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February 5, 2023, 4:54 PM

Cubans respond with zeal to new US migration policy

Overwhelmed by thousands of Cubans crowding its southern border after making the dangerous trip through Central America and an increase in makeshift boats crossing the Florida Straits, the United States in early January approved a policy change that ma...
February 5, 2023, 4:54 PM
1 month ago

Ana Montes, a former US defense analyst arrested for spying for Cuba, released from federal prison

A former U.S. defense intelligence agency analyst convicted of spying for Cuba was released from federal prison on Friday, prison officials confirmed with ABC News.
1 month ago
Former US defense analyst arrested for spying for Cuba released from federal prison
1 month ago

Cubans crossing into US stunned to hear of new asylum limits

Migrants entering the U.S. illegally are devastated to learn they may be sent back to Mexico under expanded limits on the pursuit of asylum
1 month ago
Cubans crossing into US stunned to hear of new asylum limits
1 month ago

Facing migration flood, US resumes services at Cuba embassy

Grappling with the biggest flood of Cuban migrants in decades, the United States reopened their long-closed legal pathway on Wednesday by resuming all visa services at its embassy in Havana
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Cubans search for holiday food amid deepening crisis

Scarcity and economic turmoil are nothing new to Cuba, but soaring inflation and deepening shortages have made holiday shopping even more difficult for Cubans this year
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Democratic lawmakers visit Havana, meet with Cuban president

A delegation of at least three lawmakers visited Havana and met with government.
2 months ago
3 months ago

Former Latin American leaders urge US change on Cuba

Eighteen former Latin American and Caribbean leaders have signed a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden asking the United States to remove its six-decade embargo on Cuba in the wake of devastation inflicted on the island by Hurricane Ian
3 months ago
Former Latin American leaders urge US change on Cuba
3 months ago

Gay couples in Cuba marry under new law

Gay couples have begun to get married in Cuba under the country’s new Family Code
3 months ago
Gay couples in Cuba marry under new law
3 months ago

Gay couples in Cuba marry under new law

The country has a new Family Code.
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Haiti seeks help from the West amid multiple humanitarian crises

Jaqueline Charles, Caribbean correspondent for the Miami Herald, explains the challenges Haiti faces, as the United Nations struggles to find a helpful solution.
4 months ago
Haiti seeks help from the West amid multiple humanitarian crises
4 months ago

UN ponders rapid armed force to help end Haiti's crisis

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has submitted a letter to the Security Council proposing the immediate activation of a rapid action force after a plea for help from Haiti as gangs and protesters paralyze the country
4 months ago
4 months ago

Cuba working to restore power after Hurricane Ian causes national blackout

Cuba is recovering from extensive damage and widespread power outages in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
4 months ago
Widespread blackout, damage after Hurricane Ian strikes Cuba
6 months ago

Oil facility fire jeopardizes Cuba's electric system

A deadly fire that began at a large oil storage facility in western Cuba has spread, threatening to plunge the island into a deeper energy crisis as it forced officials to shut down a key plant.
6 months ago
Oil facility fire jeopardizes Cuba's electric system
9 months ago

White House expands flights to Cuba, reverses other Trump admin restrictions

The deal is pending approval by the Cuban government but could open the door for additional American dollars flowing to entrepreneurs in the island nation.
9 months ago
White House expands flights to Cuba, reverses other Trump admin restrictions
9 months ago

8 killed in Cuba hotel explosion

An explosion caused by an apparent gas leak killed at least eight people and injured dozens more at a 5-star hotel in downtown Havana.
9 months ago
8 killed in Cuba hotel explosion
9 months ago

26 dead in apparent gas explosion at hotel in Cuba

Twenty-six people are dead, including four minors, from an explosion at a hotel in Havana, Cuba, apparently caused by a gas leak.
9 months ago
26 dead in apparent gas explosion at hotel in Cuba
9 months ago

Explosion at Cuban hotel leaves 8 dead

A gas leak is suspected as the cause of the blast at Hotel Saratoga in the Old Havana neighborhood.
9 months ago
Explosion at Cuban hotel leaves 8 dead
1 year ago

U.S. officials working on release of 16 American hostages in Haiti

ABC News’ Marcus Moore reports on the latest developments in the kidnapping of American missionaries in Haiti and the ransom demand of $17 million for their release.
1 year ago
U.S. officials working on release of 16 American hostages in Haiti
1 year ago

'You don’t want to cause more kidnappings': Former hostage negotiator on Haiti

Linsey Davis speaks with ABC News contributor and former senior FBI official Richard Frankel on how U.S. officials might negotiate with the Haitian gang to release the 16 American missionaries.
1 year ago
'You don’t want to cause more kidnappings': Former hostage negotiator on Haiti
1 year ago

17 missionaries kidnapped by gang in Haiti

The Haitian government said they suspect the 400 Mazowo gang is responsible for the kidnapping of the missionaries.
1 year ago
17 missionaries kidnapped by gang in Haiti
1 year ago

US missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

An urgent effort is underway by U.S. officials to rescue 17 members of an Ohio-based Christian organization who were kidnapped Saturday by a gang in Haiti.
1 year ago
US missionaries kidnapped in Haiti
1 year ago

Urgent search for American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Stephen T. Ganyard discusses the consequences of the kidnapping and the current crises Haiti is facing.
1 year ago
Urgent search for American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti
1 year ago

FBI makes contact with gang suspected of kidnapping missionary group

The gang in Haiti is suspected of holding 16 U.S. citizens -- including five children -- and one Canadian, and is reportedly demanding $1 million in ransom for each person.
1 year ago
FBI makes contact with gang suspected of kidnapping missionary group
2 years ago

Cuba ambassador on protests: 'There wasn't any shut down of internet"

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with Cuba’s ambassador to the UN Yuri Gala on last month's protests in Cuba amid economic hardships, and the Cuban government’s crackdown.
2 years ago
Cuba ambassador on protests: 'There wasn't any shut down of internet"
2 years ago

US sanctions Cuba over crackdown on protests in 1st steps toward new policy

In his first steps toward his own Cuba policy, President Joe Biden is sanctioning the Cuban defense minister and its special forces.
2 years ago
US sanctions Cuba over crackdown on protests in 1st steps toward new policy
2 years ago

Why protests in Cuba erupted to historic levels and what protesters want

Anti-government protesters in Cuba say the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated long-standing issues about food, electricity and basic goods in the country.
2 years ago
Cuba protesters demand answers for economic crisis
2 years ago

Cuban Americans protest across US

In Miami, Cuban Americans took to the streets for a third day and blocked a highway for hours demanding the U.S. take action to support demonstrators in Cuba.
2 years ago
Cuban Americans protest across US
2 years ago

Cuba blocks social media access amid massive protest movement

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel blames the U.S. embargo for food and fuel shortages that sparked unprecedented demonstrations across the island.
2 years ago
Cuba blocks social media access amid massive protest movement
2 years ago

‘Homeland and life’: Cubans take to streets to demand better living conditions

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with "Belly of the Beast" journalist Reed Lindsay on the outbreak of protests in Cuba as tensions boil over amid a worsening economic crisis.
2 years ago
‘Homeland and life’: Cubans take to streets to demand better living conditions
2 years ago

Cuba blames protests on US as Biden offers support to demonstrations

Thousands of people took to the streets in Cuba and Miami to protest shortages in food and medicine as the island nation battles COVID-19.
2 years ago
Cuba blames protests on US as Biden offers support to demonstrations
2 years ago

Historic anti-government protests sweep across Cuba

President Joe Biden responded to the largest protests the island has seen in nearly three decades, saying the calls for freedom “must be respected.”
2 years ago
Historic anti-government protests sweep across Cuba
2 years ago

The Breakdown: Cubans take to streets to protest amid food, fuel shortage

Plus, Texas lawmakers battle over voting rights in a special session, and the delta variant fuels surge in COVID-19 cases as students prepare to go back to school.
2 years ago
The Breakdown: Cubans take to streets to protest amid food, fuel shortage
2 years ago

Biden backs Cuban protests as island's president blames 'imperialist' provocations

President Joe Biden on Monday released a statement in solidarity with the people of Cuba who marched on the island Sunday to protest leadership amid the pandemic.
2 years ago
Biden responds to protests in Cuba over food, fuel shortages
2 years ago

Dramatic images from Cuba

Thousands of people marched across the island Sunday to protest the lack of freedoms and worsening economic conditions.
2 years ago
Dramatic images from Cuba
2 years ago

Thousands protest food and medicine shortages in Cuba

Plus, Haitian authorities have arrested a man with Florida ties and accused him of playing a major role in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt has more.
2 years ago
Thousands protest food and medicine shortages in Cuba
3 years ago

US further restricts air travel to Cuba to increase pressure: State Dept.

Trump is further tightening his administration's pressure campaign against Cuba as it unravels the historic opening implemented by his predecessor Barack Obama.
3 years ago
US further restricts air travel to Cuba to increase pressure
3 years ago

Cuba awaits new vision of its future

The only communist state in the west is at a standstill.
3 years ago
Cuba awaits new vision of its future
4 years ago

Trump bans group tours, cruise ship stops to Cuba

The Trump administration has announced new steps to further restrict Americans' travel to Cuba, including banning group tours and cruise ship stops to the island nation.
4 years ago
Trump bans tours, cruise ship stops to Cuba
4 years ago

Cultural impact of Cuba travel restrictions

The Jazz at Lincoln Center tour director says bans could affect musicians who want to exchange ideas with Cubans.
4 years ago
Cultural impact of Cuba travel restrictions
4 years ago

More sanctions announced against Cuba

National Security Adviser John Bolton announced a slew of sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua Wednesday.
4 years ago
More sanctions announced against Cuba
4 years ago

Trump to allow lawsuits against companies using confiscated property in Cuba

The Trump administration will be the first to allow lawsuits under a 23-year-old law.
4 years ago
Trump to allow lawsuits against companies using confiscated property in Cuba
4 years ago

Upping pressure on Cuba, Trump admin to allow lawsuits against companies using confiscated property

Upping pressure on Cuba, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday the Trump administration will allow lawsuits against companies using confiscated property.
4 years ago
Trump admin to allow lawsuits against companies using confiscated property in Cuba
4 years ago

US diplomats in Cuba suffered inner-ear damage after experiencing mysterious sound or pressure, doctors say

U.S. diplomatic personnel residing in Cuba's capital who felt ill after hearing loud, high-pitched sounds or feeling pressure sensations suffered damage to the inner ear.
4 years ago
Mysterious ailment that affected Americans in Cuba linked to inner-ear damage: Study
4 years ago

US diplomats in Cuba suffered inner-ear damage, doctors say

"Objective testing showed evidence of a balance disorder that affects the inner ear and a unique pattern of cognitive and behavioral dysfunction," said Dr. Michael Hoffer.
4 years ago
US diplomats in Cuba suffered inner-ear damage, doctors say
4 years ago

Cuban government launches 3G service

Cuban citizens will now have internet access on their cellphones.
4 years ago
Cuban government launches 3G service
4 years ago

Cuba lifts ban on cellphone internet access

Cuban citizens are now able to access the internet on their phones for the first time.
4 years ago
Cuba lifts ban on cellphone internet access
4 years ago

French bank Societe Generale accused of 'trading with the enemy' to help Cuba evade US sanctions

The bank was charged with conspiring to violate the Trading with the Enemy Act.
4 years ago
Bank accused of 'trading with the enemy' to help Cuba evade US sanctions
4 years ago

Microwaves possible cause, not 'prime suspect' in US personnel illness in Cuba: Doctor

Researchers say they still can't pinpoint the reason for the "health attacks."
4 years ago
Microwaves possible cause, not 'prime suspect' in US worker illness in Cuba: Doctor
5 years ago

New 'medically confirmed' case of US employee in Cuba hit in mystery health incidents

A total of 26 U.S. employees in Cuba have been affected to date.
5 years ago
New 'medically confirmed' case of US employee in Cuba hit in mystery health incidents
5 years ago

More than 100 people killed in Cuban plane crash

Investigators are still trying to figure out why the plane plummeted from the sky.
5 years ago
More than 100 people killed in Cuban plane crash