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Cuba's New Businesses Need Way More Customers

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and ANNE-MARIE GARCIA | Posted 12.27.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — The dented metal pizza trays are packed away, so too the old blender that never worked when it was needed. Gone is the sweet smell of ...

Raul Castro Issues Stern Warning To Entrepreneurs

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 12.21.2013 | World

HAVANA (AP) — President Raul Castro issued a stern warning to entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of Cuba's economic reform, telling parliament on ...

Obama's Handshake With Raul Castro Is Only Offensive If You Ignore 75 Years Of History

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

The Twittersphere went wild Tuesday morning, when President Barack Obama exchanged a brief handshake with Cuban President Raúl Castro, brother of Fid...

Fidel Castro's Niece To Accept Gay Rights Award In U.S.

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.30.2013 | Gay Voices

PHILADELPHIA — The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro will be allowed to travel to Philadelphia to accept an award for her gay rights advoc...

Cuba Slams U.S. For 'Subversive Activities' Against Castro Government

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 01.02.2013 | World

HAVANA — Cuba denounced the American diplomatic mission on the island on Friday for what it called subversive activities designed to undermine t...

What Does a President Do? And What Does Raul Castro Actually DO?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

So far in 2012, Raul Castro has given very few signs of industriousness in office. If we count the hours he has appeared in public, the speeches he's made, and the trips he's taken... we have to conclude that his productivity is extremely low.

Even Cuba's Health Care Threatened By Budget Cuts

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

HAVANA -- Cuba's system of free medical care, long considered a birthright by its citizens and trumpeted as one of the communist government's great su...

Why is Cuban Blogger Miriam Celaya a 'Traitor' for Speaking With Americans, but Raul Castro is Not?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.27.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Diplomacy, despite what many think, occurs not at the level of governments or presidential palaces, but person to person.

Cuba's Rules Of Doing Business Are Changing

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 01.19.2012 | World

HAVANA — Green-clad security agents swoop down on an upscale business complex to shutter the offices of a Canadian car dealership. Top executive...

Cuban Communist Party Discusses Introduction Of Term Limits

AP | By PETER ORSI | Posted 12.14.2011 | World

HAVANA -- Cuba's Communist Party announced that it is taking up Raul Castro's call to establish term limits for officials, including the president him...

Fidel Castro Interviewed By Venezuelan TV

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 11.08.2011 | World

HAVANA — Fidel Castro has broken a long silence by granting an interview to a Venezuelan television station, his first since rumors began to spr...

Cubans Set For Big Change: Right To Buy Homes

The New York Times | Damien Cave | Posted 10.03.2011 | World

HAVANA -- José is an eager almost-entrepreneur with big plans for Cuban real estate. Right now he works illegally on trades, linking up families who ...

Five Years Ago Raul Castro "Inherited" a Nation and Its People; What Has He Done With It?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.30.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Raul Castro has received the inheritance of a nation, its resources, its problems and even its inhabitants. Everything he has done in the last five years stems from the imperative not to lose this family possession, passed on to him by his brother.