Cuba's soccer team calls up foreign-based players for the first time

Soccer Mar 10, 2021

Cuba's soccer team calls up foreign-based players for the first time

Cuba called up Norwich City forward Onel Hernandez and 10 other foreign-based players on Tuesday in a historic first for the island nation ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala and Curacao. Professional sports were barred under former Cuban leader Fidel Castro from 1961 to ...

U.S. may restore Cuba to list of sponsors of terrorism, source says

World May 15, 2020

U.S. may restore Cuba to list of sponsors of terrorism, source says

The United States is considering returning Cuba to its list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Thursday, a move that would mark another major blow to increasingly tense relations between Washington and Havana. There is a "convincing case” ...

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 ...