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U.S. Ends ‘People-to-People’ Educational Travel to Cuba

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Tuesday it would eliminate “people-to-people” educational travel to Cuba, an exception to the embargo expanded under President Barack Obama widely abused for tourism.

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Senior North Korean Envoy Makes ‘Work Visit’ to Cuba

The vice president of the Communist Party of North Korea met with senior members of the Cuban Castro regime in Havana on Thursday for a “work visit” to discuss “topics of mutual interest,” according to the Cuban Foreign Ministry.

Former North Korean Foreign Minister and ruling party senior leader Ri Su Yong is seen at the President Palace in Hanoi on March 1, 2019. (Photo by MINH HOANG / POOL / AFP)

Christian Father Imprisoned for Homeschooling: Cuba Went to War with Us

A Cuban Evangelical pastor sentenced to two years in prison for homeschooling his children says his family has endured “psychological pressure and a war on behalf of authorities” for refusing to allow the Castro regime to indoctrinate his children into communist ideology.

Cuban school children salute the national flag 03 September 2002 at the "Juramento de Baragua" elementary school in La Habana. This particular school was part of Fidel Castro's restoration project of 437 schools and construction of 344 schools to reach the standards of the National Education System. AFP PHOTO/Adalberto ROQUE …

Cubans Turn Waiting for Hours in Ration Lines into a Social Media ‘Challenge’

Cubans stuck for hours in lines to buy basic goods like eggs, chicken, oil, and soap are sharing photos of their ordeal under the hashtag #LaColaChallenge, or “The Line Challenge.” The challenge is a tongue-in-cheek way to approach a crisis so pervasive that reports surfaced Thursday of mothers “renting” their children to ensure families have enough to eat.

Cubans line up to buy food in Havana, on April 4, 2019. - A drastic reduction in the circulation of Cuban state newspapers this week, awaken the spectre of the 90s crisis, amid the shortage of basic goods, the bad news from Venezuela and the tightening of the US blockade. …

Venezuelan General Implies Cuba Killed Chávez to Install Maduro in Power

A Venezuelan general who participated in a failed coup d’etat alongside Hugo Chávez in 1992 published a video this week urging soldiers to rise up against dictator Nicolás Maduro and suggested the communist government in Cuba killed Chávez to install Maduro as their puppet.

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Cuba Violently Shuts Down ‘Illegal’ Gay Pride Parade

Cuba’s communist regime sent police to beat and violently haul away some of the estimated 300 people congregating in Havana Saturday for an “illegal” gay pride march, organized after the regime canceled the annual Castro-led “conga against homophobia.”

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Tim McGraw Cancels Luxury Cuba Experience After Trump Crackdown

Country music star Tim McGraw canceled a series of concerts in Cuba, Spanish-language media reported Monday, shortly following the Trump administration’s announcement of new policies to keep Americans from engaging in tourism on the island and enriching the repressive Castro regime.

BURBANK, CA - OCTOBER 15: Musician Tim McGraw performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Tim McGraw at the iHeartRadio Theater on October 15, 2014 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Cuban Pastor, Wife Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Homeschooling

The Cuban communist regime sentenced Evangelical Pastor Ramón Rigal to two years in prison – and his wife Ayda Expósito to a year and half – on Monday for homeschooling their children, less than a week after their arrest for promoting the practice.

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Cuba Arrests Pastor, Wife During Holy Week for Promoting Homeschooling

The communist government of Cuba once again arrested Pastor Ramón Rigal and wife Ayda Expósito on Wednesday shortly before they had planned to leave the country. Rigal and his wife are at the forefront of an Evangelical movement against allowing the regime to educate their children. 

A policeman stands guard in central Havana's Revolution Square a day before Pope Francis' visit to Cuba on September 18, 2015. Havana has received a rush makeover ahead of Pope Francis's arrival in Cuba on Saturday with newly paved streets, a renovated cathedral, repainted buildings and billboards of the pontiff …

Raúl Castro Warns Cubans: ‘Prepare for the Worst Case’ Economy

Cuban dictator Raúl Castro issued a warning to his country, already facing significant food and goods shortages, on Wednesday to prepare for the “worst case” economy in light of a campaign by the Trump administration to undermine the communist regime.

A commission led by Cuba's former President Raúl Castro drafted proposals to the country's constitution including changes to presidential term limits, changes in government structure and provisions for same-sex marriage. Photo by UPI

Cuba Hosts Americans for Elite ‘White Dinner’ Feast amid Food Shortages

Havana’s National Hotel hosted 500 people — with an estimated 80 percent being American citizens — for a lavish feast known as “Le Dîner en Blanc,” or “The Dinner in White,” on Saturday amid a growing food shortage problem that has Cubans recalling the post-Soviet “special period” poverty of the early 1990s.

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Number of Cubans on Hunger Strike to End Communist Regime Up to over 120

The pro-democracy dissident organization Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) announced Wednesday that over 120 people across the island had joined their collective hunger strike protesting the abuses of the Castro regime against opponents of a “new” Communist Party constitution set to pass this weekend.

Diaz-Canel is to address the UN General Asembly on Wednesday

Canada Recalls Diplomats After Another Brain Injury in Cuba

The government of Canada announced on Wednesday that it would cut its diplomatic presence in Cuba in half after documenting a new case of unexplained brain trauma in an embassy worker, a move that the communist regime responded to with hostility.

A man walks beside Canada's embassy in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Canada's foreign ministry said Monday that it is ordering families of diplomatic staff in Cuba to return home amid questions about mysterious health symptoms detected in 10 people who were stationed on the island.

North Korea Starts Year with Celebration of Cuban Revolution

North Korea’s state media announced that Pyongyang sent a celebratory floral basket to the Cuban embassy on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Revolution. Dictator Kim Jong-un also sent a friendly greeting to dictator Raúl Castro, a sign North Korea expects Cuba to play a major role in its diplomacy in 2019.

N. Korea's Kim vows more summits with South next year: Seoul

Cuban Hospital Denies Entry to Man for Wearing U.S. Flag Shorts

A Cuban man denounced the communist regime in a video published Tuesday, alleging that his local hospital prevented him from entering to visit his ailing pregnant wife because he was wearing shorts emblazoned with the American flag.

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