News from Cuba


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General

  • Seattle Times

    Headlines about the Trump administration's new travel restrictions to Cuba, notably the banning of cruise ships, will surely deter some Americans from visiting ...

  • NBCNews.com

    In Cuba, young gamers are upset that SNet, Cuba's largest private underground network, is getting absorbed into the state-run Youth Computer Club.

  • Bradenton Herald

    Users of SNET, a wireless network created on the island by video game enthusiasts, have denounced how state security has threatened them to silence their ...

  • Reuters

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Tourist arrivals to Cuba plunged 23.6% on the year in July, official data showed on Wednesday, confirming the blow dealt to the sector by ...

  • Reuters

    In December 2007, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez suffered his first defeat at the polls.

  • Washington Examiner

    Canada's top diplomat is headed to Cuba in an attempt to drive a wedge between Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro and his closest ally.

  • The New York Times

    The mosquito-borne virus spread through the island in 2017, but global health officials failed to sound the alarm.


Government

  • Reuters

    With revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dead and his brother Raul vowing to step down as president in 15 months, it will soon be the hour of heir apparent Miguel ...

  • Reuters

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Two former senior Cuban government ministers — Felipe Perez Roque and Carlos Lage — resigned from their other jobs in the ...

  • NACLA

    Almost exactly thirteen years ago, the first signs of what many island Cubans now refer to as “the eternal transition of power” were broadcast live on national TV.

  • Wall Street Journal

    Fidel Castro's legacy in Cuba, a country he ruled for five decades, is likely to endure for many years to come.

  • Foreign Affairs

    Cuba is about to enter a new era. For the first time in nearly 60 years, the country will be led by someone not bearing the surname Castro. On April 19, First Vice ...

  • Arabnews

    Havana: Raul Castro, who stepped down Thursday as Cuba's president, lived most of his life in the shadow of his iconic brother Fidel. But after taking over in ...

  • The Atlantic

    In totalitarian regimes, the road to bureaucratic success is not through hard work but through loyalty.

  • Express.co.uk

    WITH revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dead and his brother Raul vowing to step down as president in 15 months, it will soon be the hour of heir apparent ...

  • Americas Quarterly

    When the Cuban Revolution celebrated its 50th anniversary in early 2009, Raúl Castro boasted it would be around for another 50 years. Change, however, is in ...

  • Pacific Standard

    Over the last five years, the Castro Brothers have carefully groomed a cadre of would-be successors. Veteran Cuba watcher Ann Louise Bardach explains why, ...


Government

  • Granma English

    Speech delivered by José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, during the funeral ceremony for ...

  • Miami Herald

    Other historical leaders of the Cuban revolution could also leave their positions in April, when Raúl Castro is expected to leave the presidency. This political ...

  • India Today

    Some of the main figures in the Cuban establishment as the government prepares to usher in new leadership: RAUL CASTRO. He became acting president in ...

  • The New York Times

    Stalwarts and heirs of the Communist revolution will help support — and scrutinize — Cuba's new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.

  • Granma English

    The Second Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC)Central Committee, José Ramón Machado Ventura, described José Ramón Fernández Álvarez as ...


Government

  • Seattle Times

    Headlines about the Trump administration's new travel restrictions to Cuba, notably the banning of cruise ships, will surely deter some Americans from visiting ...

  • Miami Herald

    In an unusual move, the Cuban government will defend itself in a U.S. federal court to fight a lawsuit filed by Exxon Mobil seeking compensation for a refinery ...

  • Reuters

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Tourist arrivals to Cuba plunged 23.6% on the year in July, official data showed on Wednesday, confirming the blow dealt to the sector by ...

  • Reuters

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Communist-run Cuba has imposed price controls on goods and services ranging from lemons and pork to haircuts and taxi fares in what it ...

  • Los Angeles Times

    As more Cubans arrive at the border, President Trump is pushing them back to Mexico and deporting them to Cuba despite railing against the government there.


Culture

  • Smithsonian.com

    Cinema culture has had a longstanding history in Cuba. Before the Cuban Revolution took hold of the island nation in the 1950s, Cuba was home to more than ...

  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy

    María Carla Chicuén remembers how quiet she became at age 13, after her family emigrated to the United States from Cuba. So much of what she wanted to say ...

  • Prensa Latina

    Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Yambambo sociocultural community project is currently focused on fostering and preserving Haitian roots and ...

  • KCRW

    Virtuoso Arthur Hanlon teams up with Cuban hip-hop group Orishas for a Son Cubano style track.

  • OnCubaNews

    She is 23 years old, a model, DJ, clarinetist, and is at the doorstep of starting a challenge that will open many doors in her life.


Tourism

  • Reuters

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Tourist arrivals to Cuba plunged 23.6% on the year in July, official data showed on Wednesday, confirming the blow dealt to the sector by ...

  • eNCA

    Tourist arrivals to Cuba plunged 23.6 percent on the year in July, confirming the blow dealt to the sector by the Trump administration.

  • Seattle Times

    Headlines about the Trump administration's new travel restrictions to Cuba, notably the banning of cruise ships, will surely deter some Americans from visiting ...

  • Los Angeles Times

    Cuba's fledgling private sector, including cab drivers, tour guides, souvenir sellers and shop owners, is hurting from the Trump administration's travel restrictions ...

  • Travel Weekly

    Travel Weekly's Gay Nagle Myers spoke with dozens of Cubans about recent changes in U.S. policy, and the absence of cruises dominated their conversations ...


Places

  • Brookings Institution

    The five provinces of eastern Cuba (Oriente) have played central roles in the forging of the island's history. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, sugarcane ...

  • Havana Times

    By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez. A Nickel factory in Moa, Holguín, Cuba. Photo: Manuel Valdés / Trabajadores.cu. HAVANA TIMES – My uncle Veronico has bone ...

  • WPLG Local 10

    Cuba's railway system is undergoing a major overhaul, with the government pushing a program to revamp the decrepit and aging network with new cars and ...

  • Havana Times

    Ever since 1959, the Cuban Revolution is celebrated every January 1st, by decree and out of people's sympathy for it; yet, the final move to begin with the ...

  • Prensa Latina

    Santiago de Cuba, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The Biological Biodiversity and Tourism Workshop (BIOTUR) is closing on Sunday after three days devoted to ...

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