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There were the bad optics of announcing at a posh hotel, the Biltmore, an economic crackdown that will surely hurt poor Cuban people the most. But the music was good. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration on April 17, 2019 announced new restrictions on travel to Cuba as well as the amount of money Cuban Americans can send to relatives on the island. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration is tightening restrictions on travel and remittances to Cuba, reversing the engagement policies of the Obama era while increasing pressure on the island’s government in response to … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration will end the suspension of a law that allows American citizens, including naturalized Cubans, to sue companies and subsidiaries in Cuba that benefited from private properties that … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A gaudily painted boat and a Coast Guard airplane spotting people hiding in bushes played key roles in catching 20 Cubans trying to sneak into the United States on Thursday … Click to Continue » Continue reading
National security adviser John Bolton will travel to Miami next week to give a speech on actions that the United States is taking to address the situation in Venezuela, Cuba … Click to Continue » Continue reading
National security adviser John Bolton will travel to Miami next week to give a speech on actions that the United States is taking to address the situation in Venezuela, Cuba … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Police in Kenya and Somalia were scrambling Friday to rescue two Cuban doctors abducted that morning in the Kenyan border city of Mandera and taken into Somalia, Kenya police Inspector … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Suspected Islamist militants abducted two Cuban doctors in an ambush that killed a police bodyguard in northern Kenya near the Somali border, officials said on April 12, 2019. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A comandante of the Cuban Revolution, Guillermo García Frías, unveiled a new strategy for easing the island’s food shortage: to raise African ostriches, animals that offer "much more meat" than cows. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The list of meandering ideas for resolving Cuba’s food shortage is long: rabbits, chicken, miniature cows, buffalo, catfish and the so-called miraculous moringa bush used to make tea and other … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuban leader Raúl Castro, former president and current head of the ruling Communist Party, reiterated his support for Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela and urged Cubans to be prepared for a … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration on Monday said it blocked a historic agreement that allowed Cuban baseball players to join a Major League Baseball team without having to defect because it enriched … Click to Continue » Continue reading
More than 400 people protested against the abuse of animals in Havana, Cuba, on April 7, in what was a rare, and possibly unprecedented, independent protest in the country. They marched with their pets through Havana’s El Vedado neighborhood. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration is trying to make it harder for Nicolás Maduro to send oil to Cuba. The Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions against two shipping companies and one … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The United States Coast Guard stopped 10 Cuban men at sea trying to enter the country about 20 miles south of Lower Matecumbe Key earlier this week. A boater called … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration will postpone its decision on whether to fully implement the Helms-Burton Act for two weeks, a congressional source told the Miami Herald. The move actually increases pressure … Click to Continue » Continue reading
U.S. donors and Cuban builders have completed one of the longest-running joint projects between the two countries at a low point in bilateral relations. Officials from the Boston-based Finca Vigia … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Google and Cuba’s ETECSA telecommunications company have signed a memorandum of understanding to “start negotiations toward a service agreement for the exchange of internet traffic,” known as “peering.” Many people … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Florencia Kirchner, daughter of former Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, is being treated at a top Havana hospital by Dr. Roberto Castellanos Gutiérrez, also a member of the medical … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba would have to spend nearly $2 billion a year to meet its domestic oil needs if Venezuela’s National Assembly and interim president Juan Guaidó manage to stop deliveries to … Click to Continue » Continue reading
There’s something about Cuba that assaults the heart when you least expect it. On a clear chilly day in January, I stood atop windswept Mount Nebo in Jordan, the revered … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The new U.S. policy that limits visas for Cubans will hurt families and damage the emerging private sector there, several experts, activists and Cubans on the island told the Miami … Click to Continue » Continue reading
When Ed Goldfarb pulled up at the modest three-bedroom house a few blocks off Southwest Eighth Street, he knew there would probably be a sad story lurking inside. Homes headed … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The top U.S. diplomat in Havana, Mara Tekach, has announced that visas for Cubans will be limited to just one entry. They also will be valid for only three months. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Beginning Monday, the B2 visa validity for Cuban nationals will be down to three months with one entry, the U.S. Embassy in Havana announced Friday. B2 visas cover visits by … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration is considering imposing sanctions on companies from third countries that facilitate the shipment of Venezuelan oil to Cuba, a senior administration official told the Miami Herald. “The … Click to Continue » Continue reading
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed at Cuba and Russia for backing Nicolás Maduro's regime in Venezuela. During a press conference on March 11, 2019, he said that these two countries are responsible for the suffering of the Venezuelan people. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A large number of Cuban officials and institutions have set up accounts on social media, embracing a recent phenomenon in a communist-ruled island that until only a few years ago … Click to Continue » Continue reading
It’s snack time and a social worker brings five servings of yogurt with a side of bread and cream cheese into the television room where a group of elderly ladies … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The White House will allow Americans to file suit in U.S courts against about 200 Cuban companies that now control property on the island that was seized by the Havana … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Four additional staffers at Radio and TV Martí have been fired over a controversial report broadcast last year that referred to Jewish philanthropist George Soros as “antisemitic” — bringing to … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Erik Iglesias Rodríguez, aka Cimafunk, is a former Cuban medical student from Pinar del Río who has created his own unique sound by mixing his love of funk with Latin beats. The singer, producer and composer is on an international tour. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Fabrica del Arte, a private art gallery and performance space in an old cooking oil factory in Havana, has seen its share of big stars. Esperanza Spalding, Usher, Dave … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Funcionarios cubanos brindan resultados preliminares sobre el referendo constitucional, en el cual resultó aprobada la nueva constitución con más del 80 por ciento de los votos. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba’s new constitution changes how the island is governed, recognizes property rights and imposes term limits — all innovations for a country that hasn’t had a complete overhaul of its … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuban voters go to the polls Sunday to cast a vote of sí or no for a new constitution in a referendum that has seen more campaigning for and against … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba’s efforts to attract foreign investment to boost its ailing economy were limping along even before the Trump administration raised the possibility that it might allow lawsuits in U.S. courts … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Cuban government didn't allow a cruise ship from the Port of Palm Beach to dock in Havana. The unusual voyage was billed as a reunion cruise that would allow Cuban residents to come aboard and visit, eat and drink with their Cuban-American relati … Click to Continue » Continue reading
When Sulema Cabrera heard about a special Valentine’s Day cruise to Cuba from the Port of Palm Beach that was billed as an opportunity to reconnect with loved ones, she … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Four years after the first Cuban migration crisis in Central America, about 600 Cubans and another 120 migrants from Haiti and Africa are again in Panama as part of a … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A "freedom caravan" of about 600 Cubans and about 120 other migrants is in Panama in hopes of reaching the United States and ask for asylum. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Colombian human smugglers Carlos Ibarguen Palacios and Jhoan Carreazo Asprilla, now in their 20s, each will be at least 65 before they walk out of federal prison. That would be … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A new survey of Cuba tour operators and other travel providers shows the majority expect U.S. travel to the island to increase in 2019 despite ongoing confusion about the legality … Click to Continue » Continue reading
As Cuba prepares for an upcoming final vote on proposed changes to the Constitution, state security agents have cracked down on activists by carrying out multiple arrests and raiding the … Click to Continue » Continue reading