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Trump administration ban on cruises to Cuba creates chaos for U.S. travellers

05 Jun 2019

HAVANA The Trump administration banned cruises to Cuba under new restrictions on U.S. travel to the Caribbean island imposed on Tuesday to pressure its Communist government to reform and stop supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | Video

Trump crackdown may have thrown wrench into U.S.-Cuba food trade

28 May 2019

HAVANA The Trump administration's decision to allow lawsuits against foreign entities making use of nationalized Cuban property may affect U.S. food sales to the Communist-run country, according to U.S. suppliers and business sources in Cuba.

Exxon Mobil sues Cuba for $280 million over expropriated property

03 May 2019

HAVANA Exxon Mobil Corp on Friday sued Cuba's state-owned Cuba-Petroleo and CIMEX Corp in U.S. federal court seeking $280 million over a refinery, gasoline stations and other assets seized after Fidel Castro’s revolution.

Exxon Mobil sues Cuba over property expropriated in 1960

03 May 2019

HAVANA, May 3 Exxon Mobil Corp on Friday sued Cuban state-owned Cuba-Petroleo and the CIMEX corporation in U.S. federal court over a refinery, gasoline stations and other assets seized in 196O after Fidel Castro’s revolution.

Carnival first company sued for profiting from expropriated Cuban property

02 May 2019

HAVANA Carnival Corp on Thursday became the first company sued for profiting from expropriated Cuban property as the Trump administration piles new sanctions on the Communist-run nation for supporting Venezuela's embattled government.

Cubans protest U.S. sanctions as Trump raises pressure on Venezuela

01 May 2019

HAVANA Millions of Cubans took to the streets on Wednesday in protest over new sanctions imposed on the Caribbean island by the Trump administration and U.S. efforts to topple the government of socialist ally Venezuela.

Cuba orders further cuts to power generation: newspaper

21 Apr 2019

HAVANA The Cuban government has ordered its state-run power system to further reduce electricity generation in the latest sign that a cash crunch exacerbated by new U.S. sanctions is taking an economic and human toll, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Cuban president calls for strengthened defences, economy in response to Trump threats

13 Apr 2019

HAVANA Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the Communist-run country's defences and economy.

Algerian unrest a potential threat to Cuban coffers

01 Apr 2019

HAVANA Cuba faces yet another threat to its exports of health services in exchange for oil and money as social unrest roils old friend Algeria, even as a new deal to mitigate declining support from crisis-racked Venezuela kicks in.

Algerian unrest a potential threat to Cuban coffers

01 Apr 2019

HAVANA, April 1 Cuba faces yet another threat to its exports of health services in exchange for oil and money as social unrest roils old friend Algeria, even as a new deal to mitigate declining support from crisis-racked Venezuela kicks in.

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'Sea of black' Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.