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Cubans feeling the pinch as Trump cruise ban bites

Havana - The waxy sheen on his splendid 1934 Ford glimmers in the Caribbean sun, but nobody is hiring Estaban Estrada's red and white convertible these days -- the dollars have dried up now that US cruise liners are no longer calling at Havana.

Cubans left frustrated by slow and costly internet rollout

Havana - Six months on from the euphoria that greeted full internet access for mobile phones on the communist-run island, frustrated Cubans complain it is too expensive, too slow and crippled by government censorship.

Cuba's overseas medical brigade a repressive sham, ex-staffers say

Washington - A great source of pride for communist Cuba is a medical corps that has fanned out across the globe for decades to help people in troubled or poor countries.

Cuba's support for Maduro 'not negotiable' despite US sanctions

Havana - Cuba on Thursday rejected the latest US restrictions on travel to the island and stressed that its support for Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is "not negotiable.

Last cruise ship leaves Cuba as fresh US sanctions bite

Havana - The last US cruise liner to stop over in Cuba sailed out again Wednesday as stepped-up US sanctions against the Communist-run island came into force.

Last cruise ship leaves Cuba as fresh US sanctions bite

Havana - The last US cruise liner to stop over in Cuba was expected to sail out again Wednesday as stepped-up US sanctions against the Communist-run island came into force.

US moves to bar American tourists from visiting Cuba

Washington - The Trump administration clamped down on US tourist visits to Cuba Tuesday, aiming to cut the flow of dollars to a country that Washington accuses of helping prop up Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

US tightens Cuba sanctions, ends group travel

Washington - The Trump administration banned group educational travel to Cuba on Tuesday, cutting off one of the main avenues for Americans to visit the Caribbean island.

Young orchestra musicians bridge US-Cuba divide

Havana - Baton in hand, conductor James Ross mixes English and Spanish to set the rhythm for his orchestra of young Cuban and American musicians playing in a convivial atmosphere that contrasts sharply with the diplomatic tensions between their countries.

'Weight and balance' errors caused deadly Cuba air crash

Havana - A plane crash that killed 112 people in Cuba a year ago was caused by an error by the crew in its calculation of the aircraft's weight and balance, a government investigation commission said.

Cuban police break up unauthorized LGBT rights march in Havana

Havana - Cuban police on Saturday broke up an unauthorized pro-LGBT rights march in Havana, held as an alternative to the government-sanctioned Gay Rights parade that authorities canceled earlier in the week.To the cries of "Yes we can!

Economic crisis forces widespread rationing in Cuba

Havana - The Cuban government announced Friday that it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap, and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis.

US targets shippers for bringing Venezuela oil to Cuba

Washington - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on two shipping companies for delivering Venezuelan oil to ally Cuba in what it called a response to actions against opposition lawmakers in Caracas.

Spain lashes out at Trump over Cuba, Venezuela

Madrid - Spain's foreign minister on Wednesday lashed out at Washington's decision to lift a ban on lawsuits in US courts over property confiscated by Cuba, calling the move an "abuse of power" that would lead to a "legal battle".

Russia's increasing influence in Cuba stirs ghost of Cold War

Havana - Russia is stirring the ghosts of Cuba's Cold War past as it looks to re-establish its influence in the Communist-run island nation, although this time analysts say Moscow has no intention of bankrolling Havana.

ExxonMobil sues Cuban companies for nationalized assets

Havana - US giant ExxonMobil has filed a lawsuit against Cuba's state-owned oil company and a major business group for what it called "unlawful trafficking" of its assets after Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.

Carnival sued in US over seized property in Cuba, in a first

Miami - Carnival, the US cruise line, was sued Thursday over its use of port facilities in Cuba seized after the 1959 revolution, in the first such action under a previously unenforced US law.

Carnival sued in US over seized property in Cuba, in a first

Miami - Carnival, the US cruise line, was sued Thursday over its use of port facilities in Cuba seized after the 1959 revolution, in the first such action under a previously unenforced US law.

Cubans ready to sue in US courts for confiscated properties

Miami - Jose Ramon Lopez Regueiro claims to be the sole heir of the once privately-owned Havana airport -- and he is preparing to sue in US courts to recover the property confiscated in Cuba under Fidel Castro.

Cuba May Day parade defies Trump over Maduro support

Havana - The scent of the Cold War hung over Cuba's May Day parade where marchers bellowed defiance against US President Donald Trump for his threats to punish the Communist-run island's support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by extending the six-decad...

Buena Vista Social Club's Portuondo blows final round of kisses

New York - As revolutions go, the emergence of Cuban music collective Buena Vista Social Club was certainly a peaceful one -- but it sent cultural shockwaves still vibrating today.

Diaz-Canel's first year as Cuba president in five events

Havana - A deadly plane crash, economic woes, a new constitution, US sanctions and taking to social media: Miguel Diaz-Canel's first year as president of Cuba has been anything but straightforward.

Cubans steeled to resist latest US sanctions

Havana - The United States may have announced a raft of measures that could hamper investment in Cuba in a bid to ramp up pressure on the communist government, but in Havana life is trundling along with the usual serenity.

Flood of lawsuits, flight of investors on cards with US Cuba move

Havana - The US decision to enforce a tough but long-delayed law in Cuba could have far-reaching effects, including triggering an avalanche of lawsuits as well as action before the World Trade Organization.

EU, Canada warn of reprisals as US targets foreign interests in Cuba

Apo - The European Union and Canada warned Wednesday of reprisals after the United States for the first time allowed lawsuits against foreign companies operating in Cuba, including EU and Canadian firms.

Trump ramps up pressure on Cuba in Latin America offensive

Miami - President Donald Trump on Wednesday ramped up pressure on Cuba with new restrictions on US travel and remittances and a green light to lawsuits over seized property as he vowed to rid Latin America of leftists.

US announces Cuba property law despite EU warnings

Washington - The United States said Wednesday that a long-delayed law would go into effect next month that allows lawsuits over property seized by Cuba and that it issue make no exemptions for angered Europeans.

After 23-year delay, US squeezes Cuba on confiscated property

Washington - President Donald Trump will open the way for lawsuits in US courts over property confiscated by Cuba, enforcing a controversial law that angered European allies and could rattle the island's economy, after more than two decades of delay.

US sanctions companies sending Venezuelan oil to Cuba

Washington - The US Treasury on Friday unveiled financial sanctions on four maritime shipping companies and nine of their oil tankers over crude deliveries to Cuba, to pressure Havana to end support for Venezuela.

Two Cuban doctors in Kenya kidnapped by suspected jihadists

Nairobi - Suspected Somali Al-Shabaab jihadis kidnapped two Cuban doctors in northeastern Kenya on Friday and killed their police escort officer, officials said.
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