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Cubans seek to revive little-known tango legacy – Reuters

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba may be known now for upbeat salsa, but long before that genre even emerged its Afro beats fed into the melancholic Argentine tango which was widely popular on the Caribbean’s largest island. Now a small yet dedicated following of several dozen Cuban dance enthusiasts are seeking …

Celebrating Havana renovates Cuba’s oldest Jewish cemetery

HAVANA (AP) — Some marble grave covers are broken and tombstones lie on the ground, covered in moss. At some graves, vegetation pokes through the cement cracks. But slowly, the oldest Jewish cemetery in Cuba is beginning to be rehabilitated, along with the memory of many of the island’s early …

As sanctions bite in Cuba, the U.S. — once a driver of hope — is now a source of pain – The Washington Post

HAVANA — Just like that, the cruise ships are gone, along with thousands of cash-toting Americans who oohed and aahed — and shopped — amid the crumbling grandeur of Old Havana. For Cubans, it’s a bitter reversal of fortune. President Barack Obama’s opening of relations here, leading to his historic visit three years ago, inspired hopes …

The hidden world of the doctors Cuba sends overseas – BBC News

Cuba has long been renowned for its medical diplomacy – thousands of its doctors work in healthcare missions around the world, earning the country billions of dollars in cash. But according to a new report, some of the doctors themselves say conditions can be nightmarish – controlled by minders, subject …

Cuba cancels annual Conga Against Homophobia march – BBC News

The Cuban government has cancelled the country’s 12th annual march against homophobia. In a Facebook post, the state-run National Centre for Sex Education (CENESEX) blamed “new tensions in the international and regional context” for the cancellation. Activists have condemned the move and questioned the government’s motives. Cuba was set to …