Cuba slams Trump’s reversal of newfound friendship

The Cuban government has denounced US President Donald Trump's new measures to tighten the blockade on the island as a setback in US-Cuban relations, but said it remained willing to continue "respectful dialogue." Only a...

Russia Sides with Cuban Dictatorship, Calls Trump’s Policy Reversal “Cold War Rhetoric”

TODAY CUBA - Russia has expressed its “unyielding solidarity” with Cuba following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would be reversing many Obama-era policies intended to thaw relations with the island. Russia’s Foreign Ministry...

In booming Old Havana tourist quarter, Trump speech puts Cubans in a bad mood

TODAY CUBA, HAVANA — Cuban families gathered anxiously around their television sets in March 2016 when then-President Barack Obama made his pitch to the Cuban people at the Grand Theater in Old Havana. His message,...

Airbnb Rentals Offer Cuban Residents Much-Needed Extra Income

TODAY CUBA - Airbnb has been growing in popularity in Cuba, with island residents earning around US US$40 million since April 2015, the company said. Airbnb — which allows users to rent out their homes,...

UN Sounds Alarm on Rising HIV Infections in Cuba

TODAY CUBA - Cuba has reported significant increases in HIV/AIDS (SIDA in Spanish) cases, according to the United Nations. UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Edward Greene said this week that Cuba is among...

Castro Regime Arrests Cuban Libertarian Party Members: “Only the Communist Party Is Legal”

Members of the Cuban Libertarian Party were arrested this week without warrant or cause, a party spokesperson reported. On Wednesday, May 31, three members of the Cuban State Security Forces arrived at the Benjamin Franklin...

This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba

TODAY CUBA - A flash of excitement about travel to Cuba after the country opened its borders to the U.S. in 2016 for the first time in decades may have lost some of its...

Cuban Dictatorship Invites Over Puerto Rican Terrorist Released by Obama

Cuba President Raul Castro congratulated Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera on his release this week, and invited him to visit the island. Lopez Rivera spent 35 years as a US political prisoner after claiming...

White House Promises Major Break with Obama’s Cuba Policy

TODAY CUBA - On Wednesday, a senior State Department official said president Donald Trump will be considering “significant differences” with former president Barack Obama’s Cuba policy; one of his main objectives will be improving the...

Cuba Launches Landmark Libertarian Party “Jose Marti”

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, a milestone was set in Cuban history, as well as for lovers and defenders of freedom worldwide: the Cuban Libertarian Party “José Martí” was founded. The event was held at...

End of an era in Cuba?

Last of a May Day celebration without a Castro brother TODAY CUBA - The Cuban government's traditional May Day parade Monday is the last to be overseen by President Raul Castro, and the first without...

Google Becomes First Foreign Internet Company in Cuba

TODAY CUBA - Google’s servers started running in Cuba this Wednesday, April 26, making the technology giant the first foreign Internet company on the Caribbean island. “I think this will be very important for Cubans,”...

Russian Government to Help Cuba Modernize Its Defense Industry

Anatoly Punchuk, deputy director of the Federal Technical Cooperation Service of Russia, announced that Russia is aiding its longtime ally with the “modernization of the defense industry of Cuba.” Russian aid to the Cuban armed...

Castro Regime Arrests Nearly 50 Ladies in White Activists Throughout Cuba

TODAY CUBA - The Cuban regime arrested nearly 50 “Ladies in White” on Sunday, April 23, in different parts of the country, after a three-day police operation against that opposition organization. The operation carried out...

Cuba’s Ladies in White Claim Normalization Made Repression Worse

TODAY CUBA - The Cuban opposition group Ladies in White has spoken out again about increased repression against political dissidents on the island. In Miami, Florida this week, the group spoke about the current political...

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Trump Blames Cuba for Sonic Attack on US Diplomats

US President Donald Trump said Monday that “Cuba is responsible” for the sonic attacks against 22 US diplomats who were staying in Havana in...

Next Cuban Leader Rejects US ‘Imperialism’

Havana’s anticipated next leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has refuted calls by Washington to change the island nation’s ways, declaring that “changes needed in Cuba will...

Hurricane Victims in Cuba Call Regime’s Relief Efforts “A Lie,” Protest for Proper Shelters

A hundred victims of Hurricane Irma protested the lack of official attention and aid in Cuba this week. A group of demonstrators were reportedly supposed...

Cuban Writer Jacobo Machover Talks Che Guevara, Twisted History of the Left’s Beloved Murderer

Fifty years after the death of Argentine guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara, Cuban writer Jacobo Machover spoke about his book “The Hidden Face of Che”...

U.S. Suspends All Visas for Cubans, Withdraws Most Staff From Embassy in Havana

Cuban Americans seeking to have their relatives join them from the island will not be able to do so — at least for the...

Cuban Regime Profits from Hurricane Irma Relief Donations

The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC) is urging the island’s government to put products intended for Hurricane Irma recovery to better use. “The...

Cuba: Over 70% of Island’s Power Restored After Hurricane

Government officials and citizens continue to work extensively to restore the country to normality. Over 70 percent of Cuba’s electrical power has been restored in...

Journalists again Arrested in Cuba, Now for Reporting on Hurricane Irma Preparations

Raúl Castro’s dictatorship in Cuba arrested independent journalists who were trying to report on Hurricane Irma this week. When they were arrested, Maykel Gonzalez Vivero and...

Cuban Dictatorship Outdoes Itself, Breaks Record for Arbitrary Monthly Arrests

The number of arbitrary arrests in Cuba has reached a record high over the last nine months, according to The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and...

Cuba’s Economy May Not Survive the Fall of the Venezuelan Regime

TODAY CUBA - Economists are warning that a fall of Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela could be devastating for Cuba. Professor of Economics at the...