The resignation of Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who placed Latin America at the center of her agenda, raised concerns among supporters over the future of U.S. diplomacy in the region.
Two years ago travel to Cuba from the United States was booming. But last winter after a hurricane, a mysterious ailment that hit U.S. diplomats in Havana, and U.S. warnings to stay away, American travel to Cuba hit a wall. Tour operators say travel to the island is starting to recover
Tired of waiting for the government to fix it, residents of Narciso López Avenue in the Capri neighborhood of the Arroyo Naranjo municipality in Havana, Cuba planted a pumpkin in a pothole. Gerardo Hernández Nordelo praised it on Facebook.
American Airlines plans to begin flying a new daily route from Miami to Santiago de Cuba. There’s currently no regularly scheduled service between the United States and the eastern Cuba provincial capital.
During one event at the Cuban U.N. Mission, Díaz-Canel played the tumbadora drums and danced with his wife, projecting a lighter side of his personality. But during most of his public appearances, he stuck with the official script and delivered a hard-line message of “continuity” rather than reform within the Cuban revolution.
A year ago, the U.S. pulled out two-thirds of its diplomatic staff from the American Embassy in Havana after mysterious health events began affecting diplomats. What happened to them is still a topic of hot debate.
Traveling as a “mule” to supply the growing black market on the island is not legal. Cuba’s customs has been cracking down on those who bring in products to sell. Nevertheless, Cubans are increasingly traveling to places like Mexico, Panama, Russia and Guyana.
Republican Mario Diaz-Balart is running for reelection in 2018 against Democrat Mary Barzee Flores, though Donald Trump’s unpredictability is making it harder to work with Democrats on issues like immigration.
The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Cuba’s Center for Molecular Immunology have formed the first U.S.-Cuba biotech joint venture to test cancer therapies and win approval to market them in the U.S.
Left outside: journalists for el Nuevo Herald/Miami Herald, Telemundo51 TV channel, OnCuba digital publication, Spanish news agency EFE and a team of freelancers for The New York Times. All had been accredited by IFCO.
The Cuban leader said inequality and poverty around the world “are not the result of socialism, as the president of the United States claimed yesterday before this assembly. They are the consequences of capitalism, especially imperialism and neoliberalism.”
At Google’s offices in New York, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel spoke with representatives from Twitter, Microsoft, VaynerMedia, Connectify, Mapbox, Virgin Group, Airbnb, Revolution, Udacity and Bloomberg.