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Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical'
by Michael Weissenstein - May 20, 2018 - 10:59am
The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life Saturday, a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts with 113 people on b...
Court says 2 Venezuela opposition leaders back to prison
by Michael Weissenstein - August 1, 2017 - 7:50pm
Two of Venezuela's leading opposition figures were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on yesterday in President Nicolas Maduro's government's first moves against prominent...
Venezuela crisis enters new phase with Sunday vote
by Michael Weissenstein - July 29, 2017 - 11:09pm
Despite four months of deadly protests and the threat of US sanctions, Venezuela on yesterday found itself 24 hours away from a consolidation of government power that appeared certain to drag the OPEC nation deeper...
Weeping, hopeful, Cubans look to future without Fidel Castro
by Michael Weissenstein - November 27, 2016 - 10:10am
Music fell silent, weddings were canceled and people wept in the streets Saturday as Cubans faced their first day without the leader who steered their island to both greater social equality and years of economic...
Vin Diesel, Chanel spark cultural backlash in Cuba
by Michael Weissenstein - May 21, 2016 - 5:26am
"Fast and Furious." U.S. cruise ships. A star-studded private celebration of Chanel.
Fidel Castro to Obama: We don't need your 'presents'
by Michael Weissenstein - March 28, 2016 - 4:18pm
Fidel Castro responded yesterday to President Barack Obama's historic trip to Cuba with a long, bristling letter recounting the history of US aggression against Cuba, writing that "we don't need the empire to give...
Rolling Stones unleash rock and roll on massive Cuban crowd
by Michael Weissenstein - March 26, 2016 - 3:43am
The Rolling Stones unleashed two hours of shrieking, thundering rock and roll on an ecstatic crowd of hundreds of thousands of Cubans and foreign visitors Friday night, capping one of the most momentous weeks in...
Online lodging service Airbnb opens Cuba listings to world
by Michael Weissenstein - March 20, 2016 - 8:14pm
Online lodging service Airbnb is allowing travelers from around the world to book stays in private homes in Cuba after the San Francisco-based company received a special authorization from the Obama administration, Airbnb announced...
Obama administration loosens Cuba embargo with new measures
by Michael Weissenstein - January 26, 2016 - 9:25pm
U.S. travel to Cuba has exploded since Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro declared detente in 2014.
US-Cuba aviation deal allows 110 scheduled flights a day
by Michael Weissenstein - December 17, 2015 - 1:31pm
The United States and Cuba have struck a deal to allow as many as 110 regular airline flights a day, allowing a surge of American travel to Cuba that could eventually flood the island with hundreds of thousands more...
Airbnb offers Cuba lodgings in major US business expansion
by Michael Weissenstein - April 2, 2015 - 9:11pm
Hello Cuba!
Fidel Castro rumors sweep Internet, but no sign in Cuba
by Michael Weissenstein - January 10, 2015 - 6:10am
Social media around the world have been flooded with rumors of Fidel Castro's death, but there was no sign Friday that the reports were true, even if the 88-year-old former Cuban leader has not been seen in public...
Desperate thousands try to escape cut-off Acapulco
by Michael Weissenstein - September 19, 2013 - 2:08am
Thousands of exhausted, hungry and increasingly despondent tourists lined up late into the night on a muddy road outside a military base for a chance to get home on one of two precious air bridges out of this famed...
Ecuador flower growers in Snowden shock
by Michael Weissenstein - July 1, 2013 - 7:12am
PIFO — Gino Descalzi used to fret about things like aphids, mildew and the high cost of shipping millions of roses a year from Ecuador to florists in the United States.
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