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.

Guantanamo Bay

US commander of Guantanamo Bay prison 'relieved of duty'

Navy Rear Adm. John Ring was fired for a 'loss of confidence in his ability to command', the US Southern Command said.

US commander of Guantanamo Bay prison 'relieved of duty'

Latin America

US cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

US National Security Advisor Bolton announces new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries.

United States

US allowing lawsuits over properties seized by Castro's Cuba

Trump administration's decision, which will take effect on May 2, is strongly opposed by the European Union.

US allowing lawsuits over properties seized by Castro's Cuba

United States

US to allow lawsuits over Cuba property confiscation: Official

In an effort to increase pressure on Cuba, the US plans to open the way for lawsuits over property confiscated by Cuba.

US to allow lawsuits over Cuba property confiscation: Official

Cuba

Google signs deal with Cuba to boost internet services

The deal is aimed at speeding up connectivity to help bring communications on the island into the 21st century.

Google signs deal with Cuba to boost internet services