Cuba: News Updates

The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to condemn the U.S. commercial, economic and financial embargo against Cuba for the 22nd year in a row.

The symbolic vote was 188-2, with three abstentions. The United States and Israel voted against it. General Assembly...

by Peter James Spielmann
October 29, 2013

Global Links and Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC), today launched a joint humanitarian campaign to send hurricane relief to Santiago, Cuba, the country’s second largest city, devastated by Hurricane Sandy on October 25th.

As the US eastern seaboard counts severe losses and...

October 29, 2012

A WOMAN in torn jeans and a ruffled top talks on a cellphone as we get ready to board our Cubana Air flight to Havana from Cancún, Mexico.

The men in line next to us check three flat-screen Samsung TV sets — and bring aboard a stack of Italian panini presses as carry-on luggage.

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By Carol Pucci
October 19, 2012
CLAUDIA TORRENS
October 2, 2012
CLAUDIA TORRENS
October 2, 2012

Less than two years after President Obama set off a boom in Cuban travel by relaxing restrictions on “people-to-people” educational trips, Obama’s Treasury Department has again tightened restrictions, forcing cancellations and delays that have put dozens of educational group trips in limbo....

By Christopher Reynolds
September 6, 2012