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Montevideo, September 30th 2023 - 00:22 UTC

Tag: Cuba

  • Monday, August 21st 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Cuban leader reaffirms support for Angola

    Díaz-Canel's next stop will be the BRICS Summit in South Africa

    Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel ratified this weekend during an official trip to Luanda his country's support to the Angolan government, it was reported.

  • Friday, August 18th 2023 - 09:41 UTC

    Lula and Pepe to help Cuba open up

    Mujica and Brazil's president are old-time friends

    Former Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica is planning a trip to Havanna together with Brazilian leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to persuade the Cuban government of Miguel Díaz-Canel to pursue the path of greater openness regarding foreign relations and economy, it was reported Thursday in Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, July 25th 2023 - 11:35 UTC

    Interpol disrupts criminal network that smuggled 5,000 Cubans to EU

    The complex criminal infrastructure was set up in many cities across Spain, Greece and in Serbia, flexible and able to adapt to changing circumstances

    Law enforcement from several European countries have disrupted an intercontinental criminal network smuggling migrants from fantasy island Cuba to the European Union. The investigation, coordinated by Europol and INTERPOL, led to the arrest of 62 persons, 25 of which were Cuban nationals and officials.

  • Friday, June 30th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Cuban footballers defect to US

    Roberney Caballero was among those who left the Cuban delegation while competing in the United States this week

    Four Cuban footballers have defected after their national team's debut in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States, it was reported this week. “Roberney Caballero, Denilson Morales, Neisser Sandó, and Jassael Herrera left the delegation,” a local TV sportscaster was quoted as saying.

  • Friday, June 16th 2023 - 09:54 UTC

    Iranian President rounds up Latin American tour

    Cuba has a friend in Iran, Díaz-Canel told Raisi

    Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Wednesday rounded up a Latin American tour after his stop in Havana to meet with his Cuban colleague Miguel Díaz-Canel following calls in Caracas and Managua

  • Friday, June 9th 2023 - 11:21 UTC

    WSJ says China plans to install spying base in Cuba

    National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby said the report was inaccurate

    According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the governments of China and Cuba signed an agreement whereby the Asian nation will install a spy base on the Caribbean island to intercept communications of all kinds in the United States.

  • 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.