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Stories with person: Raul Castro
  • Cuba to legalize small and medium-sized private businesses story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 3:28 pm

    HAVANA - Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small- and medium-sized private businesses in a move that could significantly expand private enterprise in one of the world's last communist countries.

  • Top Cuba diplomat: Obama trip positive, created momentum story has photos
    Updated: May-16-16 9:57 pm

    HAVANA - President Barack Obama's trip to Cuba advanced the normalization of relations between the Cold War foes and created momentum for more cooperation on agriculture, medicine and law enforcement, Cuba's top diplomat on U.S. affairs said Monday.

  • El Paso diocese prepares for wave of Cuban immigrants 
    Updated: May-13-16 11:07 am

    EL PASO, Texas - The first wave of what could become thousands of Cuban refugees have begun arriving in El Paso and across the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, as relations between the United States and Cuba continue to normalize and Cubans fear losing their special status as immigrants, officials said.

  • Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-02-16 3:34 pm

    HAVANA - Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.

  • 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.