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Cuba Oil Dreams on Hold as Drill Rig Set to Depart

The only rig in existence that can drill in deep waters off Cuba is preparing to sail away from the island, officials said Tuesday, after the third exploratory well sunk this year proved nonviable in a blow to government hopes of an oil bonanza. Read More

Hurricane-hit Cuba receives aid from China

China has made a donation to Cuba to help the Caribbean country recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, officials said Monday. Read More

Hurricane Sandy: Cuba struggles to help those hit

Siboney was a pretty town on the Caribbean coast of Cuba before Hurricane Sandy tore through. Now, it is a disaster area. Read More

Cuba Trade Fair Draws 67 Nations

Cuba on Saturday wrapped up the 30th Havana International Trade Fair (Fihav 2012), the largest of its kind in the last decade, with about 3,587 foreign exhibitors from 67 countries taking part. Read More

Afro-Cuban jazz giant Valdés visits Three Stages

The measure of extraordinary Cuban jazz pianist Chucho Valdés comes from the few lofty comparisons one can make about his work. McCoy Tyner, Oscar Peterson and Randy Weston are the outsized (physically and artistically) touchstones who can help define Valdés, which is not say he sounds like any of them. Read More

Miami exhibit tells story of guayabera shirts, from 19th century Cuba to U.S., Mexico fashion

Its roots are in 19th century Cuba, but the guayabera — a button-down shirt in cotton or linen with four pockets and embroidery or pleats down the front — has evolved into a fashionable and formal shirt worn from Mexico to Miami. Read More