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Cuba: Country in the Caribbean
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean meet. It is east of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico), south of both the U.S. state of Florida and the Bahamas, west of Haiti and north of both Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Havana is the largest city and capital; other major cities include Santiago de Cuba and Camagüey. The area of the Republic of Cuba is 110,860 square kilometers (42,800 sq mi). The island of Cuba is the largest island in Cuba and in the Caribbean, with an area of 105,006 square kilometers (40,543 sq mi), and the second-most populous after Hispaniola, with over 11 million inhabitants.

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Venezuela turns to Russia, Cuba, China in health crisis

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government is increasingly turning to allies Cuba, China and Russia to offset a health crisis caused by U.S. sanctions, a minister said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Cuba still welcoming tourists despite Trump restrictions

The Trump administration is intently focused on scaling back tourism to the island, but Cuba is doubling down on tourism efforts.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Cuba

Cuba, Canada Foreign Ministers Meet In Havana On Venezuela Crisis [Video]Cuba, Canada Foreign Ministers Meet In Havana On Venezuela Crisis

According to Reuters, Canada’s foreign minister met with her Cuban counterpart in Havana on Thursday to discuss the political crisis on Cuba’s longtime ally Venezuela. Canadian Prime Minister..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Cuba extends rationing as shortages bite [Video]Cuba extends rationing as shortages bite

Cuba imports 60 to 70% of its food and blames the latest shortages on the decades long US trade embargo.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:56Published

Gay rights activists arrested in unauthorised pride march in Cuba [Video]Gay rights activists arrested in unauthorised pride march in Cuba

Several gay rights activists have been arrested after clashing with police at an unauthorised pride march in Cuban capital, Havana.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Cuba launches widespread rationing amid economic crisis [Video]Cuba launches widespread rationing amid economic crisis

Chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other items to be sold in limited quantities as the US tightens trade embargo.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:41Published

Cuban hospitality industry presses on in face of U.S. threats [Video]Cuban hospitality industry presses on in face of U.S. threats

Foreign companies are challenging the new measures announced by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump on Cuba by continuing to operate and even expand their investments in hotels on the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Investigation Begins Into Boeing 737 That Slid Off Runway Into River [Video]Investigation Begins Into Boeing 737 That Slid Off Runway Into River

Reuters reports a team of 16 federal investigators travelled to Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday to investigate why a Boeing jetliner with 143 people on board slid from a runway into a shallow river..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Lima Group Accuses Maduro Of Protecting Colombian Terrorist Groups [Video]Lima Group Accuses Maduro Of Protecting Colombian Terrorist Groups

Reuters reports the Lima Group regional bloc has accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of protecting “terrorist groups” in Colombia. The bloc, which supports the opposition in Venezuela, says..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Boeing 737 Falls Into Jacksonville, Florida River [Video]Boeing 737 Falls Into Jacksonville, Florida River

CNN reports that a Boeing 737 plane, coming from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba with 143 people aboard, slid off the runway into St. Johns River in Florida. No fatalities have been reported. All 136 people and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Boeing 737 slides off runway into Florida river, no fatalities [Video]Boeing 737 slides off runway into Florida river, no fatalities

A Boeing jetliner with 143 people aboard from the U.S. outpost at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, slid off a runway into a shallow river in Florida on Friday, while attempting to land at a military base there..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Boeing 737 slides off runway into Florida river, 21 hurt [Video]Boeing 737 slides off runway into Florida river, 21 hurt

A Boeing jetliner with 143 people aboard from the U.S. outpost at Guantanamo Bay slid off a runway during a thunderstorm into a shallow river in Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Cuba lawsuits: Claimants seek damages in US courts [Video]Cuba lawsuits: Claimants seek damages in US courts

Economists say the lawsuits will have a chilling effect on Cuba's troubled economy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

Assange gets year of UK jail, faces extradition [Video]Assange gets year of UK jail, faces extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in prison in the United Kingdom for skipping bail when he fled to the Ecuadorean embassy. Thursday will decide whether he is extradited..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Maduro clings to power, frustrating Washington [Video]Maduro clings to power, frustrating Washington

The White House blamed Cuba and Russia for keeping Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro in power, as opposition leader Juan Guaido called for anti-government protesters to stage the largest..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:06Published

Kenya: Police arrest driver of abducted Cuban doctors [Video]Kenya: Police arrest driver of abducted Cuban doctors

The doctors were heading to a government hospital where they had been working for close to a year treating patients from Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published

Russia Offers Assistance To Venezuela, Cuba To Help Weather U.S. Sanctions [Video]Russia Offers Assistance To Venezuela, Cuba To Help Weather U.S. Sanctions

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Russia considers new US sanctions on Venezuela and Cuba to be illegal and plans to do everything in its..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

US to Let Americans Sue Companies Doing Business in Cuba [Video]US to Let Americans Sue Companies Doing Business in Cuba

Americans who had property confiscated by Cuba after the 1959 revolution will soon be allowed to sue.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Trump's War Powers Veto Blocks Congress From Yemen Oversight [Video]Trump's War Powers Veto Blocks Congress From Yemen Oversight

The War Powers Resolution was meant as a way to give Congress some oversight on how the U.S. military was being deployed overseas.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

U.S. Slaps New Sanctions On Cuba And Venezuela to Pressure Maduro [Video]U.S. Slaps New Sanctions On Cuba And Venezuela to Pressure Maduro

According to Reuters, the Trump administration imposed new sanctions and other punitive measures on Cuba and Venezuela, seeking to ratchet up U.S. pressure on Havana to end its support for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

'We don’t throw dictators lifelines': Bolton [Video]'We don’t throw dictators lifelines': Bolton

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton announced a series of new sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela on Wednesday as the Trump administration sought to boost pressure on Venezuelan leader Nicolas..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Migrant camps overflow as Mexico cracks down [Video]Migrant camps overflow as Mexico cracks down

Amid pressure from Washington, Mexico is backpedaling on promises of better treatment for Central American migrants, leaving hundreds stranded in unsanitary camps near its southern border and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:29Published

The Trump Administration Imposes New Restrictions On Cuba [Video]The Trump Administration Imposes New Restrictions On Cuba

According to a report by Business Insider, on Wednesday, National Security Advisor John Bolton announced new restrictions the Trump administration would impose on travel to Cuba as well as the amount..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

EU To Consider Options After U.S. Changes Policy On Cuba [Video]EU To Consider Options After U.S. Changes Policy On Cuba

According to Reuters, top EU officials said on Wednesday that the European Union will assess all options to protect its interests after the United States announced it would lift a ban on U.S. citizens..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

U.S. Lifts Ban On Lawsuits On Foreign Firms In Cuba [Video]U.S. Lifts Ban On Lawsuits On Foreign Firms In Cuba

Reuters reports the Trump administration is lifting a ban that prevented U.S. citizens from filing lawsuits against foreign companies that use properties seized by Cuba’s government. Secretary of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

 

Traveling to Cuba from the U.S. is about to get more complicated

President Donald Trump and his administration announced it will be imposing restrictions for Americans traveling to Cuba.
USATODAY.com - Published

Cuba, Canada foreign ministers discuss resolving Venezuela crisis

Canada's foreign minister addressed Venezuela's crisis on Thursday with her Cuban counterpart during a half-day trip to Havana, according to the government, after the island recently said it was..
Reuters - Published

Cuba says Boeing 737 plane crash last year likely due to crew errors

Cuba said on Thursday an investigation into the crash a year ago of a Boeing 737 in Havana that killed all but one of the 113 people aboard suggests the most probable cause was errors by the crew that..
Reuters - Published

Would we have survived the Cuban missile crisis if Donald Trump had been president in 1962?

Trump's disregard for U.S. intelligence is increasingly risky as threats mount, from Iran and North Korea to climate change and Russian intervention.
USATODAY.com - Published

Canada foreign minister to visit Cuba Thursday to discuss Venezuela

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said she will visit Cuba on Thursday to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela and the United States' decision to allow lawsuits for property confiscated..
Reuters - Published

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