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Stories with place: Havana
  • Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-02-16 3:34 pm

    HAVANA - Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.

  • 1st cruise from a US port in decades leaves Miami for Cuba story has photos
    Updated: May-01-16 9:01 pm

    MIAMI - Passengers set sail Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba, the first in decades to depart from a U.S. seaport for the communist island nation.

  • Cuba finds it hard to dampen afterglow of Obama visit 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:26 am

    HAVANA - Thursday morning was looking bad for Lazaro Martinez, who makes his living playing trombone for tourists on the Malecon, the sweeping boulevard overlooking the jewel-clear Florida Straits.

  • In 'Papa,' Hemingway returns to Cuba via the silver screen 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 11:16 am

    LOS ANGELES - Ernest Hemingway left Cuba shortly after Fidel Castro's revolution, as relations with the United States began to fall into a deep freeze. Over five decades later, the author of "The Old Man and the Sea" returns to the island thanks to the magic of the silver screen.

  • Archbishop of Havana, key figure in US detente, steps down story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 12:26 pm

    HAVANA - Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who oversaw a warming of relations with Cuba's Communist government and played a role in the secret negotiations that led to U.S.-Cuba detente, has stepped down, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

  • Renowned Cuban pro-reform economist fired as chill story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 10:35 am

    HAVANA - One of Cuba's most renowned advocates of economic reform has been fired from his University of Havana think tank for sharing information with Americans without authorization, among other alleged violations.

  • Cuba's aging leaders to remain in power years longer story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-20-16 10:30 am

    HAVANA - The former guerrilla fighters who founded Cuba's single-party government will hold power for years to come after a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress kept President Raul Castro and his hardline deputy in the top leadership positions.

  • Arkansas congressman sees opportunity after visit to Cuba 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 12:59 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas says that a trip to Havana, Cuba, has boosted his belief that trade barriers should be eliminated.

  • Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 10:37 am

    MIAMI - Faced with protests, political pressure and a lawsuit, Carnival Corp. announced Monday it will allow Cuban-born passengers to book cruises to the island but will delay the trips if Cuba does not change its policy barring nationals from returning by sea.

  • More than 3 dozen Cuban migrants caught at sea 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 3:53 pm

    MIAMI - Nearly 40 Cuban migrants are being repatriated to Cuba after being caught at sea by U.S. Coast Guard officials.

  • Vermont Little League team heads to Cuba to play ball 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 12:24 pm

    BURLINGTON, Vermont - A Little League team from Vermont is heading to Cuba to play ball for a week.

  • Stories from Calle Habana tell of a transforming city 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 10:20 am

    HAVANA - In the Old Havana neighborhood Cubans call Angel Hill, a dramatic transformation is underway. Crumbling old buildings are being replaced with expensive, shiny new restaurants and restored buildings for wealthier Cubans and tourists. Here are the stories of five residents of Calle Habana on how the changes are impacting them.

  • On one Havana street, gentrification exposes old inequality 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 10:17 am

    HAVANA - Halfway down Calle Habana, a crumbling two-story colonial building is being painstakingly restored by a Cuban-American businessman who fled as a child after the 1959 revolution. On the corner, brightly colored paintings hang in a home now converted into a chic art gallery.

  • Ferry operators discuss connecting Cuba with Florida ports 
    Updated: Apr-10-16 1:19 pm

    TAMPA, Florida - Ferry operators interested in carrying cargo and passengers to Cuba have opened discussions with officials at several Florida ports.

  • Cuba's future economic model in spotlight at party congress 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 12:03 am

    HAVANA - Victor Rodriguez imagines a future Cuban economy that will let him import large quantities of thread, export the women's clothing he designs and keep him from worrying about obtuse regulations such as where he can place items on his small retail stand.

  • NAU students spend spring break in Cuba 
    Updated: Apr-04-16 1:35 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Students from Northern Arizona University spent spring break in Cuba, marking the university's first study abroad trip to the country.