Latest Havana News

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...

Cuban state to absorb underground video-gamers' network

Aug. 16, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — After weeks of resistance from Cuban video gamers, the island's state-run computer organization will absorb the services of an offline underground network that for more than a decade extended privately in Havana. The state's Youth Computer Club will take control of SNET — a merging of...

Reports: Stowaway found on flight from Havana to Miami

Aug. 16, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a stowaway was found hiding in the cargo section of an airplane that arrived from Havana to Miami International Airport. Video shared on Twitter early Friday showed crew members surrounding the man on the ground after the Swift Air private charter landed in Miami shortly after...

The Latest: Venezuela ambassador accuses US of wanting war

Aug. 6, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on relations between the United States and Venezuela (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Venezuela's U.N. ambassador is accusing the Trump administration of "sabotaging" talks between President Nicolas Maduro's government and opposition, saying Washington is trying to start a war....

Cardinal Ortega, former archbishop of Havana, dies at 82

Jul. 26, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, a sugar worker's son who oversaw the first papal visit to Cuba, helped lower barriers to believers in the communist country and played a role in mediating improved U.S.-Cuba ties, died Friday at age 82. His death was announced by his successor, Havana...