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Cuba: Country in the Caribbean
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean meet. It is east of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico), south of both the U.S. state of Florida and the Bahamas, west of Haiti and north of both Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Havana is the largest city and capital; other major cities include Santiago de Cuba and Camagüey. The area of the Republic of Cuba is 110,860 square kilometers (42,800 sq mi). The island of Cuba is the largest island in Cuba and in the Caribbean, with an area of 105,006 square kilometers (40,543 sq mi), and the second-most populous after Hispaniola, with over 11 million inhabitants.

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Facing new asylum curb, nerves for those waiting at U.S.-Mexico border

Number 12,026 - better known as Marcial Artigas, 33, from Holguin, Cuba - waited nervously at a migration office at the U.S.-Mexico border as a Mexican official called out numbers from a long list of..
Reuters - Published

Cuba hopes for slight growth as Trump pummels Caribbean island

Communist-run Cuba put on a brave face Saturday at a mid-year session of the National Assembly, the government insisting it would not let a growing financial crisis and mounting pressure from the..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Cuba

‘It’s unfair’ frustration over new asylum rule [Video]‘It’s unfair’ frustration over new asylum rule

Migrants grow frustrated as a new U.S. policy goes into effect that bars almost all immigrants from applying for asylum. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:46Published

Just Say No: The Odds Of Surviving Are Very Much Against Stowaways [Video]Just Say No: The Odds Of Surviving Are Very Much Against Stowaways

The Federal Aviation Administration says that since 1947, 126 people have tried to hitch rides on planes. But CNN reports over 77% of stowaways die on the flight. After sneaking into the wheel well of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Russia's Putin meets Pope in shadow of Ukraine crisis [Video]Russia's Putin meets Pope in shadow of Ukraine crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Pope Francis at The Vatican on Thursday, as speculation rises it could come ahead of the first trip by a pope to Russia. Francis Maguire reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

In a first, a sex shop opens in Cuba [Video]In a first, a sex shop opens in Cuba

Cubans pride themselves on their progressive world outlook, but many are uncomfortable with sex toys, some say. A new business is looking to change that. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Watch: Cuba's shrunken Jewish population works to restore historic cemetery [Video]Watch: Cuba's shrunken Jewish population works to restore historic cemetery

This cemetery, which contains more than 1,600 gravesites, is one of only two Jewish graveyards remaining in Cuba. Many Jewish families left the island after the 1959 revolution, leaving their dead in..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Russia Warns Of Another Cuban Missile Crisis [Video]Russia Warns Of Another Cuban Missile Crisis

On Monday Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. said that the U.S. deployment of land-based missile systems near Russia’s borders could lead to a stand-off comparable to the 1962 Cuban..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

U.S. Human Trafficking Report Downgrades Saudi Arabia & Cuba [Video]U.S. Human Trafficking Report Downgrades Saudi Arabia & Cuba

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, the US State Department released its annual human trafficking report, demoting both Saudi Arabia and Cuba to countries that failed to meet minimum US..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Carnival Feels Pinch Of Trump's Cuba Ban [Video]Carnival Feels Pinch Of Trump's Cuba Ban

In 2019, the Trump administration issued a ban on cruise-ship travel to Cuba. That has made Carnival Corp more pessimistic about its financial performance this year. The company projected the Cuba..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Cuban artist creates drawings underwater [Video]Cuban artist creates drawings underwater

For Cuban artist Sandor Gonzalez, there is no better place to draw than several meters below the surface of the sea

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Cuba Gooding Jr. Accused Of Groping Woman At NY Bar [Video]Cuba Gooding Jr. Accused Of Groping Woman At NY Bar

CNN reports that Cuba Gooding Jr. says that he's not at fault when it comes to a recent alleged groping incident. The Oscar winner is expected to turn himself into the New York Police Department for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Trump Administration Puts New Ban On Cuban Travel [Video]Trump Administration Puts New Ban On Cuban Travel

On Tuesday the Trump administration banned cruises to Cuba under new restrictions on U.S. travel to the Caribbean island to impose pressure on the countries Communist government as well as to reform..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Trump Banned Most Travel To Cuba [Video]Trump Banned Most Travel To Cuba

Business Insider reports President Donald Trump's administration is restricting travel to Cuba. The US State Department said Tuesday the administration is ending an educational travel program and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Trump Bans Cruises To Cuba [Video]Trump Bans Cruises To Cuba

On Tuesday the Trump administration imposed heavy new restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens, including a ban on cruises, in a bid to further pressure the Communist island over its support for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

The Trump Administration Imposes New Travel Restrictions To Cuba [Video]The Trump Administration Imposes New Travel Restrictions To Cuba

According to CNN, The US announced major new restrictions on US citizens traveling to Cuba on Tuesday, blocking the most common way Americans are able to visit the island -- through organized tour..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Cuba's Internet Access To Become Less Restrictive [Video]Cuba's Internet Access To Become Less Restrictive

Gizmodo reports Cuba will soon allow private wifi. Currently, the only wifi options in Cuba are to use a government-sanctioned hotspot, or to create a hotspot using illegal routers or with an expensive..

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Cuba takes first step in railways upgrade with Chinese, Russian help

Cuba's first new train passenger cars in more than four decades set off on their maiden journey across the island on Saturday in what the government hopes will prove a total revamp of its decrepit..
Reuters - Published

Cuba passes law to improve governance that keeps one-party system

Communist-run Cuba passed a new electoral law on Saturday that restructures governance including creating the role of prime minister and provincial governors while retaining the one-party system.
Reuters - Published

Cuba sees tourism dropping 8.5% due to Trump travel restrictions

Tourism to Cuba will likely drop 8.5% this year in the wake of tighter U.S. restrictions on travel to the Caribbean island, the government said on Thursday, and the decline in arrivals will further..
Reuters - Published

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