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Saturday, November 27, 2021



Cuba: Mass protests thwarted as authorities arrest dissidents

November 16, 2021 5:42 pm

Opposition figure Manuel Cuesta Morua, leader of the Ladies in White rights movement Berta Soler, and her husband Angel Moya, a former political prisoner, were among those detained.

In Cuba, desires for food and freedom may spark a rare day of protest

November 14, 2021 1:04 pm

A young generation of dissidents, who rely on the internet to spread their ideas, are calling for a “Civic March for Change” on Monday, November 15, a bold move with little precedent in Cuba.

Cuba's danzón genre: '150 years later, it's still alive'

October 10, 2021 8:08 pm

Some danzón scores that were lost in the archives in the Cuban city of Matanzas have been rediscovered. Four of them were recently recorded by the Failde Orchestra, highlighting what became the national dance of Cuba and later spread to other countries in the region

Despite censorship and poor internet, Cuban podcasts are booming

September 19, 2021 11:41 am

The exchange was funny, informative and lighthearted, traits that have made "El Enjambre" one of the biggest hits among the scores of new Cuban-made podcasts that are now competing for residents’ attention and limited internet bandwidth.

Explained: Why Cuba is vaccinating children as young as two against Covid-19

September 18, 2021 9:05 am

Cuba’s Medicines Regulatory Agency (Cecmed) authorised the emergency use of the domestically produced Soberana-2 vaccine for minors between the ages of two and 18.

Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as 2

September 17, 2021 11:41 am

Cuba has two homegrown vaccines, Abdala and Soberana, that it says are safe and effective. Both require three shots. In previous weeks, the government started vaccinating people between 11 and 18 years old.

Cuba publishes draft family code that opens door to gay marriage

September 16, 2021 12:24 pm

Cuba, which sent gays to correctional labor camps in the early years after its 1959 leftist revolution, made considerable advances in LGBT rights in the 2000s and 2010s, despite the widespread persistence of machismo.

Explained: What is 'Havana Syndrome', due to which Kamala Harris's trip to Vietnam was delayed?

September 02, 2021 12:32 pm

US Vice-President Kamala Harris's trip to Hanoi in Vietnam was delayed on Tuesday due to a possible case of the "Havana Syndrome". What is this mysterious illness?

Overwhelmed by coronavirus, Cuba’s vaunted health system is reeling

August 18, 2021 9:27 am

After fending off the coronavirus last year, Cuba has been recently ravaged by the highly contagious delta variant, which has sent case rates soaring and swamped the country’s medical system.

US sets new Cuba sanctions as Biden meets Cuban-Americans

July 31, 2021 11:49 am

The White House meeting comes almost three weeks after unusual July 11 protests in which thousands of Cubans took to the streets in Havana and other cities to protest shortages power outages and government policies.


Strongest tornado in 8 decades hits Cuba, hundreds injured

January 31, 2019 9:56 am

A quarter of the city's roughly 2 million people were without power Monday afternoon and more than 200,000 people had lost water service because of a broken main and power cuts that left pumps out of service

Cuba after the Castros: A look at legacy and challenges ahead

April 19, 2018 2:03 pm

The Cuban government on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed Raul Castro. It is the first time in almost sixty years that a Castro will not be the president of Cuba.

Defying rain, Obama tours old Havana on foot with family

March 21, 2016 7:40 pm

President Barack Obama arrived to small but cheering crowds on Sunday at the start of a historic three-day visit to Cuba.


Obama set to make historic trip to Cuba

February 19, 2016 6:00 pm