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 ...

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 ...

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says he will target Venezuela and Cuba

World / Politics Dec 19, 2018

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says he will target Venezuela and Cuba

Brazilian far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that he would take all action "within the rule of law and democracy" to oppose the governments of Venezuela and Cuba. Bolsonaro, who takes power Jan. 1, is a fervent anti-communist who has praised his country's 1964-1985 ...