All posts tagged "Cuba"
Castro Clan Torn by Dysfunction and Disagreements
HAVANA – Fidel Castro’s rule of nearly five decades split many a Cuban family between exile and solidarity with the communist revolution – including his own. While brother Raul was his closest confidant and successor as president,...
- Posted November 26, 2016
Cuba and Germany reaffirm business relations
Germany is interested in taking advantage of Cuba's potential for renewable energies
- Posted November 17, 2016
Cuba pardons 787 common prisoners at pope’s request
HAVANA — The Cuban government has pardoned 787 common prisoners at the request of Pope Francis. The Council of State headed by President Raul Castro said in a statement published Tuesday in state media that the prisoners...
- Posted November 15, 2016
American visitors to Cuba increase 80%
HAVANA, Cuba – The 136,913 Americans who visited Cuba in the first semester of 2016 represent nearly 80% more than the number registered last year, according to data published by the National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI by...
- Posted November 15, 2016
Cuba signs railway development contract with Russia
Cuba will purchase 68 wagons for its railway development program
- Posted November 10, 2016
Cubans fear Trump to reverse opening, army drills announced
HAVANA — Cubans worried on Wednesday that President Donald Trump would throw the United States’ 2-year-old detente with Cuba into reverse, erasing their hopes for a more prosperous future of normal ties with Washington. The Cuban government,...
- Posted November 9, 2016
Dutch giant Unilever breaks ground for factory in Cuba
The factory is expected to generate 300 local jobs
- Posted November 5, 2016
Cuba falling short of foreign investment goals
HAVANA – Cuba is failing to meet its self-imposed foreign investment targets two years after detente with the United States set off the greatest surge of business interest in the country since its 1959 socialist revolution, officials said...
- Posted November 1, 2016
US abstains on UN vote on Cuba embargo for first time
WASHINGTON — The United States abstained for the first time in 25 years Wednesday on a U.N. resolution condemning America’s economic embargo against Cuba, a measure it had always vehemently opposed. The U.S. was joined in abstaining by...
- Posted October 26, 2016
Obama administration sends top disease specialists to Cuba
HAVANA – The Obama administration sent some of the United States’ top infectious disease specialists to Cuba on Wednesday to open a new phase in medical cooperation after more than a half-century of isolation. Two dozen U.S....
- Posted October 19, 2016