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US-Cuba Relations 'in Decline,' President Says

Relations between Cuba and the United States are in decline under President Donald Trump, his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

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Cuba Constitution Referendum Date Set for February 2019

The national referendum to ratify Cuba's new constitution will take place on February 24, 2019, state television said Thursday.

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U.S. Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats following Mysterious Attacks

The United States ordered the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats on Tuesday, accusing Havana of failing to protect their U.S. counterparts from harm in a series of mystery "attacks" on their health.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, however, that Washington would maintain diplomatic relations even though the size of the U.S. mission in Havana would be reduced to a minimum.

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Trump to Announce Curbs on Business with Cuban Military

President Donald Trump will announce curbs on US firms doing business with the Cuban military and tighter rules on travel to the island on Friday during a visit to the spiritual home of the Cuban-American exile community.

Trump will appear in Miami's Little Havana at a theater named after an anti-communist veteran of the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion to launch a move that will begin to roll back his predecessor Barack Obama's outreach to Havana.  

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U.S. to Press Cuba on Human Rights

President Donald Trump's administration will press Cuba on human rights progress, a top U.S. official said Tuesday.

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Cuba Outlaws 'Cult of Personality' after Fidel Death

There will be no Fidel Castro streets or plazas in Cuba, in keeping with the late revolutionary leader's wishes, as spelled out in a law Cuban legislators passed on Tuesday.

President Raul Castro, 85, said that before dying at the age of 90 on November 25, his brother Fidel had requested that no monuments or statues be erected in his honor, and that no streets or buildings be named after him.

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Cuba Economy in Recession for 2016

Venezuela's economic crisis pushed Cuba into recession in 2016 for the first time in years, President Raul Castro said Tuesday.

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Cuba Buries Castro, Entering Post-Fidel Era

Fidel Castro's ashes were buried alongside national heroes in the cradle of his revolution on Sunday, as Cuba opens a new era without the communist leader who ruled the island for decades.

Capping a week of tributes and mass rallies, Castro was laid to rest near the mausoleum of 19th century independence icon Jose Marti and comrades of his rebellion in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba.

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In Cuba, French Minister Defends Castro's Rights Record

French Environment Minister Segolene Royal, representing her government at a tribute for Fidel Castro in Cuba, defended the late communist leader's human rights record on Saturday, questioning whether the regime imprisons dissidents.

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Raul Castro Vows to Defend Fidel's Revolution

Cuban President Raul Castro pledged Saturday to uphold his brother Fidel's socialist revolution at a massive rally in honor of the communist icon before his burial.

Tens of thousands of flag-waving supporters recited the oath with Raul Castro at the Revolution Plaza of Santiago de Cuba, the cradle of Fidel's guerrilla struggle.

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