In Cuba, Where There’s Fire, There’s Anti-Government Propaganda (OPINION)

In the months since an explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana killed 47 people, and weeks after 14 firefighters died fighting the oil fire at the port in Matanzas, recent fires at state-owned and military facilities are leading people on social media to draw various conclusions.

  • Sep 12, 2022
  • 1:24 PM

Raging Fire Consumes 4th Tank at Cuba Oil Storage Facility

Flames engulfed a fourth tank at an oil storage facility in western Cuba on Tuesday as the raging fire consumes critical fuel supplies on an island grappling with a growing energy crisis.

  • Aug 10, 2022
  • 12:05 PM

Cuban President Visits Mexico, Receives Highest Honor for Foreigners

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel acknowledged that the island faces “tremendously difficult challenges” as he arrived in Mexico on Saturday. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called U.S. policy “completely worn out, anachronistic, it has no future or point, and it no longer benefits anyone.”

  • Feb 13, 2023
  • 10:52 AM

US Offers Hurricane Assistance to Cuba Amid Blackouts

The United States said Tuesday it has offered critical emergency humanitarian assistance to the people of Cuba to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian, an unusual but not unprecedented move after years of bilateral tensions.

  • Oct 19, 2022
  • 11:40 AM

10 Days Later, Recovery From Hurricane Ian Continues in Cuba

Ten days after the storm left still unquantified devastation across western Cuba and knocked out the power grid nationwide, many Cubans are still without electricity, water, or basic goods. The destruction from Ian has piled onto the hardship of people who had already been suffering through scarcity and shortages in recent years.

  • Oct 7, 2022
  • 10:25 AM

Cuba Requests Emergency Assistance From United States After Ian

In a seemingly unprecedented move, the Cuban government has asked the United States for assistance with recovery efforts after Hurricane Ian struck the island on September 27, according to the Wall Street Journal.

  • Oct 5, 2022
  • 11:15 AM

Florida Governor DeSantis’ Plan to Bus Cuban Migrants Red Meat for Extremists (OPINION)

The busing of migrants was always nothing more than a taxpayer-funded stunt meant as red meat to the most extremist elements of the Republican base, who DeSantis is obsessed with pandering to as he weighs a possible presidential run in 2024.

  • Aug 26, 2022
  • 12:29 PM

Uvalde School District’s Fired Police Chief Blames Everyone Else (OPINION)

Suggesting that criticism against Arredondo and his firing constitutes a “public lynching” —as Arrendondo does in a 17-page statement— is not only abhorrent but diminishes the lives that were lost that day.

  • Aug 25, 2022
  • 5:40 PM

Cuban Doctor Shot to Death at Mexico Hospital

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Cuban doctor has been shot to death at a hospital in a rough neighborhood on the outskirts of Mexico City, prosecutors in the State of Mexico confirmed late Monday.

  • Aug 16, 2022
  • 3:28 PM

Chaos in Cuba After Hotel Explosion (OPINION)

The cleanup from last Friday’s blast, which killed 44 and injured nearly 100 more, is continuing. The Cuban people deserve our compassion and empathy, not more lies and deceit by outsiders and interventionists about what they see happening in real-time.

  • May 13, 2022
  • 3:41 PM

Explosion Damages Hotel in Cuban Capital; 8 Deaths Reported

A powerful explosion seriously damaged a hotel in the Cuban capital on Friday, and officials reported at least eight people had died.

  • May 6, 2022
  • 1:56 PM

Cuba Blames US for War in Ukraine

The government on Saturday issued a statement that blamed the U.S. for the current war in Ukraine. It referred to “U.S. efforts to continue the progressive expansion of NATO” towards Russia’s borders as the main provocation for its attacks on Ukraine.

  • Feb 28, 2022
  • 10:31 AM

Confronting Cuban American Propaganda Head On (OPINION)

Misinformation in each respective Latino community is rampant, especially among the Cuban Americans of South Florida, and it’s going to take more than just talking about it to defeat it.

  • Jan 14, 2022
  • 11:52 AM

Planned Opposition Protests in Cuba Flop

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez called the protests an “absolute failure” in an interview on Tuesday. He also criticized U.S. President Joe Biden for not yet addressing the embargo and continuing with Trump-era policies that have exacerbated the country’s shortage of basic goods.

  • Nov 22, 2021
  • 12:51 PM

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 the battleground state of Florida.

  • Jul 14, 2021
  • 11:59 AM

OAS Chief Under Fire for Removal of Top Rights Official

MIAMI (AP) — An ombudswoman for the Organization of American States is facing criticism that she assisted Secretary General Luis Almagro in a widely condemned effort to remove the region’s top human rights official, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Sep 1, 2020
  • 12:45 PM

Bolsonaro Fires Health Minister and Announces Replacement as Brazil’s Death Toll Rises

Ex-Health Minister Luiz Enrique Mandetta will be replaced by oncologist Nelson Teich.

  • Apr 17, 2020
  • 1:00 PM

Private Wi-Fi to Become Legal in Cuba

The Ministry of Communications said Cubans would be able to set up Wi-Fi networks in their residences

  • May 30, 2019
  • 9:02 AM

Cuba Faces Food and Medicine Shortages Amid Developing Crisis

The Cuban government is comparing these shortages to the “special period” following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

  • Apr 19, 2019
  • 9:03 AM

Cuba Expands Rights But Rejects Radical Change in Updated Constitution

This is how social change works these days in Cuba, my home country and the subject of my academic research.

  • Feb 27, 2019
  • 4:06 PM

Cubans Gain 3G Mobile Access

The move aligns with President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s goal of expanding connectivity throughout the island

  • Dec 7, 2018
  • 10:39 AM

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