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By 2025, Cuba's population is projected to drop to 10 million residents — down from 11 million — due to low fertility and birth rates, as well as high levels of emigrations, experts say.

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Carnival’s Fathom line makes history Sunday with first U.S. cruise to Cuba in more than 50 years

Protests, two lawsuits, exile ire over a Cuban policy threatened to scuttle the cruise

After Cuban policy shift, about a dozen Cuban-born passengers will be aboard

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The repatriations were on a list of 2,746 Cubans with criminal records who were tagged to be returned to the island as part of a 1984 agreement between Havana and Washington.

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The suit was originally filed when Cuban-born travelers were denied bookings on Carnival’s Fathom line

The suit stemmed from a Cuban policy that discriminated against travelers born in Cuba

Last week Cuba changed its long-standing policy on boat travel

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They call it “The Valley of Prehistory,” an odd park with oversized sculptures of dinosaurs and other ancient animals in the Baconao National Park on the outskirts of Santiago de … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The thaw in Cuba-U.S. relations and a stagnant economy may be contributing to the increase in public expressions of dissatisfaction with the Cuban government. Experts say the protests are the natural result of a decaying regime. … Click to Continue » Continue reading

He will be replaced as archbishop of Havana by Archbishop Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez

A new cardinal may be named at a later date

Ortega presided over visits to Cuba by three popes, created more space for church

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Cleber hopes to get Cuban approval soon that would allow it to set up an assembly plant on the island

Wants to assemble a simple tractor suitable for small-scale farming

Plans to set up operations in the Mariel Special Economic Development Zone

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A Disney Cruise Line ship rescued three fugitives near Cuba on April 21

The fugitives were wanted in New Orleans for violating their release on federal credit card fraud charges

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Three fugitives wanted in New Orleans for violating their release on federal credit card fraud charges were rescued by the Disney Fantasy cruise ship off the coast of Cuba on April 21, 2016. … Click to Continue » Continue reading

The first Hollywood movie shot entirely on the island since 1959 doubles as a colorful travelogue.

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The water rationing measures are expected to remain in place through October in response to the intense and persistent drought that has affected almost a million people throughout the island for months.

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Miami Beach Police said the six adult Cuban men were in good health when they arrived at South Pointe. They were taken to the police station to meet with U.S. Customs & Border officials. … Click to Continue » Continue reading

A 33-member delegation that included Usher and Smokey Robinson visited the island

From a hip-hop block party to impromptu jam sessions, they shared American culture

More cultural exchanges with Cuba are in the works

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There’s been a flurry of interest in Cuba by U.S. companies since rapprochement

Cuban government seems most interested in hospitality-related projects

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Cuban street performer, Yohan Ulloa, portrays "Tite, El Chichiricú," a famed Cuban tobacco roller, overlooking Viñales in the Province of Pinar del Río. … Click to Continue » Continue reading

Legendary Cuban musician Paquito D'Rivera said Wednesday that the White House confirmed his participation in an upcoming performance, a few hours after several media outlets published a letter from the artist addressed to President Barack Obama claiming that he had been banned from the event.

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Cuban exile activist Ramón Saúl Sánchez, who came to Miami from Cuba almost 50 years ago, was told his application for U.S. residency was denied and was asked to leave the country "as soon as possible." If all else fails, he says he will return to Cuba, regardless of the consequences. … Click to Continue » Continue reading

Longtime activist Ramón Saúl Sánchez, who recently was declared persona non grata by the U.S. government, says he will return to his native Cuba if his adopted country does not want him.

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Fidel Castro's image has evolved since his time as a University of Havana student leader and young lawyer. Here is a visual compilation of the man behind Cuba’s revolution.

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Multiple Grammy-Award winner Paquito D’Rivera says he was invited to perform at the International Jazz Day event at the White House on April 30 but then was informed by organizers that his participation “did not pass the vetting process.”

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A Coast Guard commander says attempts at sea migration to the U.S. have increased

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The U.S. President's Committee on Arts and the Humanities, including musicians Smokey Robinson, Usher and Dave Matthews, are on a four-day visit in Cuba. … Click to Continue » Continue reading

By air and soon by sea, high prices for short trip

Visa sale doesn’t guarantee entry, additional control points in place

Arbitrary rules, no-refund policies, make booking travel a gamble

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Fidel Castro to Community Party: “We will refine what we should improve, with utmost loyalty and united force... The End.”

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Raúl Castro reelected to five-year term as first secretary of the party’s Political Bureau

He has said he will step down as president of the Council of State in 2018

Revolutionary stalwart José Ramón Machado Ventura elected as second secretary

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The 7th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba ends Tuesday

New leadership roles expected to be announced

Economic change expected to continue slow, steady pace

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Even with restored diplomatic relations and continuing efforts for improved cooperation, the new policy of rapprochement promoted by the Obama administration has led Cuban militants to dust off old Marxist manuals to warn of the dangers of “ideological subversion.”

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A postcard sent to Havana from Miami also took 26 days to reach its destination.

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According to reports from government-sanctioned Cuban media outlets, the new construction projects also will include “other non-hotel activities such as marinas and golf courses.”

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Carnival Corp. will accept bookings by Cuban-born Americans on its Fathom Cuba sailings

The cruise company is expecting a change in the Cuban regulation

If not, it will delay its May 1 sailing until all guests can travel

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The 84-year old proposed an age limit of 60 for entering the Central Committee

He rules out political changes, rejects Cuba’s return to the OAS

Also accuses the U.S. of trying to “adjust the world to its convenience”

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Venezuelan exile Maylin Silva must decide whether she will go to trial or plead guilty

In another case, Cuban immigrant Josefa Siverio has pleaded guilty to charges related to immigration fraud

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Thirty-nine Cubans were repatriated to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, on Saturday

The migrants had been rescued northwest of the island on Monday by the U.S. Coast Guard

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A U.S. government cultural mission plans a four-day trip to Cuba

A dozen leading musicians, artists, and writers will accompany arts officials

The goal is to deepen cultural collaboration between the U.S. and Cuba

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A permanent residency request by Ramón Saúl Sánchez has been denied and his “parole” has now also expired, according to the letter issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

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Cuba bars Cuban-born Americans from traveling to the island by sea

Carnival said it believes Cuba will lift its decree before May 1

That’s when the cruise company plans to set sail

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The seventh congress of the Communist Party of Cuba begins Saturday

Some delegates complain they only know broad-brush strokes of what will be debated

There could be a generational shift within the party

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The 10x10KCuba competition aims to help talented entrepreneurs in Cuba integrate into the global startup community

Ten startups will receive $10,000 each in products and services, plus mentorship and accelerator participation

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He tried to strip Cubans of a special immigration status

The status makes them immediately eligible for welfare benefits

Some of them abuse the privilege

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The secretary of state was in Miami on Thursday for a series of meetings

He called on Cuba to change a policy that bars arrivals by boat for those born in Cuba

He capped the day with an address to students at Miami Dade College

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The Cuban National Alliance in Ecuador is asking for a direct flight for the thousands of Cubans who want to emigrate to the United States.

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A controversial Cuban pop group will perform in Miami, despite the objections of some exile groups. Continue reading
U.S. scientists won't get immediate access to potentially invaluable fishing logs kept by Ernest Hemingway but authorities will work to let researchers see them eventually, Cuban officials said Thursday. Continue reading
Coast Guard officials say 45 Cuban migrants picked up in the waters off the Florida Keys have been returned to their Caribbean homeland. Continue reading