Cuba - Bio, News, Photos - Washington Times
Skip to content

Cuba

Latest Stories

6_242017_bbenedilgcuba8201.jpg

6_242017_bbenedilgcuba8201.jpg

Illustration on the real situation of Cuba by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

cuba_us_39527.jpg

cuba_us_39527.jpg

Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith, center, talks with journalists after a meeting with the President of the People's Power of Mayabeque Tamara Valido Benítez, in San jose de las Lajas, Cuba, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. This is the first delegation to visit Cuba from the United States after President Donald Trump announced a revised Cuba policy aimed at halting the flow of U.S. cash to the country's military and security services while maintaining diplomatic relations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

aptopix_cuba_trump_61587.jpg

aptopix_cuba_trump_61587.jpg

A television set shows United States President Donald Trump announcing his new Cuba policy, in a living room festooned with images of Cuban leaders at a house in Havana, Cuba, Friday, June 16, 2017. President Trump declared he was restoring some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba that were lifted as part of the Obama administration's historic easing. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

trump_07368.jpg

trump_07368.jpg

President Donald Trump walks from Marine One to board Air Force One for a trip to Miami to deliver a speech on Cuba policy, Friday, June 16, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

cuba_trump_04117.jpg

cuba_trump_04117.jpg

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2017 file photo, tourists ride in classic American convertible cars past the United States embassy, right, in Havana, Cuba. On Friday, June 16, 2017, President Donald Trump is expected to give America's Cuba policy its second 180-degree spin in three years. Speaking from Miami, Trump's expected to revive the Cold War goal of starving Cuba's communist system of cash while inciting the population to overthrow it. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

cuba_trump_56959.jpg

cuba_trump_56959.jpg

FILE- In this Aug. 11, 2015 file photo, US Citizen Jordan Graddis, 24, left, takes a photo of Emily O'connell, 24, as she holds a US and a Cuban flag in front of the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. On Friday, June 16, 2017, President Donald Trump will give America's Cuba policy its second 180-degree spin in three years. Speaking from Miami, Trump's expected to revive the Cold War goal of starving Cuba's communist system of cash while inciting the population to overthrow it. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

cuba_us_40432.jpg

cuba_us_40432.jpg

FILE - In this May 2, 2016 file photo, people watch the Carnival Adonia cruise ship arrive from Miami, in Havana, Cuba. As the Trump administration prepares to announce changes in the U.S - Cuba policies, administration officials who also spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss ongoing policy talks say domestic political concerns are the main force driving any rollback on Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

cuba_small_business_37294.jpg

cuba_small_business_37294.jpg

A mattress maker pushes one for delivery, past youth chatting in the streets of Old Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. A handful of entrepreneurs have quietly formed communist Cuba’s first private small business association, testing the government’s willingness to allow Cubans to organize outside the strict bounds of state control. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

cuba_luxury_mall_17890.jpg

cuba_luxury_mall_17890.jpg

People look at luxury storefronts at the Manzana de Gomez Kempinski five-star hotel in Havana, Cuba, Monday, May 8, 2017. Along the bisecting galleries of the Manzana’s ground floor, the military’s retail arms TRD Caribe and CIMEQ host the luxury brands along with Cuban stores selling lesser-known but still pricey products aimed at Cuba’s small but growing upper-middle class, like $6 mini-bottles of shampoo and sets of plates for more than $100. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

cuba_luxury_mall_42657.jpg

cuba_luxury_mall_42657.jpg

A Cuban girl takes a selfie in front of a window of a luxury store at the Manzana de Gomez Kempinski five-star hotel in Havana, Cuba, Monday, May 8, 2017. With other sectors declining, Cuba’s increasingly important tourism industry is under pressure to change its state-run hotels’ reputation for charging exorbitant prices for rooms and food far below international standards. The Manzana de Gomez Kempinski bills itself as Cuba’s first real five-star hotel, and the brand-name shops around it appear designed to reinforce that. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

new_orleans_jazz_fest_vignettes_39382.jpg

new_orleans_jazz_fest_vignettes_39382.jpg

In this April 28, 2017 photo, Gilberto Mendez Lainati, left, and his father Gilberto Mendez Mendez of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, work on a guitar. The pair were at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as the festival this year spotlights the music, art and culture of Cuba. (AP Photo/Janet McConnaughey)

cuba_venezuela_fallout_25403.jpg

cuba_venezuela_fallout_25403.jpg

Children play in the street by images of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, left, which reads in Spanish "Best friend of Cuba," and Cuba's revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. A much-feared return to Cuba’s post-Soviet “Special Period” of food shortages and blackouts has yet to materialize as energy conservation and a boom in tourism and overseas remittances cushion the blow of a roughly 50 percent cut in Venezuelan oil aid worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

cuba_religious_freedom_68872.jpg

cuba_religious_freedom_68872.jpg

In this March 8, 2017 photo, Reverend Joel Ortega Dopica, President of the Council of Churches of Cuba, speaks during an interview in Havana, Cuba. "There is religious freedom in Cuba" Ortega Dopica says. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

cuba_religious_freedom_66395.jpg

cuba_religious_freedom_66395.jpg

In this March 19, 2017 photo, people greet each other and sing as they attend Sunday worship at the William Carey Baptist Church in Havana, Cuba. Pastors and worshippers say Cuba is in the middle of an unprecedented boom in evangelical worship, with tens of thousands of Cubans worshipping unmolested across the island each week. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

cuba_tobacco_bumper_crop_photo_gallery_69088.jpg

cuba_tobacco_bumper_crop_photo_gallery_69088.jpg

In this Feb. 28, 2017 photo, images of the late leader Fidel Castro, revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara, and tobacco farm scenes, decorate a wall inside a state-run "drying room" where tobacco curers take a work break in San Luis, Cuba's western province Pinar del Rio, Cuba. The drying sheds are full of tobacco leaves, waiting for the moment when they are transformed into hard currency for the country, a welcome development for Cuba's ailing economy. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

cuba_tobacco_bumper_crop_photo_gallery_34305.jpg

cuba_tobacco_bumper_crop_photo_gallery_34305.jpg

In this Feb. 28, 2017 photo, a tobacco worker takes his daughter to school on horseback in Cuba's western province Pinar del Rio. Despite the flood of visitors since Cuba and the U.S. reestablished relations, some aspects of life in the provinces have changed little. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

cuba_tobacco_bumper_crop_photo_gallery_49841.jpg

cuba_tobacco_bumper_crop_photo_gallery_49841.jpg

In this Feb. 28, 2017 photo, a tobacco picker moves freshly harvested tobacco leaves to a drying shed at the Martinez tobacco farm in Cuba's western province Pinar del Rio. The drying sheds are full of tobacco leaves, waiting for the moment when they are transformed into hard currency for the country, a welcome development for Cuba's ailing economy.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

cuba_graffiti_artist_77062.jpg

cuba_graffiti_artist_77062.jpg

In this Feb. 12, 2017 photo, work of urban artist Yulier P. adorns a wall on a street in Old Havana, Cuba. The 27-year-old artist, whose full name is Yulier Rodríguez Pérez says, "The urban artist questions society and politics, the realities of life in the streets," which for him includes a sense of helplessness and frustration over the struggles of daily life that may not fit with the image many have of Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

cuba_women's_boxing_photo_gallery_99177.jpg

cuba_women's_boxing_photo_gallery_99177.jpg

In this Jan. 30, 2017 photo, boxers Idamelys Moreno, left, and Legnis Cala, train during a photo session on Havana's sea wall, in Cuba. Moreno and Cala are part of a group of up-and-coming female boxers on the island who want government support to form Cuba's first female boxing team and help dispel a decades-old belief once summed up by a former top coach: "Cuban women are meant to show the beauty of their face, not receive punches." (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

cuba_women's_boxing_photo_gallery_21070.jpg

cuba_women's_boxing_photo_gallery_21070.jpg

In this Jan. 19, 2017 photo, Idanerys Moreno's boxing gloves hang on a line to dry, after a training session in Havana, Cuba. Women were first allowed to box at the Olympics during the 2012 Summer Olympics but they are still not allowed to box in Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)