Latest Cuba government News

Cuba to let citizens buy imports with foreign currencies

Oct. 16, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government says it will allow citizens to use 10 foreign currencies to buy products like televisions and air conditioners at state stores in an attempt to compete with a multi-billion-dollar informal market in imported goods. The communist state has a monopoly on most forms of...

Cuba's historical generation leaves top legislative body

Oct. 10, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's top legislative body will no longer include members of the country's historical generation of former rebels, part of a broader political reform that started to go into effect on Thursday. Members of the National Assembly voted near-unanimously for Miguel-Díaz Canel, 59, to remain...

Syria gets its moment at UN, small island states sound alarm

Sep. 28, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Overshadowed by other concerns, the war in Syria got some attention Saturday and leaders from assorted island nations pleaded for their survival as they urged the U.N. General Assembly to take action that would help stop them from sinking into the ocean. Syria's plight remains one of...

The Latest: Yemen vows to end attempts to divide country

Sep. 28, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9 p.m. Yemen's new foreign minister is vowing that the government will "end any attempt to tear apart our homeland." He's sharply criticizing Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who control much of...

US hits Cuba's Raul Castro, family with travel ban

Sep. 26, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing a travel ban on former Cuban President Raul Castro and his immediate family for human rights abuses. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says in a statement released Thursday that Castro and his four children will be hit with the ban. He says it is in...