Cuban government holds mass rally in Havana after protests

Cuban government holds mass rally in Havana after protests
HAVANA (Reuters) - Raul Castro was among thousands who attended a government-organized rally in Havana on Saturday to denounce the U.S. trade embargo and reaffirm their support for Cuba’s revolution, a week after unprecedented protests rocked the communist-run country.Government supporters gathered on the city’s seafront boulevard before dawn to wave Cuban flags and photos of… Read More

Analysis: Cuban Communists under pressure to accelerate economic reforms

Analysis: Cuban Communists under pressure to accelerate economic reforms
HAVANA (Reuters) - Retiring Cuban Communist Party leader Raul Castro promised a decade ago he would transform the Soviet-style command economy into a more mixed and market-driven one “without haste and without pause.”FILE PHOTO: A bicycle taxi passes by a parked vintage American car in Havana, Cuba January 18, 2016. Like many of its Caribbean… Read More