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Cuba’s Education Farce: There Is No Room for Young Independent Thinkers

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North Korea-Cuba Diplomatic Visit: ‘Pyongyang Trying to Build Anti-US Coalition’

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Video of Cuban Regime Arresting Activists for Protesting Goes Viral

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Cuba’s Foreign Minister Says Havana Willing to Continue Dialogue With US

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Cuban Opposition Group Calls for Boycott of Sham Election

The dissident group Cuba Decide has asked residents of the island to boycott upcoming elections for municipal assemblies,...

Cuba Accuses US of Lying about Sonic Attack Scandal to Damage Relations

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Cuba Announces New Migration Laws, Slams US Obstacles

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said that migration has been used as a form of aggression by the...

Cuban Immigration in the Eye of the Storm

(IPS) - Cuban migration to the United States is the great loser under Donald Trump’s hostile policy toward...

Gay Couple Flees Cuba to Marry in Argentina, Migrate to US

In Cuba, marriage between same-sex couples is banned by the government. A Cuban couple that has been together for...

US Senate Votes to Keep Terrorists from Exploiting Security Flaws in Flights from Cuba

A bill to regulate commercial flights traveling between Cuba and the United States passed through the House of...

Cuban Regime’s “Travel Ban” against Dissidents Turns Journalists into Prisoners in their Own Country

“They say that in Cuba you can travel freely if you aren’t under investigation for any crime. I’ve...

Cubana Celebrates 100th, “Hoping To Live 100 More”

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Trump Blames Cuba for Sonic Attack on US Diplomats

“Yes, I believe that Cuba is responsible. Yes, I believe it,” the president said during a press conference...

Next Cuban Leader Rejects US ‘Imperialism’

© AP Photo/ Ramon Espinosa Havana’s anticipated next leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has refuted calls by Washington to change the...

Cuban Writer Jacobo Machover Talks Che Guevara, Twisted History of the Left’s Beloved Murderer

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U.S. Suspends All Visas for Cubans, Withdraws Most Staff From Embassy in Havana

Local workers at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, leave the building Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2017. Emily...

Cuban Regime Profits from Hurricane Irma Relief Donations

“The state should limit its donation efforts to other governments and multilateral organizations,” the FHRC said in a...

Over 70% of Cuba’s Power Restored After Hurricane Irma

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Journalists Once Again Arrested in Cuba, Now for Reporting on Hurricane Irma Preparations

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Hurricane Irma Slams Cuba’s Coast

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Cuban Dictatorship Outdoes Itself, Breaks Record for Arbitrary Monthly Arrests

TODAY CUBA - The number of arbitrary arrests in Cuba has reached a record high over the last...

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Cuban Teenagers and their Foolishness

Cuban teenagers. photo: Caridad HAVANA TIMES — What we are witnessing in our youth today isn’t a lack of...

Castro’s conundrum: finding a post-communist model Cuba can follow

TODAY CUBA - When US President Donald Trump imposed new restrictions on Cuba in June 2017, he professed...

Cuban Housing Crisis Shows Deficit of 800,000 Homes

Cuba currently faces a drastic housing crisis. A report presented to the island’s Parliament revealed “critical” problems stretching...

Cuba slams Trump’s reversal of newfound friendship

Pictures of Cuba’s late President Fidel Castro hang on a wall as tourists ride in a vintage car...

Russia Sides with Cuban Dictatorship, Calls Trump’s Policy Reversal “Cold War Rhetoric”

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In booming Old Havana tourist quarter, Trump speech puts Cubans in a bad mood

© Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images A man wearing a T-shirt with a U.S. flag design walks along a street...

Airbnb Rentals Offer Cuban Residents Much-Needed Extra Income

In its annual report on Cuba, Airbnb highlighted the economic contribution that its platform provides to Cubans. (Flickr) TODAY...

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