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cuba to start historic transition a day earlier


havana (ap) — a legislative session that will see a historic political transition in cuba is going to start one day earlier than expected. cuban state media are reporting that the government has moved up the start of a session of the national assembly in which president raul castro plans to step down and hand […]






cuba to start historic transition a day earlier


a legislative session that will see a historic political transition in cuba is going to start one day earlier than expected.






trump curtails historic opening with cuba


president donald trump on friday rolled back some, but not all, of his predecessor’s historic opening to cuba, making it more difficult to travel to and do business with the communist-ruled island.






trump curtails historic opening with cuba


president trump on friday rolled back some, but not all, of his predecessor’s historic opening to cuba, making it more difficult to travel to and do business with the communist-ruled island. in a speech in miami, trump said cuban rulers were profiting from better relations with washington but that...






cuba's likely next president pledges more responsive gov't


cuba on sunday took the final political step before a promised transition from the founders of the communist state to a younger generation of officials.






travel to cuba, spain and portugal, the los angeles times festival of books and


cuba presentation angel castellanos will discuss traveling to cuba on your own and his top stops — havana, colonial trinidad, santa clara, historic remedios and topes de collantes national park and more. when, where: 7:30 p.m. monday at distant lands, 20 s. raymond ave., pasadena. admission, info:...






the latest: cuba embraces social media during transition


the latest on the meeting of cuba's legislature and the scheduled end of raul castro's presidency (all times local):






will improved relations with cuba stall out under president trump?


will calls for reforms halt u.s.-cuba rapprochement? in the year following obama’s historic visit to cuba, there has been a flurry of activity among american business eyeing the potential of the cuban market. last march, the u.s. luxury hotel chain starwood hotels acquired hotel inglaterra, havana’s...






cuba begins 5-month political transition


havana (ap) — cuba on monday began a five-month political transition expected to end with raul castro’s departure from the presidency, capping his family’s near-total dominance of the country’s political system for nearly 60 years. over the rest of this month, cubans will meet in small groups to nominate municipal representatives, the first in a […]






trump considers reversing historic obama-era opening with cuba


president trump is expected to roll back parts of the historic obama-era opening with cuba, siding with hawks who oppose detente and rejecting demands from u.s. businesses for whom the island is a ripe potential market. the decision follows an inter-agency administration review of one of president...






q&a: diplo on historic concert in cuba, rihanna and bieber


globe-trotting edm star diplo recently checked another locale off his performance wish-list: cuba.






cuba extends assembly's term, apparently delaying transition


cuba's national assembly has extended its term by two months, until april 2018, a signal that raul castro will remain in the presidency longer than expected.






cuba rollback could cost trump on jobs front


u.s. president donald trump may find it hard to walk back his predecessor's historic rapprochement with cuba, now that various businesses are invested in revived relations with havana.






norwegian adds 25 more cruises this year from miami to cuba


norwegian cruise line is doubling down on cuba. its norwegian sky will be adding more round-trip cruises from miami to cuba through december, the line announced tuesday. norwegian announced earlier that it would begin bringing the sky — the largest cruise ship to visit cuba — to the island nation...






trump restores some cuba penalties, rejecting 'oppressors'


president donald trump declared friday he was restoring some travel and economic restrictions on cuba that were lifted as part of the obama administration's historic easing. he challenged the communist government of raul castro to negotiate a better deal for cubans and cuban-americans.






to trump, the human rights situation in cuba is unacceptable. what about saudi a


to the editor: i see that president trump plans to cut back on ties with cuba because president raul castro “has failed to improve human rights or expand political freedoms” since trump’s predecessor restored diplomatic relations with that nation in 2015. (“trump considers reversing historic obama-era...






trump restores some cuba penalties, rejecting 'oppressors'


president donald trump declared friday he was restoring some travel and economic restrictions on cuba that were lifted as part of the obama administration's historic easing. he challenged the communist government of raul castro to negotiate a better deal for cubans and cuban-americans. announcing...






protester disrupts start of cuba’s annual may day parade


havana (ap) — a protester has briefly disrupted the start of cuba’s largest annual political event, sprinting in front of may day marchers with a u.s. flag before being tackled and dragged away. president raul castro watched along with other military and civilian leaders and foreign dignitaries as the man broke through security and ran […]






trump rolls back some of obama's openings to cuba


president trump on friday rolled back some, but not all, of his predecessor’s historic opening to cuba, making it more difficult to travel to and do business with the communist-ruled island. in a speech in miami’s little havana enclave, trump said cuban rulers were profiting from better relations...






as us warns of cuba attacks, tourists ask: were we hit, too?


charleston, s.c. (ap) — chris allen’s phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in cuba had hit a u.s. government worker at havana’s hotel capri. allen’s friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before. the tourist from south carolina had cut short his trip to cuba two years earlier […]






trump rolls back some, not all, changes in us-cuba relations


pressing "pause" on a historic detente, president donald trump thrust the u.s. and cuba back on a path toward open hostility friday with a blistering denunciation of the island's communist government. he clamped down on some commerce and travel but left intact many new avenues president barack obama had opened.






us: another health attack on diplomats in cuba last month


mysterious incidents affecting the health of american diplomats in cuba continued as recently as august, the united states said friday, despite earlier u.s. assessments that the attacks had long stopped. the u.s. increased its tally of government personnel affected to 19.






in miami declaration, trump thrusts u.s., cuba back toward hostile relations


pressing "pause" on a historic detente, president donald trump thrust the u.s. and cuba back on a path toward open hostility friday with a blistering denunciation of the island's communist government. he clamped down on some commerce and travel but left intact many new avenues president barack...






trump thrusts us, cuba back toward hostile relations


pressing "pause" on a historic detente, president donald trump thrust the u.s. and cuba back on a path toward open hostility friday with a blistering denunciation of the island's communist government. he clamped down on some commerce and travel but left intact many new avenues president barack obama had opened.






new us-cuba policy is unpopular, just like trump


opposition to president donald trump’s new policy on cuba is growing and gathering support among different communities. trump announced friday a reversal of his predecessor barack obama’s policy of normalization and openness with cuba, limiting travel to cuba to those going in groups and barring mos...






cubans say crestfallen that trump rolling back historic detente


cubans said they were crestfallen to be returning to an era of frostier relations with the united states as the news spread that u.s. president donald trump was set to revert parts of the historic detente with cuba. trump will on friday announce a plan to tighten rules on americans traveling to comm...






cubans are crestfallen that trump is rolling back historic detente


cubans said they were crestfallen to be returning to an era of frostier relations with the united states as the news spread that u.s. president donald trump was set to revert parts of the historic detente with cuba. trump will on friday announce a plan to tighten rules on americans traveling to comm...






trump: cuba 'is responsible' for attacks on u.s. personnel


president donald trump said monday that he believes cuba is responsible for unexplained, invisible attacks in cuba that have harmed american government workers. though trump's comments appeared to be a new allegation, it wasn't clear whether he meant cuba was behind the attacks or merely shared...






trump rolls back some, not all, changes in us-cuba relations


miami (ap) — pressing “pause” on a historic detente, president donald trump thrust the u.s. and cuba back on a path toward open hostility friday with a blistering denunciation of the island’s communist government. he clamped down on some commerce and travel but left intact many new avenues president barack obama had opened. the cuban […]






explore the other side of cuba: santiago de cuba, baracoa and camagüey


if you've been to havana, but haven't been farther inland in cuba, check out a fall tour that visits parts of the island nation that are often off the tourist radar. the eight-night trip, organized by cultural journeys, explores eastern cuba and its unique cities and unesco world heritage sites,...






may to urge new partnership, transition period for brexit


prime minister theresa may will try to kick-start faltering brexit negotiations on friday by proposing a new economic and security partnership between britain and the european union, plus a transition period after the u.k.'s formal departure in 2019, may's office said.






cuba extends assembly’s term, apparently delaying transition


havana (ap) — cuba’s national assembly has extended its term by two months, until april 2018, a signal that raul castro will remain in the presidency longer than expected. castro had said that he expected to leave the presidency in february. the national assembly’s announcement did not explicitly say that castro would remain until april […]






where is the world's outrage over cuba's dictatorship?


latin american countries deserve credit for their recent denunciations of what they bluntly refer to as venezuela's dictatorship, but i have a hard time understanding why they don't do the same thing with cuba's dictatorship. when it comes to cuba, they all seem to look the other way. i was thinking...






special counsel obtains thousands of trump transition emails


washington (ap) — several people familiar with president donald trump’s transition organization say special counsel robert mueller’s team has gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by trump officials before the start of his administration. the investigators did not directly request the records from the transition and may have raised legal issues […]






liberia counts votes in historic election


the country chooses a president and legislators in the first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years.