Sunday 26 June 2016

Obama cheered in Havana at start of historic visit

President Barack Obama arrived to small but cheering crowds on Sunday at the start of a historic visit to Cuba that opened a new chapter in US engagement with the island's Communist government after decades of hostility between the former Co


JetBlue launches NY-to-Havana charter flights

JetBlue Airways Corp said it began direct charter flights between New York and Havana on Friday, the first major US carrier to fly the route following President Barack Obama's decision in December to normalise relations with the Communist-ru


38 die in Haitian shipwreck off Cuba

At least 38 people died on Saturday when a boat carrying Haitian migrants sunk off the coast of Guantanamo province in far eastern Cuba, Cuban television reported. It said 87 people, including seven women, were rescued after civil defense


Cuba cedes to farmers right to purchase supplies

Cuba's private farmers will purchase supplies directly in future instead of having them allocated by the state, the government said, in the latest concession to their demands for more autonomy. Economy Minister Marino Murillo made the

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