Cuba

Audit: Us Broadcasting To Cuba Rife With Bad Journalism, Ineffective Propaganda

The U.S. government service charged with delivering objective news into Cuba produces both “bad journalism” and “ineffective propaganda,” according to an independent audit released Tuesday.   The U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM),...

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Venezuela’s Collapse Is Worst In Decades

“Zimbabwe’s collapse under Robert Mugabe. The fall of the Soviet Union. Cuba’s disastrous unraveling in the 1990s. The crumbling of Venezuela’s economy has now outpaced them all,” the New York Times reports. “Venezuela’s...
Related topics: Venezuela, Zimbabwe

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Bolton Pushes United States To Over-reach In Iran

Washington DC, May 14—In the 13 months since he became Pres. Trump’s national security adviser, the extreme hawk John Bolton has successfully ramped up Washington’s tensions with Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, and to some extent also Syria. But...
Related topics: Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Syria

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Trump's Non-military Wars Come To A Head

Showdown at Venezuela Embassy in US continues; China-US Trade War escalates; Cuba responds to heightened US sanctions.
Related topics: Military, Venezuela, China

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Crisis Begins: Cuba Begins Widespread Rationing Due To Shortages 

Last month, the Trump administration imposed new sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela, attempting to tighten the vice on Havana to end its support for Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro. As a result, Cuba launched widespread rationing of staple foods...
Related topics: Venezuela, Havana

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Cuban Activists Had Their Annual Pro-lgbt Parade Ready. Then The Government Called It Off.

Cuba’s National Center for Sex Education said "new tensions in the international and regional context" were to blame.
Related topics: Activism

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Gay Rights Groups Hold Unauthorized March In Havana 

Gay rights activists using social media on Saturday organized an unauthorized march down eight blocks of one of Havana's main thoroughfares before they were stopped by police.  The march was the second by a nongovernmental organization in Cuba in...
Related topics: Havana, Activism, Social Media, Police

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Cuba Begins Widespread Rationing In Face Of Crisis

The Cuban government announced Friday that it was launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis.   Commerce Minister Betsy Diaz Velazquez told the state-run...

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Us Sanctions 2 Companies For Shipping Venezuelan Oil To Cuba 

The United States has placed sanctions on two shipping companies for transporting Venezuelan oil to Cuba.  The Treasury Department said Friday it targeted the Marshall Islands-based Monsoon Navigation Corp. and Serenity Maritime Ltd.,...

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Cubans Dismayed Canada Halting Visa Processing In Havana

Cubans were dismayed on Thursday to learn Canada's embassy in Havana was no longer processing visa applications due to staffing cutbacks over unexplained health incidents among Canadian and U.S. diplomats in the Cuban capital. Canada, which in...
Related topics: Canada, Havana

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Icg On Venezuela Discussed Developing Contacts With Russia, China - Mogherini

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Sputnik) - The International Contact Group on Venezuela has discussed the decision to establish contacts with the Lima Group, Caribbean Community, Cuba, Russia, China and others to help create an environment to resolve the...
Related topics: Venezuela, Russia, China, Costa Rica

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Trump’s Meddling In Latin America Has Nothing To Do With Human Rights

This piece originally appeared on Truthout.  Under the guise of protecting human rights, the Trump administration is illegally meddling in three countries it has dubbed the “troika of tyranny” — Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua. National...
Related topics: Human Rights, Venezuela, Nicaragua

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U.s. Directs Blame At Cuba For Guaidó's Failed Military Uprising In Venezuela

The Trump administration is blaming Cuba for propping up Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
Related topics: Military, Venezuela

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Boeing 737 From Gitmo Crash Lands into Florida River

A charter plane with multiple passengers traveling from Cuba to north Florida ended up in a river at the end of a runway Friday night.        
Related topics: Boeing

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Exxon Mobil Sues Cuba For $280 Million Over Expropriated Property

Exxon Mobil Corp on Friday sued Cuba's state-owned Cuba Petroleo and CIMEX Corp in U.S. federal court seeking $280 million over a refinery, gasoline stations and other assets seized after Fidel Castro’s revolution. Exxon, the largest U.S. oil...
Related topics: Exxon Mobil Corporation, Fidel Castro

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Trump Administration Lifts Limits On American Lawsuits Against Cuba

Americans can now sue almost any company that trafficked property taken by Cuba's revolutionary government starting Wednesday. Miami-based conglomerate Carnival Cruise Line is the first to be sued.
Related topics: Lawsuits

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Moscow Urges To Protect Un Charter To 'put An End To Anti-cuban Blockade'

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – After Washington's decision to fully enforce far-reaching sanctions against Cuba, Russia has called on all responsible parties to defend the UN Charter to jointly put an end to the blockade of the Latin American country, the...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow

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Eu Reiterates Intention To Countersue If Us Firms Sue Eu Businesses In Cuba

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The European Union has reiterated that it would use all appropriate means, including suing the United States by drawing on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreement, to counteract the possible economically detrimental effects...
Related topics: Belgium, Brussels

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U.s. Sanctions Will Be A Challenge For Cuba’s Economy

Provisions of a 1996 U.S. law cracking down on Cuba will be fully implemented on Thursday.

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Macro Briefing: 1 May 2019

Venezuela’s Maduro holds on to power with grip on military: BBG Trump threatens US embargo on Cuba for supporting Venezuela: Reuters GOP senators raise doubts about Moore’s possible nomination to Fed: WSJ Year-over-year trend of US...
Related topics: Venezuela, Military, Reuters

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