Foreign companies going unpaid, creditor countries told to be patient: As Cuba struggles under the weight of US sanctions it has also been struggling to pay its debts, raising serious concern among its partners.
When the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990's, food production on the island of Cuba was disrupted — as the supply of Russian fertilizers, pesticides, tractors, and oil dried up. Under the stress of an imminent food crisis, the island quickly rebuilt a new form of diversified farming — including many urban organic gardens — that depended less on imported synthetic chemicals. Over the last two decades, Cuba blossomed into a world-class showcase of conservation agriculture, with improved soils and cleaner water.
Cuba's first prime minister in more than four decades – the long-serving tourism minister, Manuel Marrero – took office Saturday as the country resurrected a post last held by former revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.
Cuba's state airline Cubana has announced that it is scraping flights to seven international destinations following US President Donald Trump's economic sanctions and its latest move in pressuring companies to stop leasing planes to the national carrier.
The Cuban president has warned of a looming fuel shortage in the wake of US-imposed sanctions against the Caribbean island country, saying the government in Havana must implement emergency measures to stave off the energy crisis and avoid blackouts in the coming days.
Vice President of Venezuela's ruling party Diosdado Cabello has met with Cuba’s Communist Party leader Raul Castro in a show of unity against the United States’ constant pressure on the governments of Caracas and Havana.
Communist-run Cuba said on Friday it would control more the sales of certain foodstuff and hygiene products, including adding some back to the ration card, due to shortages that it blamed partly on the tightening of the US trade embargo.
Spain's foreign minister on Wednesday lashed out at Washington's decision to lift a ban on lawsuits in US courts over property confiscated by Cuba, calling the move an "abuse of power" that would lead to a "legal battle".
A Boeing jetliner with 143 people aboard from the US outpost at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, slid off a runway into a shallow river in Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday while attempting to land at a military base there during a thunderstorm, injuring 21 people.