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Havana is the capital city, largest city, province, major port, and leading commercial center of Cuba. The city has a population of 2.1 million inhabitants, and it spans a total of 781.58 km2 (301.77 sq mi) – making it the largest city by area, the most populous city, and the fourth largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean region.
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United States repatriates stranded citizens from CubaAbout 300 U.S. citizens stranded in Cuba since Havana suspended regular air travel earlier this month due to the coronavirus pandemic were repatriated on two charter flights on Friday.
Cubans cast aside coronavirus fears to search for scarcer foodFrom the seafront capital Havana to the foothills of the Sierra Maestra mountains, Cubans are defying fear of the new coronavirus to search for food as global trade disruptions worsen shortages of..
Cash-starved Cuban state sells used cars for dollars for first timeCuba's cash-strapped government on Tuesday began selling used cars for dollars at a single Havana outlet, a first for the Communist-run state and a further step toward the dollarization of a segment of..
Cuba says Trump administration pressured Bolivia to worsen tiesA day after Bolivia suspended diplomatic relations with Cuba, Havana accused its interim government of having sought to sabotage bilateral ties ever since it took power last year, partly under pressure..
U.S. seeks to squeeze Cuba by further curbing flights to islandThe United States is curbing public charter flights to Cuba in a further effort to squeeze the Cuban government's income, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, prompting an outcry from officials in..
U.S. limits public charter flights to Cuba: statementThe United States is limiting the number of flights to Cuba except for those to Jose Marti International Airport in an effort to restrict Havana's revenue, the U.S. State Department said in a statement..
'Havana syndrome' U.S. diplomats get benefits in spending billU.S. diplomats who mysteriously fell ill in Cuba and China would get long-term emergency health and other benefits under a $1.4 trillion spending bill lawmakers unveiled on Monday.
U.S. blacklists six oil tankers in new Venezuela-related sanctionsThe Trump administration on Tuesday blacklisted six oil tankers involved in the shipment of Venezuelan oil to Cuba, the latest in a series of sanctions aimed at pressuring Havana to abandon its support..
EU parliament condemns Cuba's detention of top dissidentThe European parliament joined the United States on Thursday in condemning Cuba's detention and reported mistreatment of leading dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer, whom the Communist government in Havana..
Cuba ups pressure on U.S. embassy in HavanaCuba’s foreign minister on Tuesday charged the United States with violating the historic 2015 agreement reestablishing diplomatic relations after decades by interfering in the country’s internal..
U.S. blacklists Cuban firm tied to Venezuela sanctions evasionThe Trump administration on Tuesday blacklisted a Cuban company it accused of helping a Cuban state-run oil firm evade Venezuela-related sanctions, the latest in a series of actions targeting Havana..
In pictures: Havana celebrates 500 years of foundationAs Cuba's capital celebrates 500 years, we explore the history behind some of its famous buildings.
Spain's king starts historic trip to Communist-run CubaSpain's King Felipe will kick off the first ever state visit by a Spanish monarch to Cuba on Tuesday by laying flowers at the monument in Havana to Jose Marti, a symbol of the former colony's struggle..
First Spanish royal visit crowns Havana's 500th partyCuba is in party mode this week, despite tough economic times worsened by tighter U.S. sanctions, as it prepares for its first state visit by a Spanish king, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the..
U.S. bars airline flights to all Cuban airports except Havana from December 10The U.S. government said on Friday it would bar U.S. airlines from flying to all destinations in Cuba besides Havana starting on Dec. 10 as the Trump administration boosts pressure on the Cuban..
Spain confirms king to make historic trip to Havana in NovemberSpain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia will visit Cuba in November for the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, Spain's Foreign Minister Josep Borrell confirmed on Wednesday..
Amnesty calls for release of leading Cuban dissidentAmnesty International on Tuesday demanded the Cuban government explain the charges against the head of the country's largest opposition group, whom Havana arrested a week ago, or release him from jail.
Russia's Medvedev slams U.S. for Cuba embargo during Havana tripRussian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev lambasted the Trump administration on Thursday for trying to create a "toxic atmosphere" around Cuba, during a two-day trip to the island demonstrating Russia's..
Russia PM visit shows support for Cuba amid U.S. hostilityRussian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev kicks off an official two-day visit to Havana on Thursday in a strong show of Russia's support for the communist-run island as it faces escalating pressure from..
Cuban-American sues American Airlines, Latam Airlines for 'trafficking' in Havana airportA Miami-based law firm filed a lawsuit on Wednesday on behalf of a Cuban-American who claims to be the rightful owner of Havana's international airport against American Airlines and the Latam Airlines..
U.S. expels two of Cuba's U.N. diplomats, citing 'influence operations'The Trump administration on Thursday ordered the expulsion from the United States of two members of Cuba's delegation to the United Nations and restricted travel of the remaining mission members to..
Skirting U.S. sanctions, Cubans flock to cryptocurrency to shop online, send fundsJason Sanchez, 35, was able to start buying spare parts online last year for his cellphone repair shop in Havana thanks to the advent of cryptocurrency trading in Communist-run Cuba.
EU stresses support for Cuba even as U.S. hikes sanctionsThe European Union is committed to helping Cuba develop its economy, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday during a three-day trip to Havana, even as the United States hikes..
Scans show changes to brains of Havana U.S. embassy workers who reported illnessAdvanced brain scans of U.S. Embassy employees who reported falling ill while serving in Havana revealed significant differences from a control group, according to a new study published on Tuesday.
Fugitive U.S. tech guru: Cryptocurrency is next Cuban revolutionOn the run from U.S. tax authorities, tech guru John McAfee puffs a cigar aboard his towering white yacht in a Havana harbor and says he can help Cuba evade the U.S. government too - by launching a..
Venezuela Socialist Party deputy meets Castro in show of unity on Cuba tripVenezuela's ruling Socialist Party Vice President Diosdado Cabello met with Cuban Communist Party chief Raul Castro on Friday in Havana in a show of unity as the United States steps up pressure on the..
Venezuela Socialist Party deputy head visits ally Cuba for two daysVenezuela's ruling Socialist Party Vice President Diosdado Cabello met with Cuban government officials on Friday during a trip to Havana in a show of unity even as Cuba is being courted to help resolve..
Cuba's private-sector workers say Trump's travel curbs will hurt them tooLazaro Hernandez, who has made a good living showing U.S. cruise ship passengers around Havana in his pink 1950s Chevrolet, says the new U.S. ban on cruises to Cuba will wipe out 90% of his business..