Tag: Cuba

"Salt Bae," whose real name is Nusret Gökçe," posted videos showing him carving meat in front of Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuelans Surround ‘Salt Bae’ Miami Restaurant to Protest Maduro Feast

Venezuelan exiles and supporters in Miami, Florida, descended on the Nusr-et Steakhouse Wednesday afternoon to protest that restaurant’s owner, chef Nusret Gökçe (also known as “Salt Bae”), choosing to host socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro for a lavish feast in Istanbul this week.

The worn bars in the cell block are seen at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop situated 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay, August 11, 2011. Seventy-seven years ago on August 11, 1934, a group of federal prisoners classified as "most dangerous" arrived at the new high-security penitentiary designed …

Russia Sentences Cubans to Prison for Trying to Reach U.S. Through Alaska

A court in far eastern Chukotka, Russia, sentenced two Cuban nationals to a provisional sentence of one year in prison on Wednesday for traveling to Russia with the intent of crossing the Bering Strait into Alaska, hoping to establish themselves in the United States.

Another US worker confirmed hurt by mystery Cuba incidents

Scientists Suggest Microwaves Could Be Behind Cuban ‘Sonic Attacks’

Scientists observing the available evidence surrounding medical phenomena that injured American diplomats in Havana, Cuba, and a private American citizen in Shanghai, China, posited in interviews this weekend that the “concussion-like” damage could be the product of a microwave weapon.

Daniel Llorente, Cuban dissident, uses U.S. flag on business card

Cuba: Police Harass Dissident for Printing U.S. Flag on Business Card

Daniel Llorente, a Cuban dissident who spent a year in a psychiatric ward as punishment for flying an American flag in front of the 2017 Marxist May Day Parade, denounced communist authorities this week for threatening him to remove the flag from his business card.

Choe Ryong Hae, center left, a vice chairman of North Korea's Workers' Party, shakes hands with Deputy Foreign Minister Ri Kil Song, center right, as a delegation arrives at the Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. The delegation of North Korean officials headed by one of …

North Korea Sends Second-in-Command to Cuba amid Denuclearization Talks

North Korea sent its vice chairman of the Central Committee of the North’s Workers’ Party Choe Ryong-hae, considered second in power only to dictator Kim Jong-un, to Cuba this week to reinforce bilateral ties as denuclearization talks continue with the United States.

Jorge Luis García Pérez (better known as “Antúnez”) was born in Placetas, Cuba in 1964. He is the leader of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Resistance Front. The Front is a Cuban civil society organization named for a political prisoner who died while on a hunger strike in 2010.

Cuba Rearrests 17-Year Political Prisoner for Ties to Miami ‘Terrorists’

Cuba’s political police arrested prominent anti-communist dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez, known popularly as “Antúnez,” on Wednesday after summoning him to a state immigration office. His wife says police told her he was banned from leaving the country due to his association with members of the Cuban exile community, which the officer referred to as “terrorists.”

In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. President Donald Trump outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The State Department said an email notice Wednesday, May 23, 2018, that a …

Private American in China Latest Victim of Unexplained Sonic Attacks

The State Department revealed Thursday that a second American citizen in China has suffered adverse health effects similar to those of an American diplomat in Shanghai and 26 diplomats in Havana, Cuba, part of a wave of attacks of unknown origin.

Members of dissident group "Ladies in White", wives of former political prisoners protest on March 20, 2016 in Havana.

Cuban Christian Demands More Visibility in State Media

A Christian attorney in Cuba levied a complaint against the nation’s Ministry of Culture and government broadcast agency this week for discriminating against people of faith, arguing that a growing number of citizens in the communist country are identifying as Christians and deserve visibility.

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North Korea Sends Senior Officials to Cuba Before Pompeo Meeting

North Korea’s state media confirmed that communist dictator Kim Jong-un sent a high-ranking delegation to Havana, Cuba, Tuesday for their first meeting with figurehead President Miguel Díaz-Canel since he assumed the title, and to discuss affairs of mutual interest with the actual leader of the island, dictator Raúl Castro.

Members of the Cuban Human Rights group Ladies in White make an 'L' (of liberation) with their fingers as they march along the 5th Avenue in Havana, on November 7, 2010. The march demanded Cuban President Raul Castro to complete the liberation of 52 political prisoners, which deadline was today. …

Trump Administration Invites Cuban Dissidents to 4th of July Party at Havana Embassy

The U.S. embassy in Cuba, operating only on essential staff since the State Department confirmed more than two dozen diplomats and their families suffered health attacks of unknown origin there, hosted some of the country’s most prominent anti-communist dissidents for a Fourth of July celebration Thursday.

A Cuban inmate remains in his cell at the maximum security 'Combinado del Este' prison, in Havana, on April 9, 2013. Cuban authorities organized a visit for the international media --the only one in the last nine years-- to the biggest prison in Cuba, to show the press the prison …

Trump Admin Demands Cuba Release Tortured Political Prisoners

The U.S. State Department issued a demand to the communist government of Cuba Tuesday to free its over 100 known political prisoners – in particular two doctors known to be suffering health problems in prison – and ends its policy of harassing, torturing, and jailing “counterrevolutionary” voices.

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North Korea’s Tourism Ambitions Cloud Trump-Kim Summit

The looming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Tuesday has the potential to open up global tourism and foreign investment to North Korea, with little prospect of any profits reaching the North Korean people.

BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 9: The U.S. flag flies at a welcoming ceremony between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. Trump is on a 10-day trip to Asia. (Photo by Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images)

More Americans Evacuated from China After Diplomat Suffers Brain Injury

The State Department confirmed on Wednesday that numerous employees in China are receiving “ongoing” medical evaluations after a U.S. citizen at the American consulate in Guangzhou was diagnosed with a brain injury in an incident that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described as “entirely consistent” with injuries in Havana, Cuba.

US Senator Jeff Flake, left, and Google board member Eric Schmidt visited Cuba

Jeff Flake Lends Support to Cuba’s Puppet President

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) enjoyed a “friendly meeting” with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel on Monday, praising his “fluent” understanding of internet issues as an engineer. The meeting was the first with an American government guest since taking office for Díaz-Canel, who remains subordinate to the country’s leader, dictator Raúl Castro.

China's foreign minister Wang Yi (L) laughs as he shakes hands with North Korea's vice foreign minister Ri Kil Song at Pyongyang airport

China: Don’t ‘Politicize’ U.S. Diplomat Brain Damage in Consulate

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned Americans Wednesday not to “politicize” the revelation that a U.S. diplomat had suffered a mild traumatic brain injury after hearing shrill noises in Guangzhou, China – an incident that recalled the injury of two dozen diplomats in Havana, Cuba, after hearing shrill noises.

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Pilot: Company Ignored Years of Safety Complaints on Plane in Cuba Crash

A pilot who claims to have flown the doomed Boeing 737-200 that crashed in Havana, Cuba, Friday, gave the Mexican newspaper Milenio copies of documents detailing the egregious safety violations he regularly alerted his superiors to while working for the company.

Cuban dissident Daniel Llorente Miranda, an anti-communist, pro-American protester, has been placed in one of the nation’s most notorious mental institutions following his interruption of the annual May Day parade, where he ran down the parade route waving an American flag.

Quoting Jefferson and Demanding His U.S. Flag Back, Cuba’s May Day Protester Freed

The government of Cuba released Daniel Llorente, an independent dissident, from a notorious mental hospital where he was detained for more than a year after being diagnosed with “believing in God.” Llorente was arrested after interrupting the 2017 May Day parade in Havana, waving an American flag and demanding freedom for Cuba.