August 26, 2019

Ex-Colombian President: Epstein flew to Cuba at Castro’s invitation

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By Jeffrey Rodack From Newsmax Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, who died last week in jail awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, had once traveled to Cuba at Fidel Castro’s invitation, Colombia’s former president Andrés Pastrana revealed. Pastrana’s comments were revealed in a report by the Washington, D.C. bureau of McClatchy newspapers. The report noted that Pastrana said he […]

Soccer: Canadian men to face Cuba in Cayman Islands due to stadium issues in Havana

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From BayToday.ca TORONTO — Canada will play a scheduled CONCACAF Nations League away match against Cuba next month in the Cayman Islands rather than in Havana. “The CONCACAF Nations League match between Cuba and Canada will not be played in Havana, Cuba because the Pedro Marrero Stadium does not meet the minimum requirements set by CONCACAF […]

Sustainability is on the Hook as Cuba adopts new Fisheries Law, EDF says

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From EDF Law will protect fish populations, ocean ecosystems and fishing communities (HAVANA – July 14, 2019) The government of Cuba enacted sweeping reforms of its fishing laws over the weekend, putting the island nation on a course to increase protection for some of the world’s most important and vibrant marine ecosystems while also ensuring […]

Cuba hopes for slight growth as Trump pummels Caribbean island

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By Mark Frank From Yahoo Finance HAVANA (Reuters) – Communist-run Cuba put on a brave face Saturday at a mid-year session of the National Assembly, the government insisting it would not let a growing financial crisis and mounting pressure from the administration of President Donald Trump thwart development. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said upon closing […]

Cuba murdered Hugo Chavez, and mortally wounded every Venezuelan.

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From Jolly Green Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías died from self-inflicted cancer. He carried a sample flask of uranium to Iran in 2006. Sitting on a flight Caracas to Tehran with the flask clasped between his legs, clutched close to his crotch for the whole journey. Unknown to him, the flask leaked radiation and contaminated his […]

The 16th Int’l Fair ExpoCaribe in Cuba fulfilled its objective

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From Presna Latino Santiago de Cuba, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The objectives of the 16th International Fair ExpoCaribe were met, said Jose Chaple, director of trade policy with Latin America and the Caribbean of the Ministry of Foreign Trade, summarizing the three-day event that closed Friday evening. He highlighted the high participation of countries from […]

Sudden change to Cuba travel rules hits cruise line earnings

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By Richard Danielson From Tampa Bay Times Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, which have operations at Port Tampa Bay, cut earnings projections after the Trump administration banned “people to people” travel with one day’s notice. TAMPA — The Trump administration’s new restrictions on travel to Cuba are expected to hit the bottom line of the cruise […]

5-U.S. cruise operators stop sailing to Cuba, travelers vent anger online

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Reuters From Yahoo News (Adds Delta comment) June 5 (Reuters) – Major U.S. cruise operators said on Wednesday they will no longer sail to Cuba following the Trump administration’s ban on travel to the Caribbean island, angering travelers and prompting worries about trip cancellations and company earnings. The new restrictions are aimed at pressuring Cuba’s […]

Opinion: Gonsalves suggested trip to Cuba

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By Jolly Green When a brain is made in Saint Vincent and finished in Cuba what Nationality label should be applied? In the case of Dr. Ralph Everard [sometimes soft] Gonsalves who currently claims to be Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, despite opposition claims that he is in office due to vote […]

European ministers reiterate rejection of US embargo against Cuba

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From Caribbean News Now HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — European foreign ministers have again rejected the US embargo against Cuba during a meeting of the foreign affairs council held in Luxembourg, chaired by the head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini. Prensa Latina agency cited a press release in which the ministers ratified the European bloc’s opposition […]