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AP FACT CHECK: Trump Keeps Much of Obama's Cuba Policy

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Keeps Much of Obama's Cuba Policy

By Michael Weissenstein | Jun 20
Trump's move, announced Friday in Miami, actually leaves in place most of the important elements of President Barack Obama's moves to open relations with the island.

Cuba Opens First Luxury Mall

Cuba Opens First Luxury Mall

By Michael Weissenstein | May 9
In the heart of the capital of a nation founded on ideals of social equality, the business arm of the Cuban military has transformed a century-old shopping arcade into a temple to conspicuous capitalism.

Yo Ho Ho! Pennsylvania Aims to Smash U.S. Embargo on Cuban Rum

Yo Ho Ho! Pennsylvania Aims to Smash U.S. Embargo on Cuban Rum

By Marc Levy | May 3
Pennsylvania's Cuban rum run got its start in a chance meeting last fall in the parking lot in front of the state Capitol.

Cuban Uses Condoms, Tropical Fruit to Make Wine

Cuban Uses Condoms, Tropical Fruit to Make Wine

By Andrea Rodriguez | Apr 3
The sweet smell of fermenting fruit fills the streets around the modest Havana home where Orestes Estevez and his family fill glass jugs with grapes, ginger and hibiscus, then slip a condom over each glass neck to start the process of winemaking.

Cuban President Raul Castro Faces Deep Problems in 2017

By Andrea Rodriguez | Dec 28
Alex Romero was delighted when President Barack Obama came to Havana in March bearing the promise of a bright new future.

Mariela Castro's March: Cuba's LGBT Revolution Takes Viewers Inside Queer Cuba

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Dec 4
HBO continues to be the go-to network for truthful, cutting edge programming which puts LGBT lives under a microscope. On Nov. 28 HBO debuted Jon Alpert's "Mariela Castro's March: Cuba's LGBT Revolution" at 9 p.m.

First U.S.-Havana Flight Lands

By Tamara Lush, Christine Amario | Nov 29
Just three days after the death of Fidel Castro, the first scheduled commercial flight from the U.S. to Havana in more than 50 years landed Monday to the applause of passengers and a water-spraying salute from firetrucks.

In Cuba, Tourists Find Historic Moment and Limited Options

By Peter Orsi | Nov 28
They came for salsa music and mojitos and ended up wandering through a city turned still and silent by nine days of national mourning for Fidel Castro.

Homegrown Fashion Industry Bursts Onto Scene in Cuba

By Andrea Rodriguez | Oct 17
Hundreds of private designers are turning out gauzy wedding dresses, brilliantly decorated bathing suits, linen pants and even uniforms for state businesses.

U.S. Removes Limits on Bringing in Cuban Rum, Cigars

By Michael Weissenstein | Oct 16
The Obama administration announced Friday that it is eliminating a $100 limit on the value of Cuban rum and cigars that American travelers can bring back from the island.

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