Skip navigation

Phony rum kills seven in Cuba, dozens hospitalized

HAVANA (Reuters) - Seven Cubans have died and more than 40 have been hospitalized, eight in critical condition, after drinking wood alcohol, or industrial methanol, they thought was rum, the public health ministry said on Wednesday. Full story

US ups duration of non-immigrant visas for Cubans

The Obama administration announced Wednesday it is extending the duration of non-immigrant visas for Cuban travelers from six months to five years, two weeks after officials from the two countries resumed long-stalled migration talks. Full story

Cuba criticizes US embargo fine for AmEx, bank

Cuba on Tuesday criticized recent U.S. government sanctions against American Express Co. and an Italian bank for apparent violations of the 51-year-old economic and financial embargo against the island. Full story

Cuba's Raul Castro promises succession has started

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro assured his people on Friday that a transfer of power to younger generations had begun, in a televised address marking the 60th anniversary of the start of the Cuban revolution. Full story

HBT: Report: Dodgers sign Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero for $32 million

Update: Guerrero’s agent has denied that there’s an agreement in place, according to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez. He says there are still three teams in the mix. /// Cuban shortstop Alexander Guerrero, who defected and set up shop in the Dominican Republic back in January, has inked a seven-year, $32 mi Full story

Havana airport to get $10.2 million upgrade

Cuba's main international terminal is getting a $10.2 million overhaul to improve operations at the overcrowded facility, according to state-run media. Full story

Sponsored Links

Articles

HBT: Dodgers not interested in Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez after all?

American Express agrees to Cuba travel settlement

Cuba still allergic to private property as reforms creep forward

Panama finds MiG fighter jets on North Korean arms ship

North Korean ship was carrying sugar donation, Cuba told Panama

Analysis: Ship seizure shows dire straits of Cuban military rather than threat

US and Cuba discuss migration issues

U.S., Cuba restart migration talks after two-year break

Cuba says loaded seized North Korean cargo ship with 'obsolete' weapons

Cuban, US diplomats increasingly allowed to travel

Video

  Cuba on the verge of change?

The Cuban government is making changes to allow a small private sector to exist. Ted Henken, Baruch College, discusses whether Cuba is really on the verge of change.

  Confiscated weapons likely headed for North Korea, US officials say

A shipment of weapons system components hidden in sugar containers was intercepted on its way from Cuba to North Korea after being searched on suspicion of drugs. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.

  Rare Access to Cuba's Central Bank

CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is one of the few business journalists that has been invited to Cuba for the first time in decades. Caruso-Cabrera discusses her experience at Cuba's central bank at a press conference with the Vice President there.

  Cuba's Sales Pitch

Apparently the Cuban government is making changes to their economy and they want the whole world to see, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  Snowden disclosure snowballs to international incident

Andrea Mitchell, NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and host of MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," talks with Rachel Maddow about the international political dynamics set into motion as NSA leaker Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong for Russia, with an eye toward Cuba and Ecuador for asylum.

advertisement | ad info

Related Photos

Cuba's Garcia Hernandez swims in the men's 100m freestyle semi-final during the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona
Cuba's Garcia Hernandez swims in the men's 100m freestyle semi-final during the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona

Cuba's Hanser Garcia Hernandez swims in the men's 100m freestyle semi-final during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING)

Cuba's Hernandez and Australia's Magnussen are seen underwater as they dive into the pool in the men's 100m freestyle semi-final during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona
Cuba's Hernandez and Australia's Magnussen are seen underwater as they dive into the pool in the men's 100m freestyle semi-final during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona

Cuba's Hanser Garcia Hernandez and Australia's James Magnussen are seen underwater as they dive into the pool in the men's 100m freestyle semi-final during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING)

The guard tower stands at the entrance to "Camp Five" and "Camp Six" detention facilities at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2012.
The guard tower stands at the entrance to "Camp Five" and "Camp Six" detention facilities at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2012.

The guard tower stands at the entrance to "Camp Five" and "Camp Six" detention facilities at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2012.

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro holds a newspaper as he talks to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a meeting in Havana
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro holds a newspaper as he talks to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a meeting in Havana

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro holds a newspaper as he talks to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a meeting in Havana, in this picture provided by Venezuela's Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas via Twitter on July 27, 2013. REUTERS/Venezuela's Communications Minister Ernesto Ville