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Havana: Capital of Cuba
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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U.S. blacklists six oil tankers in new Venezuela-related sanctions

The 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..
Reuters - Published

EU parliament condemns Cuba's detention of top dissident

The 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..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Havana

Havana, Cuba marks 500th anniversary with fireworks and celebration [Video]Havana, Cuba marks 500th anniversary with fireworks and celebration

Havana celebrated its 500th anniversary with a colourful and impressive fireworks display — and a historic state visit by Spain's King Felipe.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:37Published


Cuba opens dollar stores in bid for foreign cash [Video]Cuba opens dollar stores in bid for foreign cash

Cubans flocked to a dozen state-run stores that have opened in Havana selling home appliances and car parts in dollars, as the cash-strapped government struggles to rake in foreign currency for..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

 

Cuba ups pressure on U.S. embassy in Havana

Cuba’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..
Reuters - Published

U.S. blacklists Cuban firm tied to Venezuela sanctions evasion

The 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..
Reuters - Published

In pictures: Havana celebrates 500 years of foundation

As Cuba's capital celebrates 500 years, we explore the history behind some of its famous buildings.
BBC News - Published

Spain's king starts historic trip to Communist-run Cuba

Spain'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..
Reuters - Published

First Spanish royal visit crowns Havana's 500th party

Cuba 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..
Reuters - Published

U.S. bars airline flights to all Cuban airports except Havana from December 10

The 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..
Reuters - Published

Spain confirms king to make historic trip to Havana in November

Spain'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..
Reuters - Published

Amnesty calls for release of leading Cuban dissident

Amnesty 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.
Reuters - Published

Russia's Medvedev slams U.S. for Cuba embargo during Havana trip

Russian 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..
Reuters - Published

Russia PM visit shows support for Cuba amid U.S. hostility

Russian 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..
Reuters - Published

Cuban-American sues American Airlines, Latam Airlines for 'trafficking' in Havana airport

A 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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Skirting U.S. sanctions, Cubans flock to cryptocurrency to shop online, send funds

Jason 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.
Reuters - Published

EU stresses support for Cuba even as U.S. hikes sanctions

The 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..
Reuters - Published

Scans show changes to brains of Havana U.S. embassy workers who reported illness

Advanced 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.
Reuters - Published

Fugitive U.S. tech guru: Cryptocurrency is next Cuban revolution

On 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..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela Socialist Party deputy meets Castro in show of unity on Cuba trip

Venezuela'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..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela Socialist Party deputy head visits ally Cuba for two days

Venezuela'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..
Reuters - Published

Cuba's private-sector workers say Trump's travel curbs will hurt them too

Lazaro 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..
Reuters - Published

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