Resettlement is politically fraught in both Australia and the US, whose refugee deals have previously been labelled ‘people swaps’ Seventeen refugees who were found clinging to a lighthouse off the Florida Keys after fleeing Cuba in a self-made raft, and then were sent to Guantánamo Bay for a year, have been resettled in Brisbane. Show More Summary
Small enterprises, such as pizzerias in Havana, are springing up all over Cuba after 2011 licensing changes and relaxed US restrictions on tourism Pizza is falling from the sky in Havana … Actually, it’s being lowered in a basket from...Show More Summary
Museum will mark 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution, with posters, medals and banknotes carrying ‘glorious designs’ They are banknotes that show cheerful farm workers, enthusiastic soldiers and committed intellectuals as well as...Show More Summary
One or more Canadians affected after suspected use of sound weapon against US personnel in Havana led to expulsion of Cuban diplomats from Washington At least one Canadian diplomat in Cuba has been treated for hearing loss followingShow More Summary
Source says investigators looking into whether Cuban government placed sonic devices around embassy staffers’ houses, causing ‘variety of physical symptoms’ The US state department has expelled two diplomats from the Cuban embassy in...Show More Summary
Solicitor who commited himself to the miners’ cause during their 1984-85 strike The solicitor Michael Seifert, who has died aged 74, and his firm Seifert Sedley, worked to help Britain’s miners and their leaders through what Arthur Scargill,...Show More Summary
To reach our brand new, re-organized planner for August 2017!!!! Just click on the photo below. Written by Cubans with inside the scene...
Ken Livingstone and Keith Flett respond to a recent Guardian piece about the current troubles in Venezuela I’m very disappointed at the reporting of my comments regarding the situation in Venezuela (Report, 4 August). I have not said that Hugo Chávez should have killed anyone and nor would I ever advocate it. Show More Summary
Behind the progressive rhetoric are many unwelcome developments, writes Dr Paula James Cuba Solidarity is rightly leading protests at the banning of applications from Cuban students by the Open University. It has been policy for a while...Show More Summary
Social workers defy poverty, foster social justice and prevent social problems leading to poor health by supporting the oldest population in Latin America In a street of salmon and teal painted houses, once home to wealthy colonial administrators, sits the Casa del Abuelo. Show More Summary
Oh la la ! The grand opening of Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski did not disappoint. Havana’s first genuine five-star hotel since the...
A 55-year-old US trade embargo is still punishing Cuba, says Luis Suarez-Villa; and under Obama companies were fined $14bn for violations, adds Rob Miller US policy toward Cuba (Trump reverses Obama’s Cuba deal, limiting travel and trade,...Show More Summary
Foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez says country will not return US fugitives who have asylum in Cuba as Trump tightens restrictions on travel and trade Cuba’s foreign minister has described Donald Trump’s speech outlining a new policyShow More Summary
The new rules will stop individual travel to Cuba and seek to restrict the flow of payments to the many Cuban companies owned by the regime’s security forces Donald Trump has announced a partial rollback of his predecessor’s rapprochement...Show More Summary
New policy, which does not entirely reverse changes made by Obama, will be announced in Miami on Friday Donald Trump will on Friday announce new restrictions on trade and travel to Cuba on Friday, but will not entirely reverse Barack...Show More Summary
President likely to announce a reset in US-Cuba relations, and young Cuban Americans say such a move would squander years of progress It has been 60 years since Alexa Ferrer’s grandparents fell in love on Havana’s famous seafront esplanade,...Show More Summary
US secretary of state testified that Barack Obama’s reforms effectively removed pressure from Raúl Castro’s regime to alter its behaviour Cuba must end human rights violations if it wants the US to continue normalising relations, secretary of state Rex Tillerson has warned. Show More Summary
To reach our brand new, re-organized planner for June 2017, just click on the photo below. Written by Cubans with inside the...
In a country dubbed an ‘offline nation’, a new event is encouraging local musicians to join folkloric forces with European DJs and bringing them to the UK In an age where anything from Daft Punk to Debussy can be summoned at the touch...Show More Summary
Military’s business arm has transformed Manzana de Gomez mall into an opulent spectacle that both fascinates and alienates Cubans: ‘I can’t buy anything’ The saleswomen in L’Occitane en Provence’s new Havana store make $12.50 a month. Show More Summary