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World NowPope Benedict XVI on Wednesday took to Cuba’s largest stage, the Revolution Plaza, and made a forceful plea for religious freedom, praising the communist regime’s initial steps toward allowing public worship but saying the process must be...
World NowTens of thousands of people crowded Revolution Plaza to hear Pope Benedict XVI speak Wednesday. Many praised the pope’s call an expanded role for the church, though they noted that Cuba had taken baby steps toward more religious freedom in recent...
World NowMexico's conservative President Felipe Calderon will make his first official visit to Cuba next week, a long-delayed effort to improve relations between the two governments....
The Religion WorldDaniel Burke with Religion News Service notes that the Pope ends his visit to Cuba today with a meeting with Fidel Castro: Pope Benedict XVI concludes his visit to Cuba today with a public mass in Havana and a meeting with Fidel Castro. Yesterday,...
World NowIn a long-delayed effort to improve relations between Mexico and Cuba, Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Wednesday made his first official trip to Havana, where he was to meet with President Raul Castro and a host of other Cuban officials....
– Judy Gross stood outside Cuba's diplomatic mission to the United States, microphone in hand, and described her family's Thanksgiving. "There was once again an empty seat for Alan," she told sign-wielding supporters Monday in front of the Cuban...
Clout StreetAbout a dozen state lawmakers are headed for Cuba next week for a trip they hope will boost Illinois exports. The six-day tour is being led by Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, and Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago. They said no taxpayer dollars will be spent on...
Tags: Chicago, Bill Clinton, Jack D Franks, Cuba, Economic Sanctions
CNNOlivia 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. They didn't have much choice. In theory, Cubans own their own...
Tags: Cuba, Lawyers, Havana (Cuba), Craigslist, Inc., Real Estate
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities have ordered cuts of up to 60 percent in prices for agricultural equipment and other farm items to stimulate newly authorized private farmers who are cultivating state land under an economic overhaul. Officials said...
Cuba's Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Maryland contractor Alan Gross to be released from a 15-year prison sentence for alleged spying. The court claimed that Gross, of Potomac, who was arrested in December 2009 after distributing computer...
La PlazaPresident Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has not been seen in public for more than two weeks following an operation for pelvic swelling in Cuba. His absence has prompted widespread speculation about his health and his ability to govern, report special...
La PlazaHere are stories that made headlines this week in Latin America, and highlights from our coverage of the region by Times reporters and your blogger here at La Plaza: Small businesses in Cuba Reporting from Havana, correspondent Tracy Wilkinson examines...
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