Latest Havana News

Trump administration ramps up deportations to Cuba

Oct. 11, 2019 4:13 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — After seeking asylum in the United States at the Mexican border, Pablo Sanchez was placed in a detention center and is now facing what has become an increasingly common scenario under President Donald Trump: deportation to Cuba. Since the end of the Obama administration, the number of Cubans...

Cuba battles plague of giant snails

Sep. 30, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Silently and without pause, the giant African snail has been invading Cuba. With their shiny, brilliantly striped shells and bodies up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) long, the snails have become public enemy No. 1 for epidemiologists and citizens have grown to fear their ability to transmit...

Cuba battles plague of giant snails

Sep. 30, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Silently and without pause, the giant African snail has been invading Cuba. The snails with brilliantly striped shells and bodies up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) long have become public enemy No. 1 for epidemiologists in Cuba. And citizens have grown to fear their ability to transmit diseases...

Cubans wait hours in gas lines as fuel crisis bites

Sep. 20, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A fuel shortage blamed on the Trump Administration has turned filling a tank in Cuba into an ordeal even for a country used to waiting in lines. Around Havana, drivers spend days hunting desperately for gas, calling friends and updating online chat groups with sightings of diesel, regular and...