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Posts Tagged: cuba

  • Cubans ‘Bury’ Man Alive in Mock Funeral

    Cubans ‘Bury’ Man Alive in Mock Funeral

    SANTIAGO DE LAS VEGAS, Cuba (AP) — Cuban villagers staged a mock funeral and burial of a living man this week in a boozy festival that has become an annual tradition in a small town near Havana. A tractor pulled a trailer slowly through the streets in the early morning carrying the man in a

  • Cuba Hikes Salaries for Doctors, Nurses

    Cuba Hikes Salaries for Doctors, Nurses

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is giving hundreds of thousands of medical workers raises that in some cases exceed 100 percent, official media on the island announced Friday, though pay remains much lower than what medical professionals earn elsewhere. The Communist Party daily newspaper Granma also reported that Cuba expects to take in $8.2 billion this

  • US, Cuba Boxers Renew Rivalry in Havana

    US, Cuba Boxers Renew Rivalry in Havana

    HAVANA (AP) — Boxers from the U.S. and Cuba have gone glove-to-glove on Cuban soil for the first time in 27 years in a semipro World Series of Boxing clash that in many ways resembled a big-time Las Vegas bout. After a reggaeton duo got the crowd revved up Friday night, boxers entered Havana’s Sport