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May 26, 2022, 1:41 AM

Boat with 842 Haitians headed for US winds up in Cuba

A single vessel carrying 842 Haitians who apparently were trying to reach the United States has landed instead in central Cuba
May 26, 2022, 1:41 AM
Boat with reported 842 Haitian migrants reaches Cuba
May 20, 2022, 4:50 PM

US official: Biden mulls Cuba invitation for Americas summit

The United States might invite a Cuban representative to the Summit of the Americas next month, according to a U.S. official
May 20, 2022, 4:50 PM
US official: Biden mulls Cuba invitation for Americas summit
May 17, 2022, 12:34 PM

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.
May 17, 2022, 12:34 PM
White House expands flights to Cuba, reverses other Trump admin restrictions
May 12, 2022, 10:18 PM

Cuba hotel explosion badly damaged major Baptist church

The explosion that devastated Havana's Hotel Saratoga and killed 45 people also badly damaged Cuba's most important Baptist church, which is next door
May 12, 2022, 10:18 PM
Cuba hotel explosion badly damaged major Baptist church
May 8, 2022, 9:08 PM

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.
May 8, 2022, 9:08 PM
8 killed in Cuba hotel explosion
May 8, 2022, 3:30 AM

Desperate search for survivors in Cuba hotel blast; 27 dead

Relatives of the missing in Cuba’s capital are desperately searching for victims of an explosion at one of Havana's most luxurious hotels that killed at least 27 people
May 8, 2022, 3:30 AM
Rescuers look for victims at Cuba hotel after blast kills 22
May 7, 2022, 8:42 PM

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.
May 7, 2022, 8:42 PM
26 dead in apparent gas explosion at hotel in Cuba
May 6, 2022, 7:35 PM

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.
May 6, 2022, 7:35 PM
Explosion at Cuban hotel leaves 8 dead
1 month ago

US, Cuba hold highest-level talks in four years

The United States and Cuba have held their highest-level diplomatic talks in four years after a severe disruption in ties during the Trump administration
1 month ago
US, Cuba hold highest-level talks in four years
2 months ago

Cuba's new private companies show off products at trade fair

A trade fair in Cuba's capital is a commercial milestone for the country.
2 months ago
3 months ago

Shortages, inflation frustrate Cubans struggling to get by

Grocery shopping has become an increasingly costly and arduous struggle for many people in Cuba
3 months ago
Shortages, inflation frustrate Cubans struggling to get by
4 months ago

10 Cuban migrants rescued from sinking vessel off Florida

Six Cuban migrants in a sinking vessel were rescued off the Florida coast.
4 months ago
5 months ago

US hits 8 Cuban officials with travel bans

The Biden administration has slapped a travel ban on eight Cuban officials it says have been complicit in the repression of opposition protesters and other dissidents
5 months ago
7 months 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.
7 months ago
U.S. officials working on release of 16 American hostages in Haiti
7 months 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.
7 months ago
'You don’t want to cause more kidnappings': Former hostage negotiator on Haiti
7 months 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.
7 months ago
17 missionaries kidnapped by gang in Haiti
7 months 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.
7 months ago
US missionaries kidnapped in Haiti
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Urgent search for American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti
7 months 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.
7 months ago
FBI makes contact with gang suspected of kidnapping missionary group
8 months ago

9 players on Cuba's U23 baseball team defect in Mexico

Nine of the 24 players on its U-23 national team at the World Cup defected.
8 months ago
8 months ago

Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as 2

Sitting on her mother’s lap, 2-year-old Lucía looked at the illustrations in her book while around her several children watched the doctors in white coats and nurses with thermometers in amazement
8 months ago
8 months ago

Cuba opens door to more private business, but red tape looms

Opening a small business is a bureaucratic headache in many parts of the world.
8 months ago
Cuba opens door to more private business, but red tape looms
10 months ago

More Cubans try dangerous trip to US across Florida Straits

Cuba is seeing a surge in unauthorized migration, fueled by an economic crisis.
10 months ago
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Cuba ambassador on protests: 'There wasn't any shut down of internet"
10 months ago

US to study internet access for Cubans; more sanctions

Biden will meet with Cuban-American leaders to discuss social progress in Cuba.
10 months ago
US to study internet access for Cubans; more sanctions
10 months ago

Cuba says its Paris embassy targeted by gasoline bombs

Cuba's foreign minister says the country's embassy in Paris has been attacked with gasoline bombs
10 months ago
10 months 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.
10 months ago
US sanctions Cuba over crackdown on protests in 1st steps toward new policy
10 months ago

Cuba government rallies backers following big protests

Island nation was stunned by the most widespread protests in decades.
10 months ago
10 months ago

Florida boaters could risk fines, prison by going to Cuba

Thousands of Cubans began protests last weekend against limited vaccines, food.
10 months ago
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Cuba protesters demand answers for economic crisis
10 months ago

UN rights chief urges release of Cuban protesters

The U.N. rights chief is urging the release of all those detained in Cuba’s protests and calling on the government to address their grievances
10 months ago
10 months ago

Cuba confirms 1 man dead during antigovernment protests

Cuban officials say one person has died during demonstrations that have shaken the island in recent days by protesting over food shortages, high prices and other grievances against the government
10 months ago
10 months ago

Miami demonstrators block highway to support Cuban protests

Demonstrators backing rare street protests by thousands in communist Cuba have blocked a stretch of a major South Florida highway
10 months ago
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Cuban Americans protest across US
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Cuba blocks social media access amid massive protest movement
10 months ago

Cuba's internet cutoff: A go-to tactic to suppress dissent

Cubans facing the worst economic crisis in decades took to the streets.
10 months ago
Cuba's internet cutoff: A go-to tactic to suppress dissent
10 months 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.
10 months ago
‘Homeland and life’: Cubans take to streets to demand better living conditions
1 year ago

Police patrol Havana in large numbers after rare protests

Large contingents of Cuban police are patrolling the capital of Havana following rare protests around the island nation against food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus crisis
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Cuba blames protests on US as Biden offers support to demonstrations
1 year 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.”
1 year ago
Historic anti-government protests sweep across Cuba
1 year 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.
1 year ago
The Breakdown: Cubans take to streets to protest amid food, fuel shortage
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Biden responds to protests in Cuba over food, fuel shortages
1 year ago

Cuba's internet cutoff: A go-to tactic to suppress dissent

Cubans facing the country’s worst economic crisis in decades took to the streets over the weekend
1 year ago
1 year ago

Dramatic images from Cuba

Thousands of people marched across the island Sunday to protest the lack of freedoms and worsening economic conditions.
1 year ago
Dramatic images from Cuba
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Thousands protest food and medicine shortages in Cuba
1 year ago

Demonstrators in Havana protest shortages, rising prices

Thousands of Cubans have marched on Havana’s Malecon promenade and elsewhere.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Cuban baseball player defects after arriving in Florida

The Cuban Baseball Federation says one of the players on the national team has defected a few hours after the squad arrived in Florida to participate in a qualifying tournament for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo
1 year ago
1 year ago

Raul Castro resigns as Communist chief, ending era in Cuba

Raul Castro says he is stepping down as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by he and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution
1 year ago
Raul Castro confirms he's resigning, ending long era in Cuba
1 year ago

Cuba will again isolate visitors to fight COVID-19

Tourists and others must isolate at their own expense for several days.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Trump hits Cuba with new terrorism sanctions in waning days

The Trump administration has re-designated Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism" in a move that hits the country with new sanctions shortly before President-elect Joe Biden takes office
1 year ago