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Alberto Perez, a 77-year-old retired man, leaves his home in the Sevillano neighborhood with an empty cooking gas tank as he departs for a shop where he will replace it with a full one in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020. The Cuban government is warning citizens to prepare for shortages of cooking gas due to Trump administration sanctions on the island.  (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)

Cuba warns citizens to prepare for cooking-gas shortages

Jan. 14, 2020 2:05 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government is warning citizens to prepare for shortages of cooking gas due to Trump administration sanctions on the island. State media announced Tuesday morning that cylinders of liquid petroleum gas would be scarce for Cubans who buy state-subsidized gas at about 30 cents per...

Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz embraces Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel during the closing session at the National Assembly of Popular Power in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019.  Diaz-Canel named the former Tourism Marrero Cruz as the country's first prime minister since 1976. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Cuba names tourism minister to be first PM since 1976

Dec. 21, 2019 4:26 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday named Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz as the country's first prime minister since 1976 — a nomination quickly confirmed by the country's parliament. Marrero, 56, has been tourism minister for 16 years, presiding over a rise in...

In this Dec. 9, 2019 photo, a billboard reads in Spanish

Independent women's groups say 2019 year of progress in Cuba

Dec. 16, 2019 10:34 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — For 60 years, Cuba's communist government has monopolized virtually every aspect of life on the island, including dozens of state-controlled organizations that serve as official advocates for groups ranging from LGBT people to animal lovers. This year, one aspect of that state monopoly has...

FILE - In this March 22, 2016 file photo, Jose Daniel Ferrer, from left, Juana Mora Cedeno, and Antonio Rodiles, listen during their meeting with President Barack Obama at the U.S. Embassy, in Havana, Cuba. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 accused the top U.S. diplomat in the country of working closely with Ferrer, the detained head of one of the country’s largest opposition groups.  The accusations against charge d’affaires Mara Tekach were a break from Cuba’s normal language on U.S. relations, which had remained measured despite an escalating Trump administration campaign to cut off revenue and oil to Cuba. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Cuba accuses US diplomat of supporting illegal actions

Nov. 20, 2019 1:25 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba on Wednesday accused the top U.S. diplomat in the country of working closely with José Daniel Ferrer, the detained head of one of the country’s largest opposition groups. The accusations against charge d’affaires Mara Tekach were a break from Cuba’s normal...