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Tag: Cuba

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    No Labor Day parade in Cuba due to fuel shortage

    Díaz-Canel explained that the situation responds to the “non-compliance” of supplying countries that are also going through a “complex energy situation.”

    Cuban authorities had to cancel the traditional May 1 Labor Day Revolution Square parade due to the shortage of fuel, it was announced Tuesday. Smaller events will be staged instead in “communities, labor, and student centers for several days and parades in the country's municipalities,” it was explained. The main event will take place in Havana's Malecon.

  • Tuesday, April 25th 2023 - 11:47 UTC

    Deportation flights to Havana resumed

    Deportation flights from the US to Cuba were suspended in December 2020, shortly before Biden took office

    The United States has resumed its deportation flights to Cuba of the so-called undesirable migrants after the procedures were halted during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed.

  • Friday, April 21st 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    Lavrov strengthens Moscow's ties with Havanna

    Raúl Castro (left) also met with Díaz-Canel (center) and the Russian dignitary (right)

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Thursday told Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel that Moscow continued to reject the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by Washington on Havanna. The Russian diplomat also met with former President Raúl Castro and with his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla during the last stop of his Latin America and Caribbean tour which included Brazil, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.

  • Thursday, April 20th 2023 - 10:01 UTC

    Díaz-Canel reelected as President of Cuba

    “Cuba defends the single party because it is at the root of our history”, said Díaz-Canel after being reelected

    Miguel Díaz-Canel was re-elected for a second term in office by the National Assembly of People's Power, a body which was renewed Wednesday after the March 27 elections, it was reported in Havanna.

  • Wednesday, April 19th 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Which Latin American country is one of Russia's “most loyal partners”?

    Lavrov is to visit Nicaragua and Cuba next

    During the second stop of his Latin American tour after Brasilia and ahead of Cuba and Nicaragua, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Tuesday said in Caracas in front of his local colleague Yván Gil Pinto that Venezuela was “without a doubt” one of Russia's “most loyal partners.”

  • Monday, April 17th 2023 - 09:04 UTC

    Russian FM kicks off Latin American tour in Brazil

    Lavrov praised the region's not taking sides in the Ukrainian conflict

    Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is off on a Latin American tour during which he will visit Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba between April 17 and 21 to strengthen bilateral cooperation in political, economic, commercial, educational, and humanitarian matters, according to Moscow.

  • Tuesday, February 14th 2023 - 09:50 UTC

    Major power outage hits Cuba

    In addition to the electricity problems, a gas leak caused an explosion at Havana's Caribbean hotel less than a year after the Saratoga massacre

    Cuba's Ministry of Energy and Mines confirmed on social media Monday that the power outage that left half the island without electricity was due to “a fire in a sugar cane plantation,” it was reported.

  • Tuesday, November 22nd 2022 - 10:11 UTC

    Cuban music legend Pablo Milanés dies aged 79

    Pablo Milanés and Che Guevara had a granddaughter in common

    Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés died Monday in Madrid, after being hospitalized for a series of cancer-related infections. He was 79.

  • Wednesday, September 28th 2022 - 10:45 UTC

    Cuba left powerless as Hurricane Ian passes by on its way to Florida

    Ian left Cuba in the dark but it is not a direct threat to Honduras where rains have left over 12 people dead. Photo: EFE / Yander Zamora

    Hurricane Ian left Cuba with no electricity Tuesday night as it caused major damage to the island's network on its way to Florida. Only the few who have access to gasoline-powered generators were spared from the full-scale blackout.

  • Monday, September 26th 2022 - 19:07 UTC

    Cuban voters agree to same-sex marriage

    Justice has been done, Díaz-Canel said

    With over 66% votes in favor, Cubans have approved through a referendum the introduction of same-sex marriage and other novelties, the Electoral Council announced Monday. The agency also considered the trend to be “irreversible.” Cuban President Miguel Díaz Canel said that “justice has been done.” The new legislation will replace the norms dating back to 1975.