Cuba

Cuba expresses N. Korea support, calls for US 'dialogue'

Cuba, one of North Korea’s few allies, called on Wednesday for “peace and stability” in the Korean peninsula and stressed the need for dialogue to …

North Korea

Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund declares $0.118 dividend

Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund (NASDAQ:CUBA) declares $0.118/share year end dividend.<p>Payable Dec. 28; for shareholders of record Dec. 7; ex-div Dec. 6.<p>…

Business

COMMENTARY: 54 years later: Who killed JFK?

Today is the 54th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. Last month we thought maybe we’d actually find out who killed Kennedy with the release, …

Lee Harvey Oswald

Filmmaker forges bond over decades in documentary 'Cuba and the Cameraman'

When self-taught New York documentarian Jon Alpert first traveled to Cuba in the 1970s, his state-of-the-art video equipment was so heavy that he and his wife and filmmaking partner, Keiko Tsuno, pushed it through Havana in a baby carriage. Over the next 40 years of visits, the hardware grew …

Latin America

Trump and Havana’s Hard-liners

This month, the United States Treasury Department quietly released a new set of regulations rolling back the rights of Americans to travel and do …

Latin America

JFK assassination was 54 years ago, and conspiracy theories are only getting bigger

Fifty-four years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, there's only one certainty about the conspiracy theories over his death in …

John F. Kennedy

‘Cuba and the Cameraman’ Review: Netflix Presents an Enthrallingly Intimate Look at 50 Years of Life in Cuba

With a perspective on par with Michael Apted’s “7 Up” series, Jon Alpert looks at Castro’s policies through the circumstances of his people.<p>When …

Entertainment

Diplo says planning historic concert in Cuba wasn't easy

Globe-trotting EDM star Diplo recently checked another locale off his performance wish-list: Cuba.<p>In March 2016, the Grammy-winning producer-DJ and …

Entertainment

Former GOP Senate Candidate Found Dead at 57

Frequent Republican candidate Jack E. Robinson III, who sought to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate, was found dead in his Duxbury, …

Conservative View

Cuba and the Cameraman: Director Jon Alpert Talks Mining Five Decades Worth of Footage to Document a Dictatorship

When documentarian Jon Alpert was first invited to visit Cuba in 1972, he didn’t realize he’d just started a project that would continue (off and on) …

Filmmaking

Netflix’s Cuba and the Cameraman Charts 45 Years of Life Under Fidel Castro

<b>Cuba and the Cameraman premieres on Netflix on Nov. 24</b><p>The journalist and documentarian Jon Alpert has reported from Cuba since 1972, charting the …

Los Angeles

How to spend a memorable 4 day weekend in Havana, Cuba

Cuba is like a moment paused in time… It went from being one of the most vibrant party places for wealthy Americans in the 1920s to a place where …

Latin America

Trump Is Returning Cuba Policy to the Cold War

A little more than a year ago, Cubans were exulting in the normalization of relations between their country and the United States after decades of trade and travel barriers. But on a recent trip to Havana, I found Cubans dismayed by President Trump’s reversal of the détente started by his …

Opinion

Rosanna Webster and Phoebe Henry’s cinematic portrait of Cuba

Rosanna Webster and Phoebe Henry met while studying Illustration at Brighton, and have since collaborated a handful of times on film projects. “Being …

Latin America

Raúl Castro: Will he stay in power in Cuba or retire?

Cuban leader Raúl Castro’s successor will face a perfect storm of challenges starting with blustery winds coming from President Donald Trump’s White …

Latin America

Cuba flights getting scarcer, but MIA still the premiere gateway to get there

It’s getting harder to find flights to Cuba with U.S. airlines dropping out of the market as demand softens, but Miami International Airport is …

Latin America

Vitals

Good morning … This has nothing to do with health care, but if you need a brief respite from the world's myriad horrors, do yourself a favor and turn …

Health Care

US business leaders say Cuba is still open, at least to them

When the Trump administration unveiled new Cuba regulations, it sparked a fresh round of hand-wringing in Washington over the return to a posture not …

Latin America

Climate Change Could Spell Doom for Cuban Cigars

A new documentary explores Hirochi Robaina's fight to preserve his family's legacy.<p>Alejandro Robaina lived through revolution, defied Fidel Castro, and traveled the globe for decades as an ambassador for Cuban tobacco. His plantation earned him recognition as the best grower in his home country, …

Documentaries

Rules About American Travel to Cuba Have Changed Yet Again

Cuba has become like that significant other you can never quite seem to break up with. They push you away, only to pull you back. Then you push away, …

Latin America

North Korean Foreign Minister Heads to Cuba

By Marc Frank<p>HAVANA (Reuters) - North Korea’s foreign minister will arrive in Cuba on Monday, in search of support amid unprecedented pressure from …

North Korea

JFK files: CIA officials worried about exile leader's volatility, ties to women, corruption

WASHINGTON — Manuel Artime, the Cuban exile leader anointed by the CIA to lead Cuba if Fidel Castro was overthrown, drove the agency to distraction with his questionable choices of women, lavish spending and dictatorial tendencies, newly released CIA documents show.<p>The documents were released by …

News (U.S.)

Pearl Seas Cruises: Demand for Cuba remains strong

Last week Pearl Mist arrived in Havana. The ship's 11-day 'Cuban Cultural Voyages' circumnavigate the island and are scheduled through December, then …

Latin America

Viva la Revolucion! On the trail of Che Guevara in Bolivia

The dusty village of La Higuera, high up in the cacti-studded mountains of southern Bolivia, is unremarkable in almost every way. With fewer than 20 …

South America

Venezuela quickly becoming Russia's newest satellite state

“It is Russia’s actions which threaten the international order on which we all depend.” British Prime Minister Theresa May’s tough message to …

Venezuela

Trump's Renewed Cold War Towards Cuba Hurts Ordinary Cubans

transcript<p>GREGORY WILPERT: Welcome to the Real News Network. I'm Gregory Wilpert coming to you from Quito, Ecuador. The Trump Administration …

Latin America

History of Vanuatu's President Coolidge Shipwreck

The SS <i>President Coolidge</i> was a luxury liner that became a gigantic scuba divers’ playground after it struck a mine and sank off Vanuatu during World …

Calvin Coolidge

Cuban Sandwich Cafe Is Closed

It’s being replaced by a pizzeria and sub shop<p><b>Cuban Sandwich Cafe</b>, the Latin restaurant in Windsor Park, is now <b>closed</b>, as indicated by a sign on the door posted on Yelp. Its final day was Saturday, November 11.<p>However, owners David and Mary are turning the Briarcliff Boulevard space into a new …

Restaurants

Reflections After My Cruise to Cuba: Debating To Cruise Or Not To Cruise

By Tai Kojro-Badziak<p>In Travel Logistics<p>0<p>Shares 0<p>For years, I’ve been rejecting cruising – <i>“Not for me, not the way I like to travel, not interested.”</i> …

Cruise Ships

From Argentina to Greece: The Legacy of Che Guevara

transcript<p>DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting from Korinthos, Greece for The Real News. We have come to Greece to cover the ongoing …

Liberal View