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Ecuador retira a sus embajadores de Venezuela y Cuba

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Ecuador retira a sus embajadores de Venezuela y Cuba

- El presidente de Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, ha retirado de sus funciones a sus embajadores de Venezuela, Rafael Quintero López; y al de Cuba, según informan medios internacionales. Rafael Quintero quien se desempeñaba en Caracas como representante de Ecuador ante Venezuela, Trinidad y Tobago, Surinam y Guyana, había presentado su renuncia a inicios de agosto. El mandatario agradeció por los servicios prestados y notificó que también son concluidas las funciones de los diplomáticos en EE
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Places: Cuba |  El Salvador |  Ecuador |  Venezuela | 

Brit schoolboy, 15, mysteriously dies in his sleep during school trip to Cuba as head teacher pays tribute

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Brit schoolboy, 15, mysteriously dies in his sleep during school trip to Cuba as head teacher pays tribute

- A BRIT school is in shock after a teen athlete passed away in a Havana hotel room. Alex Holliday was on a school tour with fellow pupils from Queen Elizabeth Grammar in Faversham, Kent, when he died last Friday. Tributes have poured in for the 15-year-old who died suddenly in his sleep on a school trip to Cuba. Head teacher David Anderson broke the news of the talented long distance runner’s tragic death
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"Wonderful" athletics star, 15, dies in his sleep in hotel room while on school trip to Cuba

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"Wonderful" athletics star, 15, dies in his sleep in hotel room while on school trip to Cuba

- A "wonderful" teenage athletics star died in his sleep while on a school trip in Cuba. Alex Holliday, 15, of Whitstable, Kent, was found in his hotel room in Havana in the early hours on Friday, his school said. Devastated staff said the teenager, a talented distance runner who trained with his local athletics club, passed away suddenly in his sleep after he was thought to have suffered a "medical episode" from which he did not recover
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Une Française de 11 ans bloquée à Cuba avec son passeport périmé

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Une Française de 11 ans bloquée à Cuba avec son passeport périmé

- Éléonore, 11 ans, doit bientôt faire sa rentrée en classe de sixième au collège de Portet-sur-Garonne, près de Toulouse. Or, elle est actuellement bloquée à Cuba, où elle était partie rendre visite à sa grand-mère, rapporte La Dépêche du midi, ce vendredi. Le 3 août dernier, jour de son départ, la fillette s'est vu refuser d'embarquer pour la France. Les autorités cubaines ont en effet constaté que son passeport n'était plus valide depuis le 16 juillet
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US investigating whether diplomats were victims of sonic attack in Cuba

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US investigating whether diplomats were victims of sonic attack in Cuba

- The US government is investigating whether American diplomats serving in Cuba were victims of an attack that damaged their hearing and caused other physical symptoms. The Associated Press (AP) reported that officials had concluded that the Americans were targeted by a "covert sonic weapon." AP described the suspected weapon or device as something that could not be heard by the victims
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Communist-run Cuba puts brakes on private sector expansion

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Communist-run Cuba puts brakes on private sector expansion

- HAVANA (Reuters) - Communist-run Cuba said on Tuesday it was suspending issuing new licenses for certain private-sector activities from bed-and-breakfasts to restaurants until it had implemented new measures to curb wrongdoing such as tax evasion. The move marked a pause in Cuba's seven-year old push to expand self-employment in a bid to cut the bloated state payroll and boost the ailing, Soviet-style economy, and will come as a blow for many Cubans hoping to strike off on their own
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Concluye Segundo Encuentro Centroamericano de Solidaridad con Cuba - Diario Co Latino

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Concluye Segundo Encuentro Centroamericano de Solidaridad con Cuba - Diario Co Latino

- on acuerdos como el fortalecimiento de las relaciones con el país caribeño y el compromiso de producir un relevo generacional que se conserve en el tiempo, finalizó el Segundo Encuentro Centroamericano de Solidaridad con Cuba. El evento, que tuvo una duración de tres días exploró el movimiento revolucionario cubano desde sus inicios, las conquistas logradas y las necesidades a solventar para seguir resistiendo los embates de la ofensiva imperialista norteamericana
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Places: Cuba |  El Salvador | 

Hamilton boy hospitalized in Cuba arrives in Toronto, being treated at SickKids hospital

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Hamilton boy hospitalized in Cuba arrives in Toronto, being treated at SickKids hospital

- Nicole Anitnello and her son, Cole Antinello, have arrived back in Canada after he fell ill on vacation and had to spend a week at a Cuban hospital.The family arrived at Toronto Pearson International Airport at approximately 2:15 a.m. Saturday and Antinello said she immediately brought her son the Hospital for Sick Children.“Cole has been going through some testing… He’s on IV and he’s done blood work,” Antinello told Global News
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Places: Americas |  North America |  Canada |  Caribbean |  Cuba | 

Miembros de comités de Solidaridad con Cuba rinden honores a personajes históricos - Diario Co Latino

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Miembros de comités de Solidaridad con Cuba rinden honores a personajes históricos - Diario Co Latino

- Miembros de comités de Solidaridad con Cuba rinden honores a personajes históricos iembros de los Comités de Solidaridad con Cuba de la región, visitaron tumbas de líderes históricos no solo de El Salvador, sino también de Centroamérica, el objetivo era conocer la historia de los personajes y con ello retomar el ejemplo de lucha social que impulsaron durante su vida. Los miembros de los comités conocieron un poco sobre la vida de Schafik Hándal, Francisco Morazán y Farabundo Martí, los restos de dichos personajes descansan en el cementerio Los Ilustres de San Salvador
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Cuba, un ejemplo de rectitud ante los embates del imperio - Diario Co Latino

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Cuba, un ejemplo de rectitud ante los embates del imperio - Diario Co Latino

- Yanuario Gómez. Cientos de personas, tanto nacionales como de países hermanos, se reunieron en las inmediaciones del redondel José Martí para celebrar el segundo encuentro Centroamericano de Solidaridad con Cuba. Durante el evento varios funcionarios consideraron importante el fortalecimiento de los lazos de amistad con el gobierno y pueblo cubano. Medardo González, secretario general del FMLN, manifestó que Cuba desde los inicios de la lucha en nuestro país ha sido ”el faro que dirige en el objetivo de acabar con las desigualdades estructurales entre pobres y ricos, nosotros siempre vimos en el pueblo cubano un ejemplo de solidaridad al ir a otros países a derramar su sangre por la defensa de los más pobres”
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El pueblo salvadoreño ha participado de las victorias de Cuba: Fernando González - Diario Co Latino

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El pueblo salvadoreño ha participado de las victorias de Cuba: Fernando González - Diario Co Latino

- El pueblo salvadoreño ha participado de las victorias de Cuba: Fernando González @JoakinSalazar. l Salvador será la sede de la Solidaridad, por lo que entre el próximo 27 y 29 de julio recibirá a representantes de los países de la región, para reconocer el apoyo que los pueblos de América tienen entre sí, pero principalmente con el pueblo de Cuba, que aún vive bajo un bloqueo económico impuesto por el máximo representante del imperialismo
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Places: Cuba |  El Salvador | 

Cuba reitera invariable solidaridad con Venezuela - Diario Co Latino

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Cuba reitera invariable solidaridad con Venezuela - Diario Co Latino

- Cuba reitera invariable solidaridad con Venezuela Pinar del Río/AFP/PL. Cuba reitera su invariable solidaridad con Venezuela y reclama el respeto a la soberanía y autodeterminación de esa nación, señaló hoy el vicepresidente cubano José Ramón Machado Ventura. Asimismo, desmintió “rotundamente” formar parte de una mediación internacional para solucionar la crisis política de Venezuela, a la vez que llamó a Estados Unidos y a otros países a “sacar sus manos de esa nación”
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Places: Cuba |  El Salvador |  Venezuela | 

Cuba écarte toute participation à une médiation au Venezuela

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Cuba écarte toute participation à une médiation au Venezuela

- Les autorités cubaines ont rejeté mercredi toute participation à une médiation au Venezuela, proche allié de l'île communiste, arguant de la légitimité du président Nicolas Maduro, confronté depuis quatre mois à une vague de contestation ayant déjà fait une centaine de morts. Le vice-président cubain Jose Ramon Machado a "catégoriquement rejeté les insinuations" de certains journaux étrangers sur l'éventualité d'une participation de Cuba à une médiation internationale entre M
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Places: Cuba |  Venezuela |  France | 

Ontario family stranded in Cuba after son falls ill on vacation

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Ontario family stranded in Cuba after son falls ill on vacation

- It was intended to be a fun-filled family getaway in Cuba, but it soon changed course when a young family member fell ill. Now a family from Hamilton is struggling to return to Canada. Nicole Antinello went to Cuba with her seven-year-old son Cole, 16-year-old daughter and 76-year-old mother. After a week in the Caribbean, they boarded a plane back to Toronto
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Categories: Family & Parenting |  Travel & Recreation | 
Tags: Family |  Sons |  Vacation | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  Canada |  Caribbean |  Cuba | 

Revolución de Cuba owner grows sales despite slowdown after terror attacks

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Revolución de Cuba owner grows sales despite slowdown after terror attacks

- The Greater Manchester operator of Revolution and Revolución de Cuba has reported an increase in revenues despite sales being impacted by the Manchester terror attack. AIM listed Revolution Bars Group, which operates 68 premium bars across the UK, reported total sales of £130.4m for the 52 weeks to 1 July. That’s up 9.2 per cent on the previous year. However like-for-like sales rose by 1
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Tags: Wars |  Terrorism |  Terror |  Corporate |  Enterprises |  Terrorist attacks |  Sales | 
Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Cuba |  Europe |  N.W. Europe |  United Kingdom |  England |  North West |  Greater Manchester | 

Cuba’s top US negotiator named to new post

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Cuba’s top US negotiator named to new post

- HAVANA: Cuba has reassigned the woman who led two years of intense negotiation with the United States under the detente worked out by former U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro, state media said on Sunday. Josefina Vidal, former head of North American affairs at the Foreign Ministry, will serve as ambassador to Canada, according to people close to her
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Places: United States |  Cuba |  Singapore | 

US Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown

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US Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown

- U.S. tour operators that send Americans to Cuba are banding together to try to limit damage to business from tighter restrictions on travel to the communist-run island expected in September from the Trump administration. U.S. President Donald Trump in June rolled back parts of Barack Obama's historic opening to Cuba, saying his predecessor negotiated a "terrible and misguided deal." The revised approach includes stricter enforcement of a longtime ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists
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U.S. Cuba tour operators brace for Donald Trump travel crackdown

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U.S. Cuba tour operators brace for Donald Trump travel crackdown

- U.S. tour operators that send Americans toare banding together to try to limit damage to business from tighter restrictions on travel to the communist-run island expected in September from the Trump administration. U.S. President Donald Trump in June rolled back parts of Barack Obama‘s historic opening to Cuba, saying his predecessor negotiated a “terrible and misguided deal.”The revised approach includes stricter enforcement of a longtime ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists
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U.S. Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown

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U.S. Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown

- HAVANA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. tour operators that send Americans to Cuba are banding together to try to limit damage to business from tighter restrictions on travel to the communist-run island expected in September from the Trump administration. U.S. President Donald Trump in June rolled back parts of Barack Obama's historic opening to Cuba, saying his predecessor negotiated a “terrible and misguided deal
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  • Ecuador retira a sus embajadores de Venezuela y Cuba
    Ecuador retira a sus embajadores de Venezuela y Cuba

    , elsalvador.com

    El presidente de Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, ha retirado de sus funciones a sus embajadores de Venezuela, Rafael Quintero López; y al de Cuba, según informan medios internacionales. Rafael Quintero quien se desempeñaba en Caracas como representante de Ecuador ante Venezuela, Trinidad y Tobago, Surinam y Guyana, había presentado su renuncia a inicios de agosto. El mandatario agradeció por los servicios prestados y notificó que también son concluidas las funciones de los diplomáticos en EE
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    Places: Cuba |  El Salvador |  Ecuador |  Venezuela | 

Politics & Government

  • US Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown
    US Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown

    , cnbc.com

    U.S. tour operators that send Americans to Cuba are banding together to try to limit damage to business from tighter restrictions on travel to the communist-run island expected in September from the Trump administration. U.S. President Donald Trump in June rolled back parts of Barack Obama's historic opening to Cuba, saying his predecessor negotiated a "terrible and misguided deal." The revised approach includes stricter enforcement of a longtime ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists
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    Places: North America |  United States |  Caribbean |  Cuba | 

Sports

  • Israel beats Cuba 4-1 to improve to 4-0 at WBC
    Israel beats Cuba 4-1 to improve to 4-0 at WBC

    , boston.com

    TOKYO (AP) — Israel took advantage of timely hits and solid pitching on Sunday to beat Cuba 4-1 and improve to 4-0 in the World Baseball Classic. Alfredo Despaigne put Cuba up 1-0 with a solo home run in the second inning at Tokyo Dome but Israel tied the game in the fourth on a double by Ryan Lavarnway that scored Ike Davis from first. Team Israel took a 2-1 lead in the sixth when Zach Borenstein singled to right scoring Ty Kelly from second base
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    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Baseball |  Bat-and-ball games | 
    Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Cuba |  Israel | 

Business

  • Revolución de Cuba owner grows sales despite slowdown after terror attacks
    Revolución de Cuba owner grows sales despite slowdown after terror attacks

    , manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    The Greater Manchester operator of Revolution and Revolución de Cuba has reported an increase in revenues despite sales being impacted by the Manchester terror attack. AIM listed Revolution Bars Group, which operates 68 premium bars across the UK, reported total sales of £130.4m for the 52 weeks to 1 July. That’s up 9.2 per cent on the previous year. However like-for-like sales rose by 1
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    Categories: Business |  Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Wars |  Terrorism |  Terror |  Corporate |  Enterprises |  Terrorist attacks |  Sales | 
    Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Cuba |  Europe |  N.W. Europe |  United Kingdom |  England |  North West |  Greater Manchester | 

Health

  • Hamilton boy hospitalized in Cuba arrives in Toronto, being treated at SickKids hospital
    Hamilton boy hospitalized in Cuba arrives in Toronto, being treated at SickKids hospital

    , globalnews.ca

    Nicole Anitnello and her son, Cole Antinello, have arrived back in Canada after he fell ill on vacation and had to spend a week at a Cuban hospital.The family arrived at Toronto Pearson International Airport at approximately 2:15 a.m. Saturday and Antinello said she immediately brought her son the Hospital for Sick Children.“Cole has been going through some testing… He’s on IV and he’s done blood work,” Antinello told Global News
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    Categories: Health | 
    Places: Americas |  North America |  Canada |  Caribbean |  Cuba | 

Family & Parenting

  • Competing airline offers L.A. tickets to family refused Cuba vacation refund
    Competing airline offers L.A. tickets to family refused Cuba vacation refund

    , ctvnews.ca

    A Calgary family denied a refund for a trip to Cuba after an unexpected pregnancy will still be able to enjoy a nice getaway together thanks to the generosity of a competing airline. The Aburtos had planned to fly to Cuba on Thursday, but their plans were derailed when Leslie Aburto discovered she was pregnant in the days leading up to their departure date
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    Categories: Family & Parenting |  Travel & Recreation | 
    Tags: Family |  Travel & Tourism |  Vacation |  Airlines |  Air Travel | 
    Places: Americas |  North America |  Canada |  Caribbean |  Cuba |  West |  Alberta |  Calgary | 

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Religion & Spirituality

  • Cuba's Santeria priests forecast prosperity in New Year's prophesy
    Cuba's Santeria priests forecast prosperity in New Year's prophesy

    , reuters.com

    HAVANA Priests from Cuba's Afro-Cuban religion forecast a prosperous 2017 in their New Year's prophecy and told Cubans to be hopeful despite the economic and diplomatic headwinds the Caribbean island-nation faces. The ritual-filled Santeria religion, which fuses ancient African beliefs brought to Cuba by slaves with Catholicism, is practiced by millions of Cubans, many of whom eagerly await for guidance from its annual forecast. "This (reading) forecasts a favorable development
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    Categories: Business |  Religion & Spirituality | 
    Tags: Money |  Clergy |  Priest |  Prosperity | 
    Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Cuba | 

Entertainment & Arts

  • Cuba Gooding Sr., 70s singer and father to Cuba Jr., dead at 72
    Cuba Gooding Sr., 70s singer and father to Cuba Jr., dead at 72

    , bostonherald.com

    Cuba Gooding Sr., a popular soul singer in the 1970s and father of Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr., died Thursday, reports TMZ. He was 72. Gooding Sr. was found slumped over in his silver Jaguar, which was parked on a street in Woodland Hills, CA, according to the report. TMZ says the fire department responded to the scene and attempted CPR, but could not resuscitate him
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    Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Cuba | 

Education

  • Teen dies during high school graduation trip to Cuba organized by Toronto-based S-Trip tour company
    Teen dies during high school graduation trip to Cuba organized by Toronto-based S-Trip tour company

    , cbc.ca

    An 18-year-old student from Belleville, Ont., has died during a high school graduation trip to Cuba organized by S-Trip, a Toronto-based travel agency that specializes in young adult vacations. Alex Sagriff was a student at St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School in Belleville. She had been vacationing in Varadero with other graduating students when she was found dead, her uncle confirmed with CBC Toronto
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    Places: Americas |  North America |  Canada |  Caribbean |  Cuba | 

Farming

  • U.S. farmers ask Trump to stay the course on Cuba
    U.S. farmers ask Trump to stay the course on Cuba

    , reuters.com

    HAVANA Dozens of U.S. farm and agri-business groups on Thursday urged President-elect Donald Trump to build upon progress made by the Obama administration in relations with Cuba, calling trade with the former Cold War foe particularly important at a time of a severe downturn in farm incomes. The agricultural trade groups stated their views in a letter sent to Trump, who is to be inaugurated on Jan. 20. "As a
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Travel & Recreation

  • Cuba travel winners and losers
    Cuba travel winners and losers

    , detroitnews.com

    President Donald Trump’s new policy on Cuba travel has winners and losers: Group tour operators hope to sell more trips, but bed-and-breakfast owners in Cuba say they’re losing business. Five of 12 private bed-and-breakfast owners in Havana and Cuba’s southern colonial city of Trinidad told The Associated Press that they received cancellations after Trump’s June 16 announcement. “It’s contradictory that (Trump) says he wants to help civil society, the Cuban people, but what he’s doing is hurting them, hurting bed-and-breakfast owners in this case,” said Tony Lopez, who rents rooms for $30-$50 nightly in a three-bedroom, 16th-floor apartment in Havana’s trendy Vedado neighborhood
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    Tags: Travel & Tourism |  Food and Drinks |  Dining |  Breakfast | 
    Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Caribbean |  Cuba | 

Science & Nature

  • Lack of cash clouds Cuba's green energy outlook
    Lack of cash clouds Cuba's green energy outlook

    , reuters.com

    CIRO REDONDO, Cuba Cuba, battling a chronic energy deficit, has all the sunshine, wind and sugar to fuel what should be a booming renewables sector - if only it could find the money. The country's first utility-scale renewable energy project, a biomass plant in Ciro Redondo, is finally under construction thanks to an injection of funds from China, a socialist ally and in recent years, the communist-led island's merchant bank of last resort
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    Categories: Science & Nature | 
    Tags: Energy |  Green energy |  Renewable Energy | 
    Places: United States |  Cuba | 

Law & Crime

  • U.S. fugitive convicted of murder faces threat of extradition from Cuba
    U.S. fugitive convicted of murder faces threat of extradition from Cuba

    , seattletimes.com

    For more than 30 years, Ishmael Muslim Ali has lived a relatively full and unremarkable life in Cuba. He taught English in the nation’s public schools, worked as a translator and raised a family, a quiet coda for an international fugitive. At least that was the case until last month, when President Donald Trump announced a partial halt to relations with Cuba unless certain conditions were met
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Life & Style

  • Beatles celebrated at Cuba tribute concert
    Beatles celebrated at Cuba tribute concert

    , gulfnews.com

    Communist-run Cuba, which once frowned upon the Beatles as a decadent Western influence, on Thursday held an open-air covers concert in a Havana park to celebrate 50 years since the release of the band’s landmark album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Beatlemania has flourished belatedly on the Caribbean island, where authorities in the 1960s and 1970s considered Beatles songs “ideological diversionism
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