Cuba

Cuba calls Trump's U.N. address 'unacceptable and meddling'

HAVANA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Cuba on Tuesday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's latest comments about the island as "disrespectful, unacceptable …

Latin America

US State Department Updates Cuba Warning

<i>PHOTO: The State Department has updated its Cuba travel warning. (photo via Pixabay/skeeze)</i><p>Less than a week after warning American travelers to not …

Latin America

Trump threat to close U.S. Embassy in Havana is setback to diplomacy gains

Whoever is responsible for the creepy sonic attacks on U.S. diplomats and their families in Havana wanted one thing: for Americans to leave …

Latin America

Cuba delays municipal elections due to Irma devastation

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba is postponing municipal elections by a month to Nov. 26 because of the devastation wrought on the Caribbean island by Hurricane Irma, its Council of State said in an electoral notice published in the ruling Granma Party newspaper on Tuesday.<p>The elections were coming at an …

World News

After Trump Threats At UN, Korea & Cuba Funds Hold On

U.S. President <b>Donald Trump</b> threatened North Korea with destruction, said the Iran nuclear deal was a bad one, railed against Venezuela's oppressive …

North Korea

Cuba Embassy ‘Attacks’ Baffle U.S., Frustrate Victim

Staffers at the U.S. embassy in Cuba who have been victims of suspected health attacks include both top officers and lower-level employees whose duties range from diplomacy and security to medical services and maintenance, according to a list of the personnel obtained by NBC News.<p>At least 21 …

News

Surprise! Trump’s first U.N. speech made good points about Venezuela and Cuba

President Trump deserves credit for talking extensively about the repressive regimes of Venezuela and Cuba in his first speech to the United Nations …

Opinion

From Cuba with love. Lessons in healthcare from Havana

Dr Desmond Kegakilwe is stretched. Travelling up to 300 kilometres per day, his job as chairperson for the Rural Doctors’ Association of Southern …

News (South Africa)

Cuba Mystery: What Theories U.S. Investigators Are Pursuing

WASHINGTON — There must be an answer.<p>Whatever is harming U.S. diplomats in Havana, it has eluded the doctors, scientists and intelligence analysts scouring for answers. Investigators have chased many theories, including a sonic attack, electromagnetic weapon or flawed spying device.<p>Each explanation …

World News

Cuba and the Hurricanes of the Caribbean

As bad as things have been for those who suffered loss and discomfort from Hurricane Irma in the continental United States—where millions of Floridians evacuated their homes and fled north in slow-moving processions of possession-packed cars—the difference in scale between their experience and that …

Culture

U.S. weighs closing embassy in Cuba

The United States is considering closing its embassy in Havana in response to alleged sonic attacks on U.S. personnel in Cuba.<p>"We have it under …

Business

Banging shoes and ripping charters: Where does Trump's 'rocket man' speech rank in UN history?

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump addressed the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in a headline-grabbing and theatrical speech in which he pushed his "America First" agenda and threatened North Korea. His remarks are just the latest in a series of memorable moments from …

Politics

Hurricanes and the Blockade Against Cuba

Although the blockade of Cuba officially began on February 7, 1962, in practice it began in 1959, barely after the triumph of the popular revolution …

Latin America

I almost became a ‘sugar mamma’ while travelling through Cuba

“IT’S complicated.”

Wonders of the World

Cuba announces program to repair Irma-damaged homes as experts assess damage to economy

Cuba has announced plans to help its citizens recover from Hurricane Irma's devastating swipe at its north coast and rebuild their homes.<p>Drawings on …

Latin America

Unless Cuba comes clean about the embassy attacks on U.S. diplomats, it will put renewed ties at risk

The strange case of U.S. diplomats in Cuba who suffered hearing loss and brain injury from mysterious sound waves emitted as they worked at the U.S. …

Opinion

Cuba mystery grows: New details on what befell US diplomats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed. Inexplicably, the agonizing sound hit him again. It was as if he'd walked through some invisible wall cutting …

Latin America

Rex Tillerson: US considering closing Havana embassy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that the US was considering closing its embassy in Havana, Cuba.<p>"We have it under evaluation," Tillerson said on CBS's "Face the Nation."<p>A group of five Republican senators wrote to Tillerson, requesting the US declare Cuban …

World Leaders

Cuba struggles to recover after Hurricane Irma

The tourism industry in Caibarien is vital for Cuba's economy. But the city is currently overwhelmed by the magnitude of devastation left by Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm on record to form in the Atlantic.<p>The tourism industry in Caibarien is vital for Cuba's economy.<p>But the city is currently …

Hurricane Irma

White House may be softening opposition to Paris climate accord

Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington:<p>White House may be softening opposition to Paris climate deal<br>• President Trump complicates bipartisan immigration deal, ruling out family ties<br>• As Trump travel ban nears expiration, he says it "should be far larger"<br>• Trump revives his …

United States

EE.UU. evalúa cerrar embajada en Cuba por ataques acústicos

<b>(CNN) -</b> El secretario de Estado de Estados Unidos, Rex Tillerson, dijo que el gobierno está evaluando cerrar su embajada en La Habana, luego de misteriosos ataques acústicos que han afectado a al menos 21 ciudadanos estadounidenses en la capital cubana.<p>La semana pasada, cinco senadores republicanos …

iPhone

U.N. provides Cuba with food aid after Irma rips up coast

Filed under: News, World News, Crisis<p>HAVANA, Sept 16 (Reuters) - The United Nations' World Food Programme said on Saturday it was launching a $5.7 million operation in Cuba to help feed nearly 700,000 people in areas most affected by Hurricane Irma.<p><b>RELATED: Irma destruction in Havana</b><p>Read …

AOL

Anthony Bourdain “Jokes” About Poisoning President Trump

Posted: Sep 16, 2017 12:01 AM<p>"Anthony Bourdain, the host of “Parts Unknown” on liberal CNN, said last week that he would poison Donald Trump if the …

Conservative View

UN provides Cuba with food aid after Irma rips up coast

HAVANA: The United Nations' World Food Programme said on Saturday it was launching a US$5.7 million operation in Cuba to help feed nearly 700,000 …

Latin America

Thinking about sending hurricane relief to Cuba? It’s complicated

Aware that the Cuban government sometimes rebuffs hurricane relief from large U.S.-based charities, Cuban Americans and exile organizations are …

Latin America

'Sonic attacks’ in Cuba hit several Canadian diplomats, kin

Ottawa, Sept 16:<p>Mysterious “sonic attacks” in Cuba in recent months targeted at least five Canadian diplomats and their families, public broadcaster …

Latin America

This is why Fidel Castro froze the body of an American airman

Lieutenant Thomas “Pete” Ray, a member of the Alabama Air National Guard, was shot down during the disastrous 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. When he was found by Cuban soldiers on the ground, he was shot along with his flight engineer Leo Baker. Unlike Baker, Ray’s body was frozen for the next …

Latin America

How Cuban-Americans Find Their Home Away From Home in Each Other

<i>Kelsey Garcia is an assistant editor at POPSUGAR.</i><p>Since moving from Miami to New York about six years ago, I've had a hard time convincing people I'm Cuban-American. Off the top of my head, here are statements and questions I typically receive: "Really? Is only one of your parents Cuban? But do you …

Latin America

JetBlue, American Airlines want to increase flights from S. Fla to Cuba - South Florida Business Journal

Join us on November 7 for<p>Craig Warga | Bloomberg<p>JetBlue Airways Corp. and American Airlines Group Inc. are seeking to increase flights to Cuba from …

Airlines

After Irma ravages Havana, city highlights housing replacement drive

HAVANA (Reuters) - After Hurricane Irma wrought havoc on Havana's decrepit buildings and killed four in building collapses there, city authorities held a rare media briefing to stress they were prioritizing solving the capital's longstanding housing needs.<p>A quarter of buildings in the Cuban city …

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