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October 29, 2017 6:51 PM Cubans get best look yet at World Series – a day late

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans are getting their best look in years at baseball’s World Series, watching the games on state TV broadcasts a mere 24 hours after the actual event, despite each team featuring a star Cuban defector. State television traditionally has shown pirated signals of the championship series of Major League Baseball a few days or even weeks 109

October 25, 2017 9:41 PM Cuba calls for the end of US economic blockade of its country

Cuba is calling on its Caribbean neighbours to beseech the United States to lift the economic blockade imposed on the country. A release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba earlier this month read: “The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the Government of the United States against Cuba for almost 60 years still persists 112

September 7, 2017 2:27 AM Samba dancers touch down

SAMBA dancers from Brazil and Cuba touched down at Harare International Airport yesterday afternoon ahead of the highly-anticipated Samba Night on Friday, which will be held jointly with the Rhumba Night and Dancehall Night, as part of the ongoing Harare International Carnival. There was pushing and shoving at the airport, as people jostled to get a glimpse 69

August 13, 2017 6:12 PM Diplomats under ‘health attack’ in Cuba were treated by Miami doctors

The University of Miami received a nervous call from the Trump administration: U.S. diplomats in Havana were getting sick with headaches, dizziness and hearing loss. Washington needed answers. At least six patients were flown from Cuba to the university’s hospital this year to determine the cause of a medical mystery that was dogging several people who worked 40

August 13, 2017 5:17 AM Tillerson says diplomats in Havana suffered ‘health attacks'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that U.S. diplomats in Havana had been the victims of “health attacks” that left them with hearing loss — the most definitive U.S. statement yet on a series of mysterious incidents that have puzzled longtime observers of U.S.-Cuban relations. His comments Friday came two days after the State Department issued a vaguely 41

August 10, 2017 10:16 PM U.S. investigating whether American diplomats were victims of sonic attack in Cuba

The U.S. government is investigating whether American diplomats serving in Cuba were victims of an attack that damaged their hearing and caused other physical symptoms, officials said Thursday. The Associated Press reported that officials had concluded that the Americans were targeted by a “covert sonic weapon.” The AP described the suspected weapon 38

July 11, 2017 5:02 PM How Marvel Studios and Sony can make the perfect, live-action, Miles Morales ‘Spider-Man’ movie

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” was full of surprises, but perhaps none were bigger than the confirmation that Miles Morales, Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man of African American and Puerto Rican descent, does indeed exist in this new Spider-Man movie universe. While not mentioned by name, Miles was confirmed by the presence of Donald Glover. Glover plays Aaron Davis 67

June 19, 2017 11:00 PM Trump's Cuba retreat hurts U.S. and Minnesota

A return to the failed policies of the past will not bring change in Cuba. By reversing normalized relations with Cuba, President Donald Trump is unraveling years of work to build ties with a strategically placed neighbor. Instead, he’s choosing a misguided return to strict embargos on travel and trade that failed to achieve U.S. aims for more than half a century 16

June 19, 2017 10:58 PM Poll shows Florida voters don't see new rules improving life for Cubans, Trump approval slips

Florida voters are more supportive of than opposed to President Donald Trump’s new Cuba policies, but neither of his big changes reaches 50 percent support in a new Florida Atlantic University poll. And the vast majority doesn’t think the shift will make life any better for the Cuban people. Few Floridians think the new U.S. policy will make life better 20

June 16, 2017 8:31 PM Cuban Expats in Miami Divided Over Another Shift in U.S. Policy

“Going to Cuba should be like going to Costa Rica or going to France,” said Mr. Díaz, who has lived in the United States for 50 years. Speaking of Mr. Trump and Mr. Rubio, he said: “Those two were enemies and now they’re holding hands? That’s called dirty politics. Mr. Rubio was born here, has never stepped foot on the island and does not represent the Cuban 23