Environment

With pristine reefs at stake, Cuba bets on coral nurseries

Cuba's first coral nursery was created three years ago through landmark collaboration between Cuban and Florida aquaria.

With pristine reefs at stake, Cuba bets on coral nurseries

Coronavirus pandemic

Cuba declares COVID-19 ‘under control’

The Cuban government says coronavirus pandemic is ‘under control’ after nine days without a death from COVID-19.

AJ Impact

US orders Marriott to wind down hotel operations in Cuba: Reuters

The move extinguishes what had been a symbol of the US-Cuban detente pursued by former US President Barack Obama.

US orders Marriott to wind down hotel operations in Cuba: Reuters

Brazil

Brazil lets Cuban doctors resume work amid coronavirus struggle

Doctors who stayed after Havana cancelled a programme helping Brazil's healthcare system receive new medical licenses.

Brazil lets Cuban doctors resume work amid coronavirus struggle

Coronavirus pandemic

Asylum seeker doctor prepares for coronavirus on US-Mexico border

Cuban Dairon Elisondo Rojas, who is seeking asylum in the US, treats fellow migrants in the Matamoros makeshift camp.

Asylum seeker doctor prepares for coronavirus on US-Mexico border

Cuba

US weighs returning Cuba to list of 'state sponsors of terrorism'

Havana, which has long denied any link to 'terrorism', dismissed the US Department of State announcement as 'spurious'.

US weighs returning Cuba to list of 'state sponsors of terrorism'

United States

US police: Shooting at Cuban Embassy is 'suspected hate crime'

Police say a man with an assault rifle was arrested after opening fire outside the Cuban Embassy in Washington, DC.

US police: Shooting at Cuban Embassy is 'suspected hate crime'

Cuba

Cuba has a history of sending medical teams to nations in crisis

Images of Cuban doctors in virus-hit Italy have drawn attention, highlighting a tradition of medical internationalism.

Cuba has a history of sending medical teams to nations in crisis

Earthquake

Major earthquake strikes in Caribbean between Jamaica and Cuba

The magnitude-7.7 quake triggered a tsunami warning for Cuba, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

Major earthquake strikes in Caribbean between Jamaica and Cuba

US & Canada

Guantanamo tribunal: Creator of CIA torture techniques testifies

One of the men credited with creating the CIA's post-9/11 torture programme says he would do it again.

Latin America

Psychologists who designed CIA torture to testify at Guantanamo

Psychologists to testify on CIA interrogation methods to stop new al-Qaeda attacks on the US after 9/11 attack.

United States

US-Cuba tensions on the rise five years after historic thaw

A hostile Trump administration and crises in Venezuela have left the landmark Obama-era detente hanging in the balance.

US-Cuba tensions on the rise five years after historic thaw

Latin America

US will help 'prevent Latin America protests from becoming riots'

Offering few details, US Secretary of State Pompeo accuses Cuba, Venezuela of attempting to 'hijack' democratic protests

US will help 'prevent Latin America protests from becoming riots'

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