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    1. Cuba Is Now Airbnb's Fastest Growing Market

      Bloomberg via Yahoo! FinanceJul 02 04:00 AM

      As an infant, Carlos Jimenez survived a U.S.-backed invasion of his south Cuban village, the infamous failed coup at the Bay of Pigs in 1961. Today, Jimenez is expecting another American invasion -- of tourists -- as he awaits the chance to list his home on Airbnb. With Wednesday’s announcement by the U.S. and Cuba that they will re-open embassies this month, the one-time enemies took a major ...

    2. After the U.S. military’s failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and the Cuban missile crisis the following year, President John F. Kennedy chose a different tack on U.S.-Cuban relations by engaging in back channel negotiations with Prime Minister Fidel Castro. The talks made enough progres that, declassified documents show, a few months after Kennedy was assassinated, Castro sent a secret message...

    3. (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba formally agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that had been severed for 54 years and to reopen embassies in each other's capitals. Here is a brief summary of U.S.-Cuba relations since Fidel Castro seized power in a 1959 revolution: Jan. 1, 1959 - Cuban Revolution. Castro and his rebel army take power after former U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio ...

    4. The Obama administration's effort to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba is expected to be harshly challenged by the Republican controlled Congress, particularly with regards to the Cuban military. Just last week, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would ban Americans from ...

    5. Miami’s Calle Ocho hints at Havana that was

      Stars and StripesJun 24 02:14 PM

      Stroll the heart of Calle Ocho, from 12th Avenue west to 17th, past small bars, cafes and “tiendas” (stores), and you’re rarely beyond earshot of loudspeakers airing percussive Latin music. The street hints at a Havana that was, that isn’t and what might come to pass.

    6. An end to the Cold War | Business Recorder

      Business RecorderJul 04 04:07 PM

      The United States and Cuba have re-established diplomatic relations, formally putting an end to the Cold War that had bedeviled international security and global peace for greater part of the 20th century.

    7. Washington (AFP) - Relations between the United States and Cuba, more strained than neighborly over the past century, have seen US occupations, Cold War enmity, and even the brink of nuclear war.

    8. HAVANA, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Cuba and the United States have jointly caught worldwide attention once again after announcing the resumption of diplomatic relations and the opening of embassies on each other's soil after 54 years of enmity.

    9. Travel to Cuba is still officially frowned upon, but U.S. travelers and tour companies are taking potential penalties for disobeying with a grain of salt.

    10. Sitting in Havana's Revolution Square is the original Soviet-made SAU-100 tank Fidel Castro used...

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