Stories tagged: cuba
UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
The battle for Cuba’s economic future is being waged on its beaches. And at its all-inclusive resorts, dive sites and cobblestoned colonial plazas.
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 3:53 p.m.
Burgeoning numbers of Cubans are trying to get into the U.S. by way of the Mexican border, creating a big backlog of people waiting on the Mexican side for months …
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 1:20 p.m.
Cuba, like any country, is complicated and is best taken with an open mind and open heart. But for Americans that can be particularly challenging.
Sun., April 28, 2019, 6 a.m.
The 2020 U.S. presidential elections seem impossibly remote as nine Americans weave their kayaks through a thick red mangrove forest on Cuba’s southern coast.
Thu., April 18, 2019, 1:27 p.m.
After two decades of relative stability fueled by cheap Venezuelan oil, shortages of food and medicine have once again become a serious daily problem for millions of Cubans.
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 5:54 p.m.
The Trump administration is stepping up its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela – three countries that national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday called the ‘three stooges of socialism’
Tue., April 16, 2019, 5 p.m.
Ropa vieja, which literally means old clothes, didn’t originate in Cuba, instead coming from the Canary Islands, according to Ana Sofía Peláez, the author of “The Cuban Table.” However, it’s …
UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Stepping up pressure on Cuba, President Donald Trump is poised to allow lawsuits against foreign companies that have benefited from Cuba’s seizure of American companies after the 1959 revolution, a …
Mon., April 8, 2019, 4:53 p.m.
The Trump administration is moving to end a deal allowing Cuban baseball players to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations. The change will once again require Cuban players …
UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Cuban baseball and Little League International say that young Cuban players will soon be able to participate in international Little League tournaments. The agreement follows a deal between Major League …
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Canada announced Wednesday it is removing up to half of the Canadians at its embassy in Cuba after another diplomat fell mysteriously ill.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
Neighborhood brigades and teams of government workers hacked at fallen trees and hauled chunks of concrete out of collapsed homes Monday as the Cuban capital attempted to recover from what …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
Cuba’s government said Tuesday that language promoting the legalization of gay marriage will be removed from the draft of a new constitution after widespread popular rejection of the idea.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7 p.m.
Cuba says its citizens will be offered full internet access on mobile phones beginning Thursday, becoming one of the last nations to do so.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 5:37 p.m.
Despite what you might think, it’s still possible to travel to Cuba.
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 3:26 p.m.
As a young dancer compared with ballet legends Vaslav Nijinsky and Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rolando Sarabia made headlines around the world when he abandoned Cuba in 2005 for a career in …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
The leaders of Russia and Cuba vowed Friday to expand what they called their “strategic” ties and urged the United States to lift its blockade of Cuba.
Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
The iconic rock group announced Monday that they will play two concerts during their March 14-18 visit in Havana, which will also feature Cuban musicians Alain Perez, David Torrens and …
Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 10:52 a.m.
Cubans with cellphones are getting mobile access to the internet in a tentative but significant opening of communications on the communist-governed island.
Sat., July 21, 2018, 1:54 p.m.
Cuban lawmakers on Saturday approved the Cabinet named by new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, keeping most of the ministers from Raul Castro’s government in place, except for in the key post …
Thu., June 21, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, the State Department said Thursday, bringing the total number to 25.
Sat., June 16, 2018, 5 p.m.
There’s no politics here. The Hemingway Museum – including the grounds and, crucially, thousands of Hemingway papers – stands out as a singular example of cooperation between longtime adversaries, the …
Sun., June 10, 2018, 12:02 p.m.
Cuba released details Sunday on the latest mysterious health incident involving a U.S. diplomat in the country, saying that Cuban officials learned of the episode late last month when the …
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 7:47 p.m.
The United States has pulled two more of its workers out of Cuba and are testing them for possible brain injury, three U.S. officials told the Associated Press on Friday, …
Sat., June 2, 2018, 2:55 p.m.
Cuban legislators took the first step Saturday toward drafting a new constitution.
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:46 p.m.
A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell …
UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 10:39 p.m.
A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba’s worst aviation …
Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:10 a.m.
Raul Castro said Thursday that he expected 57-year-old Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez to serve two five-year terms as president and eventually take Castro’s place as head of the Communist Party, …
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 10:17 p.m.
A 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro’s place as the president of Cuba on Thursday as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the …
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Citing mysterious “health attacks” in Havana, the United States said Friday it is making permanent its withdrawal of 60 percent of its diplomats from Cuba, extending an action that has …