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February 2, 2018 7:31 AM Cuba: Fidel Castro’s son ‘takes own life’

The 68-year-old son of Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro has died in Havana after taking his own life, according to Cuban state media. Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart was found on Thursday morning and is said to have suffered from depression. The first-born son of the late president was nicknamed “Fidelito”, or Little Fidel, because of the family resemblance 74

October 29, 2017 6:51 PM Cubans get best look yet at World Series – a day late

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans are getting their best look in years at baseball’s World Series, watching the games on state TV broadcasts a mere 24 hours after the actual event, despite each team featuring a star Cuban defector. State television traditionally has shown pirated signals of the championship series of Major League Baseball a few days or even weeks 103

September 7, 2017 5:35 AM Hurricane Irma lashes Caribbean islands; Florida braces for hit

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday after thrashing several smaller Caribbean islands with tree-snapping winds, drenching rains and pounding surf on a collision course with Florida. At least four people were reported killed on four different islands 77

August 13, 2017 6:12 PM Diplomats under ‘health attack’ in Cuba were treated by Miami doctors

The University of Miami received a nervous call from the Trump administration: U.S. diplomats in Havana were getting sick with headaches, dizziness and hearing loss. Washington needed answers. At least six patients were flown from Cuba to the university’s hospital this year to determine the cause of a medical mystery that was dogging several people who worked 37

August 13, 2017 5:17 AM Tillerson says diplomats in Havana suffered ‘health attacks'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that U.S. diplomats in Havana had been the victims of “health attacks” that left them with hearing loss — the most definitive U.S. statement yet on a series of mysterious incidents that have puzzled longtime observers of U.S.-Cuban relations. His comments Friday came two days after the State Department issued a vaguely 40

August 13, 2017 5:17 AM Hearing Loss of US Diplomats in Cuba Blamed on Covert Device

WASHINGTON (CN) — Offering insight into the soured diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, a spokeswoman for the State Department cited retaliation as the reason that two Cuban diplomats were expelled this past May from their Washington, D.C., embassy. As relayed to the Associated Press by unnamed officials with knowledge of the investigation 47

August 11, 2017 1:33 AM Did covert Cuban spy gear cause US and Canadian diplomats to lose their hearing?

It is a mysterious episode seemingly ripped from the pages of a Cold War spy novel. In recent months, several US and Canadian diplomats posted in Havana have reported experiencing unusual medical symptoms, including impaired hearing, sometimes so severe that they had to return home. News of the ailments surfaced this week when the State Department announced 30

August 10, 2017 10:16 PM U.S. investigating whether American diplomats were victims of sonic attack in Cuba

The U.S. government is investigating whether American diplomats serving in Cuba were victims of an attack that damaged their hearing and caused other physical symptoms, officials said Thursday. The Associated Press reported that officials had concluded that the Americans were targeted by a “covert sonic weapon.” The AP described the suspected weapon 36

August 4, 2017 6:19 PM Head of Venezuela’s super assembly vows to target opponents

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The head of Venezuela’s newly installed constitutional assembly pledged to move quickly against President Nicolas Maduro’s political opponents, beginning as early as the all-powerful body’s second meeting on Saturday. Former Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez’s nomination as leader was unanimously approved by the assembly’s 545 delegates 40

August 3, 2017 7:53 PM Why the U.S. is taking its time on more Venezuela sanctions

Caught in the White House transition this week from Reince Priebus to John Kelly: steep economic sanctions the U.S. threatened against Venezuela if President Nicolás Maduro rammed through his new constituent assembly in a Sunday vote denounced as fraudulent. Kelly, a military general who used to head U.S. Southern Command in Miami, is intimately familiar 85