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HAVANA, CUBA - FEBRUARY 27: The historic Hotel Nacional de Cuba is seen in the early morning on February 27, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. Today in Washington D.C, the second round of diplomatic talks between U.S. and Cuban officials took place is an effort to restore full diplomatic relations and …

Trump Administration Bans Americans from 16 Cuban Military-Owned Hotels

The State Department announced Wednesday that it would add another 26 entities, including 16 hotels, to its “Cuba Restricted List,” generally barring Americans from doing business with those entities. The hotels and other businesses in question are those known to be owned by the Cuban military, which directly engages in human rights abuses throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro attends a joint statement with Brazil's president, after a meeting at the Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil: Bolsonaro Offers Political Asylum to Cuban Slave Doctors

Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro announced Wednesday that his administration will grant political asylum to Cuban doctors forced to work in the country for the dictatorship’s profit, reversing the policy his socialist predecessor imposed on them.

Chinese President Xi Jinping stands by national flags at the Schloss Bellevue presidential residency in Berlin on March 28, 2014. Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a landmark visit to fellow export powerhouse Germany Friday, the third leg of his European tour, expected to cement flourishing trade ties and focus on …

Xi Jinping: Globalization Will Happen ‘Independent of People’s Will’

Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping warned attendees at the nation’s First China International Import Expo on Monday that economic globalization was “an overarching trend, something that is independent of people’s will” and that history would leave behind those sticking to policies benefitting their countries.

A Kremlin-backed plan to raise the retirement age has triggered street protests and led to a major drop in Putin's approval ratings

Report: Russia to Loan Cuba $50 Million to Buy Their Weapons

The Russian government plans to loan Cuba’s communist dictatorship $50 million to buy their military equipment, with the island’s new President Miguel Díaz-Canel scheduled to meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow later this week. 

GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA - OCTOBER 28: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been reviewed by U.S. Military prior to transmission) A group of detainees kneels during an early morning Islamic prayer in their camp at the U.S. military prison for 'enemy combatants' on October 28, 2009 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Although U.S. …

Report: 2 Prisoners Stuck in Gitmo After Refusing Freedom Under Obama

Two of the 40 prisoners still held at the U.S. military detention center in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, cannot leave after they refused to cooperate with authorities arranging their release when former President Barack Obama was in office, the Miami Herald learned from the facility’s commander this week.

Cuban diplomats, pictured protesting at the United Nations, demanded an end to the "blockade of Cuba."

Cuban ‘Diplomat’ Mob Shouts Down U.N. Meeting on Political Prisoners

The Cuban delegation to the United Nations interrupted a meeting on the island’s ongoing imprisonment of political dissidents on Tuesday by shouting insults over the speakers, calling the head of the Organization of American States (OAS) a “puppet” of the United States and refusing to let participants express themselves.

Ladies in White, a women's dissident group that calls for the release of political prisoners, begin their weekly march in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, March 20, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama arrives Sunday afternoon for a three-day visit to Cuba, the first visit by a U.S. president to the island in …

Cuba: Over Half of Dissidents Violently Arrested in September Were Women

A monthly report tracking politically motivated arrests in Cuba published this week revealed that over half the victims of these arrests, most members of pro-democracy dissident groups, were women, an indication the communist regime is systematically targeting women for repression.

Cuban dissident, leader of the Human Rights organization Ladies in White, Berta Soler, speaks during a interview in Havana, on November 27, 2016, two days after the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

Cuba: Video Shows Brutal Arrest of Pro-Democracy Ladies in White

Cuban dissidents published a video Sunday showing the head of Cuba’s pro-democracy Ladies in White group, Berta Soler, being assaulted and dragged away by state security for holding up a sign reading “Revolution is Repression.”

"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.