It was all sunshine, smiles and celebratory speeches as officials marked the arrival of an undersea fiber-optic cable they promised would end Cuba's Internet isolation and boost web capacity 3,000-fold. Even a retired Fidel Castro had hailed the dawn of a new cyber-age on the island.
HAVANA (AP) -- It was all sunshine, smiles and celebratory speeches as officials marked the arrival of an undersea fiber-optic cable they promised would end Cuba's Internet isolation and boost web capacity 3,000-fold. Even a retired Fidel Castro had hailed the dawn of a new cyber-age on the island....
Raul Castro announced Sunday that he will step down as Cuba’s president in 2018 following a final five-year term, for the first time putting a date on the end of the Castro era. He tapped rising star Miguel Diaz-Canel as his top lieutenant and first in the line of succession.
The 81-year-old Castro also said he hopes to establish two-term limits and age caps for political offices including the presidency – an astonishing prospect for a nation led by Castro or his older brother Fidel since their 1959 revolution.
Cuba on Wednesday hailed a new undersea fiber optic cable connecting the communist island to Venezuela as a blow to the decades-old US embargo."This cable reinforces our sovereignty... and opens a gap in the genocidal blockade imposed by successive American governments," Cuban Information and Communications Minister Medardo Diaz said during a ceremony in Santiago de Cuba, 870 kilometers (540 miles) southeast of Havana.
BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) - The European Union will agree next month to deepen relations with Cuba in its most significant overture to the communist island since the bloc lifted diplomatic sanctions in 2008, people close to the matter told Reuters.
HAVANA, Cuba — Cuban President Raul Castro introduced himself to President Barack Obama in English at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, telling him, “Mr. President, I’m Castro,” as the two leaders shook hands.
That’s according to Castro’s brother, Fidel, who broke months of silence Thursday with a lengthy editorial in state media discussing Cuba’s ties to Mandela and his brother’s trip to South Africa for his funeral.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A specialized ship has arrived in Venezuela carrying enough fiber-optic cable to connect the South American country to Cuba, and will soon begin laying the cable along the sea floor to establish a link expected to dramatically improve telephone and Internet service for Cubans....
Havana, Cuba — In this once spectacular tropical city, three buildings collapse from neglect every single day. There has been little infrastructure investment in 50 years and the average worker earns $20 a month. By almost any economic measure, socialism under Fidel Castro has been an abject failure. Yet things are beginning to change. Presumed to be ailing, Castro has handed power to his brother Raul, who is permitting modest levels of private enterprise and home ownership. Meanwhile, President Obama has eased U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba.
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