World Jul 12Police patrol Havana in large numbers after demonstrations
Large contingents of Cuban police are patrolling the capital of Havana following protests around the island nation against food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus crisis.
World Jul 05Tropical Storm Elsa headed to landfall on central Cuba coast
By Sunday, Cuban officials had evacuated 180,000 people as a precaution against the possibility of heavy flooding from a storm that already battered several Caribbean islands, killing at least three people.
World Jul 04Cuba evacuates 70,000 as Tropical Storm Elsa approaches
The Cuban government had opened shelters and moved to protect sugarcane and cocoa crops ahead of the storm. Most of those evacuated went to relatives' homes, while about 23,000 people sheltered at government facilities. Some 400 living in mountainous areas…
Politics Oct 29Many Cubans hope U.S. election will lead to renewed ties
Few countries in Latin America have seen as dramatic a change in U.S. relations during the Trump years or have as much at stake in who wins the vote.
Economy Oct 22Cuba says U.S. sanctions have caused nearly $5.6 billion in losses
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez on Thursday decried what he said is a growing number of sanctions suffocating the island, a topic that is on the agenda for next year's U.N. General Assembly session.
Politics May 21Cuba’s top diplomat for U.S. relations says ties at new low
Cuba's top diplomat in charge of relations with the United States says relations have sunk to a new low, and potentially could sink even lower with the appointment of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence…
Arts Oct 17Alicia Alonso, grande dame of Cuban ballet, dies at 98
As founder and director of the National Ballet of Cuba, Alonso personified the island's arts program under Fidel Castro's communist rule and she kept vise-like control over the troupe past her 90th birthday despite being nearly blind for decades.
World Sep 20Fuel shortage has Cubans waiting hours in line for gas
Increasingly, gas stations are running out with people still waiting in line because of a fuel shortage blamed on the Trump administration.
World Jun 24What’s an advanced Russian warship doing in Havana harbor?
Russia has not provided details about the purpose of its trip, but the Kremlin has moved to bolster Russia's military capability amid tensions with the West.
Nation Jan 12Cuba releases 53 prisoners as part of historic deal with U.S.
HAVANA — Cuba has completed the release of 53 political prisoners that was part of last month's historic deal with the United States, the Obama administration said Monday. The move clears a major hurdle for the normalization of ties between…