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HAVANA – Pop star Rihanna danced to Cuban music and sampled local cuisine on an impromptu visit to Havana, the latest big name from the United States music scene to visit Cuba. Rihanna, who hails from Barbados, arrived “on the fly, as we Cubans say”, for an unscheduled visit, said

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  Paris (DPA) – President Francois Hollande left earlier this summer on a four-day, two-nation tour of the Caribbean that included a trip to Cuba – the first such visit by a French head of state since 1898. He will also stop in Haiti and the French overseas territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique,

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  HAVANA — With its tart lime daiquiris, salty plantain chips and pulsing salsa music, El Floridita, a cocktail bar in Old Havana once frequented by writer Ernest Hemingway, can always draw a crowd. Every day, as the tavern doors open around noon, European, Canadian and American tourists file in

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2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepCaribbean NewsTerritorial Affairs

Charles Manson wanted to start a race war in America by directing his “family” to mass murder people and then try to put the blame on black folks. Last month, confessed mass murderer Dylann Storm Roof was accused of trying to put the country at odds against itself over race.

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  ORANJESTAD — The quest by three  modern-day slaves for $80 million in restitution has come to Curacao. Three Cuban slave-labor victims were given the High Court’s go-ahead to enforce a $50 million claim won in a United States court against any assets that a drydock firm based in the Caribbean

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  MIAMI — Four migrant interdictions at sea in the South Florida Straits led the Coast Guard to repatriate 38 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, on Thursday. In all four stops, Cubans were attempting to enter the United States illegally on “unseaworthy vessels,” according to the Coast Guard.

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  The restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba is President Barack Obama’s greatest foreign policy achievement so far. Washington/Havana (dpa) – The Cold War is finally over in the Caribbean, with Cuba and the United States moving to formally restore diplomatic ties after more than half a century of antagonism.

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2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepNational News

  PORTLAND, Maine — Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday President Obama is “dead wrong” for permitting the United States and Cuba to open embassies in their capital cities. The governor and Republican presidential candidate, speaking on the campaign trail in Maine, assailed Obama for the embassies opening after more than

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President Barack Obama’s announcement that both Cuba and the United States will reopen their embassies is a major step towards normalising relations. They have been frozen since the early 1960s when the US broke links and imposed a trade embargo. Our correspondent Stefan Grobe said: “The new approach to Cuba

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsHealth News

  WASHINGTON — World health officials say Cuba has become the first country in the world to receive validation that it has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. The achievement was hailed as a breakthrough for Cuba’s women and children and one that could serve as a public health

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