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The fall of the Berlin Wall and the disappearance of the USSR had been the trigger for the beginning in Cuba of the "Special Period in Times of Peace," an economic crisis which lasted for 25 years.
Raúl Castro shakes hands with Vladimir Putin at Revolution Palace in Havana as the Russian leader began a recent tour of Latin America.
The Red Sox, Tigers, Phillies, Cubs, Yankees and Mariners are expected to end up signing Cuban free-agent OF Rusney Castillo , who is currently sifting through offers, according to MLB reporter Jon Heyman .
In this May 5, 2014, file photo, Mariela Castro, lawmaker and director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education smiles before giving a press conference on the first day of the VI Regional ILGALAC Conference and the start of activities at the VII Cuban Symposium Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Havana, Cuba.
The idea of "democracy promotion" sells well in Washington -- it's practically untouchable.
An increase in the number of patients hospitalized for cholera indicates that the unfortunate epidemiological situation in the province of Ciego de Avila is worsening, causing alarm among the population.
Editor's note: Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago recalls the stories of Cuban refugees she met two decades ago in the Guantnamo camps and how they carved out new lives in America.
In yet another indicator of the slow, inevitable decline of the Castro regime's once-vaunted propaganda machine, CubaSi reported that Minister of Public Health, Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, condemned the United States because the " Associated Press revealed this week details of a program of the U.S. Agency for International Development that used ... (more)
"Delayed imports of malt barley" -- yeah, that's it! "Hoarding" by privately-run restaurants -- yeah, that's it.
In the photo, a girl crouches on a wooden raft, surrounded by solemn men. Her large brown eyes stare intently at the camera.
In this Aug. 12, 2014 photo, William Castellanos displays a book of his photos in Miami.
In the Zamora neighborhood, next to the Carlos J. Finlay military hospital, in the Marianao Council area, in Eastern Havana, many of the neighbors don't know anything about the background of Allan Gross, the US contractor, who is stuck there.
Victims of the decades-old conflict pitting FARC rebels against government forces testified at peace talks Saturday, pushing for "truth" to form the foundation of any accord.
Forget the hotels for tourists. This is how Cubans live. This is where the people-to-people tours never go.
FILE: Cuban refugees stand on the front of a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maui after being rescued from rafts in the Straits of Florida on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1994.
Updated: Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:55 am
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