Cuba to Allow Euthanasia Once Government Deems Conditions Ready

Cuba to Allow Euthanasia Once Government Deems Conditions Ready

In December 2022, Cuba’s National Assembly approved a sweeping new Public Health Law that formally recognizes citizens’ right to die with dignity. According to Dr. Taymí Martínez Naranjo, an influential member of both Cuba’s Council of State and the National Assembly, this legal provision paves the way for the future legalization of euthanasia on the…

Cuban Emigrants Flood Consulates With Passport Applications Under New Regulations

Cuban Emigrants Flood Consulates With Passport Applications Under New Regulations

Since Cuba eased passport regulations in July 2023, over 119,500 Cuban emigrants have applied to renew their passports at consulates abroad. The new rules extend passport validity to 10 years, eliminate burdensome biannual renewal requirements, and reduce fees, driving a surge in demand. High Demand Strains Consular Resources According to Laura Pujol Torres, head of…

Cuba Postpones Fuel Price Hike After Alleged Cyberattack

Cuba Postpones Fuel Price Hike After Alleged Cyberattack

The Cuban government has delayed a planned over 500% increase in fuel prices that was scheduled to take effect on February 1st, 2023 due to an alleged “cybersecurity incident,” a government official announced on Wednesday. Earlier this month, authorities had announced the price hike as part of a series of measures aimed at decreasing the…

ETECSA’s New Promotion To Recharge Your Mobile Line In Cuba From Overseas

ETECSA’s New Promotion To Recharge Your Mobile Line In Cuba From Overseas

ETECSA has launched a new promotion for recharging your mobile line in Cuba from overseas between January 25th and January 31st, 2024. What The Promotion Includes If you receive an international recharge from abroad between 500 CUP and 1,250 CUP, you will get five times the balance added to your main account. In addition, if…

Cubans Will Be Able to Apply for Schengen Visa Digitally

Cubans Will Be Able to Apply for Schengen Visa Digitally

The Council of the European Union has recently approved the implementation of a digital Schengen visa system to facilitate the application process. This initiative allows applicants to complete the process online, with some exceptions, and represents a significant advancement in simplifying travel procedures to the Schengen area. Fernando Grande-Marlaska, Acting Minister of the Interior of…

Cuba’s Vigorous Drug Interdiction Efforts Yield Over Two Tons Seized in 2023

Cuba’s Vigorous Drug Interdiction Efforts Yield Over Two Tons Seized in 2023

Cuba’s law enforcement agencies have reported the seizure of a substantial quantity of narcotics, tipping the scales at over two metric tons (2,290.6 kg) in the first nine months of the current year. A combined total of 1,226 individuals, including 1,213 Cubans and 13 foreigners, have been processed for drug trafficking offenses, as confirmed by…

AMLO to Urge Biden to Rekindle U.S.-Cuba Relations

AMLO to Urge Biden to Rekindle U.S.-Cuba Relations

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, commonly known as AMLO, recently revealed plans to advocate for the U.S. to restart communications with Cuba. This significant topic will be part of his discussions with U.S. President Joe Biden in an upcoming mid-November gathering in San Francisco, within the framework of a broader multilateral forum. Takeaways from…

US Resumes 5-Year Visas for Cubans After Years of Suspension

US Resumes 5-Year Visas for Cubans After Years of Suspension

The Biden administration has decided to resume issuing 5-year B2 tourist visas for Cuban citizens, a measure that had been removed in 2019 under the Trump government. This positive news comes after several years of diplomatic tension between the two countries. The announcement about the resumption of these visas is expected to be made by…

Cuba Opens Door to Unlimited Importation of Medical Supplies

Cuba Opens Door to Unlimited Importation of Medical Supplies

For the fourth time in less than two years, Cuban authorities have extended the ruling allowing travelers arriving on the island to bring food, hygiene products, and medicines without any restrictions or charges, until the end of December. On this occasion, the easing of restrictions also extends to medical supplies, such as adjuncts or equipment….

London Court Rules in Cuba Debt Case: A Complex and Inconclusive Outcome

London Court Rules in Cuba Debt Case: A Complex and Inconclusive Outcome

The High Court of Justice in London has ruled in the Cuba debt case, in which the investment fund CRF I sued Banco Nacional de Cuba (BNC) and the Republic of Cuba for non-payment of €72 million. The judgment, which may be appealed, does not represent a total victory for any of the parties and does not put an end to the litigation.

32 Cuban Doctors Arrive in Turkey to Help Earthquake Victims

32 Cuban Doctors Arrive in Turkey to Help Earthquake Victims

Thirty-two Cuban doctors arrived in Turkey on Sunday to provide medical assistance to those affected by the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria last week. These medical professionals are part of the Henry Reeve International Contingent and were received by Cuba’s ambassador to Ankara, Alejandro Diaz Palacios. The doctors immediately went to the city of…

Cannibalism? Cuba investigates a case of alleged human flesh trafficking in a hospital

Cannibalism? Cuba investigates a case of alleged human flesh trafficking in a hospital

The Public Health of Santiago de Cuba has confirmed that two employees of the Doctor Ambrosio Grillo Portuondo Hospital have been arrested after “hearts of possible human origin” were seized. The news follows a wave of rumors on the matter, which had been denounced last Friday by a Twitter user who demanded explanations about this…