Monday, May 16, 2022

All posts tagged "Cuba"

  • Cuba reports remarkable success in containing Zika virus

    HAVANA – Six months after President Raul Castro declared war on the Zika virus in Cuba, a militarized nationwide campaign of intensive mosquito spraying, monitoring and quarantine appears to be working. Cuba is among the few countries in the...

    • Posted September 2, 2016
  • New Commercial Flights Mean Big Change for US-Cuba Relations

    SANTA CLARA, Cuba – It took an hour and a $330 paper check to buy the printed blue ticket for my one-way charter flight from Havana to Miami, the last I will ever take. Check-in meant nearly...

    • Posted September 1, 2016
  • Historic Commercial Flight from US Lands in Cuba

    SANTA CLARA, Cuba – The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
  • JetBlue Starts Florida-Cuba Route at $99

    SAN JUAN – JetBlue will launch flights to Cuba Thursday, initially operating flights on three routes between Fort Lauderdale and Santa Clara, Camagüey and Holguín. Fares start at $99 one-way and include a Cuban government-required health insurance....

    • Posted August 30, 2016
  • Cuban government and AT&T sign telecom agreement

    SAN JUAN – State-run Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A. (Etecsa by its Spanish acronym) announced last week it has signed an agreement with telecommunications giant AT&T for the exchange of voice, text and data traffic between...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
  • Cubans, Tourists Bemoan Trashing of Island’s Beaches

    HAVANA – Hayde Lanza, her sister-in-law and their children left home in their swimsuits after breakfast, loaded with food, juice and bottled water. A 40-minute bus ride later they were staring at a turquoise sea riffled by...

    • Posted August 19, 2016
  • Cuban National Volleyball Team Members Charged with Rape

    HELSINKI – A Finnish prosecutor on Tuesday brought charges of aggravated rape against six members of the Cuban national volleyball team, which lost their games at the Rio Olympics with a depleted team. Prosecutor Leena Koivuniemi said all six...

    • Posted August 16, 2016
  • On 90th Birthday, Fidel Castro Thanks Cuba, Criticizes Obama

    Criticizes Obama for not apologizing to the Japanese people

    • Posted August 13, 2016
  • Trump pondering ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump says he plans to meet with Cuban-Americans to help determine whether he’ll support continuing the “wet foot, dry foot” immigration policy. The Republican presidential nominee says the meeting will take place in about a...

    • Posted August 12, 2016
  • Cuba Subdued Ahead of Fidel Castro’s 90th Birthday

    HAVANA – Fidel Castro greeted his 80th birthday from his sickbed, gripping a newspaper to show he was alive two weeks after stepping down as president. For the next 10 years the leader of the Cuban revolution...

    • Posted August 12, 2016