Viewing News From Cuba from September 2019

Union of Journalists of Cuba denounces Twitter censorship

News from Cuba | Thursday, 12 September 2019

Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Union of Journalists of Cuba has denounced that the accounts of leading Cuban media outlets and journalists had been blocked by Twitter, precisely as they prepared to report on a live television appearance by President Diaz-Canel on Wednesday evening. The move came as the ... read more

Cuba says battling acute fuel shortage due to U.S. sanctions

News from Cuba | Thursday, 12 September 2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba must implement emergency measures to stave off an acute fuel shortage in September caused by the Trump administration’s efforts to block oil shipments to the country, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Wednesday. The island will have to make do this month with the little fuel now ... read more

Cuba Sends Doctors & Teachers to Hurricane Hit Bahamas

News from Cuba | Thursday, 5 September 2019

"As is always the case with Cuban cooperators in other parts of the world, in the face of these disasters, everyone will [also] contribute their efforts in the recovery stage." Cuba’s government confirmed on Wednesday that they have sent a number of doctors and teachers to areas of the Bahamas which ... read more

US cruise lines sued for travelling to Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 29 August 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 28 (ACN) Three major US cruise lines were sued in Florida for traveling to Cuba, Prensa Latina (PL) reported today from Washington. The plaintiffs filed their claims in Florida, after a federal judge yesterday rejected a motion requested by another cruise company, Carnival Corp., to dismiss a ... read more

Heberprot-P treatment benefits Venezuelan patients

News from Cuba | Thursday, 29 August 2019

Caracas, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) More than 100,000 Venezuelan patients have benefited from the Cuban medication Heberprot-P to treat diabetic foot ulcers, since the medicine began to be used in this country in 2008, researcher Jorge Berlanga said. The medicine, applied in the Bolivarian Republic thanks to the political ... read more

Federation of Cuban Women Celebrate 59th Anniversary

News from Cuba | Thursday, 29 August 2019

Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban females are celebrating on Friday the 59th anniversary of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), which watches over their rights since August 23, 1960. The FMC aims to preserve the equality and emancipation of women in Cuba and currently has more than four million members. ... read more

Cuba drastically reforms fishing laws to protect coral reef, sharks and rays

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Reforms will oblige Cuba to work more closely with its US neighbours – in spite of US President Trump’s frosty attitude Cuba has introduced sweeping reforms of its fishing laws in a move seen as smoothing the way for possible collaboration with the US on protecting their shared ocean, despite Donald ... read more

More Young Colombians Travel to Cuba to Study Medicine

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Bogota, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) A new group of Colombian youngsters traveled to Havana today to study at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), as part of a Cuban government initiative to support their rehabilitation after the signing of the Peace Agreement. 'What you are doing is the dream of ... read more

Cuba reaches three million visitors in 2019

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 21 August 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 16 (ACN) Cuba reached the three million international visitors on August 15, sixth days later than in 2018, informed the Ministry of Tourism This result is achieved in spite of the campaigns organised and directed by the Government of the United States to prevent the flow of tourists ... read more

Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship

Miami Five Hero: Cold War back to haunt Cuba-US relations

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), is no doubt the best person to talk about the relations between Cuba and its old foe, the US. This is because González has another better known identity: a member of the Cuban Five. The Cuban Five/Miami Five, ... read more