Latest Cuba government News

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...

US sets new Cuba sanctions as Biden meets Cuban-Americans

Jul. 30, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced new sanctions on Friday against Cuba's national revolutionary police and its top two officials as the U.S. looks to increase pressure on the communist government following this month's protests on the island. The...

US to study internet access for Cubans; more sanctions

Jul. 29, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with Cuban-American leaders Friday to discuss the recent social protests in Cuba, the possibility of new sanctions on its government and options for providing internet access to the island’s population. The...