Sunday, Feb 05, 2023



‘Cuba is depopulating’: Largest exodus yet threatens country’s future

December 11, 2022 1:14 pm

Living conditions in Cuba under Communist rule have long been precarious, but today, deepening poverty and hopelessness have set off the largest exodus from the Caribbean island nation since Fidel Castro rose to power over a half-century ago.

Cuba requests US aid after Hurricane Ian knocks out power, says report

October 01, 2022 12:15 pm

Hurricane Ian tore through the island nation on Tuesday, causing an country-wide blackouts, flattening homes and destroying agricultural fields.

Cubans protest in Havana for second night over lack of power

October 01, 2022 10:13 am

A foreign monitoring group reported that Cuba's internet service shut down for the second time in two days, saying it appeared to be unrelated to problems from the storm but rather an attempt to keep information about the demonstrations from spreading.

Cuba’s power grid fails in wake of hurricane Ian

September 28, 2022 1:29 pm

The hurricane comes as Cuba continues to recover from one of the worst periods of financial hardship in the country’s history, with the nation’s ailing infrastructure already producing widespread power blackouts

Millions in Florida urged to evacuate as Hurricane Ian nears

September 28, 2022 10:05 am

Ian churned across the southeastern edge of the Gulf of Mexico headed for Florida after slamming into Cuba earlier in the day, leaving the entire country without power, forcing mass evacuations and swamping fishing villages.

Hurricane Ian lashes Cuba, aims at Florida as possible Category 4

September 27, 2022 12:29 pm

The US National Hurricane Centre said the island's west coast could see as much as 14 feet (4.3 metres) of storm surge.

Cuba approves same-sex marriage in unusual referendum

September 27, 2022 11:59 am

The reforms had met unusually strong open resistance from the growing evangelical movement in Cuba.

7 missing, 121 hurt, 1 dead in fire at Cuban oil facility

August 07, 2022 10:57 am

Minutes later, President Miguel Díaz-Canel thanked Mexico , Venezuela, Russia, Nicaragua, Argentina and Chile for their offers of help. A support flight from Mexico arrived Saturday night.

Desperate search for survivors in Cuba hotel blast; 26 dead

May 07, 2022 9:56 pm

A natural gas leak was the apparent cause of Friday's blast at the 96-room hotel.

Gas leak blamed for blast at iconic Havana hotel that killed 22

May 07, 2022 7:16 am

The blast shrouded the building and surrounding streets in plumes of black smoke and dust rising from the rubble.


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.