Category: Cuba

Hurricane Matthew Leaves Hundreds Dead In Haiti

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The death toll from Hurricane Matthew, which struck Haiti on Tuesday, continues to rise, with Reuters reporting this morning that nearly 500 people have died. Matthew is the strongest […] Read More >

After Transforming Church’s Role in Cuba, Longtime Havana Cardinal Steps Down

Top Story — Cardinal Jamie Ortega, the longtime leader of the Catholic Church in Cuba and a key player in the clandestine negotiations that resulted in resumed diplomatic relations between […] Read More >

Ahead of Obama Visit, Cuba Eases Travel Restrictions for Dissidents

Top Story — Cuba on Wednesday granted seven of the country’s most well-known dissidents, out on parole while serving prison sentences ranging from 18 to 25 years, permission for a […] Read More >

Cubans Welcome News of Obama Visit in March

Top Story — U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Cuba on March 21 in order to proceed with the normalization of relations between the United States and the island […] Read More >

Cuba to Introduce Broadband Internet Pilot Program

Top Story — The Cuban government will roll out broadband Internet service in two neighborhoods in Havana, the director of the state telecommunications company ETECSA announced on Sunday night. The […] Read More >

Obama Relaxes Rules on Cuba Trade as Tourism Surges

Top Story — As of today, Cuba will be able import U.S. goods on credit for the first time since the start of an economic embargo in 1962. The Obama […] Read More >

Cuba Blames U.S. Policy for Migrant Surge

Top Story — Cuban officials have blamed U.S. policy for the recent surge in migration from the island to the United States, which has created a border crisis in Central […] Read More >

UN Supports Lifting of Cuba Embargo, US Position Increasingly Isolated

Top Story — The United Nations on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in support of a resolution demanding an end to the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba. The United States, having recently discussed […] Read More >

Pope Francis Meets Castro Brothers, Church’s Revolutionary Foes

Top Story — Pope Francis delivered mass in Cuba on Sunday, as part of a visit that has highlighted the complex relationship between Catholicism and the island nation’s politics. The […] Read More >

US, Cuba to Open Embassies

The United States and Cuba will open embassies on one another’s soil on Monday, a historic culmination of the two countries’ promise in December to normalize relations after more than […] Read More >