The United States eliminates limits on remittances to Cuba, who will be able to receive them and how?

The United States eliminates limits on remittances to Cuba, who will be able to receive them and how?

As announced last May 16, the U.S. Government began to relax its rules and regulations to allow compliance with measures reported as a change in Cuba policy. As of this Thursday, June 9, 2022, the $1,000 quarterly limit on remittances is eliminated, according to the Treasury Department and its Office of Foreign Assets Control. The…

New U.S. policy towards Cuba: flights to provinces, unlimited remittances and more

New U.S. policy towards Cuba: flights to provinces, unlimited remittances and more

The U.S. government announced this Monday several measures that signify a turnaround in recent policy toward Cuba and directly benefit many Cubans inside and outside the island. The Democratic administration of Joe Biden has decided to fulfill part of its electoral promises and resume what seems to be, once again, a thaw in relations with…

BREAKING NEWS: Explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana

BREAKING NEWS: Explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana

A strong explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana shook the Cuban capital during the morning hours -around 11:00 a.m. – with serious material damages and several injured and dead people. Authorities have confirmed that the explosion was caused by a leak in a hose during the transfer of liquefied gas from a truck into…

Cuba will host the 69th World Cocktail Championship

Cuba will host the 69th World Cocktail Championship

Cuba will host the 69th World Cocktail Championship, to be held from November 4 to 9, 2022, at the Meliá Internacional Hotel in Varadero, as announced Tuesday by José Rafa Malém, president of the Cuban Bartenders Association (ACC). At a press conference, Rafa Malém informed that members of the International Bartenders Association (IBA) are supervising…

Driver of Cuban doctors kidnapped in Kenya sentenced to life imprisonment

Driver of Cuban doctors kidnapped in Kenya sentenced to life imprisonment

The man who worked as a driver for the Cuban doctors kidnapped in Kenya almost three years ago was sentenced on Wednesday, March 23, to life imprisonment. According to Kenyan press reports, Issack Ibrein Robow, a Somali, was convicted of kidnapping, aiding a terrorist act and fraudulently obtaining an identity card. Robow was the driver…

Instability of ETECSA’s services puts Cubans’ cell phones at risk

Instability of ETECSA’s services puts Cubans’ cell phones at risk

The Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A. (ETECSA) has reported twice in less than 10 days that problems in its equipment have caused instability in the mobile data Internet connection. Last March 15, a breakage in the fiber optic cables caused users to be without mobile data service for several hours, which was later reestablished….

Cuba regrets the death of three compatriots in an accident in Mexico

Cuba regrets the death of three compatriots in an accident in Mexico

The Cuban Embassy in Mexico regretted the traffic accident in Veracruz in which three compatriots lost their lives. “Our diplomatic mission informs that it is in constant communication with the competent authorities and is taking steps to contact the families of the victims in Cuba,” the diplomatic legation said in a statement. According to Mexican…

Cuban migrants attempt to force their way into the immigration offices of Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico

Cuban migrants attempt to force their way into the immigration offices of Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico

More than 400 migrants, among them many Venezuelans and Cubans, broke into the immigration offices in Ciudad Hidalgo (Chiapas), a Mexican city bordering Guatemala, reported several media outlets in the region. The migrants are desperate and fear that they will not to be attended to after the announcement of the cancellation of online appointments. This…

Cuban authorities seek to identify 35 Cubans stranded on the Poland-Belarus border

Cuban authorities seek to identify 35 Cubans stranded on the Poland-Belarus border

Cuban authorities are in contact with Poland with the aim of identifying 35 Cuban citizens who are stranded in the border area that separates Poland from Belarus, the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed on Sunday, March 13, 2022. Diplomats from the Cuban embassy in Poland are maintaining exchanges with Polish authorities in order to gather information…

Yunior Smith, a Cuban pro-government journalist, wants to seek asylum in the United States

Yunior Smith, a Cuban pro-government journalist, wants to seek asylum in the United States

Cuban television news system journalist Yunior Smith, known for his critical analysis of U.S. politics and reality, announced that he has reached the U.S. southern border, and will probably apply for political asylum. According to what he posted on his Facebook profile, he got tired “of plowing in the sand and decided to leave, to…

Copa Airlines to offer facilities to Cuban travelers following Panama’s transit visa requirement

Copa Airlines to offer facilities to Cuban travelers following Panama’s transit visa requirement

Panama’s Copa Airlines announced that it will be flexible with Cuban passengers who need to modify their travel plans after Panama announced a transit visa requirement for Cubans. Passengers who need to make changes to their travel plans can contact Copa Airlines and its reservations center or go to the company’s sales offices, the statement…