Cuba

Brazil for 1st time votes against call to end US embargo on Cuba

UN General Assembly still overwhelmingly adopts resolution condemning Washington's economic embargo on Havana.

Brazil for 1st time votes against call to end US embargo on Cuba

United States

US bars flights to all Cuban airports except Havana

Washington says move is aimed at punishing Cuba for 'repressing' its people and support for Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro.

US bars flights to all Cuban airports except Havana

Cuba

US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela

US Department of Commerce will revoke existing licenses for aircraft leases to Cuban state-owned airlines.

US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela

Cuba

US sanctions Cuba's Castro for supporting Venezuela's Maduro

The sanctions block Raul Castro and his immediate family from entering the United States, Pompeo says.

US sanctions Cuba's Castro for supporting Venezuela's Maduro

AJ Impact

New round of US sanctions targets Venezuelan oil shipped to Cuba

US Treasury says Cuba-based entities are circumventing sanctions on Venezuelan oil giant PDVSA.

New round of US sanctions targets Venezuelan oil shipped to Cuba

Cuba

US expels two Cuban diplomats citing 'influence operations'

US says it is expelling two Cuban diplomats and restricting travel of members of Cuba's UN mission to Manhattan.

US expels two Cuban diplomats citing 'influence operations'

AJ Impact

EU stresses support for Cuba even as US hikes sanctions

The EU says it will continue helping Cuba to develop its economy following reimposition of US sanctions.

EU stresses support for Cuba even as US hikes sanctions

Cuba

Amnesty names five new political prisoners in Cuba

Rights group says detentions show not much has changed since Raul Castro handed over power to a younger leader in 2018.

Amnesty names five new political prisoners in Cuba

Cuba

Cuban parliament unanimously approves electoral law

The electoral law allows for both a president and a prime minister but bars a multiparty system.

Cuban parliament unanimously approves electoral law

AJ Impact

Venezuela sells oil to Turkey-registered firm, as sanctions bite

Reuters reports Caracas turns to obscure trading firms to offload petroleum.

Venezuela sells oil to Turkey-registered firm, as sanctions bite

Human trafficking

US adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba to blacklist on human trafficking

Two countries downgraded to those that have failed to make significant anti-trafficking efforts.

US adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba to blacklist on human trafficking

AJ IMPACT

US imposes major new restrictions on travel to Cuba

The Trump administration bans group educational and cultural trips known as 'people to people' travel to the island.

US imposes major new restrictions on travel to Cuba

AJ IMPACT

Cuba launches widespread rationing amid economic crisis

Chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other items to be sold in limited quantities as the US tightens trade embargo.

Aviation

Lucky escape as Boeing 737 crashes into Florida river

Plane carrying 143 people travelling from Cuba to north Florida ended up in a Jacksonville river at the end of a runway.

Lucky escape as Boeing 737 crashes into Florida river

Latin America

Cuba lawsuits: Claimants seek damages in US courts

Economists say the lawsuits will have a chilling effect on Cuba's troubled economy.