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December 22, 2019

Cuba gets first prime minister in over 40 years. 

A long-serving tourism minister Manuel Marrero took office on December 22 as the country resurrected a post last held by Fidel Castro.



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February 14, 2020
Venezuela's state energy firm PDVSA has been shipping more oil this month to close ally Cuba, as tighter U.S. sanctions have worsened fuel shortages on the Caribbean island, according to sources and internal company documents seen by Reuters.
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February 1, 2020
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James Badcock
January 13, 2020
The Telegraph
A former top judge from Cuba has taken the unprecedented step of joining a campaign to highlight the government's imprisonment of thousands of citizens on dubious charges.
Press Trust of India
January 3, 2020
Read more about India extends $75 mn line of credit via EXIM Bank for solar parks in Cuba on Business Standard. Banco Exterior De Cuba is a nominated agency of the Government of Cuba
December 22, 2019
Hindustan Times
The appointment of Marrero, 56, as head of government is part of a process of decentralization and generational change from the revolutionary old guard that is aimed at extending and protecting Communist Party rule.
Press Trust of India
December 22, 2019
Read more about Cuba gets first prime minister in over 40 years, post last held by Castro on Business Standard. Immediately after his presentation, Marrero received a handshake from former president Raul Castro
Nelson Acosta
December 19, 2019
"I'm buying dollars, I'm buying euros," Roly, 28, whispers furtively to tourists outside a hotel in Havana.
Marc Frank
December 2, 2019
Two Havana department stores began on Monday to give change only in pesos, instead of the local dollar equivalent known as the convertible peso, in another step toward ending Cuba's dual monetary system.
November 9, 2019
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November 7, 2019
the Guardian
The US embassy in Havana. Dozens of diplomats developed headaches and dizziness in a wave of illness between 2016 and 2018. Photograph: Alejandro Ernesto/EPA
Daniel Dombey
November 7, 2019
Financial Times
November 8, 2019
Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, is pleased to announce the arrival of its avant-garde lifestyle brand, SO/ Hotels & Resorts, in Cuba with the opening of SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana. Located in high-energy, dynamic and socially vibrant destinations including Berlin, Bangkok, Singapore, St. Petersburg, Vienna and now Havana, SO/ hotels are the places to see and to be seen. SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana will showcase the brand's have-it-all lifestyle of rebellious luxury...
November 7, 2019
Read more about UNGA votes 187-3 to condemn United States' continued embargo against Cuba on Business Standard. Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said the Trump administration has "aggressively intensified" implementation of the embargo against other countries
Naomi Powell
November 5, 2019
Financial Post
A man holds holds American and Cuban flags across the street from the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, July 20, 2015.Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
The Associated Press
October 25, 2019
The Trump administration is banning U.S. flights to all Cuban cities except Havana in the latest move to roll back the Obama-era easing of relations, officials said Friday.
October 20, 2019
Read more about US hits Cuba with new sanctions over human rights, Venezuela on Business Standard. Department said it will restrict Cuba's access to commercial aircraft by revoking existing licences for aircraft leases to Cuban state-owned airlines & denying future applications for aircraft leases
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In 2016, government personnel had complained about symptoms including vertigo, ringing in the ears, pain, blurred vision, dizziness and memory and concentration problems.
Andrea Rodriguez
September 30, 2019
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BBC News
September 25, 2019
BBC News
The Civil Aviation Authority says flights have been arranged to get Thomas Cook holidaymakers back.
Doina Chiacu
September 24, 2019
The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday imposed sanctions on four maritime firms and vessels transporting Venezuelan oil to Cuba, amid an acute fuel scarcity in the island that is forcing people to line up for gasoline and public transport.