Cuba's Ministry of Finance and Prices has allowed unrestricted entry into the country of medicines, food, and hygiene products as of next Monday in a measure to appease protests which erupted nationwide last Sunday.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday expressed his support for the Cuban people protesting against their living conditions under the Communist Government of Miguel Díaz-Canel.
Little has been known outside Cuba about the situation in the country following Sunday's nationwide protests against the government of President Miguel Díaz-Canel due to shortages of food, electricity and medicines.
Iconic leader Raúl Castro is expected to step down as First Secretary of Cuba's Communist Party (PCC) as the VIII Congress of the PCC is set to start this Friday at the Havana Convention Center, under the title “The Congress of the historical continuity of the Cuban Revolution.”
The Cuban government has ordered a cement factory to burn old tyres to power its operations and save on oil, amid a worsening fuel shortage brought on by US sanctions on the Communist island.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday named tourism minister Manuel Marrero Cruz as the country’s first prime minister in decades, under a new constitution that seeks to decentralize former leader Fidel Castro’s job.
Dignitaries of several Latin America and Caribbean countries Saturday criticized the uprising that led the resignation of Evo Morales as president of Bolivia in - which was dubbed a “coup d'état” in a joint statement in Havanna on the closing day of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) summit to celebrate the grouping's 17th anniversary.
Havana awoke on Thursday to long lines at gas stations and public transportation stops after President Miguel Diaz-Canel warned fellow Cubans to expect fuel shortages and blackouts that he blamed on US sanctions.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday said two former FARC commanders from neighboring Colombia whose whereabouts are unknown were welcome in Venezuela, a statement likely to fuel criticism that he is providing a safe haven for armed groups.
As long lines outside shops with mostly bare shelves are increasingly common in Cuba, and the government has indeed signaled that things are going from bad to worse, Havana is blasting president Donald Trump's administration for the hardship and misery.