“We’re going to figure it out,” he added. There are various reasons the United States has struggled to identify who, and what, is responsible for the episodes. Officials have considered that intelligence services from multiple countries could be involved, each with varying motives and equipment causing the illnesses, according toContinue Reading

Tropical Storm Alex was set to bring damaging winds and a few inches of rain to Bermuda on Monday, days after the weather system caused flooding across South Florida and killed at least three people in Cuba. As of early Monday, a tropical storm warning was in effect for Bermuda,Continue Reading

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday announced a partial lifting of sanctions on Cuba, including expanding flights beyond Havana and restarting a program to reunify Cuban families in the United States, its first moves toward fulfilling President Biden’s campaign promise to reverse many of the sanctions imposed by hisContinue Reading

MEXICO CITY — A powerful explosion rocked central Havana on Friday morning, according to officials and news reports, killing at least four people, destroying parts of a luxury hotel and damaging nearby buildings just yards from the Cuban capitol. The overall number of casualties was not immediately clear, but videosContinue Reading

Ricardo Alarcón, who was once Cuba’s leading diplomat, the third most powerful Cuban Communist after Fidel Castro and his brother Raul, and his country’s most prominent conciliator with the United States, died on Saturday in Havana. He was 84. His death was announced by the Cuban Foreign Ministry. No causeContinue Reading

MADRID — For Yunior García, a Cuban playwright, the swift journey from activism in Havana to exile in Madrid might have been lifted from one of his scripts. It began with the decapitated pigeons at his doorstep, placed there, he suspects, by agents of Cuba’s Communist government to scare him.Continue Reading

MADRID — For Yunior García, a Cuban playwright, the swift journey from activism in Havana to exile in Madrid might have been lifted from one of his scripts. It began with the decapitated pigeons at his doorstep, placed there, he suspects, by agents of Cuba’s Communist government to scare him.Continue Reading

He and Ricardo González Alfonso founded the Association of Cuban Journalists in 2001. The next year they managed to publish two issues of De Cuba magazine before a crackdown by the Castro regime as part of the so-called Black Spring, which crushed the petition drive by the movement of dissidentContinue Reading

Using its own vaccines, Cuba expects to reach “full immunization” against Covid-19 by the end of the year, the president of the island nation whose 11 million citizens have long been isolated by the American embargo, told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez devoted muchContinue Reading

No subject is off limits. El Enjambre provided detailed coverage of the remarkable July 11 anti-government protests in Cuba and searing criticism of the ruthless crackdown that followed. The hosts also dissected the dismal state of the health care system as Covid-19 cases surged on the island, mocked the sputteringContinue Reading