White House Loosens Travel, Other Rules on Cuba
White House Loosens Travel, Other Rules on Cuba
2022-05-18 00:15:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — The White House plans to increase authorized travel to Cuba, encouraging commercial opportunities for consumers to buy goods from “independent Cuban entrepreneurs,” and reverse the restrictions on remittances — a Trump-era policy — that kept Cuban immigrants from... Read More

Russia Won't Rule out Military Deployment to Cuba, Venezuela

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday sharply raised the stakes in its dispute with the West over Ukraine, with a top diplomat refusing to rule out a Russian military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela if tensions with the United States... Read More

Former CIA Official Knows Havana Syndrome is Real, Because He Has It
2021-09-30 13:53:35
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Just as the CIA was reportedly evacuating an intelligence officer in Serbia who had injuries consistent with Havana Syndrome, guests of Harvard University’s Intelligence Project were asserting that brain injuries from “a new form of asymmetric deniable warfare”... Read More

US Treasury Slaps Sanctions on Two Cuban Officials and Military Unit
2021-08-13 19:28:21
by Victoria Turner

Cubans have taken to the streets since July demanding a democratic life, and violence against exerting their civil rights will not be tolerated under the U.S. Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. Friday saw the third set of sanctions by... Read More

Foreign Affairs
White House Protesters Want Biden To Increase Pressure on Cuba
2021-07-27 13:05:34
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Cuban Americans made a plea for the United States to help the people of their home country Monday during a protest in Washington, D.C.  From a rally at the White House and during a march to the nearby... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Explainer: Shortages in Cuba Led to Unrest, Questions About Future US Role
2021-07-19 13:35:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The chants, loud and impassioned, could be heard every time someone opened the White House press room door. With a balmy, near tropical heat, settled over the nation’s capital, the sprinklers outside seemed to spray with added urgency... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Cuba, Haiti Stir Fresh Political Pressures for US President

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are two tiny Caribbean states whose intractable problems have vexed U.S. presidents for decades. Now, Haiti and Cuba are suddenly posing a growing challenge for President Joe Biden that could have political ramifications for him in... Read More

Cuban Deportations Have More Than Doubled in The Past Year, New Data Shows

More than twice as many Cubans were deported this year compared to last year, according to new data released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On Wednesday, federal officials released its latest deportation statistics, which showed that 1,179 Cubans were... Read More

US Bans Government Funding of Cultural Exchanges with Cuba, Other Nations

The White House has banned government agencies from funding educational and cultural exchanges with Cuban, Syrian, Russian and North Korean government entities and officials as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to halt people trafficking in those countries, according to... Read More

Trump Administration Halts Cruises to Cuba Under New Rules
2019-06-04 20:02:07
by Dan McCue

The Trump administration put an end to the most popular way to travel from the United States to Cuba, Tuesday banning cruise ships from calling on ports in the communist nation. The ban goes into effect Wednesday, when the change... Read More

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