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Stories with place: Havana
  • Cuba launches 1st public Wi-Fi hotspots on Havana avenue story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 3:44 pm

    HAVANA - Cuban authorities have launched public Wi-Fi hotspots along a main avenue that is the heart of Havana's cultural and social life, the first step in government promises to gradually roll out such connectivity options on an island that the Internet revolution has largely passed by.

  • Top US diplomat in Cuba on short list for new embassy story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 2:14 pm

    HAVANA - From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba's defiance of the United States.

  • Some Cubans see US thaw as a boon, others pessimistic 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:20 pm

    HAVANA - As Havana and Washington move to restore full ties, Cubans are watching closely. Some hope rapprochement will help them make a small business prosper or keep in touch with relatives in Florida, while others doubt it will do anything to improve their lives.

  • The Latest: Cuba embassy plan riles Republican hopefuls story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 4:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local):

  • US Sen. Leahy sees 'positive change,' work to do in Cuba story has photos
    Updated: Jun-27-15 4:47 pm

    HAVANA - A leading U.S. Democratic senator said Saturday that Cuba is making progress on reform, but much remains to be done, including opening a U.S. embassy in the country.

  • Leahy heads US Senate delegation to Cuba ahead of embassies 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 6:17 pm

    HAVANA - A bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators was in Cuba on Friday to meet with top government officials and others to discuss rapprochement between the two countries.

  • Airbnb looks to expand Cuba listings to non-Americans 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 5:38 pm

    HAVANA - Online home-rental service Airbnb says it is exploring a significant expansion of its operations in Cuba two months after it became the first major U.S. business to enter the island in decades.

  • Airbnb looks to expand Cuba listings to non-Americans story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 5:13 pm

    HAVANA - Online home-rental service Airbnb says it is exploring a significant expansion of its operations in Cuba two months after it became the first major U.S. business to enter the island in decades.

  • Hemingway's Havana home to get $900,000 in US improvements 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 4:11 pm

    HAVANA - A U.S. foundation will ship nearly $900,000 in supplies to build a state-of-the-art facility to preserve Ernest Hemingway's books, letters and photos - the first major export of construction materials to Cuba since President Barack Obama loosened the trade embargo on the island.

  • Hemingway's Havana home to get $900,000 in US improvements 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 4:07 pm

    HAVANA - A U.S. foundation will ship nearly $900,000 in supplies to build a state-of-the-art facility to preserve Ernest Hemingway's books, letters and photos - the first major export of construction materials to Cuba since President Barack Obama loosened the trade embargo on the island.

  • Havana Biennial: Bargains, hype, politics and the Malecon 
    Updated: Jun-20-15 10:56 am

    The Havana Biennial art exposition wrapping up Monday has been held 12 times since the 1980s. But this is the first since U.S. efforts to improve relations with Cuba began six months ago, allowing an unusually large contingent of American visitors.

  • Minnesota Orchestra to perform 'Celebrate Cuba!' concert 
    Updated: Jun-20-15 5:05 am

    MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Orchestra is continuing its musical exchange with Cuba.

  • Correction: Cuba-Art Elite story story has photos
    Updated: Jun-19-15 2:13 pm

    HAVANA - In a story June 10 about Cuban artists, The Associated Press reported a name erroneously. The founder and CEO of Troika is Dan Pappalardo, not Don.

  • Diver's dream: Cuba's pristine and protected coral reefs 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 9:59 am

    MARIA LA GORDA, Cuba - The coral reefs and gin-clear waters off the coast of Cuba offer some of the best diving in the Caribbean and some of the best-preserved reefs on earth.

  • Diver's dream: Cuba's pristine and protected coral reefs 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 9:57 am

    MARIA LA GORDA, Cuba - The coral reefs and gin-clear waters off the coast of Cuba offer some of the best diving in the Caribbean and some of the best-preserved reefs on earth.

  • Cuban artist puts on hair competition to bolster black pride 
    Updated: Jun-14-15 2:46 pm

    HAVANA - A young Afro-Cuban performance artist transformed a Havana cultural center into the stage of a black hairstyle competition this weekend in a rare public commentary on racial beauty standards in Cuba, where prejudice remains widespread and largely undiscussed.

  • Republican senator sees US embassy in Havana coming soon 
    Updated: Jun-13-15 8:11 pm

    HAVANA - The opening of a U.S. embassy in Cuba for the first in 54 years is "imminent," a U.S. senator said Saturday as he and two other Republicans finished a short visit to Cuba said.

  • AP Exclusive: Inaugural poet launches Cuba writing project 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 12:10 am

    LOS ANGELES - Poet Richard Blanco is launching a writing project to lift what he calls Cuba's "emotional embargo."