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/ Aug 15, 2018

Cubans cheer as free internet goes nationwide for a daylong test

Cuba's government said it provided free internet to the communist-run island's more than 5 million cellphone users on Tuesday, in an eight-hour test before it launches sales of the service. Cuba is one of the Western Hemisphere's least connected countries. State-run telecommunications monopoly ETECSA announced ...

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

/ Jul 17, 2018

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

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 further step toward opening one of the Western Hemisphere's least connected countries. Journalists at state-run news outlets were among ...

Chaos, clashes and color mark May Day rallies across the globe

May 2, 2018

Chaos, clashes and color mark May Day rallies across the globe

Traditional May Day rallies turned violent in some parts of the world on Tuesday, as workers gathered to defend labor rights. There was looting in Paris and dozens of arrests in Turkey, in contrast to Cuba with its colorful celebrations and new leader. Here is ...

Canada pulls families of diplomats in Cuba amid unusual illnesses

Apr 17, 2018

Canada pulls families of diplomats in Cuba amid unusual illnesses

Ottawa will remove families of diplomats posted at its embassy in Cuba as the cause of unusual health symptoms is still unknown, though information from medical specialists has raised concerns of a new type of brain injury, Canada said on Monday. Canada is still investigating ...

Fidel Castro's son commits suicide, Cuban state-run media report

Feb 2, 2018

Fidel Castro's son commits suicide, Cuban state-run media report

The eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide Thursday at age 68 after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported. Castro Diaz-Balart, also known as "Fidelito" because of how much he looked like his father, ...