Cuba

Cuba: Women, Children Protest with Human Chain Across Havana Highway

A large group of mainly women and children formed a human chain to block a major highway outside of Havana, Cuba, on Tuesday to protest the island’s poor living conditions, including worsening power outages, caused by the corruption and mismanagement of the country’s communist regime, the news website Cubanet reported on Tuesday.

Cuban mother and children block major highway into Havana, Cuba, August 2, 2022.

Report: Putin Sends Cuba 700,000 Barrels of Fuel Oil

A Liberia-flagged tanker carrying about 700,000 barrels of Russian fuel oil arrived in Cuba last week, the Latin American news website Infobae reported on Sunday, noting that the shipment demonstrated that Moscow was not only supporting Cuba’s communist regime but also finding outlets for oil stock shunned by the West in response to Russia’s latest war with Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on October 29, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Jamie Lee Curtis Accused of ‘Blatant Racism’ After Saying Actress Ana de Armas Looked ‘Unsophisticated’

“Halloween” franchise star Jamie Lee Curtis, a gun control pusher, who backed Joe Biden in 2020, is facing backlash on social media after saying that she assumed actress Ana de Armas — who hails from Cuba — was “an inexperienced, unsophisticated young woman” who had “just arrived” in the United States when they first met on set in 2019.

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Cuba: Hundreds Take to the Streets to Protest Near-Daily Blackouts

Hundreds of people took to the streets of western Pinar del Río, Cuba, on Thursday night to protest routine blackouts that have made life impossible for much of the island – the same night a separate crowd formed in Havana after a homeless woman and her daughters reportedly blocked traffic to protest their eviction.

A man lights a candle during a blackout in Havana, on May 25, 2022. - The main thermoelectric central of Cuba was reached Tuesday by a lightning that left it out of order, as the island suffers constant blackouts due to fails and maintenance works in several of its energy …

China Mocks Joe Biden Over Mexico’s Summit of the Americas Boycott

China’s state-run propaganda newspaper Global Times mocked the allegedly “awkward situation” President Joe Biden will find in this week’s Summit of the Americas on Tuesday, claiming that leftists in Latin America had tanked the event to show “Latin America is not a ‘backyard’ of the U.S.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 06: A banner for the Ninth Summit of the Americas hangs on the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 06, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Leaders from North, Central and South America will travel to Los Angeles for the summit to discuss issues such as …