Viewing News From Cuba from February 2019

Communications near full recovery

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Following the January 27 tornado, more than 1,200 telecommunications workers joined the recovery effort, and were able to repair 89.82% of the damage within eight days The day after a devastating tornado hit several Havana municipalities, some 13,000 telephones were reported out of service, for the most part in Diez de ... read more

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will become the first Royals to visit Cuba

Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall to make historic Royal visit to Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 7 February 2019

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are to make a historic visit to Cuba when they become the first members of the Royal Family ever to go the country. The couple will visit the Communist state as part of their tour to the Caribbean later in the Spring. The ... read more

"The policy is now regime change for Cuba" says former US diplomat

News from Cuba | Thursday, 7 February 2019

A former US diplomat with links to the CIA has warned that the situation in Venezuela could lead to a "confrontation" between the United States and Cuba. Vicki Huddleston, who was former Head of the US Interests Section in Havana in from 1999-2002, speaking in an interview to Intelligence Matters said ... read more

In Regla municipality, the Cuban leader examined repair works to homes along Vía Blanca Avenue

Cuban President verifies recovery efforts in Havana

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, toured areas of Havana hit by the January 27 tornado The Cuban people are inspiring. Despite the remaining debris, the electrical power that took a while to restore, the lack of gas and landline telephone service, the long – ... read more

Havana unites after tornado hits the capital

News from Cuba | Friday, 1 February 2019

Recovery efforts continue across the capital after a tornado ripped through five Havana municipalities on the evening of January 27. The weather phenomenon caused considerable human and material damage with latest figures reporting four dead and around 195 injured. Meanwhile total and partial building collapses, fallen trees and utility poles; broken ... read more

Cuba's strongest tornado in nearly 80 years kills at least four

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 29 January 2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - A rare tornado ripped through Havana late on Sunday, leaving at least four dead and nearly two hundred injured as it tore off roofs, flipped vehicles and reduced some of the buildings in its path to rubble. The twister was the strongest to hit Cuba in nearly 80 ... read more

Díaz-Canel tours areas in Havana hit by tornado

News from Cuba | Monday, 28 January 2019

The President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers tours areas in Havana hit by a tornado last night During the dawn hours, the President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, toured areas in Havana hit by a tornado last night. The municipalities of Regla and Guanabacoa suffered ... read more

Declaration of the Revolutionary Government: The aggression against Venezuela must stop

News from Cuba | Thursday, 24 January 2019

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba strongly condemns and rejects the attempt to impose through a coup a puppet government in the service of the United States in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and expresses its unwavering solidarity with the Government of the constitutional president Nicolás Maduro Moros. The ... read more

Cuba strongly rejects the threat to activate Title III of the Helms-Burton Act

News from Cuba | Thursday, 17 January 2019

Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs On January 16, 2019, the US State Department announced the decision to suspend, only for 45 days, the implementation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, “in order to conduct a careful review …in light of the national interests of the United States ... read more

Trump has appointed anti-Cuba hardliners to top posts, including John Bolton

U.S. considering allowing lawsuits over Cuba-confiscated properties

News from Cuba | Thursday, 17 January 2019

WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering allowing a law that has been suspended since its creation in 1996 to go into effect, allowing U.S. citizens to sue foreign companies and individuals over property confiscated from them by the Cuban government. The so-called Title III rule forms part of the ... read more