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Cuba Accuses US of Lying about Sonic Attack Scandal to Damage Relations

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez accused the United States of lying about the “sonic attacks”against American diplomats staying in Havana in order to damage the two counties’ bilateral relationship. “I can affirm categorically that whoever claims that these injuries have occurred as a result of...

Cuba Announces New Migration Laws, Slams US Obstacles

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said that migration has been used as a form of aggression by the United States against Cuba, including the malicious assertion that Cubans continue to emigrate in mass. As of Jan. 1, 2018 those born in Cuba but living abroad...

‘US Champion of Dirty Wars and Interventionism’: Evo Morales on JFK Files

Bolivian President Evo Morales said the United States is the “champion of dirty wars and interventionism,” Saturday in response to the JFK files recently published detailing some CIA and FBI operations. Following the release of the documents, Morales denounced the U.S. record of military interventions,...

Cuban Immigration in the Eye of the Storm

(IPS) - Cuban migration to the United States is the great loser under Donald Trump’s hostile policy toward Cuba, and creates additional difficulties for citizens of this Caribbean island nation who were accustomed to benefits that their neighbors in the rest of Latin America...

US Senate Votes to Keep Terrorists from Exploiting Security Flaws in Flights from Cuba

A bill to regulate commercial flights traveling between Cuba and the United States passed through the House of Representatives this Monday, October 23. The bill intends to promote airport security on the island by increasing oversight of officials who must comply with certain aviation...

A Varied Art Exhibition on Cuban Culture Day in Costa Rica

A varied sample of Cuban art touched the nearly two hundred people attending the celebration of Cuban Culture Day in Costa Rica, held at Instituto de Mexico in San Jose, on Saturday. "Pax de deux de Cascanueces" performed by Costa Rican dancers María Daniela Solano...

Cubana Celebrates 100th, “Hoping To Live 100 More”

Amanda Torres Ferrer celebrating her 100th. Radio Santa Cruz/ Raúl Reyes Rodríguez Surrounded by family, neighbors and friends, Amanda Torres Ferrer, a resident of Santa Cruz, celebrated her 100th birthday. “I have four grandchildren, two great-granddaughters and two great-great-granddaughters. I have given a lot of love,...

Trump Blames Cuba for Sonic Attack on US Diplomats

“Yes, I believe that Cuba is responsible. Yes, I believe it,” the president said during a press conference in the White House this week. However, Trump did not comment further, saying only that what happened in Cuba’s capital was “a very unusual attack.” (Flickr) US...

Next Cuban Leader Rejects US ‘Imperialism’

© AP Photo/ Ramon Espinosa Havana’s anticipated next leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has refuted calls by Washington to change the island nation’s ways, declaring that “changes needed in Cuba will solely be carried out by the Cuban people,” in a stark rebuttal to US political and...

Cuban Writer Jacobo Machover Talks Che Guevara, Twisted History of the Left’s Beloved Murderer

“(Che) has been magnified all over the world,” Machover said. “He’s considered a revolutionary hero, a romantic, a humanist, when in fact, in my country, in Cuba, he has been one of the people most responsible for the executions that took place in 1959,”...

U.S. Suspends All Visas for Cubans, Withdraws Most Staff From Embassy in Havana

Local workers at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, leave the building Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2017. Emily Michot emichot@miamiherald.com Cuban Americans seeking to have their relatives join them from the island will not be able to do so — at least for the time...

Cuban Regime Profits from Hurricane Irma Relief Donations

“The state should limit its donation efforts to other governments and multilateral organizations,” the FHRC said in a note published under the title “Take Back Cuba.” (Imgur) The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC) is urging the island’s government to put products intended for...

Over 70% of Cuba’s Power Restored After Hurricane Irma

(TODAY CUBA) Over 70 percent of Cuba’s electrical power has been restored in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Prensa Latina reported. The hurricane, which rocked the island nation’s northern coast earlier this month, left vast areas without power for days. Cuba’s National Electric System, the country’s...

Hurricane Irma Slams Cuba’s Coast

UPDATED (10:00 am) - The storm has left behind significant damage to the region, but a precise assessment will not be able to be carried out until Sunday, according to the Camaguey official Isabel Gonzalez Cardenas. Officials have not reported any casualties due to...

Removing Statues of Violent Bigots? Start with Che

Rosario is Argentina's second oldest city. Located by the Paraná river, it is the home of hard-working people, a busy port, the national flag memorial, and the country's bitterest football rivalry between Rosario Central and Newell's Old Boys. It is also the birthplace of Ernesto...

Cuban Dictatorship Outdoes Itself, Breaks Record for Arbitrary Monthly Arrests

TODAY CUBA - The number of arbitrary arrests in Cuba has reached a record high over the last nine months, according to The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation. Last July, the Cuban regime made 575 “arbitrary political motions of peaceful dissidents”, equivalent...

Cuban Embassy in Venezuela Reinforces Outer Walls Amid Armed Uprisings

The reason for the increased security is unconfirmed, but social media has been abuzz with speculation that the wall intends to protect against a wave of violent backlash to Maduro’s policies. (Twitter) Workers are currently reinforcing the Cuban Embassy with cinderblocks and steel bars as...

Cuba’s Economy May Not Survive the Fall of Maduro’s Venezuela

TODAY CUBA - Economists are warning that a fall of Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela could be devastating for Cuba. Professor of Economics at the University of Havana Omar Everleny Pérez said that the island’s economy isn’t prepared for Maduro’s fall because Venezuela is still...

Costa Rica’s Fight Against Money Laundering

The Financial Action Task Force on Latin America highlighted Costa Rica's progress achieved in the area of ​​financial sanctions, transparency and final beneficiary of legal societies. From a statement issued by Casa Presidencial: The Technical Working Group on Mutual Evaluations of the Latin American Financial Action...

Cuban Teenagers and their Foolishness

Cuban teenagers. photo: Caridad HAVANA TIMES — What we are witnessing in our youth today isn’t a lack of ambition, it’s a kind of eternal boredom, a not knowing what to do. Nothing fully satisfies them, they get bored of everything they are doing. If they...

Castro’s conundrum: finding a post-communist model Cuba can follow

TODAY CUBA - When US President Donald Trump imposed new restrictions on Cuba in June 2017, he professed his administration’s aim was to “encourage greater freedom for the Cuban people and economic interaction”. Raúl Castro, who took over from his brother Fidel in 2008, has...

Cuban Housing Crisis Shows Deficit of 800,000 Homes

Cuba currently faces a drastic housing crisis. A report presented to the island’s Parliament revealed “critical” problems stretching back a century, and which manifested in a deficit of more than 880,000 homes in 2016. The problem mostly stems from a lack of maintenance to existing...

Caldosa, A New Homegrown Costa Rican Dish

Q MAGAZINE - It’s not often we get to witness the birth of a new homegrown Costa Rican dish. For an ethno-foodie like myself, it’s like the discovery of a new species or the arrival of a comet. The dish is called a caldosa. A caldosa...

Russia Sides with Cuban Dictatorship, Calls Trump’s Policy Reversal “Cold War Rhetoric”

Vladimir Putin (left) with Cuba’s President Raul Castro TODAY CUBA – Russia has expressed its “unyielding solidarity” with Cuba following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would be reversing many Obama-era policies intended to thaw relations with the island. Russia’s Foreign Ministry didn’t wait long...

UN Sounds Alarm on Rising HIV Infections in Cuba

The island has seen a nine percent increase in HIV infections, just under Eastern Europe and Central Asia. (Taringa) TODAY CUBA – Cuba has reported significant increases in HIV/AIDS (SIDA in Spanish) cases, according to the United Nations. UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean...

Here’s What Breakfast Looks Like Around Latin America

Q TRAVEL - I don't know if breakfast is really the most important meal of the day. For many it's often the last thing they think about at night and the first thing when they wake up, so we spend a lot of time...

Costa Rica Demonstrates Experience in Renewable Energy in Cuba

Q COSTA RICA (Prensa Latina) Jose Antonio Aragon, member of Costa Rica's Board of Directors on Planning and Power Development of Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), presented a keynote lecture on how his country is fostering the use of renewable energy. Aragon delivered the lecture...

Costa Rica Immigration Official “Key” In Human Trafficking Gang

Q COSTA RICA - The Policía de Migración (Costa Rican Immigration Police) struck a major blow to a human trafficking ring after capturing four members of an organization that was dedicated to moving Cubans through Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico to the final destination,...

Cuba Launches Landmark Libertarian Party “Jose Marti”

We, the members of the Cuban Libertarian Party, do not fear any attacks against our bodies, because our ideas will live on and achieve freedom (Nelson Chartrand). On Sunday, May 7, 2017, a milestone was set in Cuban history, as well as for lovers and...

Venezuela’s New Constituent Assembly Takes Page From Fascism’s Playbook

Dictator Nicolás Maduro tramples liberal democracy on his to fascism. (PanAm Post) Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro summoned citizens to write a new constitution at the beginning of May, and though many questions about his proposal remain unclear, the dictator has revealed some new details about the plan...

Google Becomes First Foreign Internet Company in Cuba

TODAY CUBA – Google’s servers started running in Cuba this Wednesday, April 26, making the technology giant the first foreign Internet company on the Caribbean island. “I think this will be very important for Cubans,” Dyn Internet company Analysis Director Doug Madory told CNBC. “Internet...

Castro Regime Arrests Nearly 50 Ladies in White Activists Throughout Cuba

The Cuban government has unleashed a new round of repression against the Ladies in White (Twitter). TODAY CUBA – The Cuban regime arrested nearly 50 “Ladies in White” on Sunday, April 23, in different parts of the country, after a three-day police operation against that...

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