Bay of Pigs vet, families seek billions from Cuba

Nov 24, 2014

Bay of Pigs vet, families seek billions from Cuba

Since the day in 1959 that Cuban government agents blackmailed his father into committing suicide, Gustavo Villoldo has been on an anti-Castro mission that included co-piloting a B-26 bomber during the ill-fated 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, infiltrating Cuba for the CIA numerous times ...

Nov 13, 2014

Stung by sanctions scandal, Cuba defends North Korea at U.N.

Cuba, which was involved in a violation of U.N. sanctions against North Korea last year, has come to the aid of Pyongyang to defend it against a Western-led push to bring its alleged human rights abuses to The Hague, envoys said Wednesday. A European-Japanese ...

Nov 5, 2014

AP photojournalist dies in car crash in Cuba

An Associated Press photographer in Cuba, Franklin Reyes Marrero, has died in a car accident while returning from an assignment west of Havana. Reyes, 39, was driving from the port of Mariel on Monday after working on a story about the Cuban economy. He ...

Cuba invites U.S. to cooperate on Ebola

Oct 21, 2014

Cuba invites U.S. to cooperate on Ebola

Cuban is willing to work with the United States in the fight against Ebola, President Raul Castro said at a summit of leftist Latin American nations Monday. Castro said that the world must avoid politicization of the effort. He spoke at a summit of ...

Kissinger pushed Ford in 1976 to attack Cuba, records show

Oct 2, 2014

Kissinger pushed Ford in 1976 to attack Cuba, records show

U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, incensed over Cuba’s deployment of troops to Angola, ordered contingency plans drawn up nearly 40 years ago to attack the small island, according to declassified government documents posted online Wednesday. In several White House meetings, Kissinger advocated for ...

Cuba turns down request for Hemingway fishing logs

Sep 12, 2014

Cuba turns down request for Hemingway fishing logs

U.S. scientists won’t get immediate access to potentially invaluable fishing logs kept by Ernest Hemingway but authorities will work to allow researchers to view them eventually, Cuban officials said Thursday. Cuba’s National Cultural Heritage Council said marine scientists on a tour with the author’s ...

Aug 5, 2014

Cuba abuzz over news of U.S. undercover travelers program

News that the U.S. government quietly contracted young Latin Americans to travel to Cuba for political purposes under the guise of health and civic programs was the talk of the town in Havana and the Cuban diaspora Monday, eliciting both criticism and praise for ...