Trump signs sanctions order targeting Venezuela gold exports: John Bolton

Business Nov 2, 2018

Trump signs sanctions order targeting Venezuela gold exports: John Bolton

Washington ratcheted up pressure on Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday with new measures aimed at disrupting the South American country's gold exports, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said. Bolton promised a tough stance by the Trump administration toward "dictators and despots near ...

Business / Tech Aug 15, 2018

Cubans cheer as free internet goes nationwide for a daylong test

Cuba's government said it provided free internet to the communist-run island's more than 5 million cellphone users on Tuesday, in an eight-hour test before it launches sales of the service. Cuba is one of the Western Hemisphere's least connected countries. State-run telecommunications monopoly ETECSA announced ...

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Business / Tech Jul 17, 2018

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Communist-run Cuba has started providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a further step toward opening one of the Western Hemisphere's least connected countries. Journalists at state-run news outlets were among ...

Canada pulls families of diplomats in Cuba amid unusual illnesses

World Apr 17, 2018

Canada pulls families of diplomats in Cuba amid unusual illnesses

Ottawa will remove families of diplomats posted at its embassy in Cuba as the cause of unusual health symptoms is still unknown, though information from medical specialists has raised concerns of a new type of brain injury, Canada said on Monday. Canada is still investigating ...

Fidel Castro's son commits suicide, Cuban state-run media report

World Feb 2, 2018

Fidel Castro's son commits suicide, Cuban state-run media report

The eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide Thursday at age 68 after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported. Castro Diaz-Balart, also known as "Fidelito" because of how much he looked like his father, ...