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Stories with place: Havana
  • Cuban dissidents feel sidelined as US focuses on state ties 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 12:10 am

    HAVANA - In the seven months since the U.S. and Cuba declared detente, American politicians have flooded Havana to see the sights, meet the country's new entrepreneurs and discuss the possible end of the U.S. trade embargo with leaders of the communist government.

  • Cuban consulate possibility divides Miami, Tampa officials 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 4:09 pm

    MIAMI - Now that Cuba has an embassy again in Washington, D.C., consulates could be coming to serve its people, most of whom live in Florida. Miami and Tampa have the closest historical ties to the island, but they have very different things to say about the idea.

  • Poll: Majority of Americans favor diplomatic ties with Cuba story has photos
    Updated: Jul-21-15 7:39 am

    WASHINGTON - Nearly three-fourths of Americans think the United States should have diplomatic ties with Cuba, but they're not sure how far to go in lifting sanctions, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Monday as full diplomatic relations between the two countries were formally restored.

  • Grievances persist despite start of new era in US-Cuba ties story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-20-15 5:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Cuban national flag fluttered in the Washington sun Monday as the U.S. and Cuba formally ended more than a half-century of estrangement, formally re-establishing relations severed at the height of the Cold War. But the symbolism of an embassy ceremony could not conceal deep, lingering conflicts between the nations.

  • US, Cuba set to reboot relations over 5 decades after split story has photos
    Updated: Jul-19-15 2:02 pm

    HAVANA - Cuba's blue, red and white-starred flag is set to fly outside the country's diplomatic mission in the United States for the first time since the countries severed ties in 1961.

  • Old Havana residential building collapses, killing 4 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 1:59 pm

    HAVANA - Cuban officials say a building has collapsed in Old Havana, killing four people.

  • Raul Castro eyes 'new stage' for US-Cuba as ties to resume story has photos
    Updated: Jul-15-15 9:11 pm

    HAVANA - Raul Castro said Wednesday that Cuba and the United States are entering a new era as the countries prepare to restart diplomatic relations next week, though he insisted more changes in U.S. policy toward the communist-run island are necessary.

  • Cuba: Mariel port, economic zone attract 1st foreign firms story has photos
    Updated: Jul-14-15 4:35 pm

    MARIEL, Cuba - At Cuba's new mega-port project west of Havana, shipping containers are stacked five-deep the length of its 2,300-foot (700-meter) dock alongside four massive, Chinese-built offloading cranes.

  • Colleges in Cuba, US build ties as diplomatic tensions ease story has photos
    Updated: Jul-10-15 10:43 am

    BOSTON - As the U.S. and Cuba mend ties, colleges in both countries are forming partnerships that once were heavily restricted.

  • Cuba announces 5-fold spike in cruise tourism since 2012 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 2:47 pm

    HAVANA - Cruise ship tourism to Cuba spiked more than five-fold over the last three years and is up even higher so far in 2015, government officials reported Thursday.

  • Cuba announces 5-fold spike in cruise tourism since 2012 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 12:36 pm

    HAVANA - Cruise ship tourism to Cuba spiked more than five-fold over the last three years and is up even higher so far in 2015, government officials reported Thursday.

  • Colombia's FARC rebels announce unilateral cease-fire 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 2:17 pm

    HAVANA - Colombia's largest guerrilla army on Wednesday announced a monthlong, unilateral cease-fire, seeking to ease tensions as it continues long-running peace talks with the government.