Tourism to Cuba tanks 24% after Trump tightens travel ban

Business Aug 22, 2019

Tourism to Cuba tanks 24% after Trump tightens travel ban

Tourist arrivals to Cuba plunged 23.6 percent on the year in July, official data showed on Wednesday, confirming the blow dealt to the sector by the Trump administration's tightening of U.S. restrictions on travel to the Caribbean island. Data from the Statistics Office had already ...

John Bolton warns foreign entities that violate Venezuela asset freeze

Business Aug 7, 2019

John Bolton warns foreign entities that violate Venezuela asset freeze

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton pressed his case Tuesday for sweeping action against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, warning foreign governments and companies that they could face retaliation in the U.S. if they continue to do business with his socialist administration. Bolton's comments came after ...

Defiant Cuban LGBT activists hold unprecedented parade

World / Social Issues May 12, 2019

Defiant Cuban LGBT activists hold unprecedented parade

Cuban gay rights activists held an unauthorized independent pride parade in Havana on Saturday despite the communist government warning against it and calling it subversive, an unprecedented show of civil society in the one-party state. More than a hundred Cubans chanting "long live a diverse ...

No Cuban troops in Venezuela, diplomat from Havana tells AP

World May 2, 2019

No Cuban troops in Venezuela, diplomat from Havana tells AP

Cuba has no troops in Venezuela and engages in no security operations there but maintains the right to military and intelligence cooperation with its ally, a top Cuban diplomat said Wednesday. Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, Cuba's director-general of U.S. affairs, told The Associated Press in ...