On the other hand, the attacks started right after Donald Trump was elected president in November of 2016, said Sabatini, and the Cubans “could have suspected that the engagement (under Obama) was going to end. What did they have to lose? The Cuban economy is in dire need.” … [Read more...] about Now Russia is suspected of attacks against diplomats in Cuba. Will U.S. strike back?
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While in Cuba, Party General Secretary Trong held talks with First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba General Raul Castro Ruz. He had meetings with Second Secretary of the PCC Central Committee José Ramón Machado Ventura, Politburo member and President of the National Assembly Esteban Lazo Hernández, and Politburo member and First Vice President of the Cuban Council of State and the Council of Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez. … [Read more...] about Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong concludes France, Cuba visits
A fact sheet issued by the White House on December 17, 2014 hinted at the decrepit state of telecommunications infrastructure and services in Cuba. Internet penetration is minuscule; bit rates approximate those that existed in developed nations in the earliest days of dial-up; use of online portals requires registration and is extremely expensive; and access is filtered through government-controlled servers that effectively render the Internet a government-approved intranet. Indeed, some reports indicate that Cuba’s Internet penetration rates lag behind the poorest nations in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Honduras, El Salvador, and Haiti. While political support for the White House move was far from universal, advocates for U.S.-based electronic and communications industry trade groups, including the Consumer Electronics Association and CTIA-The Wireless Association, reacted enthusiastically to the news – as did many Latin American political … [Read more...] about Turnin’ Havana to Atlanta: The White House Opens Doors for U.S. Telecommunications Investment in Cuba and Latin America
“After nearly a decade of putting in practice the methods of non-conventional war to prevent continuity [of communism in Cuba] or the return of progressive governments, the power circles in Washington sponsored coups d’etat … those who dream of the restoration of imperialist domination in our region should understand that Latin America and the Caribbean have changed, and so has the world,” Castro said. … [Read more...] about U.S. Ends ‘People-to-People’ Educational Travel to Cuba
The communist regime running Cuba protested on Thursday to allegedly having its diplomats blocked from receiving visas to work at the Cuban embassy in Washington or the United Nations. The Trump administration limited the number of Cuban agents in the U.S. following the sudden unexplained illness of American diplomats in Havana. Cuban state media contends, however, that the visa rejections extend beyond the original limits on the number of staff at the Cuban embassy, which the State Department cut down to balance the withdrawal of non-essential American personnel at the U.S. embassy. The alleged visa limitations, which the State Department neither confirmed nor denied, occur little more than a month after Cuban regime agitators nearly forced the shutdown of a United Nations event on human rights by shouting over fellow diplomats and banging on tables for the duration of the entire event. … [Read more...] about Cuba Claims U.S. Blocking Visas for Diplomats After Mob Interrupts Human Rights Event