Latest Cuba government News

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...

Storm watches posted for Florida as system moves into Gulf

Jun. 02, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical storm watches were posted Thursday for Florida, Cuba and the Bahamas as the system that battered Mexico moves to the east. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm once known as Agatha in the Pacific Ocean will be known as Alex in...

Mexican court injuntion against plan to employ Cuban doctors

May. 26, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico agreed Thursday to consider a preliminary injunction against plans by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to hire about 500 specialized doctors from Cuba. According to a copy of the injunction, the government has not proved the doctors have...

In Cuba, caution and confusion meet eased US sanctions

May. 25, 2022 00:52 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Marylín Álvarez seemed to be just the sort of person that eased American sanctions on Cuba were meant to help. With the aid of money sent by a cousin living in the United States, she began transforming the entrance to her ground-floor apartment into a tiny cafe...

Assata Shakur accomplice gets parole in trooper's 1973 death

May. 10, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

A split New Jersey Supreme Court granted parole Tuesday to a former militant convicted in the 1973 death of a New Jersey state trooper, in a case that has resonated for decades and been a thorny issue in U.S.-Cuba relations. Sundiata Acoli is in his mid-80s, and several parole bids...

Explosion at luxury Havana hotel kills 22, injures dozens

May. 06, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A powerful explosion apparently caused by a natural gas leak killed at least 22 people, including a child, and injured dozens Friday when it blew away outer walls from a luxury hotel in the heart of Cuba’s capital. No tourists were staying at Havana's 96-room Hotel...

Ricardo Alarcón, Castro confidant and top Cuban envoy, dies

May. 01, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Ricardo Alarcón, who was for years the head of Cuba’s parliament and one of the country’s most prominent diplomats, has died in Havana, authorities in Cuba said Sunday. He was 84 years old. Alarcón was the trusted adviser to Fidel Castro, and his brother and...