Latest Cuba government News

Cuba announces increase in wages as part of economic reform

Jun. 27, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government said Thursday that it is raising state salaries as part of a broader package of economic reforms, but it revealed no details of its larger plan beyond increasing worker compensation. A salary increase has long been seen as one of the first steps in the unification of...

De Blasio shouts Cuban revolutionary slogan at Miami rally

Jun. 27, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio shouted a Spanish slogan associated with Cuba's Communist revolution at a rally Thursday, drawing criticism in a city heavily influenced by exiles who fled Fidel Castro's rule. He later apologized on Twitter, saying he didn't...

Trump administration halts cruises to Cuba under new rules

Jun. 4, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday ended the most popular forms of U.S. travel to Cuba, banning cruise ships and a heavily used category of educational travel in an attempt to cut off cash to the island's communist government. Cruise travel from the U.S. to Cuba began in May 2016 during...

Cuba to renovate site known for hosting rally against US

May. 23, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government says it is renovating one of the iconic sites of its ideological battle with the United States. The Anti-Imperialist Tribune is a massive stage that sits beside the United States Embassy on the Malecon seaside promenade. It is crumbling after two decades of constant sun,...