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June 2015
The salsa music was so loud they probably could have heard it across the river in Manhattan. Such was the atmosphere at the 15th annual Cuban festival at Exchange Place yesterday afternoon on the Jersey City waterfront.
HAVANA — As one of Havana’s largest state-run retail hubs, the Supermercado 3ra y 70 is the communist government equivalent of a Target or Wal-Mart, created as a one-stop shopping center. It was designed, quite possibly, by sadists.
U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami, Florida, May 28, 2015. Giving Obama the tour is Father Juan Rumin Dominguez (L).
During an art walk in Miami's Little Havana this weekend, Luis Palomo ran into his friend and fellow Cuban-American Jackie Llaguna’s gift shop and gallery on Calle Ocho calling, “O-BA-MA!”
May 2015
The State Department removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, a largely symbolic step clearing the way for normalizing diplomatic relations 54 years after the U.S. severed ties after Cuba’s communist revolution.
For 33 years, Cuba has occupied a spot on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism — a place reserved for nations that repeatedly provide support for international acts of premeditated, politically motivated violence against non-combatants.
WASHINGTON — Florida banks, traders and travelers will benefit from Cuba's removal from the U.S. list of "state sponsors of terrorism," which officially takes effect on Friday, analysts said this week.
The Cuba Study Group released the following statement today on news of Cuba’s removal from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism
May 28--Airbnb has grown rapidly in Cuba because it took advantage of two well-established patterns: the tradition of renting out rooms to travelers to earn extra money and the kindness of friends and neighbors with Internet connections.
Havana (AFP) - As Cuba and the United States work on thawing ties, a group of US lawmakers voiced optimism in Havana that the US economic embargo against Cuba could be lifted.
MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama has visited a shrine in Miami to honor Cuban Americans. The White House says Obama stopped at the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity on Thursday. He's honoring the sacrifices Cuban Americans have made in pursuing liberty and recognizing their contributions to the U.S.
The latest edition of the Havana Biennial kicked off Friday, but the Cuban artist everyone is talking about does not have a piece in the show. Tania Bruguera was once again detained by the authorities on Sunday afternoon after staging a performance at her Havana home, in which she and others read passages from Hannah Arendt's "The Origins of Totalitarianism."
CARACAS, May 28 (Reuters) - The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) aims to be the first multilateral lender present in Cuba, its executive president said on Thursday, as the communist-run island seeks foreign investment amid a diplomatic opening to the United States.
Cuba and the United States are expected to formally announce the re-opening of embassies in Havana and D.C. next week, ABC News has been told by two sources close to negotiations.
Article by independent Cuban journalist Miriam Leiva regarding engagement between U.S and Cuba following the December 17, 2014 announcement by both presidents.
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