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At Mariel port, Cuba follows Chinese blueprint

HAVANA — President Raul Castro’s government is building its own version of a Chinese-style economic zone on the banks of the Mariel Bay, 30 miles west of Havana, where the laws of scientific Marxism will not apply. Can it succeed?

Legend of the Cuban cigar

HAVANA — The back room of La Casa del Habano is a temple where cigar lovers from around the world come to worship their god. More than 100 climate-controlled mahogany drawers, each filled with delicately rolled cigars, line the walls. Rich smoke hangs heavily in the air, flirting with the sweet scent of cedar strips that purists use to light their cigars.

Cuba to remain on terrorist sponsor list, State Department says

Cuba will remain on the states that sponsor terrorism list the State Department reaffirmed Wednesday.

Jay-Z, Beyoncé visit to Cuba stirs controversy

Beyoncé and Jay-Z stirred controversy recently after the couple was spotted celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary in Cuba.

Raul Castro says he'll retire by 2018

Cuban President Raul Castro said that he would leave power in 2018, when his second term is finished.

In-Depth Series: Cuba gambles on economic reform

HAVANA — Cuba's incipient economic reforms are no capitalist reformation — far from it. But President Raul Castro’s policies show a clear nod to market principles and have fueled hopes of further loosening to come. This series looks at the revolutionary island's economy and the slow changes afoot.

Cholera outbreak in Cuba, at least 15 dead

A rare cholera outbreak in Cuba has left at least 15 dead and hundreds of others ill.

Cuba declares Good Friday holiday after Papal visit

The holiday will initially be for 2012 only, and the Cuban government will decide later whether to make it permanent.
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