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Canada Welcomes Cuba's Commitment To End Venezuela Crisis - Report

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Friday that Havana will have a role to play in Venezuela's return to democracy although Ottawa and Havana disagree on whether President Nicolas Maduro should stay in office, Reuters reported.
Related topics: Canada, Cuba, Venezuela, Ottawa, Reuters

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Gay Rights Groups Hold Unauthorized March In Havana 

Gay rights activists using social media on Saturday organized an unauthorized march down eight blocks of one of Havana's main thoroughfares before they were stopped by police.  The march was the second by a nongovernmental organization in Cuba in...
Related topics: Cuba, Activism, Social Media, Police

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Cubans Dismayed Canada Halting Visa Processing In Havana

Cubans were dismayed on Thursday to learn Canada's embassy in Havana was no longer processing visa applications due to staffing cutbacks over unexplained health incidents among Canadian and U.S. diplomats in the Cuban capital. Canada, which in...
Related topics: Canada, Cuba

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Eu ‘strongly Condemns’ New Us Policy On Cuba - Ambassador

The European Union's ambassador in Havana, Alberto Navarro, has said the bloc "strongly condemns" Washington's decision to take new legal moves against Cuba and companies that do business on the island.
Related topics: Cuba

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Prince Charles, Camilla Tour Old Havana On Royal Visit

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla began their first full day in Cuba Monday with a visit to Old Havana, touring churches, shops and cafes in the narrow cobblestoned streets of the historic center before other events around the capital city. The...
Related topics: Cuba, Religion

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State Department Dodges Helping American Diplomats Attacked By Microwave Sound Devices In China:...

Diplomatics were pulled from the Havana, Cuba embassy after several State Department employees ended up with brain damage similar to a traumatic injury. Not top Americans doing work in China are coming forward to say they too have had problems, but...
Related topics: China, Cuba

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Trump Threatens Havana With A New Embargo

Opening the litigation floodgates would harm U.S. companies and punish the Cuban people even more, writes Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn Truthout The Trump administration is threatening to unleash a flood of lawsuits involving Cuba, which no U.S....
Related topics: Cuba, Lawsuits

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Cuba Accuses Us Of Preparing For Military Action In Venezuela 

At a Havana press conference Tuesday, the Cuban government accused the Trump administration of preparing a military operation against Venezuela, suggesting that humanitarian aid is a pretext for intervention. "You're starting to see American...
Related topics: Cuba, Military, Venezuela

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The Challenges & Opportunities Facing South-south Cooperation

At the 8th Meeting of the South Commission, Havana , Cuba , July 1990. Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, Chairman of the South Commission, President Fidel Castro of Cuba, Manmohan Singh, Secretary-General of the Commission, Carlos Fortin (right) and...
Related topics: Cuba, Fidel Castro

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Us Military Aircraft Head To Caribbean Countries - Cuban Foreign Ministry

Havana blasted what it presumes is the US government’s move to perform a military op in Venezuela under the disguise of a “humanitarian intervention”. President Maduro’s government, which is still in power in the country, has said it...
Related topics: Military, Cuba, Venezuela

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Photos: The Aftermath Of A Rare And Deadly Tornado In Havana

A tornado ripped through Havana, Cuba on Sunday night (Jan. 27) killing four and injuring almost 200 people. Though Cuba has encountered several hurricanes, tornados are a much rarer occurrence. Reuters reported this was the strongest one to hit...
Related topics: World Photos, Cuba, Hurricanes, Reuters

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Tornado Hits Havana; Cuban President Says 3 Dead, 174 Hurt

The Cuban capital was battered late Sunday and early Monday by powerful winds.
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Tornado Hits Cuba's Capital

A tornado hit Cuba's capital Sunday night, killing three people and injuring 172.  President Miguel Diaz-Canel toured affected areas of Havana early Monday.  He posted on Twitter that the "damage is severe." ​Havana residents said the...
Related topics: Cuba, Social Media

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Fiddle Me This: Villain Behind Cuban ‘sonic Attacks’ Not Moscow But Crickets

Since November 2016, dozens of US personnel in Washington’s embassy in Havana have fallen ill after hearing high-pitched sounds. While the US government alleged these to be “sonic attacks,” a new analysis of a recording of the sounds has...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow, Cuba

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Has The Mystery Of The Sonic Attack In Havana Been Solved?

It’s been well over a year since the series of “mystery weapon” attacks on the American embassy in Havana sickened a large number of employees. Since then the finger of blame has been pointed in many directions. The Cubans, the...
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Scientists Say Crickets May Have Been Behind 'sonic Attack' In Cuba

Diplomats stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Havana who said they suffered from headaches and nausea after hearing high-pitched sounds may have actually been subjected to the loud droning of the Indies short-tailed cricket, The Guardian reports. In...
Related topics: Cuba

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Viva La Revolucion? Not So Much

A full moon rises behind a monument depicting Cuba’s revolutionary hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. November’s full moon is the brightest since 1948, according to NASA. (AP Photo/Ramon...
Related topics: Cuba, NASA, World Photos

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Rudy Giuliani Seen Praising Michael Flynn’s Courtroom Smack-down As A Victory For Trump

On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani was spotted at the Grand Havana Room cigar club chatting about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. According to Page Six, Giuliani thinks that Michael...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Cuba

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Criticizing The “free Trade Delusion”: Havana Charter’s Progressive Trade Vision Subverted

UNCTAD’s latest World Development Report criticises the free trade delusion. This short post considers the trade alternative put forward seventy years ago in the Havana Charter -- one that was neither nationalist nor neoliberal.
Related topics: Cuba

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Havana Charter’s Progressive Trade Vision Subverted

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR & SYDNEY, Dec 4 2018 (IPS)In criticizing the ‘free trade delusion’, UNCTAD’s 2018 Trade and Development Report proposes an alternative to both reactionary nationalism, recently revived by...
Related topics: Cuba, Australia

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