Vice President Pence ‘proud’ Trump administration avoided starting a new war

Central America 01/19/21, 01:45

America’s second-highest-ranking official congratulated the president for peacefully leading the nation throughout his first term. Vice President Mike Pence applauded President Trump for doing everything in his power to avoid creating new international military confrontations. "I am proud to report with just a few days left in our Administration, our Administration is ...

Pompeo could put Cuba on the list of state sponsors of terrorism

U.S. 12/30/20, 18:13

Following a proposal from the State Department, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will have to decide in the next few days whether to include Cuba again on the list of countries that the United States claims to sponsor terrorism. The communist country was on the list until President Obama decided ...

Jeffrey Epstein traveled to Cuba invited by Fidel Castro, said former president of Colombia

U.S. 08/17/19, 14:28

Millionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein, accused of organizing a child trafficking and sexual abuse network that would involve members of the international elite, traveled to Cuba invited by Fidel Castro. Former Colombian President Andrés Pastrana revealed the fact on his Twitter account, acknowledging that they made the trip together. "Amid journalistic revelations about ...

US restricts visas to Cuban officials who ‘exploit’ Cuban doctors

U.S. 07/29/19, 11:54

The State Department announced on July 26 it was imposing visa restrictions on officials of the Cuban communist regime involved in the export of medical services outside the island. "The Cuban government engages in exploitative and coercive labor practices while earning money at the expense of its citizens through its medical ...

The story behind the recent price regulation in Cuba

Central America 07/12/19, 15:25

Two weeks ago, the Cuban Ministry of Finance published a new list of prices for products sold in CUC (the Cuban equivalent of the dollar) and in pesos. The inventory of prices of food and hygiene products, among others, was included in a list of just 13 pages, which already gives ...

Mexico reports that Cuban immigration multiplied by 30, compared to 2018

U.S. 07/08/19, 13:48

According to data from the Mexican National Migration Institute, between January and May 2019, the country received 4,225 Cubans, compared to 135 during the same period last year. Cuban immigrants have become the main influx into Mexico, surpassing even Central Americans in number, CubaNet reported. High inflation rates coupled with the institutional ...

De Blasio shouts Cuban revolutionary slogan at Miami rally

2020 Campaign 06/27/19, 19:47

New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio shouted a Spanish slogan associated with Cuba's Communist revolution at a rally Thursday, drawing criticism in a city heavily influenced by exiles who fled Fidel Castro's rule. He later apologized on Twitter, saying he didn't understand the history and significance of ...

Trump administration puts new restrictions on Cuba travel

Politics 06/04/19, 08:53

The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed major new travel restrictions on visits to Cuba by U.S. citizens, including a ban on many forms of educational and recreational travel. The Treasury Department said in a statement that the United States will no longer allow the group educational and cultural trips known as ...

Man accused of killing his child’s mother, fleeing to Cuba

U.S. 06/03/19, 17:04

An attorney is going to trial on charges that he shot and killed the mother of his child at her home in an upscale New Jersey suburb, then fled to Cuba and was caught by customs authorities in Havana who had received an Interpol alert about him.More than seven months ...

California team loses sponsor due to Ocasio-Cortez video

Politics 05/30/19, 09:21

A company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports that raisin company Sun-Maid terminated its sponsorship of the Fresno Grizzlies on Wednesday. “We ...

Decades after failed invasion, Cuba still eyes Venezuela

World 05/16/19, 23:17

For all the heated talk coming from Washington about President Nicolás Maduro being a Cuban puppet, there was a time when Cuban troops really did try to take control of Venezuela — or at least a remote coconut-strewn tropical beach.Fifty-two years ago this month an expeditionary force of 12 guerrillas ...

Burgeoning numbers of Cubans trying to enter US via Mexico

U.S. 05/13/19, 13:30

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 for their chance to apply for asylum. The surge over the past several months has been propelled in part by loosened ...

Cuba launches rationing in face of economic crisis

America 05/10/19, 17:30

The Cuban government says it will begin rationing chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis. Commerce Minister Betsy Díaz Velázquez told the state-run Cuban News Agency Friday that various forms of rationing would be employed in order to deal with shortages ...

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