She spied for Cuba: US frees Ana Montes after more than 20 years in jail

She spied for Cuba: US frees Ana Montes after more than 20 years in jail

Ana Montes – among the best-known Cold War spies caught by the US – has been released from prison after more than 20 years in custody. The 65-year-old spent almost two decades spying for Cuba while employed as an analyst at the Defence Intelligence Agency. After her arrest in 2001, officials said she had almost […]

Cuba says goodbye to one of its greatest musicians

Cuba says goodbye to one of its greatest musicians

Early morning hours last Tuesday, one of the most important singer-songwriters in the history of Cuba, the troubadour Pablo Milanes, who delighted millions of people around the world with his tuned guitar and unmistakable voice, passed away in Madrid. Milanes is, together with Silvio Rodriguez and Noel Nicola, one of the pivotal founders of the […]

Mexico to import crushed rock ballast from Cuba for “Maya Train” project

Mexico to import crushed rock ballast from Cuba for “Maya Train” project

After raising controversy by hiring hundreds of Cuban doctors, Mexico’s president appeared ready last Friday to anger critics again by announcing plans to buy crushed rock ballast for a tourist train project from Cuba. A lot of people in Mexico already have doubts about President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Maya Train project. There are questions […]

Extinguishing fire in Cuban fuel reservoirs may take days

Extinguishing fire in Cuban fuel reservoirs may take days

  Cuba is today facing an unprecedented industrial accident due to a fire in the Matanzas supertanker area caused by a lightning strike on one of the fuel reservoirs. The extinguishing of the fire of great proportions that since Friday consumed a battery of fuel warehouses in the Cuban city of Matanzas (central west) may […]

Russia war sanctions mean a struggle for Cuban car owners

Russia war sanctions mean a struggle for Cuban car owners

Francisco Pérez Rodríguez has a car problem — one that’s starting to be all too common for many Cubans. He’s been rebuilding the engine of his father-in-law’s Moskvich — one of tens of thousands of cars and other vehicles that poured into Cuba from its Cold War allies in the Soviet bloc and later Russia […]

Cruise companies fined for Cuba cruises

Cruise companies fined for Cuba cruises

A federal judge in Miami has ruled that cruise lines engaged in “statutorily prohibited tourism” by bringing passengers to Cuba. In a March 21, 2022, ruling, U.S. Judge Beth Bloom said that Carnival Corp., Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Royal Caribbean Group and MSC Cruises must compensate the descendants of a U.S. businessman for using a […]

Cuba says more than 700 charged over anti-government protests

Cuba says more than 700 charged over anti-government protests

Cuban officials say more than 700 people who took part in anti-government protests last year have been charged with crimes including sedition, vandalism, theft and public disorder. The public prosecutor’s office said 172 people had already been tried and convicted, without giving details. Families and activists have criticised the trials as unfair, and say the […]

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