Regret And Hope Define Latest Move By U.S. State Department To Expel Cuban Diplomats

Regret And Hope Define Latest Move By U.S. State Department To Expel Cuban Diplomats

Earlier this week, the most recent conflict between the U.S. and Cuba escalated to include the expulsion of 15 officials from the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. A senior State Department official told reporters Tuesday the Cuban diplomats have seven days to leave the country. The announcement comes less than a week after the U.S. … Read more

Cuba’s Habanos SA Introduces New Cigar With Travel Humidor

Cuba’s Habanos SA Introduces New Cigar With Travel Humidor

Earlier this year, Habanos, S.A. announced a deal with China Tobacco Corporation to expand sales and production in China. Adding to the momentum behind the brand, Habanos, S.A today announced it will launch an exclusive cigar for the Duty Free and Travel Retail channels at the 31st edition of the Tax Free World Association World Exhibition & Conference at Cannes. … Read more

Canadian Diplomat In Havana Appears To Be Part Of Sonic Device Attack

Canadian Diplomat In Havana Appears To Be Part Of Sonic Device Attack

On Thursday, Canada’s consular affairs office said that one of its diplomats in Cuba was suffering from the same mysterious hearing loss that apparently forced several U.S. diplomats to leave Havana. Global Affairs Canada gave no details. But a spokeswoman said officials “are aware of unusual symptoms affecting Canadian and U.S. diplomatic personnel and their … Read more

Here’s What Trump’s White House Chief Of Staff Said About Guantánamo Base In Cuba

Here’s What Trump’s White House Chief Of Staff Said About Guantánamo Base In Cuba

It appears the new White House Chief of Staff may have some ideas about Cuba that contradict President Trump’s policy towards the island nation. U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice for White House chief of staff, retired Marine General John Kelly, was one of the military’s longest-serving commanders before Trump named him secretary for the Department … Read more

Boating To Cuba Remains Permissible From The U.S. But Rules Apply

Boating To Cuba Remains Permissible From The U.S. But Rules Apply

President Donald Trump on June 16th began sybolically undoing some parts of his predecessor’s historic opening to the island nation, saying he was “canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba.” The new measures included tighter restrictions on tourism travel and a prohibition of financial dealings with entities tied to Cuban military and intelligence … Read more