Stories tagged: cuba
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
Cuba’s foreign minister on Tuesday accused the United States of violating the Vienna Convention and the deal re-establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
Havana has been ruled by Spanish colonial governors, American-backed strongmen and communist revolutionaries.
Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
The U.N. General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 28th year, rejecting U.S. concerns about human rights on the Caribbean island.
Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed Cuba’s resilience in the face of U.S. pressure as he hosted his Cuban counterparts for talks Tuesday on expanding cooperation between the old allies.
Wed., Oct. 23, 2019
On Nov. 6, two Spokane orthopedic surgeons plan to join a U.S. volunteer medical team in Cuba to perform about 65 joint-replacement operations for arthritis patients.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019
Cuba’s foreign minister said Tuesday that he believes improvements in relations with the United States are irreversible despite the Trump administration’s hardening of the embargo on the island.
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said Friday that the U.S. expulsion of two Cuban diplomats and energy shortages across the island are part of a Trump administration offensive that will …
Fri., July 26, 2019
Cuba’s Roman Catholic Church says the former archbishop of Havana who helped organize the first papal visit to communist Cuba has died
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019
The Trump administration’s new restrictions on travel to Cuba will hit hardest at the cruise industry, taking away a new and increasingly popular destination at the start of the critical …
Thu., May 23, 2019
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 locomotives in the hope of …
UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Despite what you might think, it’s still possible to travel to Cuba.
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018
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
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
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
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
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 …