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Pope meets Fidel Castro after warning against ideology

HAVANA - Pope Francis met with Fidel Castro on...under the gaze of an image of Che Guevara in Havana's iconic Revolution Plaza.The Vatican...and Raul Castro after celebrating Mass in Havana's main plaza on his first full day in...
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Colombia's president, rebels announce breakthrough in talks

HAVANA - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos...determined.Santos flew earlier in the day to Havana, where talks have been going on for announcing on Twitter he would stop in Havana en route to New York, where he's scheduled...
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Pope's message to Cuba: Be willing to change

...dissident hung on to the popemobile in Havana and seemed to be appealing to the pontiff...who wanted to attend Francis' Mass in Havana on Sunday were prevented from going by...them to the pope's vespers service at Havana's cathedral.Lombardi confirmed that...
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Grievances persist despite start of new era in US-Cuba ties

...Cuba to dedicate the U.S. Embassy in Havana on Aug. 14. He spoke of a need to move...always revere," Rodriguez said.In Havana, meanwhile, a carnival atmosphere reigned...around the new U.S. Embassy overlooking Havana's Malecon seaside promenade. By midmorning...
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Sunken 1715 ship yields more gold coins

...1715 shipwreck site in recent decades.Eleven treasure-laden ships that made up the 1715 Fleet were heading to Spain from Havana on July 31, 1715, when they encountered a hurricane off Florida's central coast. The winds and waves smashed the ships...
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

...LAWS: A Greek government spokeswoman says negotiations will begin after the vote which will take place Wednesday.5. WHAT HAVANA'S TOURIST ATTRACTIONS SHOW: Visitors to the Cuban capital can see deep ties between the U.S. and the island by taking...
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Cubans expect US deal to improve their lives

HAVANA - Cubans overwhelmingly expect detente with the United States to alter their widely disliked economic system, according to a rare...
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Today In Sports History for April 5

1915 - Jess Willard beats Jack Johnson in the 26th round to win the world heavyweight boxing title in Havana.1927 - Johnny Weissmuller breaks his own 200-meter freestyle record by seven seconds in 2:08. He also lowers his own record...
Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies

...of the U.S. Embassy in the heart of Havana is one of the most tangible demonstrations...of a close ally" to put an embassy in Havana before Jerusalem.Indeed, the historic...restrictions placed on U.S. diplomats in Havana. While Americans won't have unfettered...
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Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May partnership with Greece's Celestyal Cruises, launched cruises from Jamaica to Cuba, making six ports of call including Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Trips start at about $850.Tourism, a $2.6 billion-plus industry, is one of the main engines...
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