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  • 1st cruise from a US port in decades leaves Miami for Cuba story has photos
    Updated: May-01-16 9:01 pm

    MIAMI - Passengers set sail Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba, the first in decades to depart from a U.S. seaport for the communist island nation.

  • Cuba finds it hard to dampen afterglow of Obama visit 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:26 am

    HAVANA - Thursday morning was looking bad for Lazaro Martinez, who makes his living playing trombone for tourists on the Malecon, the sweeping boulevard overlooking the jewel-clear Florida Straits.

  • In 'Papa,' Hemingway returns to Cuba via the silver screen 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 11:16 am

    LOS ANGELES - Ernest Hemingway left Cuba shortly after Fidel Castro's revolution, as relations with the United States began to fall into a deep freeze. Over five decades later, the author of "The Old Man and the Sea" returns to the island thanks to the magic of the silver screen.

  • Archbishop of Havana, key figure in US detente, steps down story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 12:26 pm

    HAVANA - Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who oversaw a warming of relations with Cuba's Communist government and played a role in the secret negotiations that led to U.S.-Cuba detente, has stepped down, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

  • Renowned Cuban pro-reform economist fired as chill story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 10:35 am

    HAVANA - One of Cuba's most renowned advocates of economic reform has been fired from his University of Havana think tank for sharing information with Americans without authorization, among other alleged violations.

  • Cuba's aging leaders to remain in power years longer story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-20-16 10:30 am

    HAVANA - The former guerrilla fighters who founded Cuba's single-party government will hold power for years to come after a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress kept President Raul Castro and his hardline deputy in the top leadership positions.

  • Raul Castro presents grim portrait of Cuban reforms story has photos
    Updated: Apr-16-16 4:27 pm

    HAVANA - Cuban President Raul Castro delivered a grim report on the state of the country on Saturday, acknowledging that the communist bureaucracy he oversees has failed to implement most of the hundreds of changes launched five years ago to stimulate the stagnant centrally controlled economy.

  • Stories from Calle Habana tell of a transforming city 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 10:20 am

    HAVANA - In the Old Havana neighborhood Cubans call Angel Hill, a dramatic transformation is underway. Crumbling old buildings are being replaced with expensive, shiny new restaurants and restored buildings for wealthier Cubans and tourists. Here are the stories of five residents of Calle Habana on how the changes are impacting them.

  • On one Havana street, gentrification exposes old inequality 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 10:17 am

    HAVANA - Halfway down Calle Habana, a crumbling two-story colonial building is being painstakingly restored by a Cuban-American businessman who fled as a child after the 1959 revolution. On the corner, brightly colored paintings hang in a home now converted into a chic art gallery.

  • Cuba's future economic model in spotlight at party congress 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 12:03 am

    HAVANA - Victor Rodriguez imagines a future Cuban economy that will let him import large quantities of thread, export the women's clothing he designs and keep him from worrying about obtuse regulations such as where he can place items on his small retail stand.

  • After Obama visit, Cubans await change - but wonder how soon story has photos
    Updated: Apr-02-16 3:55 am

    HAVANA - In the garage of his home in a rough-and-tumble Havana neighborhood, Rolando Alfonso is fixing up a 1960 Oldsmobile he hopes will be a ticket to a more profitable future: Driving tourists around Cuba.