Latest Cuba government News

Cuban FM tells AP that fizzled protest effort was US failure

Nov. 17, 2021 22:25 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's top diplomat said Wednesday that the fizzled attempt by young activists to encourage anti-government protests this week was a failure in political communication by the organizers, who he again accused of being supported by U.S. interests. Foreign...

Leading Cuban activist, wife make surprise trip to Spain

Nov. 17, 2021 14:58 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After days of mounting pressure by Cuban authorities, Yunior García, a leading activist against the communist regime who was trying to organize banned pro-democracy marches, unexpectedly left the country and flew to Spain on Wednesday with his wife. ...

Protest call in Cuba goes unheeded as organizers bottled up

Nov. 15, 2021 21:54 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — A call for protests went unheeded Monday as some of the organizers complained that government supporters had surrounded their homes so they couldn’t go out, while others said they were warned by Cuban police that they would be arrested if they took to the streets. ...

Spanish gov't says Cuba must return all press credentials

Nov. 15, 2021 06:51 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s foreign minister said Monday that the Cuban government's decision to revoke the press credentials of journalists working for the Spanish state news agency in Havana is “unacceptable” and demanded that all the credentials be returned. The...

Spain summons Cuban envoy after media credentials revoked

Nov. 14, 2021 11:39 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spain’s foreign minister on Sunday summoned Cuba’s top diplomat in Madrid to explain why Havana revoked the press credentials of five journalists on the island working for Spanish state news agency Efe. The Spanish embassy in Havana is also...

In Cuba, divisions over law to allow same-sex marriage

Oct. 19, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Adiel and Lachi are anxious to get married, perhaps dressed in black, in a ceremony by the seashore. The idea bothers the Rev. Moises de Prada, who like many of his parishioners opposes a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Cuba. ...

Miami's top cop flames out after acrimonious 6-month stint

Oct. 12, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Billed by Miami's mayor just months ago as the Michael Jordan and Tom Brady of policing, top cop Art Acevedo ended up being “not the right fit” for Miami. The city manager decided this week to suspend Acevedo, with the intention of firing him, after a...

9 players on Cuba's U23 baseball team defect in Mexico

Oct. 03, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Nine of the 24 players on Cuba's national team at baseball's U-23 World Cup defected during the tournament in Mexico, the Cuban government confirmed Sunday. Cuban officials called the players' actions “vile abandonments” in a note published by the web...