there were institutions and programs in Cuba that handled cases of violence against women, she didn’t reach out to...

Migration talks mark progress in tense U.S.-Cuba relations

Nov. 15, 2022 20:19 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Following a series of talks on migration with the Biden administration, Cuba said Tuesday that it will receive deportation flights from the United States that had been stalled in the pandemic — and said it was open to continuing dialogue with Washington. The...