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  • SANTA CLARA/ HAVANA, Dec 2- Fidel Castro's death has highlighted a yawning generational gap between older Cubans who remember grim poverty before his 1959 revolution, and youngsters who appreciate free health care and education but fear the 21st century is leaving them behind. Julio Lopez, 77, belongs firmly to the first group. "After the war ended, there was not...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- American Airlines Group Inc will cut nearly 25 percent of its flights to Cuba in 2017, a company spokesman said on Thursday, attributing the move to travel demand rather than the election of Republican Donald Trump as U.S. president. Starting in mid-February, American, the world's largest airline, will offer one trip a day instead of two from Miami to...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- American Airlines Group Inc will cut nearly 25 percent of its flights to Cuba in 2017, a company spokesman said on Thursday, attributing the move to travel demand rather than the election of Republican Donald Trump as U.S. president. Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, threatened on Monday to end the recent rapprochement between the United States and...

  • Cuba currently produces 96 percent of its energy with fossil fuels, around 60 percent of which are imported. That they will continue to pay homage to the old guy but it is time to move forward, "said energy policy and Cuba specialist Jonathan Benjamin-Alvara at the University of Nebraska. He has advised U.S. energy companies interested in Cuba under the opening...

  • Cuba currently produces 96 percent of its energy with fossil fuels, around 60 percent of which are imported. That they will continue to pay homage to the old guy but it is time to move forward, "said energy policy and Cuba specialist Jonathan Benjamin-Alvara at the University of Nebraska. He has advised U.S. energy companies interested in Cuba under the opening...

  • Cuba's Communist government eased restrictions on small businesses six years ago and restaurants- called paladares, or "palates"- have since boomed, helped by a surge of tourist dollars since a detente agreed in late 2014 with the United States. The economic reforms were ordered by President Raul Castro, who took over as Cuba's leader when his older brother Fidel...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 28- U.S. companies are looking for ways to persuade President-elect Donald Trump to soften his threats to cancel the Obama administration's opening to Cuba, a reversal they fear could cost them hundreds of millions of dollars. During his campaign, Trump said he thought restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba was fine, but that Democratic President...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 28- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not attend the funeral of Fidel Castro, his office said on Monday, days after Trudeau's warm comments about the late Cuban leader sparked a backlash. Governor General David Johnston, Queen Elizabeth's representative in Canada, will attend a commemoration in honor of Castro in Havana on Tuesday, at the...

  • Nov 28- U.S. airlines are proceeding with plans to launch new flights to Cuba this week despite doubts that President-elect Donald Trump has raised about the future of ties between the countries. American Airlines Group Inc, the world's largest airline, kicked off its first flight to Havana from Miami on Monday and intends to launch Charlotte- Havana service on...

  • HAVANA, Nov 27- From the Bay of Pigs invasion to a historic visit by President Barack Obama to Havana, Cubans have known for generations that whenever the United States turns its face to Cuba, Fidel Castro would be staring right back. President-elect Donald Trump will slam the door shut on nascent trade and travel ties, undoing two years of detente with the United...

  • HAVANA, Nov 27- From the Bay of Pigs invasion to a historic visit by President Barack Obama to Havana, Cubans have known for generations that whenever the United States turns its face to Cuba, Fidel Castro would be staring right back. Earlier on, in the primaries, he said he thought resotring diplomatic ties with Cuba was fine, but that Obama outght to have cut a better...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers and dozens of...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers and dozens of...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers and dozens of...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul Castro, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers and...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul Castro, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers...

  • Those advances could easily be reversed if Trump sticks to the harder line he took at the end of his election campaign, when he vowed to close the U.S. embassy, opened last year after half a century, and to renegotiate President Barack Obama's agreement to normalize relations with Cuba. With Fidel Castro now dead at 90 and the 85- year-old Raul Castro promising to...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul Castro, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. He formally ceded power to his younger brother Raul Castro two years later. Venezuela's Socialist President Nicolas Maduro said "revolutionaries of the world must...

  • Fidel Castro observes the May Day parade at the Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba May 1, 1998.

    Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced communism and defied 10 U.S. presidents, has died at age 90.