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Cuba: Caribbean country
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean meet. It is east of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico), south of both the U.S. state of Florida and the Bahamas, west of Haiti and north of both Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Havana is the largest city and capital; other major cities include Santiago de Cuba and Camagüey. The area of the Republic of Cuba is 110,860 square kilometers (42,800 sq mi). The island of Cuba is the largest island in Cuba and in the Caribbean, with an area of 105,006 square kilometers (40,543 sq mi), and the second-most populous after Hispaniola, with over 11 million inhabitants.

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Cuba wants nine years in prison for leading dissident Ferrer

Cuban prosecutors are asking for a nine-year prison sentence for one of the country's top opposition leaders Jose Daniel Ferrer on charges of assault, his wife Nelva Ortega said.
Reuters - Published

Can 'Made in Africa' cigars compete with Cuba?

While drinking in a nightclub in Mozambique in 2015, Kamal Moukheiber had an idea: a luxury cigar made not in Cuba, but in southern Africa.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Cuba


US To Make It Even Harder To Visit Cuba [Video]US To Make It Even Harder To Visit Cuba

CNN reports that starting on Tuesday, it's going to get even more difficult for US citizens to visit Cuba. That's when a Trump administration mandate to US airlines to cut flights to nine destinations..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

 

Former Judge Says Cuba’s Judiciary is Rigged Against Dissidents

Edel González Jiménez says he is not a defector, but a firm believer in the Cuban system who wants to see it reformed.
NYTimes.com - Published

US further restricts air travel to Cuba to increase pressure

us further restricts air travel to cuba to increase pressure
President Donald Trump is further tightening his administration's pressure campaign against Cuba as it unravels the historic opening implemented by his predecessor, Barack Obama. Secretary of State..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. seeks to squeeze Cuba by further curbing flights to island

The United States is curbing public charter flights to Cuba in a further effort to squeeze the Cuban government's income, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, prompting an outcry from officials in..
Reuters - Published

U.S. limits public charter flights to Cuba: statement

The United States is limiting the number of flights to Cuba except for those to Jose Marti International Airport in an effort to restrict Havana's revenue, the U.S. State Department said in a statement..
Reuters - Published

U.S. slaps sanctions on Cuba defense minister over support for Venezuela's Maduro

The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on Cuba's defense minister, accusing him of human rights violations and supporting socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Secretary of State Mike..
Reuters - Published

Cuba's Santeria priests offer some solace as country faces another tough year

Priests from Cuba’s Afro-Cuban Santeria religion offered some solace on Thursday to worshippers facing another year of relentless U.S. sanctions, government austerity measures and shortages on the..
Reuters - Published

Today in History for January 1st

Highlights of Today in History: Fidel Castro seizes power in Cuba; Abraham Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation; Ellis Island opens; Hank Williams Senior dies. (Jan. 1)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Stranded on Border, This Migrant Became the Camp Doctor

A Cuban doctor waiting for asylum in the United States has become the only full-time physician at a makeshift encampment for 2,500 migrants in Mexico.
NYTimes.com - Published

Cuba has first PM since 1976 as longtime tourism minister takes office

Cuba’s first prime minister in more than four decades—long-serving tourism minister Manuel Marrero—took office Saturday as the country resurrected a post last held by Fidel Castro.
France 24 - Published

Manuel Marrero, Cuba's First Prime Minister In Over 40 Years

manuel marrero, cuba's first prime minister in over 40 years
Cuba's first prime minister in more than four decades -- long-serving tourism minister Manuel Marrero -- took office Saturday as the country resurrected a post last held by Fidel Castro. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Cuba names prime minister in move to lighten presidential load

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday named tourism minister Manuel Marrero Cruz as the country’s first prime minister in decades, under a new constitution that seeks to decentralize former..
Reuters - Published

How Cuba’s digital revolutionaries are fighting for change

A year after Cuba’s government allowed 3G on the island, we follow three activists using the internet to drive rapid change.
BBC News - Published

Cuba says it is prepared if U.S. chooses to sever diplomatic ties

Cuba's Communist government is prepared if the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump decides to sever diplomatic relations although it hopes that does not come to pass, a top Cuban diplomat..
Reuters - Published

'Havana syndrome' U.S. diplomats get benefits in spending bill

U.S. diplomats who mysteriously fell ill in Cuba and China would get long-term emergency health and other benefits under a $1.4 trillion spending bill lawmakers unveiled on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Cuba braced for United States to sever diplomatic relations: diplomat

Cuba's Communist government is braced for the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to sever diplomatic relations although it hopes that does not come to pass, a top Cuban diplomat said on..
Reuters - Published

Dissidents say Cuba put them under house arrest on Human Rights Day

Opposition activists and independent journalists in Communist-run Cuba said state security and police stopped them from leaving their homes on Tuesday to prevent them marking or reporting on..
Reuters - Published

Evo Morales heads to Cuba amid talk of an eventual comeback

evo morales heads to cuba amid talk of an eventual comeback
Bolivia’s recently toppled president, Evo Morales, has left Mexico for Cuba as part of what some observers suspect is the first step in a bid to stage a dramatic political comeback....
WorldNews - Published

Evo Morales leaves Mexico on 'temporary' trip to Cuba

evo morales leaves mexico on 'temporary' trip to cuba
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A person close to the self-exiled former President Evo Morales of Bolivia said Friday that the former leader is in Cuba for a medical...
WorldNews - Published

Bolivia's Morales visits Cuba for medical appointment

Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales is in Cuba for a medical check-up, a former official from his government said on Friday, after the ousted leader sought asylum in Mexico.
Reuters - Published

How Camila Cabello reinvented herself

A Cuban immigrant beset by crippling shyness and two left feet has become one of pop's biggest stars.
BBC News - Published

U.S. blacklists six oil tankers in new Venezuela-related sanctions

The Trump administration on Tuesday blacklisted six oil tankers involved in the shipment of Venezuelan oil to Cuba, the latest in a series of sanctions aimed at pressuring Havana to abandon its support..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says U.S. will help prevent Latin American protests becoming riots

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday accused Cuba and Venezuela of attempting to hijack democratic protests in Latin America, vowing that Washington would support countries trying to prevent..
Reuters - Published

EU parliament condemns Cuba's detention of top dissident

The European parliament joined the United States on Thursday in condemning Cuba's detention and reported mistreatment of leading dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer, whom the Communist government in Havana..
Reuters - Published

Bolivia reforges U.S. ties as political alliances redrawn

Bolivia's interim government has named an ambassador to the United States for the first time in over a decade, amid a redrawing of the South American nation's international ties that has seen..
Reuters - Published

65 Indians taken hostage in various countries during 2017-19: Government to Lok Sabha

"As per available information, 65 Indians have been taken hostage in various countries during the last two years and the current year," he said. Out of the list of 65 Indians kidnapped, the maximum..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cuba ups pressure on U.S. embassy in Havana

Cuba’s foreign minister on Tuesday charged the United States with violating the historic 2015 agreement reestablishing diplomatic relations after decades by interfering in the country’s internal..
Reuters - Published

U.S. blacklists Cuban firm tied to Venezuela sanctions evasion

The Trump administration on Tuesday blacklisted a Cuban company it accused of helping a Cuban state-run oil firm evade Venezuela-related sanctions, the latest in a series of actions targeting Havana..
Reuters - Published

Cuba acknowledges 'vestiges' of racism, launches program to fight it

Cuba's government has launched a program to combat racism, acknowledging that a problem that Fidel Castro tried to eliminate after the 1959 leftist revolution remains unresolved.
Reuters - Published

JFK files: CIA spy in Cuba 'befriended' Castro, Che; played key role amid nuclear-war fears

Fifty-six years after John F. Kennedy's murder, unsealed government files detail dangerous intrigues about Cuba. This CIA spy was deeply involved.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. slaps travel sanctions on second senior Cuban official

u.s. slaps travel sanctions on second senior cuban official
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Saturday imposed U.S. travel sanctions on a second high-level Cuban official as it increased pressure on its old Cold War foe and Havana’s ongoing support..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

U.S. imposes travel ban on Cuba's interior minister over rights violations in Venezuela

The U.S. State Department on Saturday said it was imposing a travel ban on Cuban Interior Minister Julio Cesar Gandarilla Bermejo and his children, citing the minister's involvement in what it called..
Reuters - Published

Cuba cries foul as doctors head home from Bolivia

The first of around 700 Cuban doctors were scheduled to fly home from strife-torn Bolivia on Saturday as officials railed against what they charged was slander and mistreatment by Bolivia's..
Reuters - Published

In pictures: Havana celebrates 500 years of foundation

As Cuba's capital celebrates 500 years, we explore the history behind some of its famous buildings.
BBC News - Published

Bolivia kicks out Cubans, Venezuelans for allegedly fueling unrest

Bolivia's interim government said it had asked Venezuelan and Cuban officials to leave the country, including scores of Cuban doctors, accusing them of instigating unrest in the wake of the resignation..
Reuters - Published

'Viva Felipe!': Communist-run Cuba welcomes Spanish king

With cries of "Viva Felipe!" and "Viva Espana!" Cubans greeted King Felipe in Old Havana, the first state visit ever by a Spanish monarch to Cuba, Spain's former colony turned Communist-run nation.
Reuters - Published

Spain's king starts historic trip to Communist-run Cuba

Spain's King Felipe will kick off the first ever state visit by a Spanish monarch to Cuba on Tuesday by laying flowers at the monument in Havana to Jose Marti, a symbol of the former colony's struggle..
Reuters - Published

Spanish king and queen arrive in Cuba for first royal visit

spanish king and queen arrive in cuba for first royal visit
HAVANA (AP) - King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Cuba on Monday night on the first state visit to the island by a Spanish royal. The couple disembarked in Havana at the start of a..
WorldNews - Published

First Spanish royal visit crowns Havana's 500th party

Cuba is in party mode this week, despite tough economic times worsened by tighter U.S. sanctions, as it prepares for its first state visit by a Spanish king, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the..
Reuters - Published

Brazil Sides with U.S. at U.N. Vote Condemning U.S. Embargo on Cuba

brazil sides with u.s. at u.n. vote condemning u.s. embargo on cuba
Brazil has sided with the United States for the first time in choosing not to condemn the U.S. embargo against Cuba during...
WorldNews - Published

Brazil for first time votes against U.N. call for end to U.S. embargo on Cuba

Brazil voted for the first time with the United States on Thursday against an annual United Nations resolution condemning and calling for an end to Washington's economic embargo on communist-run Cuba,..
Reuters - Published

UK diplomatic cables shed light on Cuba 'sonic attacks' scare

uk diplomatic cables shed light on cuba 'sonic attacks' scare
FoI release shows how embassy and FCO staff sought to make sense of mystery illnesses Official emails and diplomatic telegrams marked as sensitive reveal for the first time how the British government..
WorldNews - Published

Exclusive: Brazil likely to vote with U.S. against Cuba at U.N. over embargo

Brazil is expected to vote for the first time against an annual U.N. resolution on Thursday condemning the U.S. economic embargo on communist-run Cuba, two people in the Brazilian government told..
Reuters - Published

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