Cuba News

Carnival Cruise Line Seeks Dismissal of Lawsuits Over Cuba Docks

HAVANA — Cruise line Carnival Corp is asking a U.S. court to dismiss lawsuits that claim the company profited from confiscated Cuban property, the first such cases brought since the Trump administration made them possible this month. Two U.S. citizens …

Cuba Considers Mangroves to Fend off Rising Sea Level

Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago. Since then, rising waters have gradually swallowed up rustic homes, a narrow highway …

Cuba Looks to Curb Deadly Scourge of Jaywalking

Teenagers dash across a six-lane thoroughfare and launch themselves into the balmy waters of the Straits of Florida. A couple skips the sidewalk and strolls down an unlit street as bulky 1950s cars with bald tires and worn brakes zip …

Lights Still Out in Cuba’s 2nd City After Sandy

Cuba’s second city is still struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy even as streetlamps in hard-hit lower Manhattan shine brightly and its subways begin rumbling through tunnels again. Two weeks after the storm blasted through Santiago, Cuba, …

Collapse of Decaying Building Kills 3 in Havana

Cuban officials say a decaying residential building has collapsed in a densely packed neighborhood of Havana, killing three people and injuring six. A message read on the midday state newscast Wednesday says the Central Havana building that was home to …

Cuba to Grant Home Repair Subsidies

Cuba is launching a plan to subsidize the construction and repair of private homes, an effort the communist government hopes will lead to better use of limited funds and stimulate private enterprise. Under the program, citizens will be eligible for …