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Cuba Economic Growth Weak President Says As Lawmakers Approve New Constitution

HAVANA – Cuba’s economy grew less than expected in the first half of 2018 and an ongoing liquidity crisis will force fresh belt tightening, President Miguel...

Cuba Aims To Build Socialism Not Communism In Draft Constitution

HAVANA – A draft of Cuba’s new constitution keeps the Communist Party as its leading political force but states as its aim the construction of socialism...

Cubas Draft Constitution Opens Path To Gay Marriage

HAVANA – The draft of Cuba’s new constitution opens the path to gay marriage by defining matrimony as between two individuals rather than between a man and a...

Cubas New President Names Cabinet Resembling Castros

HAVANA – Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel named his cabinet on Saturday, keeping a majority of ministers from predecessor Raul Castro including in the...

Honduras Appeals Wto Landmark Ruling On Australias Plain Tobacco Packaging

GENEVA – Honduras has appealed against a WTO ruling won last month by Australia on its “plain” packaging requirements for tobacco, a WTO spokesman said...

Exclusive Teslas Battery Maker Suspends Cobalt Supplier Amid Sanctions Concern

LONDON/TOKYO – Panasonic said it was unable to determine how much of the cobalt used in batteries it makes for Tesla cars comes from Cuba, a country subject to...

Mexican Leasing Firm Damojh Blames Plane Crew For Cuba Crash

MEXICO CITY – Mexican plane leasing company Damojh said on Monday that black boxes retrieved from the wreckage of a plane that crashed in Cuba in May showed a...

Communist-run Cuba Starts Rolling Out Internet On Mobile Phones

HAVANA – Communist-run Cuba has started providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a...

Mexicos Damojh Says Steep Take-off Caused Cuba Plane Crash

MEXICO CITY – Mexican aviation company Damojh said on Monday a very steep take-off angle led one of its planes to crash in Cuba in May, killing 112 people,...

Communist-run Cuba To Recognize Private Property In New Constitution

HAVANA – Communist-run Cuba will officially recognize private property, something it has long rejected as a vestige of capitalism, under a new constitution that...