Leaders arrive for Venezuela’s Maduro swearing-in ceremony (2)

Cuba’s Miguel Diaz-Canel and Bolivia’s Evo Morales arrive at the Supreme Court ahead of the swearing-in ceremony that will give Nicolas Maduro a second 6-year term at the head of crisis-hit Venezuela. IMAGES

Cuba celebrates 60 years of revolution

Cuba, long a source of inspiration for leftist Latin American governments, celebrates the 60th anniversary of its revolution facing increasing isolation in a region dominated by a resurgent right.

Today in History for January 1st

(1 Jan 2019) Highlights of Today in History: Fidel Castro seizes power in Cuba; Abraham Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation; Ellis Island opens; Hank Williams Senior dies. (Jan. 1)

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US diplomats in Cuba had inner-ear damage early on

(12 Dec 2018) American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations, according to their earliest medical exams, publicized Wednesday. (Dec 12)

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The 40th edition of Havana Film Festival kicks off

The 40th edition of the Havana Film Festival in Cuba will open with a vastly reduced budget, a shadow of what it was in the heady days before the Soviet Union collapsed.

Cuba finally rolls out mobile 3G, though too costly for most

Cuba becomes one of the last countries in the world to get 3G mobile internet services, though most citizens on the communist-run island won’t be able to afford it.

President Vladimir Putin meets Cuban counterpart in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel in Moscow. The visit comes a day after the US, which has slapped several rounds of sanctions on Russia, imposed new economic restrictions on Cuba. IMAGES