World news about Cuba. Breaking news and archival information about its people, politics and economy from The New York Times.
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07/15/2016 04:35 PM Cuba, a Country Frozen in Time My land is an insular museum, stuck between the Iron Curtain and the industrial capitalism of the 1950s, and visitors view us an exotic species.
07/12/2016 12:00 PM Amid Grim Economic Forecasts, Cubans Fear a Return to Darker Times Recent calls to cut energy usage, along with the faltering economy in Venezuela, which provides much of Cubaâ€™s oil, have left Cubans worried about fuel shortages and blackouts.
06/29/2016 10:30 PM Competing on Good-Will Tour in U.S., a Cuban Team Sends Mixed Signals On a tour of North America, Cubaâ€™s baseball federation showed signs of old-world stubbornness despite pronouncements that it welcomed the thawing of relations with the United States.
06/14/2016 03:47 AM Cuban Defector Yulieski Gourriel Is Declared a Free Agent by M.L.B. The 32-year-old former star for the Cuban national team could be a target for the Yankees and the Mets, who both need offensive help.
06/01/2016 12:00 PM The Yâ€™s and Wherefores of How Cubans Name Their Children Many born during the Cold War were given first names beginning with Y. Experts differ as to whether it was in tribute to the Soviet Union, or in rebellion.
05/23/2016 07:30 PM From Cuba to Miami by Providence and a Homemade Boat A motley group of Cuban refugees risked their lives at sea for five days to reach the United States and a new future. Many others are not so lucky.
05/21/2016 07:15 AM Cubans Trying to Reach U.S. End Standoff in Lighthouse Near Key West The episode, which lasted about eight hours, comes at a time when many Cubans are fearful that the United Statesâ€™ immigration policies may change.
05/07/2016 01:10 AM Cuban Ballet: Proud Past, Promising Future The country long-closed dance system may flourish even more with new relationships.
04/27/2016 06:31 AM Details in Smuggling Case Baseball players paid a South Florida-based smuggling ring more than $15 million to leave Cuba in secretive ventures.
04/27/2016 02:30 AM Cardinal and Longtime Catholic Leader in Cuba to Step Down Jaime Ortega y Alamino has been a savvy political operator who aided the Vaticanâ€™s secret efforts to broker dĂ©tente between Washington and Havana.