News from Cuba


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General

  • The Guardian

    Thirty-five activists, journalists and artists have been forced to leave the island in two years, human rights group says. Reuters in Madrid. Wed 19 Jun 2019 14.55 ...

  • Reuters

    MADRID (Reuters) - Cuba's state security is pressuring dissidents to go into exile in its attempt to weaken opposition on the Communist-run island, ...

  • WSOC Charlotte

    A Caribbean cruise turned into a disappointment for a Cornelius family after the U.S. government made it illegal to travel to their next destination, which was ...

  • CNBC

    Carnival cut its profit forecast for the year on Thursday due to the Trump administration's sudden ban on cruises to Cuba and higher expenses related itinerary ...

  • ESPN

    Cuba midfielder Yasmani Lopez defected in Los Angeles after playing in the first game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Saturday night against Mexico, coach ...

  • New York Post

    MADRID, June 19 — Cuba's state security is pressuring dissidents to go into exile in its attempt to weaken opposition on the Communist-run island, ...

  • Los Angeles Times

    “A New Policy on Cuba Forces Itinerary Changes,” Need to Know by Mary Forgione, June 9, raises this observation: I have just returned from a people-to-people ...


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.

  • 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 ...

  • Reuters

    HAVANA (Reuters) - When Cuban President Raul Castro named former engineering professor and long-time Communist Party insider Miguel Diaz-Canel as his ...

  • 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. Although there are no statues of Mr. Castro, who ...

  • Miami Herald

    Miguel Díaz-Canel was chosen Thursday as Cuba's new president. The question is whether he will emerge from the shadow of Raúl Castro, who will remain as ...

  • 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 ...

  • Newsmax

    Castro heir apparent Miguel Diaz-Canel is patiently awaiting his hour after Fidel Castro's death and his brother Raul Castro's vow to step down as president ...

  • The Atlantic

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


Government

  • Nhan Dan Online

    NDO/VNA – A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by head of the CPV Central Committee's Commission for Internal Affairs Phan Dinh Trac ...

  • Granma English

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

  • Granma English

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

  • 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 ...

  • The New York Times

    MIAMI — For the first time in decades, Cubans have a president whose last name is not Castro. But as the new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, who ...


Government

  • WSOC Charlotte

    A Caribbean cruise turned into a disappointment for a Cornelius family after the U.S. government made it illegal to travel to their next destination, which was ...

  • The Guardian

    Thirty-five activists, journalists and artists have been forced to leave the island in two years, human rights group says. Reuters in Madrid. Wed 19 Jun 2019 14.55 ...

  • WPLG Local 10

    Three U.S.-based companies are paying the U.S. Treasury Department more than a half million dollars for providing "Cuba-related travel services" that violated ...

  • NPR

    The Trump administration is ending a nearly 2-decade-old program that had become the most popular way for Americans to legally visit Cuba, banning all trips ...

  • WPLG Local 10

    Cuban officials described the island's economy as a small, underdeveloped but open economy with scarce natural resources and a high dependence on ...


Culture

  • Miami Herald

    Hialeah was planning to celebrate Independence day on July 4 with a concert featuring Cuban musicians from the island. But after receiving complaints from ...

  • New Statesman

    The story behind Our Man in Havana reveals a life tied up with espionage and betrayal.

  • CounterPunch

    The main veterinarian of the Clinic located in the Quinta de los Molinos ecological park, attached to the Office of the City Historian (OHC), Dr. Leyssan Cepero ...

  • Travel Weekly

    Some tour operators are dusting off campaigns intended to make it clear to travel advisors and the public that the island nation remains accessible to Americans.

  • Democracy Now!

    In the latest attempt by the Trump administration to squeeze the Cuban economy, the Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it is ending the ...


Tourism

  • Los Angeles Times

    “A New Policy on Cuba Forces Itinerary Changes,” Need to Know by Mary Forgione, June 9, raises this observation: I have just returned from a people-to-people ...

  • Wall Street Journal

    As a Venezuelan living in Venezuela who has seen Cuba destroy our democracy and economy, and all the failed efforts to reason with these criminals, I agree ...

  • The New York Times

    A reader who recently visited Cuba says it's in America's interest to promote conversations between tourists and Cubans.

  • The New York Times

    The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed new restrictions on Americans going to Cuba, banning the most common way Americans travel to the island.

  • The Washington Post

    Regarding the June 5 news article “U.S. prohibits group travel by Americans to Cuba”: It is ironic and hypocritical that President Trump has clamped down on ...


Places

  • Havana Times

    Irina Echarry. HAVANA TIMES – The 2019 edition of the International Jazz Plaza Festival is kicking off today, Monday. Between January 14th and 20th, Havana ...

  • Luxury Travel Advisor

    Luxury cruise lines have planned enticing maiden calls to Cuba, Japan, Italy and Greece. See what's on tap for 2019 to 2021 here.

  • Havana Times

    By Yusimi Rodriguez. Consolez vous en la Fabrica del Arte, Vedado, La Habana. HAVANA TIMES – You can find them right next to the bar inside the Fabrica de ...

  • Havana Times

    This project has already been given the green light and will cover 22 municipalities in 11 Cuban provinces, in its second phase. IPS Cuba. One of the ...

  • Granma English

    SANTIAGO DE CUBA.– With a fruitful, 30-year career under its belt, the Cobre Steel Band has won a spot in the musical tastes of Cubans, and particularly ...

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