Trump to allow suits over US properties seized in Cuba

America 04/16/19, 16:38

Stepping up pressure on Cuba, the Trump administration will allow lawsuits against foreign companies doing business in properties seized from Americans after the island's 1959 revolution, a senior administration official said Tuesday. The move marks a change in more than two ...

Royal couple visit UK-linked sites on second day in Cuba

Europe 03/26/19, 16:30

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla briefly drove a classic British car, visited a statue of John Lennon and cut the ribbon on a British renewable energy project Tuesday, the royal couple's second full day visiting Cuba.They began their public ...

Prince Charles and Camilla launch first royal visit to Cuba

U.S. 03/24/19, 12:58

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla begin the first official trip to Cuba by the British royal family on Sunday, in a pomp-filled display of disagreement with the Trump administration's strategy of economically isolating the communist island. The heir to the ...

Trump tightens trade embargo on Cuba over aid to Venezuela

Business 03/04/19, 11:57

The Trump administration announced Monday, March 4, that it is tightening the six-decade trade embargo on Cuba by allowing lawsuits against Cuban companies that use properties confiscated after its 1959 revolution. The announcement limits lawsuits to a list of about 200 ...

After tornado, Cuban state loses monopoly on disaster aid

Business 02/07/19, 13:27

Nearly two weeks after a devastating tornado struck Havana, the worst-hit neighborhoods are filled with government crews restoring power and phone service and starting repairs to decimated homes.There's also a far rarer sight: Hundreds of young people in designer T-shirts ...

Canada cutting Canadian staff at Cuba embassy in half

Health 01/30/19, 14:29

Canada announced Wednesday it is removing up to half of the Canadians at its embassy in Cuba after another diplomat was found to have fallen mysteriously ill.Canada has confirmed 14 cases of mysterious health problems since early 2017. Twenty-six American ...

Photographer Desmond Boylan dies in Havana at 54

America 12/30/18, 16:02

Desmond Boylan, a photographer who covered war and conflict across the world before dedicating his life to documenting the daily joys and tribulations of life in Cuba for The Associated Press, died suddenly while on assignment on Saturday afternoon in ...

Cuba eliminates gay marriage language from new constitution

America 12/18/18, 19:34

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.Gay rights advocates had proposed eliminating the description of marriage as a ...

Cubans welcome softer laws on business and art

Business 12/12/18, 13:17

Cuban entrepreneurs and artists are welcoming a series of government decisions to soften laws that they said would have sharply limited private enterprise and artistic expression.The partial rollbacks announced last week may provide important clues to the governing style of ...

Cubans fly around the world hunting shopping bargains

America 12/11/18, 00:00

Most people don't think of Haiti as a shopping destination. Unless they're Cuban.Every afternoon, hundreds of Cubans swarm a rutted crossroads in the capital of the hemisphere's poorest nation, hunting clothes, light bulbs, perfume and other goods that are in ...

Cuban doctors land in Havana after program ends with Brazil

America 11/23/18, 12:48

A first group of Cuban doctors who treated impoverished patients in Brazil have returned to Havana as both countries end a program that saw thousands of doctors dispatched to areas including the Amazon rainforest.Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, center, speaks to ...

Fashion show blends Cuban private enterprise, US sponsorship

Tech 11/16/18, 13:04

Models in Cuba strutted in paint-stained shirts and leather construction boots Thursday night in an unusual blend of local private enterprise and American corporate sponsorship.The open-air fashion show put on by the Cuban label Clandestina and internet giant Google was ...

Cuban constitutional reform spawns unusual public debate

World 10/11/18, 00:14

In a country with no opinion polls, campaigns or independent mass media, a series of meetings on reforming Cuba's constitution has spawned a highly unusual debate on the island's political system and values.At a half-dozen public forums attended by Associated ...

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