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The Cuban government on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed ... "I like sticking with the ideas of President Fidel Castro because he did a lot for the people of Cuba, but we need rejuvenation, above all in the economy," ...
A young Afro-Cuban, Cardenas represents the central town of Jovellanos. She entered politics when she was 16. Later, the members of the assembly will vote for president of the country, with the results expected to be announced Thursday. ___. 9:45 a.m.. Cuba's government is embracing social media as it ...

They noted they are working with both US and Cuban authorities in trying to solve the mystery of the health issues involved and their source. ... Government officials refused to give further details of the new medical findings citing privacy issues noting that the case is unprecedented in diplomatic affairs.
Government officials say the ongoing problems are raising concerns about a new type of acquired brain injury, the cause of which is unknown ... Cuba says it is not responsible for the unexplained incidents, but the fallout has led the U.S. to recall many of its diplomats and expel Cuban representatives from ...
The FBI sent a team to Cuba to meet with government officials there to try to understand what's been happening. ... "As someone who has personally witnessed the modus operandi of the Cuban government, it is unfathomable that the Castro regime, and the intelligence services specifically, were not aware ...
“This unilateral action, outside the Security Council of the United Nations, constitutes a flagrant violation of the principles of International Law under the Charter of that organization,” said an official statement of the Cuban Government. The Cuban authorities said the attack “intensifies the conflict in the ...

It was at this point in the conflict that the Angolan government requested the support of Cuba to reverse the complex situation created and avoid the approaching military disaster, with unforeseeable consequences for the sister African nation. During those days, the Cuban Military Mission in Angola was the ...
Along with 70 percent of the Cuban population, he has never known Cuba without a Castro at its helm. He did not fight in the Cuban Revolution, and therefore does not have access to the most basic form of legitimacy enjoyed by Cuba's presidents and other senior officials for the past 60 years. He will ...
“In this sense, we recognize the capacity of the government and its ability for community organization, not only in regards to preparing for emergencies, but also effective, professional and swift action during disaster situations,” she noted. Perceval went on to express her gratitude to the Cuban government ...
Aside from the 17.1 percent who did not vote, nearly 20 percent did not fill in the “all candidates” box on the ballots, defying government and official ... But CEN officials said only 1.26 percent of the votes were voided and declared the elections “a triumph” and “a reaffirmation of the Cuban electoral system.
Tourists ride classic convertible cars on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy last October in Havana, Cuba. .... community, “both the intelligence officials and senior diplomats guessed that the noises were 'just another form of harassment' by the Cuban government,” ProPublica reported. In March ...
"The health, safety, and well-being of U.S. government personnel and family members are of the greatest concern for Secretary Tillerson and were a key factor in the decision to reduce the number of personnel assigned to Havana." Cuban officials previously denied they had anything to do with the ...
Their inquiry has turned up no evidence to implicate the Cuban government, officials who have been briefed on it said. .... It has prompted a chorus of complaints from people in Cuba, where the official average monthly salary is about $25, supplemented by subsidized food and free health care and ...
"Nobody lives on $30 per month," noted our guides, referring to the government's official average monthly wage. They were quick to ... Many a Cuban thanked President Barack Obama and Pope Francis for normalizing relations between Washington and Havana after almost 60 years of ingrained hostility.
"A unifying explanation for the symptoms experienced by the US government officials described in this case series remains elusive, and the effect of ... “Cuba has never, nor would it ever, allow that the Cuban territory be used for any action against accredited diplomatic agents or their families, without ...
The US slashed the number of people at its Havana mission and expelled 15 Cuban diplomats after at least 24 American staff and family reported a mix of ... While US officials have begun to row back from claims of an acoustic attack – a scenario an FBI investigation found no evidence for – the use of some ...
The Sports Illustrated investigative report on allegations of sexual misconduct by Dallas Mavericks employees has led Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to hire lawyers to ... While those officials were not legally obligated to disclose wrongdoing, it appears that none shared anything alarming about Ussery.

The next day, Cuban was fined $600,000, the largest single fine of his over $2.6 million in fines he's paid to the NBA. The fine .... Under any circumstance, letting private citizens cover the costs of an official government building would mark a significant departure from historical U.S. practice, according to The ...
A preliminary case report on the victims of mysterious “health attacks” in Havana, Cuba details the results of extensive clinical evaluations, concluding that .... “At this point, a unifying explanation for the symptoms experienced by the US government officials described in this case series remains elusive and ...
“Trump came in opposing better relations with Cuba,” said one national security official who, like others, would discuss the case only on the condition he ... The FBI team has found no evidence of Cuban complicity in the incidents, officials said, and has privately emphasized the government's cooperation ...
"We continue to urge U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Cuba," a State Department official told CBS News. These cases ... The new tally comes after a bipartisan congressional delegation traveled to Havana, Cuba, last weekend to meet with top Cuban government officials to discuss the diplomats' injuries.
13 (Xinhua) -- Cuba and the United States Friday held a closed-door meeting in Washington to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation as part of limited ... The Cuban delegation was composed of officials and representatives from the Interior Ministry, Foreign Ministry as well as Communications Ministry.
Officials said the alert had resulted from human error and was not the work of hackers or a foreign government. At no time, officials said, .... But Mr. Perry went on to speculate what might have happened if such a warning had come “during the Cuban Missile Crisis or a Mideast war?” And that is exactly what ...
U.S. government officials asked Cuba to adhere to the Vienna Convention and provide protection to diplomats in Cuba. The Cuban government denied any involvement and opened a separate investigation into the incidents. Senate Subcommittee Chairman Marco Rubio, R- Fla., stated in his opening remarks as of April ...
11 (Xinhua) -- Cuban government will put into force a tax on the idleness of agricultural and forestry lands in the second semester of this year, as part of ... or forestry production, except the land needed to rest, in order to rotate crops or covered with marabou, weeds or invasive plants, cleared out the official.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada has no plans to remove diplomats from Cuba though at least eight people connected to its embassy appear to have had symptoms of a potential illness at the center of a rift in U.S.-Cuba relations, a senior government official said Wednesday. The official said the eight ...
U.S. government officials asked Cuba to adhere to the Vienna Convention and provide protection to diplomats in Cuba. The Cuban government denied any involvement and opened a separate investigation into the incidents. Senate Subcommittee Chairman Marco Rubio, R- Fla., stated in his opening remarks as of April ...
In an email sent to the Miami Herald, a State Department official said the agency did not consider the change as “softening” the travel warning for Cuba. The new Cuba travel advisory also eliminated a reference to the responsibility of the Cuban government to prevent attacks against U.S. diplomats, which ...
It's not just the U.S. State Department that is baffled by the health problems of diplomats who've worked in Cuba. The Canadian government said Wednesday it also has no idea who or what is behind the mysterious ailments. At a briefing in Ottawa, a Canadian official said eight of their citizens stationed in ...
Ottawa said it also does not believe there are any risks for Canadian tourists in Cuba. Briefing reporters on the case, the official said a whole-of-government investigation led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in collaboration with US and Cuban authorities was unable to confirm US suspicions ...
Among the requirements: the parents cannot have committed any counterrevolutionary acts, and some applicants must pass an exam on Cuba's political ... The new measures also maintain the punishment for Cubans, such as doctors, sports figures, university professors and government officials, who travel ...
Some Cubans will celebrate as stated in the official media: “Inspired by the example of the eternal Commander and Chief Fidel Castro, Havana celebrates the 59th anniversary…” while others will just be celebrating the New Year. Both supporters and detractors of the Castro government will be hoping that ...
The court filing shows Howe sent a dozen emails to Malatras' official accounts, and about the same number to his private Gmail address. ... his initial job with Cuomo despite his only prior government job experience being as a diplomat in the George W. Bush's administration covering Cuban relations.
30 (Xinhua) -- Cuba's state telecommunications company Etecsa announced it will provide internet service through mobile phones starting next year, local ... most Cubans have no internet access at home, a service so far provided exclusively to a small segment of professionals and government officials, ...
"The United States has reduced its relations with Cuba to a minimum," Iroel Sanchez, a Cuban international analyst told Xinhua in a recent interview. ... According to official figures, 579,288 Americans visited Cuba between January and November of this year, nearly 250 percent more than in 2016.
Cuban leader Raul Castro will remain in power for several more months than planned after a new date has been set for elections in the country. The Cuban government announced it has postponed the date of their presidential and new assembly election, originally scheduled for Feb. 24. Castro, 86, had ...
Cruise lines are laying the groundwork for further expansion into Cuba now that the rules governing U.S. tourism to the island have been revised and clarified by the Trump administration. CEOs from seven cruise companies met in Havana on Nov. 27 with Cuban government officials, along with ...
Cuba's official news media recently reported that customs officials had spotted 384 violations of regulations on cash arriving and leaving the island so far this ... Government reports on seizures of outgoing items so far this year include 165,816 Cuban convertible pesos — known as CUCs and worth roughly ...
Medical testing has revealed the embassy workers developed changes to the white matter tracts that let different parts of the brain communicate, several U.S. officials said, describing a growing consensus held by university and government physicians researching the attacks. White matter acts like ...
Stressful conditions, not 'sonic weapon,' sickened U.S diplomats, Cuba panel asserts ... That a panel appointed by the Cuban government dismisses the U.S. claims may not be surprising, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is still leading what State Department officials have described as a “vigorous” ...
U.S. Senator Leahy, who leads a congressional delegation to meet with Cuban government officials, small business entrepreneurs and others, boards a ... who had a "constructive and sincere" dialogue with the visitors a day earlier according to comments made by him through his official Twitter account.
In late September, the Trump administration announced it was removing all nonessential staff from the American embassy in Cuba. Tensions continue to simmer as US intelligence agencies try to figure out what happened, Cuban officials maintain they know nothing about the attacks, and politicians like ...
The bicameral delegation will also meet with government officials and Cuban business leaders. The recent unexplained physical afflictions suffered by U.S. embassy personnel in Cuba, including hearing impairment, are on the agenda. The incidents led Washington to announce it was scaling back its ...
Jeff Flake says the U.S. has found no evidence that American diplomats in Havana were the victims of attacks with an unknown weapon. Flake, a Senate Foreign Relations Committee member and a longtime leading advocate of detente with Cuba, met Friday with high-ranking Cuban officials including ...
Diplomatic and political ties have strengthened through the permanent dialogue, different exchanges and countless visits by both Cuban and Jamaican heads of state and government officials. Concrete positive results have been achieved as part of the efforts to increase the ties of friendship and solidarity.
Vidal indicated that all these steps have been accompanied by "repeated disrespectful and offensive pronouncements towards Cuba" by Trump and other senior officials "that add an additional negative component to bilateral links." Vidal revealed that the Cuban government has written to the U.S. State ...
Palestinian expats and students living in the city as well as locals and government officials attended, enjoying political speeches, music, and poetry. ... with more lively performances focused on celebrating the long history between Palestine — particularly the PFLP party — and the Cuban government and ...
Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA held 49 percent in the refinery, and according to a former government official from the South American country, Cuba took over ... Cienfuegos produces fuels for the Cuban market, which relies on Venezuelan crude oil to satisfy more than two-thirds of its fuel demand.
WASHINGTON — Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of suspected attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for ... U.S. intelligence agencies have spent months trying to piece together the puzzle in Havana, where the U.S. says 24 U.S. government officials and spouses fell ...
Cuba's official news media recently reported that customs officials had spotted 384 violations of regulations on cash arriving and leaving the island so far this ... Government reports on seizures of outgoing items so far this year include 165,816 Cuban convertible pesos — known as CUCs and worth roughly ...


 

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