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Raul Castro again says Cuba willing to talk with U.S.updated: Thu Jul 26 2012 16:42:00

On Cuba's main holiday honoring the island's revolution, President Raul Castro declared once again that his government is ready to enter into talks with the United States.

Miami company launches Cuban cargo serviceupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 20:25:00

A shipment of humanitarian goods that the shipper says are not prohibited by Washington's longtime trade embargo departed a Miami River terminal Wednesday bound for Cuba.

Swimmer abandons swim from Cuba to U.S.updated: Tue Jul 10 2012 11:36:00

A 49-year-old grandmother who wanted to become the first person to swim 103 miles from Cuba to the Florida Keys unassisted ended her bid early Sunday morning when a strong current in the shark-infested waters made it "impossible" for her to continue, her team said.

Should the U.S. raise a fist or offer a hand to Cuba?updated: Tue Jul 10 2012 09:55:00

In the nineties a certain joke became very popular in the streets and homes of Cuba. It began with Pepito -- the mischievous boy of our national humor -- and told how his teacher, brandishing a photo of the U.S. president, launches into a harsh diatribe against him.

Endurance swimmer halfway to Florida Keysupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 12:16:00

The sun rose over the Florida Straits Saturday with endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey covering half the estimated distance of her swim from Cuba to the United States, said a Florida meteorologist who is advising Palfrey's team.

Cuba's punching pedigreeupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 07:13:00

CNN's Patrick Oppmann looks at how Cuba's proud boxing heritage is rewarded by Olympic expectation.

American jailed in Cuba says he feels like a hostageupdated: Fri May 04 2012 19:43:00

A jailed American contractor said Friday he feels like a "hostage," in Cuba, where he is serving a 15-year prison sentence on charges of subversion.

Cuban artists find financial support onlineupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 11:38:00

Rafael Villares is a talented Cuban artist who appears to work effortlessly in mediums such as painting and sculpture.

'Crowd funding' arrives in Cubaupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 11:38:00

CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports on a new website that allows people around the world to support artists living in Cuba.

Cuba's motorcycle culture roaring back to lifeupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 13:49:00

Decades navigating the roads in Cuba have left deep scars on Sergio Morales' jet black 1947 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

The pope, political prisoners and Cubaupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 22:34:00

Pope Benedict XVI visits Cuba following the Vatican-brokered release of political prisoners. Patrick Oppmann reports.

Cuban spy, on probation from U.S. prison, visits dying brother in Cubaupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 20:31:00

A man convicted of spying in the United States for the Cuban government arrived in Cuba Friday to visit his dying brother, according to the communist nation's state-run media.

Pope calls for greater freedoms in Cuba as he ends two-country tourupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 05:57:00

Greeted by throngs of Catholic worshipers from across the region, Pope Benedict XVI ended his two-country tour in Havana's Revolution Plaza with a reference to what he described as a need for "authentic freedom."

Cuba vows to keep its political system despite pope's commentsupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 10:08:00

A top Cuban official told reporters in Havana on Tuesday that his country's political system is "sustainable" and that it will not change.

Where in the world ... ?updated: Mon Mar 26 2012 15:23:00

[Updated 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 26] Children play baseball in the streets of Havana, Cuba, on Saturday.

'Ladies in White' marchers detained in Havana, group member saysupdated: Sun Mar 18 2012 22:41:00

Dozens of members of the group "Ladies in White" were detained Sunday in Havana and several -- including the group's leader -- were unaccounted for and believed to be under arrest, a group member said.

CNN Reporter moves to Cubaupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 09:23:00

CNN's Patrick Oppmann moves from Seattle to Havana, Cuba.

Colombia exerts diplomacy ahead of summitupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 15:59:00

Preparing a get-together where not all the guests get along is tricky, whether at a dinner party, or, as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is experiencing, at a hemispheric summit.

Sales of Cuban cigars on the riseupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 15:43:00

On Yosvany Concepcion's ramshackle farm, there is little to suggest that he is producing a highly sought-after luxury item.

Sales of Cuban cigars on the riseupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 15:43:00

Cuban cigar makers celebrate increased sales. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.

Party leaders mull change in Cubaupdated: Sat Jan 28 2012 19:59:00

Leading members of Cuba's Communist party on Saturday met to discuss the future of the island's revolution, including the possibility of term limits for top officials.

The hypocrisy of America's Cuba policyupdated: Sat Jan 28 2012 10:46:00

For more than 50 years, the United States has had an embargo against the island of Cuba, all because we supposedly hate communism and believe the nation 90 miles from our borders should institute democracy.

Cuba lashes out at the U.S. over criticism of prisoner's deathupdated: Sat Jan 21 2012 17:49:00

The Cuban government defended its rights record and slammed the United States for its criticism over the death of prisoner Wilman Villar Mendoza.

Raúl Castro anuncia cambios en Cubaupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 09:26:00

Indultarán a 2.900 presos; no se incluye al contratista Alan Gross.

Cuba to release 2,900 prisonersupdated: Sat Dec 24 2011 02:00:00

Cuba will pardon more than 2,900 prisoners, the government said Friday, though U.S. subcontractor Alan Gross is not among those who will be freed.

Exiles plan fireworks show for Cuba -- at seaupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 11:33:00

A group of Cuban exiles will host a fireworks show for Cubans on Friday night, but supporters of the Cuban leaders see it as a U.S.-backed attempt to destabilize the communist island.

Pope plans visits to Mexico, Cubaupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 09:26:00

Pope Benedict XVI is planning potential trips to Mexico and Cuba in 2012, the Vatican said.

Commercial flights to Cuba take off from some U.S. airportsupdated: Sun Nov 06 2011 20:53:00

Another chartered flight is scheduled to leave the United States for Cuba Sunday as a result of recent U.S. government moves to ease restrictions on travel to the Communist nation.

New law creates real estate market in Cubaupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 13:53:00

In a move that could reshape the Cuban economy, the government on Thursday announced a new law that allows for the sale of real estate.

U.N. again calls for end of U.S. embargo on Cubaupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 23:11:00

The U.N. General Assembly voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.

New Orleans airport open to Cuba flightsupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 22:00:00

An airport in New Orleans has received approval to join the ranks of U.S. airports hosting flights to and from Cuba, officials said Wednesday.

Cuba accuses Bill Richardson of slanderupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 06:16:00

Cuba on Wednesday accused former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson of "blackmail" and denied the government had invited him here to negotiate the release of an American contractor sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Richardson 'perplexed' by Cuba missionupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 06:16:00

Former Gov. Bill Richardson talks about his trip to Cuba to negotiate the release of American contractor Alan Gross.

Cuba steps up attacks on dissidents, activists sayupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 22:48:00

Cuba has stepped up its harassment of dissidents in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, with authorities beating, gassing and arresting protesters critical of the Communist government, human rights activists said Wednesday.

Obsessions: We'll always have 'Havana Nights'updated: Fri Aug 12 2011 13:03:00

I believe in remakes. "Father of the Bride," "Ocean's Eleven," "The Parent Trap"... Each version was a classic in its own time.

Cubans to be allowed to sell homesupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 05:49:00

For the first time in 50 years, Cubans will be allowed to buy and sell their homes, as CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Home sales nearing reality in Communist Cubaupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 05:49:00

Olivia Sersute and her sister have shared the same home on the second floor of a faded Havana mansion since they were children and even after getting married and having kids of their own.

United flight diverted to Cuba due to 'unfamiliar' odor in planeupdated: Sun Jul 31 2011 22:32:00

A United Airlines flight was diverted to Cuba on Sunday after its crew reported a strong odor in the plane, U.S. aviation and airline spokesmen said.

Cuba remembers start of revolution amid economic changesupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 12:10:00

Cuba marked the 58th anniversary of the start of Fidel Castro's revolution Tuesday, without a speech from his younger brother, current President Raul Castro.

After 50 years, Cuba publishes Che's diaryupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 21:56:00

More than 50 years after the fact, Cuba has published the diary that Ernesto "Che" Guevara kept during the armed struggle that he waged alongside Fidel Castro from the Sierra Maestra mountains.

A CNN insider's guide to Havana, Cubaupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 22:27:00

What is your favorite neighborhood? Why?

Family of Cuban hunger striker headed to Miamiupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 16:06:00

The mother of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a political prisoner who died last year after a prolonged hunger strike, says she will continue to fight for democracy in Cuba after she emigrates to the United States on Thursday.

Cuba's Raul Castro turns 80updated: Fri Jun 03 2011 06:20:00

Cuban leader Raul Castro vows to rejuvenate leadership and the economy. Shasta Darlington reports.

Cuban enjoys new benefit of free sex-change operationupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 17:05:00

On the job, Juani Santos is just another one of the guys.

Cuba battles homophobic pastupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 17:05:00

Transsexuals in Cuba used to be locked up or sent to camps, but now times have changed. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Cuba studying ways to allow residents to travel abroadupdated: Mon May 09 2011 12:31:00

The Cuban government said Monday that it plans to study ways to allow residents of the island nation to travel abroad as tourists, suggesting it will ease the bureaucratic hurdles and outright restrictions that prevent many residents from leaving.

Tourists head to Cuba to salsaupdated: Mon May 09 2011 10:45:00

Forget the sun and sand, thousands of tourists head to Cuba for salsa dancing. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Salsa dancing draws tourists to Cubaupdated: Mon May 09 2011 10:45:00

Young and old burn up the dance floor at Havana's Las Canitas nightclub every weekend. On a recent Saturday night, half of the dancers twirling to the latest salsa hits were from Switzerland.

Ex-CIA operative tells story of U.S. presence in Latin Americaupdated: Sat Apr 23 2011 18:44:00

Luis Posada Carriles told CNN recently he would "be gentle" with a newspaper reporter who accused him of masterminding decades of violent terrorist attacks in Central America, several to overthrow Fidel Castro.

Cuba's cars and homes up for sale?updated: Sat Apr 23 2011 08:45:00

Cuba's cars and homes will go on sale soon as part of sweeping economic changes. Shasta Darlington reports.

An end to classic cars rumbling across Cuba?updated: Sat Apr 23 2011 08:45:00

They rumble down city boulevards and country roads across Cuba: 1950s Fords, Buicks and Pontiacs, some in mint condition, others on the verge of collapse.

Cuba remembers Bay of Pigs invasionupdated: Sun Apr 17 2011 16:14:00

Fifty years after the United States' failed Bay of Pigs invasion, Cuba looks to redefine itself for future generations.

Cuba recalls Bay of Pigs, holds Communist Congressupdated: Sun Apr 17 2011 14:01:00

Tanks rumbled through Havana's Revolution Plaza and jets tore through the sky on Saturday as Cuba commemorated its victory over a U.S.-backed invasion at the Bay of Pigs 50 years ago and prepared to hold its first Communist Party Congress in nearly 14 years.

Texas jury acquits anti-Castro Cuban exile of lying to officialsupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 21:44:00

A jury in El Paso, Texas, found Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles not guilty Friday of lying to U.S. immigration officials, according to Mike Maiella with the U.S. District Court.

Former President Carter to visit Cubaupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 12:55:00

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will travel Monday to Havana, Cuba, for a visit at the invitation of the Cuban government, the Carter Center announced Friday.

2010: Castro: Cuba's system doesn't workupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 05:48:00

Fidel Castro tells a U.S. journalist that the Cuban economic model no longer works. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Church: 10 Cuban dissidents, including Nobel nominee, to be releasedupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 06:47:00

Ten Cuban prisoners -- including a doctor nominated last month for the Nobel Peace Prize -- will be released from prison, the Roman Catholic Church said .

Cuba to try Americanupdated: Sun Mar 06 2011 01:01:00

CNN's Shasta Darlington reports on the trial of an American subcontractor for USAID in Cuba.

American aid worker's trial begins in Cubaupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 14:55:00

American government contractor Alan Gross went on trial in Cuba Friday in a case that appears to have derailed a tentative rapprochement between the long-estranged countries.

Cuba ready for golfing revolutionupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 04:29:00

Under Fidel Castro's rule, golf was all but eliminated in Cuba, but the bourgeois sport of the West is poised for a comeback on the communist-run island.

Remembering hunger striker who diedupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 21:16:00

Cuban dissidents remember hunger striker on first anniversary of his death. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Cuban hunger striker remembered on anniversary of deathupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 21:16:00

When jailed Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo went on a hunger strike to demand better prisoner conditions, only a handful of government opponents knew who he was.

Cuba to free 7 more prisonersupdated: Sat Feb 19 2011 12:51:00

Cuba is set to release seven prisoners, including a dissident arrested in a notorious crackdown on the opposition in 2003, the Roman Catholic Church said.

Cuba's brewing internet warupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 22:53:00

The war between Cuba's communist government and its enemies shifts to the internet. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Cuba and its dissidents move battle to the internetupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 22:53:00

For years, small groups of Cuban dissidents have taken their demands to the streets, calling for political freedom as they get pushed around and shouted down by swarms of government supporters.

Cuba to release 2 prominent political prisoners, Catholic Church saysupdated: Sat Feb 05 2011 14:27:00

Cuba will soon release two prominent political prisoners, the Catholic Church said Friday, and will allow one of them to remain in the country in a sign that it will not require jailed dissidents to go into exile as a condition of their release.

Cuba hospital staff get long jail terms for patient deathsupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 18:31:00

A Cuban court has sentenced 13 hospital staff to lengthy prison terms in the deaths of 26 psychiatric patients during a cold snap last year, state media reported Tuesday.

Cuba calls U.S. measures positive, but far from enoughupdated: Sun Jan 16 2011 22:36:00

Cuba on Sunday called President Barack Obama's latest easing of travel restrictions to the island nation "positive" but accused Washington of continuing its policy of "destabilization."

Washington to relax restrictions on remittances, travel to Cubaupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 18:16:00

The federal government will loosen restrictions on U.S. relations with Cuba within two weeks, the White House said Friday.

Cuba's 'Public Enemy #1' faces trialupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 09:31:00

A foe of the Cuban Revolution goes on trial. CNN's Patrick Oppmann speaks with Cubans who call Luis Posada a terrorist.

Posada, anti-Castro exile and former CIA operative, goes on trialupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 09:31:00

For most of his 82 years, Luis Posada Carriles has endeavored with a single-minded determination to bring down the Cuban Revolution.

Cuba sacks construction minister in reshuffleupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 12:28:00

Cuba announced a Cabinet reshuffle Friday, sacking the construction minister for undisclosed "errors" and removing the communications minister in order to give him broader oversight over various ministries.

Cuba to free 2 more political prisonersupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 10:54:00

Cuba is releasing two more political prisoners who will be sent straight from prison to exile in Spain, the Roman Catholic Church said Friday.

Cuban court commutes prisoner's death sentenceupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 09:12:00

A Cuban court Tuesday commuted the sentence of the nation's only prisoner facing the death penalty, and instead sentenced him to 30 years in prison, according to the official Cubadebate website.

Cuba begins to publish leaked U.S. documentsupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 09:59:00

A Cuban government-run website has begun translating into Spanish and posting online leaked U.S. government cables that discuss the island nation.

Cuba launches its own online encyclopediaupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 08:39:00

Cuba is launching its own version of Wikipedia Tuesday with an online encyclopedia that describes the United States as the "empire of our time."

Cuba's economic overhaulupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 10:12:00

In October, CNN's Max Foster talked to Shasta Darlington about Cuba's attempts to revitalize its economy.

An opening in Cuba? U.S. must step upupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 10:12:00

As Havana prepares for its first Communist Party Congress in 14 years in April, the United States should seize the opportunity to positively influence the economic blueprint the party is expected to approve.

Russia's Gazprom plunges into Cuba's offshore oil businessupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 22:00:00

Russian energy firm Gazprom has joined a growing list of foreign companies searching for oil off Cuba's coast.

State media: Rescuers recover 'black box' of crashed plane in Cubaupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 20:00:00

Search crews have found the flight data recorder in the charred remains of a fiery plane crash in central Cuba that left 68 people dead, state media reported Friday.

Deadly plane crash in Cubaupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 20:00:00

Aero Caribbean plane crashes in rural Cuba, killing everyone on board. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

First Catholic seminary in half century opens in Cubaupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 22:54:00

The Catholic Church opened its first seminary in Cuba in more than 50 years on Wednesday, with President Raul Castro in attendance.

U.N. again calls for end to embargo on Cubaupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 14:31:00

The United Nations General Assembly voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba. There were 187 member states in favor of the resolution, two against, and three abstentions.

Cuba-US: Roadblocks to changeupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 05:06:00

There are still roadblocks to a warming of U.S.-Cuba relations, despite Cuba's recent release of political prisoners.

Cuba to free five more prisonersupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 04:55:00

Cuba's Roman Catholic Church on Thursday announced the names of five more prisoners to be freed who do not belong to a group of 52 jailed dissidents originally set for release.

American ballet company heads to Cubaupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 14:59:00

CNN's Adriana Hauser speaks with two members of the American Ballet Theater Company, before a historic trip to Cuba.

Rights group questions fairness of Cuban spy trial in U.S.updated: Sat Oct 16 2010 05:54:00

Amnesty International has questioned the fairness of a U.S. trial that convicted five Cuban agents of espionage, conspiracy to commit murder and other related charges.

Tropical storm Paula clinging to Cuban coastupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 08:22:00

Tropical Storm Paula pushed across western Cuba Thursday evening with wind gusts just under hurricane strength in some places, bringing heavy rain and high winds to the island nation, forecasters said.

Hurricane season prompts early prepsupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 08:22:00

CNN's Shasta Darlington describes what is being done in Cuba to prevent weather problems of the past.

More Cuban political prisoners to be released, Catholic Church saysupdated: Sun Oct 10 2010 09:14:00

Three Cuban political prisoners who were not part of an originally announced release, will nonetheless be freed, Cuba's Roman Catholic Church said Saturday.

Cuba to free more prisoners, human rights leader saysupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 22:12:00

Cuba is set to further empty its jails, adding at least another nine inmates to a list of those it plans to free, a human rights leader said Monday.

Cubans brace for tropical depressionupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 20:27:00

Cubans braced for high winds and heavy rain Tuesday as a tropical depression pushed toward the island nation, forecasters in both Cuba and the United States said.

Cuba to release 3 more political prisoners, Catholic Church saysupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 16:34:00

Cuba's Roman Catholic Church on Monday announced the names of three more political prisoners soon to be released from jail, raising the total number to 39 following a deal brokered by church leaders and Spain's Foreign Ministry back in July.

Cuba's new private sectorupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 08:57:00

CNN's Shasta Darlington takes a look at what's in store for Cubans entering the private sector.

Cuba will let people work for themselvesupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 08:57:00

Cubans will be allowed to work for themselves in 178 activities in the private sector and even hire employees, according to guidelines published Friday as the communist government moves quickly to shed half a million state jobs and provide alternatives for workers.

Rethink the economy's old certaintiesupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 17:42:00

Sometimes, a little inspiration can come from unexpected places.

Want change in Cuba? End U.S. embargoupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 06:25:00

In April 2009, the White House released a presidential memorandum declaring that democracy and human rights in Cuba were "national interests of the United States."

Cuba complains restrictions unchanged under Obamaupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 15:47:00

Cuba accused U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday of failing to keep his promise of a new start with the communist island, saying that far from easing the U.S. trade embargo, his administration has tightened some restrictions.

Cuba to eliminate 500,000 jobsupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 06:27:00

Cuba plans to cut 10% of its public workforce as part of its economic reform plan. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

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