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Cuba calls for world mobilisation in defence of the life and freedom of Evo Morales

News from Cuba | Monday, 11 November 2019

Havana, November 10 (RHC)— Cuba expressed a forceful condemnation of the coup d'état in Bolivia materialised Sunday with the resignation of Evo Morales after the head of the Armed Forces asked the leader to resign.On a nationally televised address, Evo Morales announced his resignation to avoid bloodshed and the attacks ... read more

Truth and justice triumph: 187 countries against the U.S. blockade of Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 8 November 2019

A total of 187 countries yesterday cast their votes in favor of Cuba in the United Nations General Assembly, rejecting the unjust economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States, for almost 60 years, on an unwavering, dignified people, who do not bow down before domination. An ironic ... read more

Cuban health system shows the way, British Medical Journal says

News from Cuba | Monday, 4 November 2019

CUBA has been praised for its advances in child health, which a paper published this week in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) attributes partly to the socialist island’s empowerment of women along with other socioeconomic measures.The article highlighting the success of the country’s healthcare system, titled Cuba’s success in child ... read more

US denies Cuba health minister visa to attend health meeting in Washington

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 2 October 2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Monday the Trump administration denied its health minister a visa to attend a Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) meeting in Washington and accused the United States of repeatedly violating its obligations as the host of an international organization. The Cuban Embassy in Washington wrote an ... read more

Jose Marti International airport in Havana

Cuban-American sues American Airlines, Latam Airlines for 'trafficking' in Havana airport

News from Cuba | Friday, 27 September 2019

A Miami-based law firm filed a lawsuit on Wednesday on behalf of a Cuban-American who claims to be the rightful owner of Havana’s international airport against American Airlines and the Latam Airlines Group for “trafficking” in the property he says the Cuban government stole. The case is one of a ... read more

Charcoal made in Cuba from Marabu

Amazon sued for marketing charcoal produced on land seized by Cuba in 1960s

News from Cuba | Friday, 27 September 2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - A Florida resident is suing Amazon (AMZN.O) for marketing charcoal produced on land he says Cuba confiscated from his grandfather after the 1959 revolution, the latest in a recent slew of lawsuits regarding the island piling up in U.S. courts. The lawsuit was filed in Florida on Thursday, ... read more

US renews application of Trading with the Enemy Act against Cuba

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Havana, September 16 (RHC)-- As the grand finale of a week in which relations between the United States and Cuba further deteriorated, the White House announced Saturday that President Donald Trump extended for another year the validity of the law that establishes the basis of the blockade against the Caribbean ... read more

Beverage giant Diageo to market Cuban rum

News from Cuba | Friday, 13 September 2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - A European subsidiary of British beverage giant Diageo Plc (DGE.L) signed a joint venture deal with state-run Cuba Ron SA on Monday (12 August) to market Santiago de Cuba Rum, in defiance of U.S. efforts to dissuade investment in the Communist-run country. The new 50-50 venture, Ron Santiago ... read more

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