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Today in history: The city of Santiago de Cuba is 500 years old

Cuban poet, writer, and national hero, José Martí, is buried in Santiago, which was also the home of the revolutionary hero Frank País.

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Cuba-U.S. relations: the hard road toward normalization begins

A large crowd gathered to watch the flag raising; they cheered as the Cuban flag flew over the embassy for the first time in 54 years.

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United States still trying to undermine Cuba’s government

Cuba and the U.S. will soon open embassies in their two capital cities, ending 54 years of no diplomatic relations. Yet normal bi-national relations are unlikely.

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UN agency praises Cuba’s food security program

Under-nutrition afflicts fewer than five percent of Cubans. And Cuba has helped reduce the number of the world's hungry by half as of 2015.

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Cuban workers caring for Nepal quake victims

A new chapter in the story of Cuba's outreach to people began with the arrival in Katmandu, Nepal of 49 Cuban health care workers.

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Cuban ebola team nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Henry Reeve Brigade is only a small part of Cuba's vast system of medical solidarity help to scores of poorer countries.

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Cuban women’s success is America’s hope

Cuban women occupy 48 percent of the parliament and out of 15 provinces in Cuba, women lead 10.

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Cuba's worker cooperatives: "We decide what to do here"

The cooperatives democratically manage state property which has been loaned to them; this promotes economic incentives for the workers and decentralizes economic authority.

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Cuba restructures its socialism: steadily but without stopping or pausing

About 30 miles west of this city, one of the largest construction projects since the start of the Cuban revolution in 1959 is taking shape.

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Cuba, United States “respectfully” chat about human rights

The U.S. has talked of supposed maltreatment of "political prisoners" in Cuba. Cubans need simply say  "Guantanamo" to put that in perspective.

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