Latin America

Starved Cuban Regime Takes Out Tourism Ads in Major Chinese Cities

Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism has bought ads plastered across buses in Shanghai, Beijing, and Ghangzhou encouraging Chinese tourists to visit the communist island, the Spain-based Diario de Cuba reported Friday, in an attempt to replace the millions lost in tourism revenue following President Donald Trump’s decision to ban cruise ship voyages from America to Cuba.

Tourists sit next to the swimming pool on the rooftop of the Gran Manzana Hotel in Havana, on February 11, 2019. - Cuba attracts wealthy tourists with five-stars hotels, spas and luxury brands. (Photo by Yamil LAGE / AFP) (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Cuba Violently Forcing Hundreds of Dissidents into Exile

An over 200-page report published by a coalition of human rights NGOs Wednesday concluded “without fear of error” that Cuba has violently forced or threatened to force, “hundreds” of political dissidents into exile, in many cases buying them plane tickets and taking them to the airport at gunpoint.

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Report: Pompeo Complains About Messy Venezuelan Opposition

The Washington Post published off-the-record remarks on Tuesday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in which he laments the fractured state of Venezuela’s opposition to dictator Nicolás Maduro, quipping that “forty-plus people” think they are the rightful heirs to the presidency.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a news conference to talk about the dire economic and political situation in Venezuela at the Harry S. Truman State Department headquarters March 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pompeo blamed the governments of Cuba and Russia for the political, economic and infrastructure turmoil …

Venezuela Court Forces Publication to Pay $4.7 Million to Alleged Socialist Drug Lord

Venezuela’s Supreme Court, run by loyalists to socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro, ordered the online news outlet La Patilla to pay senior chavista official, television show host, and alleged cartel chief Diosdado Cabello 30 billion bolivars ($4.7 million) for aggregating a 2015 article in which Hugo Chávez’s former security chief accused Cabello of drug trafficking.

The president of the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly Diosdado Cabello (L) gestures during a rally called by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on April 6, 2019. - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido urged his supporters to demonstrate in the streets Saturday to maintain pressure on his rival President Nicolas …

Cuba Smears Its American Victims: Owners of Property Stolen by Castro Were ‘Delinquents’

Cuba’s state newspaper Granma continued its campaign against the United States’ decision to allow Americans to sue companies who profit from companies using their stolen property this week, arguing in a column Wednesday that the communist theft of their properties was legal because it was a “sovereign” act and the true owners of the properties were “delinquents.”

HAVANA, CUBA: Cuban President Fidel Castro (R) and Cambodia's Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen (L) salute a passing honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the State Council in Havana 09 September 1999. Hun Sen is on a four-day official visit to Cuba following Castro's invitation. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/ADALBERTO …