Skip to content

Cuba

Latest Stories

f44af0e461e815247f0f6a706700621b.jpg

f44af0e461e815247f0f6a706700621b.jpg

A worker wipes a representation of the The Great Seal of the United States at the newly opened U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

f8443355639a1d247f0f6a706700ff83.jpg

f8443355639a1d247f0f6a706700ff83.jpg

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2013, file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, dawn arrives at the now closed Camp X-Ray, which was used as the first detention facility for al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. The Defense Department is taking another look at the military prison in Kansas and the Navy Brig in South Carolina as it evaluates potential U.S. facilities to house detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, part of the Obama administration’s controversial push to close the detention center. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

AP923343360265.jpg

AP923343360265.jpg

A young Cuban crocodile opens its jaws in a quarantined enclosure at the National Zoo in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Ten young female crocodiles were donated to Cuba by the Skansen Zoo in Stockholm where they were born and will be shortly returned to the Zapata swamp in central Cuba. Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro made a gift of a couple of crocodiles in the 1980's to Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Shatalov who donated them to the Zoo in Moscow which in turn donated them to Skansen Zoo. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

AP_748677000753.jpg

AP_748677000753.jpg

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton calls on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against Cuba since 1962 during a campaign stop at Florida International University in Miami on July 31, 2015. (Associated Press)

eff6873b5bd7bd207c0f6a7067003f45.jpg

eff6873b5bd7bd207c0f6a7067003f45.jpg

Signs in favor of United States and Cuba relations sit on the ground across the street from the new Cuban Embassy in Washington, Monday, July 20, 2015. The United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations Monday after more than five decades of frosty relations rooted in the Cold War. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

af786a59342dac207c0f6a7067008f8a.jpg

af786a59342dac207c0f6a7067008f8a.jpg

Cuba's Jose Garcia watches his ball while hitting a walk off home run off Puerto Rico pitcher Raul Rivera in the ninth inning of the bronze medal baseball game at the Pan Am Games, Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Ajax, Ontario. Cuba won 7-6. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

AP7904130163.jpg

AP7904130163.jpg

Cuban leader Fidel Castro, left, and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev hug at the United Nations in late 1960. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

e1d5cb61a2563d18780f6a706700dd2e.jpg

e1d5cb61a2563d18780f6a706700dd2e.jpg

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo - A street entertainer waits for tourists in Old Havana, Cuba. The thawing of U.S.-Cuba relations has inspired many Cubans to think big. Visits by Americans were up 36 percent between January and early May of 2015 compared to the same period a year ago, and up 14 percent among all international arrivals. That surge is likely to continue as interest in the destination grows and it gets easier for Americans to travel there. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)

1850308fa2553d18780f6a7067007570.jpg

1850308fa2553d18780f6a7067007570.jpg

This May 15, 2015 photo shows Mario Otero in front of a classic American car driven by his friend Camilo Rodriguez in Havana, Cuba. Otero, 25, works as a waiter in one of Havana's best restaurants, has a tourism degree, moonlights as a private tour guide with a goal of someday opening his own tourism agency, and sees increased tourism in Cuba as a key to achieving his dreams. Otero, who speaks English and French, is also renovating a house he hopes to rent to tourists. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

fdf9c394a24c3d18780f6a70670061fc.jpg

fdf9c394a24c3d18780f6a70670061fc.jpg

This May 17, 2015 photo shows the El Floridita bar decorated with a statue of writer Ernest Hemingway, also pictured on the wall in a photo with Fidel Castro, in Old Havana, Cuba. For a drinking tour, consider Ernest Hemingway’s advice: "My mojito in La Bodeguita, my daiquiri in El Floridita.” (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

Cuba Cosmos.JPEG-0e1d5.jpg

Cuba Cosmos.JPEG-0e1d5.jpg

Brazilian-born Cosmos soccer player Marcos Senna gives a thumbs up to journalists as he arrives to train at the Pedro Marrero stadium in Havana, Cuba, Monday, June 1, 2015. Cuban officials said the upcoming friendly match between New York Cosmos team and Cuba's national team was a sign of soccer's growing popularity on the island, and an important step in the normalization of the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Minimal Regatta.JPEG-0e83d.jpg

Minimal Regatta.JPEG-0e83d.jpg

In this Sunday, May 24, 2015 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Abel Garcia, left, portraying Cuban President Raul Castro, and Buck McQuire, right, dressed as Fidel Castro, carry their Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta entry to the water in Key West, Fla. The rules of the wacky Memorial Day Weekend event required each team to build a boat out of a single sheet of 4-by-8-foot plywood, two 8-foot-long two-by-fours, a roll of duct tape, a pound of fasteners and epoxy paint. The duo's "First Ferry to Cuba" entry was an offbeat salute to the recent easing of restrictions for Americans traveling to Cuba. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)

Cuba 4.jpg

Cuba 4.jpg

The Plaza de San Francisco Old Havana, Cuba, which is filled with hidden squares that set visitors back a century or a few. (Photo by Ilene Perlman)

Cuba 13.jpg

Cuba 13.jpg

No country for old cars – except Cuba, where you can hail a taxi and ride in a well-preserved ’57 Chevy. (Photo by Ilene Perlman)

WT Vol-1.jpg

WT Vol-1.jpg

Voluntourism now includes service trips in Cuba. (Photo by Ilene Perlman/IlenePerlman.com.)

251bab3641974715760f6a7067004df6.jpg

251bab3641974715760f6a7067004df6.jpg

Cuba's President Raul Castro pauses as he speaks to reporters on the tarmac of the Jose Marti airport after escorting France's President Francois Hollande to his plane in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Castro said Cuba and the U.S. will name ambassadors to each other’s countries as soon as the island is removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism later this month. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

APTOPIX Vatican Cuba.JPEG-0628d.jpg

APTOPIX Vatican Cuba.JPEG-0628d.jpg

Pope Francis meets Cuban President Raul Castro during a private audience at the Vatican, Sunday, May 10, 2015. Cuban President Raul Castro has been welcomed at the Vatican by Pope Francis, who played a key role in the breakthrough between Washington and Havana aimed at restoring U.S.-Cuban diplomatic ties. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)

Canada-Guantanamo.JPEG-0e983.jpg

Canada-Guantanamo.JPEG-0e983.jpg

A courtroom drawing shows Canadian-born accused terrorist Omar Khadr attending a pre-trial session in Camp Justice on the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Dec. 12, 2008. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Cuba Daily Life.JPEG-0d733.jpg

Cuba Daily Life.JPEG-0d733.jpg

Workers ride on the back of a truck loaded with vegetables to sell at the market in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

8300b92ac13fad10730f6a706700dd63.jpg

8300b92ac13fad10730f6a706700dd63.jpg

A man drives his taxi past a Cultural Center with the word "Cuba" on it, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced Tuesday, a key step in his bid to normalize relations between the two countries. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)