Cuba

Country Cuba
Capital Havana
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Cuban peso(CUP) & Cuban convertible peso(CUC)
Languages Spanish

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The native Amerindian population of Cuba began to decline after the European discovery of the island by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1492 and following its development as a Spanish colony during the next several centuries. Large numbers of African slaves were imported to work the coffee and sugar plantations, and Havana became the launching point for the annual treasure fleets bound for Spain from Mexico and Peru. Spanish rule eventually provoked an independence movement and occasional rebellions that were harshly suppressed. US intervention during the Spanish-American War in 1898 assisted the Cubans in overthrowing Spanish rule. The Treaty of Paris established Cuban independence from the US in 1902 after which the island experienced a string of governments mostly dominated by the military and corrupt politicians. Fidel CASTRO led a rebel army to victory in 1959; his iron rule held the subsequent regime together for nearly five decades. He stepped down as president in February 2008 in favor of his younger brother Raul CASTRO. Cuba's Communist revolution, with Soviet support, was exported throughout Latin America and Africa during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The country faced a severe economic downturn in 1990 following the withdrawal of former Soviet subsidies worth $4 billion to $6 billion annually. Cuba portrays its difficulties as the result of the US embargo in place since 1961. Illicit migration to the US - using homemade rafts, alien smugglers, air flights, or via the southwest border - is a continuing problem. The US Coast Guard intercepted 2,656 individuals attempting to cross the Straits of Florida in fiscal year 2007.

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The U.S. Bears No Blame as Cuba Starves on Its Policies - Wall Street JournalThe U.S. Bears No Blame as Cuba Starves on Its Policies  Wall Street Journal

Regarding “Cuba to Ration Sales of Basic Food Items” (World News, May 13), Cuba's Commerce Minister Betsy Diaz asserts that the U.S. embargo forces the ...



Cuba's worsening food shortages - CNNCuba's worsening food shortages  CNN

As the US increases sanctions, and the economy of Cuba's ally Venezuela implodes, Cubans are feeling the pain. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.



Why Trump's Cuba Policy is So Wrong - NACLAWhy Trump's Cuba Policy is So Wrong  NACLA

Nearly five years have passed since President Barack Obama restored diplomatic relations with Cuba and began relaxing the U.S. policy of unilateral sanctions.



Bello Sanctions on Cuba will only slow regime change - The EconomistBello Sanctions on Cuba will only slow regime change  The Economist

FOR THE past few months Cubans have faced shortages of some foodstuffs, as well as sporadic power cuts and fuel shortages that have affected ...



Audit: US Broadcasting to Cuba Rife With Bad Journalism, Ineffective Propaganda - VOA NewsAudit: US Broadcasting to Cuba Rife With Bad Journalism, Ineffective Propaganda  VOA News

The U.S. government *service* charged with delivering objective news into Cuba produces both “bad journalism” and “ineffective propaganda,” according to an ...



Presidential Message on Cuban Independence Day - Whitehouse.govPresidential Message on Cuban Independence Day  Whitehouse.gov

I send my sincere greetings to all those commemorating Cuban Independence Day. Today is both a cause for celebration and a time to remember and honor the ...



Cuban authorities release details on fatal crash in Havana - WPLG Local 10Cuban authorities release details on fatal crash in Havana  WPLG Local 10

HAVANA, Cuba - While his name has not been released, the 33-year old man driving the car that killed five people along Havana's seaside walkway was under ...



Students prepare for surgery in Florida after surviving car crash in Cuba - WPLG Local 10Students prepare for surgery in Florida after surviving car crash in Cuba  WPLG Local 10

Cuban authorities reported on Tuesday the driver who crashed into a crowd early Sunday morning at a popular waterfront area in Havana was under the ...



Top North Korean diplomat making second Cuba trip in under a year - NK NewsTop North Korean diplomat making second Cuba trip in under a year  NK News

Ri Su Yong, one of North Korea's most senior diplomats, is leading a delegation to Cuba this week, state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported late ...



Turkey reitreates support to end embargo on Cuba - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey reitreates support to end embargo on Cuba  Hurriyet Daily News

During his two-day official visit to Cuba, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu on May 18 said his country will continue to support to end sanctions and ...



US to host Cuba on Oct. 11, Canada on Nov. 15 - Washington PostUS to host Cuba on Oct. 11, Canada on Nov. 15  Washington Post

MIAMI — The United States will host Cuba on Oct. 11 and Canada on Nov. 15 in the first CONCACAF Nations League. CONCACAF said Tuesday that the ...



Cuba Blames Plane Crew for Deadly 2018 Crash - The New York TimesCuba Blames Plane Crew for Deadly 2018 Crash  The New York Times

An investigation into the crash of a Boeing 737 near Havana a year ago suggests that crew errors were the cause. All but one of the 113 people aboard were ...



Cuba still welcoming tourists despite Trump restrictions - USA TODAYCuba still welcoming tourists despite Trump restrictions  USA TODAY

The Trump administration is intently focused on scaling back tourism to the island, but Cuba is doubling down on tourism efforts.



Rationing Begins, as Cuba Braces for Economic Impact From Venezuela Crisis - TIMERationing Begins, as Cuba Braces for Economic Impact From Venezuela Crisis  TIME

Fallout from the crisis in Venezuela can be felt far beyond its borders — now, Cuba has announced new rations on food and hygiene products.



Cuba launches widespread rationing amid economic crisis - Al Jazeera EnglishCuba launches widespread rationing amid economic crisis  Al Jazeera English

Chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other items to be sold in limited quantities as the US tightens trade embargo.



Cubans grapple with food shortage due to Venezuela crisis - Deutsche WelleCubans grapple with food shortage due to Venezuela crisis  Deutsche Welle

In Cuba putting food on the table has become increasingly difficult, as Venezuela cuts back on oil shipments. Now that Cubans have access to the internet, they ...



The hidden world of the doctors Cuba sends overseas - BBC NewsThe hidden world of the doctors Cuba sends overseas  BBC News

Thousands of Cuban doctors work in healthcare missions around the world. Some medics say conditions can be nightmarish.



Independent Cuban think tank closing under pressure - WPLG Local 10Independent Cuban think tank closing under pressure  WPLG Local 10

One of Cuba's only independent think tanks said Monday that it is closing because of pressure from what it described as powerful institutions on and off the ...



Defiance and Arrests at Cuba’s Gay Pride Parade - The New York TimesDefiance and Arrests at Cuba’s Gay Pride Parade  The New York Times

HAVANA — Chanting “Long live a diverse Cuba” and carrying rainbow flags, Cuban gay rights activists held an unauthorized pride parade in Havana this ...



A New Leader, at Last, to Bring Cuban Ballet Into the Future - The New York TimesA New Leader, at Last, to Bring Cuban Ballet Into the Future  The New York Times

Even to the most admiring observers, the Ballet Nacional de Cuba has seemed, for a very long time, an institution stuck in the past. One reason has been ...



U.S. Sanctions Have Cubans Bracing For Tough Economic Times - NPRU.S. Sanctions Have Cubans Bracing For Tough Economic Times  NPR

Cubans are feeling the effects of the Trump administration's tough new sanctions there, which include limiting both U.S. visas and also the funds that U.S.-based ...



Cuban Radionovelas From The 1960s Will Be Digitized And Archived At Tulane - NPRCuban Radionovelas From The 1960s Will Be Digitized And Archived At Tulane  NPR

The Latin American Library at Tulane University is digitizing a whopping collection of Cold War-era, must-hear entertainment — Spanish language radionovelas ...



Carnival Cruises Sued Over Use Of Seized Cuban Properties - NPRCarnival Cruises Sued Over Use Of Seized Cuban Properties  NPR

Following a Trump administration policy change, Exxon Mobil and two Florida individuals sued companies for using property they said was confiscated by the ...



Cuba, Canada foreign ministers discuss resolving Venezuela crisis - ReutersCuba, Canada foreign ministers discuss resolving Venezuela crisis  Reuters

Canada's foreign minister addressed Venezuela's crisis on Thursday with her Cuban counterpart during a half-day trip to Havana, according to the government, ...



Miami Family Suing Cuban Government, Spanish Hotel Chain Over Business Confiscated By Castro Regime In 1960’s - CBS MiamiMiami Family Suing Cuban Government, Spanish Hotel Chain Over Business Confiscated By Castro Regime In 1960’s  CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A groundbreaking class action lawsuit has been filed against the Cuban government. A South Florida family says decades of generational ...



Feature: Cuba upgrades its railroad system with Chinese support - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Cuba upgrades its railroad system with Chinese support - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Chinese passenger cars arrive and stop at Havana, Cuba, May 20, 2019. Intense and blue, like the bright Cuban sky, are the Chinese passenger cars that will ...



Cuban activists had their annual pro-LGBT parade ready. Then the government called it off. - The Washington PostCuban activists had their annual pro-LGBT parade ready. Then the government called it off.  The Washington Post

Activists from Cuba's LGBT community were supposed to gather in Havana on Saturday for an annual march in the capital city against homophobia and ...



12:54 Interamerican Tax Administration Assembly begins in Cuba - Prensa Latina12:54 Interamerican Tax Administration Assembly begins in Cuba  Prensa Latina

21 de mayo de 2019, 12:54 Havana, May 21 (Prensa Latina) The 53rd Assembly of the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT) began today its ...



Cuban Immigrants No Longer Given Safe Haven In The US - NPRCuban Immigrants No Longer Given Safe Haven In The US  NPR

Sixty-four Cuban nationals were deported in fiscal year 2016. Two years later, the number was 463, a more than sevenfold increase, as U.S. policies have ...



Cuba Wins Pan American U-20 Cup and Ticket to World Championship - EscambrayCuba Wins Pan American U-20 Cup and Ticket to World Championship  Escambray

The Cuban national volleyball team won the Pan-American U-20 Cup in Peru on Sunday, in an electrifying five-set final in which they imposed their character ...



Fidel called them sissies. But gay Cubans just showed more guts than most. Bravo! | Opinion - Miami HeraldFidel called them sissies. But gay Cubans just showed more guts than most. Bravo! | Opinion  Miami Herald

Despite threats from state security and some arrests, Cuba's brave gay activists showed the world they can take to the streets without fear, staging an ...



Helms-Burton Act: US firms face lawsuits over seized Cuban land - BBC NewsHelms-Burton Act: US firms face lawsuits over seized Cuban land  BBC News

Carnival cruise company is among the businesses being sued over Fidel Castro's actions during the Cuban Revolution.



Cuba cancels annual Conga Against Homophobia march - BBC NewsCuba 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 ...



Cuba’s entrepreneurs are under attack by Donald Trump - QuartzCuba’s entrepreneurs are under attack by Donald Trump  Quartz

The Trump administration is setting out to crush free markets in Cuba. This week, White House National Security advisor John Bolton announced new policies to ...



How Repression Is Excercized in Today's Cuba - Havana TimesHow Repression Is Excercized in Today's Cuba  Havana Times

With a history of decades of crisis, it's the roughest sector in Cuban society (working-class mobs given a repressor card and the green light to take out their ...



11:21 Education Agreement Strengthens Ecuador-Cuba Ties - Prensa Latina11:21 Education Agreement Strengthens Ecuador-Cuba Ties  Prensa Latina

Quito, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Governments of Ecuador and Cuba have strengthened their relations in the educational field with the signing of a new ...



North Korean Official on Working Visit to Cuba - Prensa LatinaNorth Korean Official on Working Visit to Cuba  Prensa Latina

Havana, May 21 ( Prensa Latina) Vice President of the Central Committee of the Workers'' Party of Korea and member of the State Committee of the Democratic ...



Cuban Delegation of the Ministry of Public Health Visits India - Prensa LatinaCuban Delegation of the Ministry of Public Health Visits India  Prensa Latina

21 de mayo de 2019, 17:33New Delhi, May 21 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation from the Ministry of Public Health pays a working visit to India to learn about ...



Cubans Increasingly Anxious About Gas Shortages Under Trump Sanctions Against Venezuela - NPRCubans Increasingly Anxious About Gas Shortages Under Trump Sanctions Against Venezuela  NPR

Cubans are anxious about gas shortages that are worsening under Trump administration sanctions against Venezuela, a key fuel supplier to the communist ...



Foreign businesses at Cuba tourism fair defy new Trump sanctions - ReutersForeign businesses at Cuba tourism fair defy new Trump sanctions  Reuters

HAVANA (Reuters) - Foreign companies operating in Cuba's tourism sector said at an industry fair this week they would continue investing in the Caribbean's ...



Trump's Cuba Sanctions Are a Mistake - Foreign PolicyTrump's Cuba Sanctions Are a Mistake  Foreign Policy

President Donald Trump's decision last month to increase sanctions on Cuba represents a strategic error with serious long-term repercussions for U.S. national ...



Cuban Public Health Minister Rejects Manipulation of Medical Cooperation - Prensa LatinaCuban Public Health Minister Rejects Manipulation of Medical Cooperation  Prensa Latina

Geneva, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Public Health Minister of Cuba Jose Angel Portal has rejected on Tuesday any kind of manipulation used to distort the real ...



Cuba's government mocked by stampede of ostrich memes - BBC NewsCuba's government mocked by stampede of ostrich memes  BBC News

A revolutionary hero's suggestion that Cuba's food shortages could be resolved by eating ostrich is ridiculed online.



Carnival Cruise Line is sued over properties seized by Cuban government decades ago - The Washington PostCarnival Cruise Line is sued over properties seized by Cuban government decades ago  The Washington Post

Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line on Thursday became the first U.S. company sued for using property confiscated six decades ago by Cuba's revolutionary ...



The U.S. Sticks Up for Victims of Cuba’s Theft - Wall Street JournalThe U.S. Sticks Up for Victims of Cuba’s Theft  Wall Street Journal

The Trump administration's decision to allow Americans to sue foreign companies doing business in Cuba for property stolen by the Cuban regime was a ...



The Secret Cold War Program That Airlifted Cuban Kids to the U.S.—Without Their Parents - HistoryThe Secret Cold War Program That Airlifted Cuban Kids to the U.S.—Without Their Parents  History

What are you doing here?” The social worker peered at Carlos Eire, shocked to find the Cuban 12-year-old in a home for delinquent boys in Miami, Florida.



Cuban LGBTQ activists defy government, hold unauthorized pride march - NBC NewsCuban LGBTQ activists defy government, hold unauthorized pride march  NBC News

HAVANA - Cuban gay rights activists held an unauthorized independent pride parade in Havana on Saturday despite the Communist government warning ...



Cuban combat pilot released after longest-ever US marijuana jail term - BBC NewsCuban combat pilot released after longest-ever US marijuana jail term  BBC News

The Cuban fighter pilot served the longest-ever non-violent marijuana jail term in American history.



Faced with economic and food shortage crisis, Cuba ramps up rationing - Fox NewsFaced with economic and food shortage crisis, Cuba ramps up rationing  Fox News

In the midst of a growing economic and shortage crisis – in which Cubans are having to line up for hours to purchase basic food supplies in supermarkets – the ...



Why Did Cuba Ban This Gay Journalist? - NewNowNextWhy Did Cuba Ban This Gay Journalist?  NewNowNext

Days after Michael Lavers was barred, at least three people were arrested for participating in a Pride march in Havana.



Cuba’s Chinatown comeback - InkstoneCuba’s Chinatown comeback  Inkstone

Nestled alongside Havana's old town lies a district once considered the biggest Chinatown in Latin America. Today it is known as the “Chinatown with no ...



Trump Threatens Cuba With Embargo Over Venezuela - TIMETrump Threatens Cuba With Embargo Over Venezuela  TIME

President Trump threatens 'full and complete embargo' and sanctions on Cuba if its troops do not cease operations in Venezuela via tweets.



Cuba and Vietnam Sign Plan for Political Consulting Affairs - Prensa LatinaCuba and Vietnam Sign Plan for Political Consulting Affairs  Prensa Latina

Havana, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and Vietnamese Assistant Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs ...



South Florida mom breathes sigh of relief after son survives Cuban crash - WPLG Local 10South Florida mom breathes sigh of relief after son survives Cuban crash  WPLG Local 10

What was supposed to be an educational trip to Cuba for friends from South Florida turned into a nightmare after a vintage car ran off the famed Malecon and ...



Cuban Music Legend Omara Portuondo Sends 'Last Kiss' To Fans - NPRCuban Music Legend Omara Portuondo Sends 'Last Kiss' To Fans  NPR

In 1996, Omara Portuondo was working on an album at Havana's famous recording studio, Egrem. Upstairs, American musician Ry Cooder was laying down ...



Cuba Top Authorities Welcome Venezuela FM - EscambrayCuba Top Authorities Welcome Venezuela FM  Escambray

The distinguished visitor was accompanied by Adán Chávez Frías, ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to Cuba.



Jeff Bezos says dad emigrated from Cuba alone at 16: 'His grit, determination, optimism are inspiring' - CNBCJeff Bezos says dad emigrated from Cuba alone at 16: 'His grit, determination, optimism are inspiring'  CNBC

Today, Mike Bezos is the father of the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos. But in 1962, Mike Bezos came to America from Cuba wearing a jacket his mother had ...



Cubans protest U.S. sanctions as Trump raises pressure on Venezuela - ReutersCubans protest U.S. sanctions as Trump raises pressure on Venezuela  Reuters

Millions of Cubans took to the streets on Wednesday in protest over new sanctions imposed on the Caribbean island by the Trump administration and U.S. ...



Travel back in time and with ease on this cruise to Cuba - KING5.comTravel back in time and with ease on this cruise to Cuba  KING5.com

SEATTLE — Cuba is a beautiful place to visit but often eludes people because of restrictions and a lack of accessibility. However, a trip there ISN'T impossible!



Freeland to visit Havana as tensions rise over Venezuela, Trump's anti-Cuba talk - CBC NewsFreeland to visit Havana as tensions rise over Venezuela, Trump's anti-Cuba talk  CBC News

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will travel to Cuba today to meet with Communist leaders in Havana as the situation in Venezuela worsens and U.S. ...



Vi?t Nam seeks to enhance ties with Cuba - Viet Nam NewsVi?t Nam seeks to enhance ties with Cuba  Viet Nam News

Minh reaffirmed Vi?t Nam's support to Cuba and its willingness to share experience with the nation in development.



Cuba says Boeing 737 crash last year likely caused by crew errors - The Globe and MailCuba says Boeing 737 crash last year likely caused by crew errors  The Globe and Mail

Cuba said on Thursday an investigation into the crash a year ago of a Boeing 737 in Havana that killed all but one of the 113 people aboard suggests the most ...



Cuban Government Reacts to the Population's Growing Civic Awareness - Havana TimesCuban Government Reacts to the Population's Growing Civic Awareness  Havana Times

The Communist dream is to invent a “drug” to cure the “human disease” of freedom and democracy, or at least this is what their actions seem to tell us. If it wasn't ...



Cuban authorities arrest LGBT activists after banning march over grounds foreign powers could use it to cri... - Fox NewsCuban authorities arrest LGBT activists after banning march over grounds foreign powers could use it to cri...  Fox News

Cuban authorities arrested LGBT activists on Saturday after holding a Pride parade in Havana, the country's capital.



Burgeoning numbers of Cubans trying to enter US via Mexico - Fox NewsBurgeoning numbers of Cubans trying to enter US via Mexico  Fox News

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – Burgeoning numbers of Cubans are trying to get into the U.S. by way of the Mexican border, creating a big backlog of people ...



State auditor general launches investigation into Pittsburgh Public Schools Cuba trip - WTAE PittsburghState auditor general launches investigation into Pittsburgh Public Schools Cuba trip  WTAE Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is asking Pittsburgh Public Schools for details of travel by district officials and contracts that were awarded ...



Rick Scott renews criticism of Prince Charles' Cuba trip - Florida PoliticsRick Scott renews criticism of Prince Charles' Cuba trip  Florida Politics

It has been almost two months since United Kingdom's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla made their historic visit to Cuba and on Tuesday Florida's ...



The new families code must support the Revolution's social justice project - Granma EnglishThe new families code must support the Revolution's social justice project  Granma English

In the family arena, challenges in Cuba's social environment are on the horizon, in accordance with the reigning diversity of family institutions, and related ...



Cuba cruise tourism grew nearly 30% in 2018 - Travel WeeklyCuba cruise tourism grew nearly 30% in 2018  Travel Weekly

A total of 17 cruise lines brought about 800,000 passengers to Cuba last year, according to Cuba tourism ministry numbers published by the U.S. Cuba Trade ...



Cuban Caricaturist Wins Award in Canada - Prensa LatinaCuban Caricaturist Wins Award in Canada  Prensa Latina

21 de mayo de 2019, 17:45Santa Clara, Cuba, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cartoonist Alfredo Martirena said that ''a good journalist prefers to save his news ...



Did Ernest Hemingway copy his friend’s ideas for Cuban classics? - The GuardianDid Ernest Hemingway copy his friend’s ideas for Cuban classics?  The Guardian

Some of the novelist's best-loved work bears 'striking resemblance' to that of an unknown journalist.



Package to Cuba goes missing - WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort LauderdalePackage to Cuba goes missing  WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

(WSVN) - If you have friends or relatives in Cuba, you know how desperately they need even the basic essentials. One family was excited that a package from ...



The island of cinemas: Cuba's faded movie theatres – in pictures - The GuardianThe island of cinemas: Cuba's faded movie theatres – in pictures  The Guardian

In 1958, Cuba had 511 cinemas, and Havana alone had 130 – more than either New York or Paris at the time. Carolina Sandretto documents the now largely ...



U.S. Directs Blame At Cuba For Guaidó's Failed Military Uprising In Venezuela - NPRU.S. Directs Blame At Cuba For Guaidó's Failed Military Uprising In Venezuela  NPR

The Trump administration is blaming Cuba for propping up Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.



Trump Administration Lifts Limits On American Lawsuits Against Cuba - NPRTrump Administration Lifts Limits On American Lawsuits Against Cuba  NPR

Americans can now sue almost any company that trafficked property taken by Cuba's revolutionary government starting Wednesday. Miami-based conglomerate ...



Exxon Seeks $280 Million From Cuban Companies Over Seized Assets - BloombergExxon Seeks $280 Million From Cuban Companies Over Seized Assets  Bloomberg

Exxon Mobil Corp. is suing two Cuban companies for $280 million, saying they benefited for decades from Exxon property seized after Fidel Castro's 1959 ...



Trump Administration's New Cuba Policy Threatens Discord With U.S. Allies - Just SecurityTrump Administration's New Cuba Policy Threatens Discord With U.S. Allies  Just Security

Last week, National Security Advisor John Bolton announced a major shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba intended, in part, to punish Havana for supporting the ...



Cuban President Rejects Donald Trump's Meddling Message - Prensa LatinaCuban President Rejects Donald Trump's Meddling Message  Prensa Latina

Havana, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has accused his US counterpart, Donald Trump, of being threatening, manipulative and ...



Phillips concerned over tightening sanctions on Cuba by Washington - Loop News JamaicaPhillips concerned over tightening sanctions on Cuba by Washington  Loop News Jamaica

The People's National Party (PNP) is expressing “grave concern” about the increased economic sanctions on Cuba imposed by the United States government ...



Kempinski Is Opening a New Cuba Resort With Overwater Villas - Caribbean JournalKempinski Is Opening a New Cuba Resort With Overwater Villas  Caribbean Journal

The highlight of Kempinski's 245-unit Cuba resort will be a collection of six overwater villas, all of which will have private pools.



Cuba's cigar industry finds a massive market in China - CGTN AmericaCuba's cigar industry finds a massive market in China  CGTN America

Hand-rolled cigars are one of Cuba's leading exports. And the island nation has recently witnessed record sales for their premium product.



Cuba dubs Bolton 'pathological liar' over Venezuela troops charge - ReutersCuba dubs Bolton 'pathological liar' over Venezuela troops charge  Reuters

Cuba branded U.S. national security adviser John Bolton a "pathological liar" on Thursday for his allegation that it has troops stationed in ally Venezuela and ...



'We're shattered': Separated family's immigration application in jeopardy after cuts at embassy in Cuba - CBC News'We're shattered': Separated family's immigration application in jeopardy after cuts at embassy in Cuba  CBC News

A Canadian-Cuban family is staring down a immigration deadline after the husband and son were turned away from an appointment in Havana without warning.



They thought it was a vacation when they left Cuba as children. But it became a lifetime - Miami HeraldThey thought it was a vacation when they left Cuba as children. But it became a lifetime  Miami Herald

A group of Cuban women who arrived as girls during the Pedro Pan exodus and were sent to a Virginia Catholic school reunited in Miami. For some, it had been ...



China Invests In Renewable Energy In Cuba - CleanTechnicaChina Invests In Renewable Energy In Cuba  CleanTechnica

May 19th, 2019 by Steve Hanley. Cuba began investing in renewable energy in 2014 and is ramping up its efforts in a push to make renewables its principal ...



The Trump Administration Is Launching a New Round of Aggression Against Cuba - The NationThe Trump Administration Is Launching a New Round of Aggression Against Cuba  The Nation

National Security Adviser John Bolton discusses new Trump administration policy at the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association on April 17, 2019, the 58th ...



Cubans Continue To Lose Favored Immigration Status In U.S. - NPRCubans Continue To Lose Favored Immigration Status In U.S.  NPR

For decades, it has been U.S. policy to give a haven to people fleeing communist Cuba. But over time, Cubans have been losing that favored status under ...



Jeff Bezos’s father came from Cuba alone at 16 to live the ‘American dream’ - Hindustan TimesJeff Bezos’s father came from Cuba alone at 16 to live the ‘American dream’  Hindustan Times

Mike Bezos, father of the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, was just 16 when he boarded a flight in Cuba for Miami, a city in Florida, US. He came to the US ...



Cuba's Earthy Traditions and Jean Vanier - CounterPunchCuba's Earthy Traditions and Jean Vanier  CounterPunch

Jean Vanier, dead last week, was philanthropist and Christian, founder of L'Arche, a remarkable organization for developmentally disabled. Vanier was also a ...



LatAm in Focus: Meet Cuba's Emerging Artist, Cimafunk - AS/COA OnlineLatAm in Focus: Meet Cuba's Emerging Artist, Cimafunk  AS/COA Online

The Afro-Cuban musician described the evolution of his music from Pinar del Rio to Havana, and from Paris to New York.



The Cuban Revolution vs. Negative Media Campaigns - Havana TimesThe Cuban Revolution vs. Negative Media Campaigns  Havana Times

Smear campaigns against the Cuban Revolution began as soon as the popular uprising defeated dictator Fulgencio Batista's armed forces, who were backed, ...



Charlie Crist quietly visited Cuba as tensions over Venezuela escalated - Tampa Bay TimesCharlie Crist quietly visited Cuba as tensions over Venezuela escalated  Tampa Bay Times

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist quietly traveled to Cuba last month to meet with officials there amid mounting tension between the Communist island and President ...



Under Trump change, Cuba business partners can now be sued - The Associated PressUnder Trump change, Cuba business partners can now be sued  The Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — In 1958, José Ramón López's father owned Cuba's main airport, its national airline and three small hotels. Conchita Beltrán's family had about ...



Uncertainty abounds as Trump again shifts Cuba travel policies - Travel WeeklyUncertainty abounds as Trump again shifts Cuba travel policies  Travel Weekly

As the Trump administration's policies toward Cuba once again sow confusion and uncertainty among suppliers and consumers alike, travel providers are at ...



World's Longest Cuban Cigar – Havana, Cuba - Atlas ObscuraWorld's Longest Cuban Cigar – Havana, Cuba  Atlas Obscura

Discover World's Longest Cuban Cigar in Havana, Cuba: The enormous smoke hides within a little known, semi-secret exhibit inside Havana's Morro Castle ...



Carnival Cruise Line sued for using Cuban ports without permission - Fox NewsCarnival Cruise Line sued for using Cuban ports without permission  Fox News

Two men whose families owned shipping ports in Cuba are suing Carnival for using those ports without permission.



Maine senators join push to ease agricultural sales to Cuba - Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelMaine senators join push to ease agricultural sales to Cuba  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Sens. Collins, King, and 11 colleagues say that U.S. farm products face a disadvantage because current trade rules require Cubans to pay with cash up front for ...



Can Cuba be part of the solution to the political crisis in Venezuela? - Miami HeraldCan Cuba be part of the solution to the political crisis in Venezuela?  Miami Herald

The U.S. is considering negotiating with Cuba to join efforts to resolve the political standoff in Venezuela after the failure of Juan Guaidó, recognized as interim ...



200 Ghanaians to study medicine in Cuba on scholarship - GhanaWeb200 Ghanaians to study medicine in Cuba on scholarship  GhanaWeb

Two hundred Ghanaian students are expected to leave for Cuba this year on scholarship to begin a six-year programme in medicine. The opportunity is under ...



Christian Father Imprisoned for Homeschooling: Cuba Went to War with Us - BreitbartChristian Father Imprisoned for Homeschooling: Cuba Went to War with Us  Breitbart

A Cuban Evangelical pastor sentenced to two years in prison for homeschooling his children says his family has endured “psychological pressure and a war on ...