Latest Cuba government News

Cuba holds unusual vote on law allowing same-sex marriage

Sep. 26, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba held a rare referendum Sunday on an unusually contentious law — a government-backed “family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt, as well as outlining the rights of children and grandparents. Cuba holds parliamentary elections...

Cuban government starts selling dollars -- with limits

Aug. 23, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans lined up by the dozens at exchange houses on Tuesday for the chance to buy dollars and other hard currency from the government for the first time in two years. The new policy announced Monday night comes almost three weeks after the communist government began...

'Historic' Cuban official, José Ramón Balaguer, dies at 90

Jul. 16, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — José Ramón Balaguer, a longtime member of Cuba’s communist leadership who as health minister sent thousands of the island’s doctors on missions to win hearts and minds in Venezuela and developing countries around the world, has died at age 90. An official...

Chief of Cuba's military businesses, ex-Castro in-law dies

Jul. 01, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Gen. Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Calleja, one of the most trusted advisers to former Cuban President Raul Castro and head of the country's military business division, died on Friday at age 62. The Communist Party and official news media said he died of a...