News and updates about Cuba

Biden revokes Cuba flight restrictions

Biden administration revokes series of restrictions on flights to Cuba imposed by former President Donald Trump.

Biden revokes Cuba flight restrictions

US to ease some restrictions on Cuba

The announcement stops short of returning US-Cuba relations to rapprochement engineered by Obama.

US to ease some restrictions on Cuba

Cuba: At least 8 dead in explosion at Havana hotel

At least eight dead after powerful explosion caused by gas leak hits hotel undergoing renovations in the heart of Havana.

At least 8 dead in explosion at Havana hotelplayer

Russia threatens to deploy military to Cuba and Venezuela in response to tensions with US

Talks between Russia and US break down over Ukraine and NATO expansion, with Russian demands being rejected by Washington and allies.

Russia threatens to deploy military to Cuba and Venezuela

Watch: Hundreds of Spanish communists march in support of Cuba

Supporters of the Cuban regime waved giant communist flags while chanting, 'Hail Cuba, Fidel and Che!'

Watch: Hundreds of Spanish communists march in support of Cubaplayer

Biden places new sanctions on Cuban regime

After an outpouring of nationwide protests in Cuba brought about repressive actions by the regime, the US returned its policy of sanctions.

Biden places new sanctions on Cuban regimeplayer

Watch: Cuba demands 'respect' as police beat protesters

Cubans facing the worst economic crisis in decades took to the streets over the weekend while authorities blamed America.

Watch: Cuba demands 'respect' as police beat protestersplayer

Pompeo: Situation in Cuba is not about COVID, but freedom

Former Secretary of State laments Left's silence on Cuban protests against communist regime.

Pompeo: Situation in Cuba is not about COVID, but freedomplayer

Thousands of Cubans protest against government

Thousands protest in Havana amid worsening conditions under the communist regime.

Thousands of Cubans protest against governmentplayer

Watch: Cubans take on police in biggest protests in years

Cops in Havana were pelted with rocks as thousands took to the streets demanding 'freedom' and denouncing political repression.

Watch: Cubans take on police in biggest protests in yearsplayer

Raul Castro resigns, ending Castro family's reign in Cuba

Brother of Fidel Castro resigns as head of Communist party, ending reign of family which has ruled Cuba since 1959.

Raul Castro resigns, ending Castro family's reign in Cuba

State Department designates Cuba a state sponsor of terror

State Department says Cuba is providing safe harbor to malicious actors and engaging in "malign behavior" in the region.

State Department designates Cuba a state sponsor of terror

A trip to Cuba

'In Cuba, your house, your car, your wife, your kids, your mind, your soul, your body, and your heart belong to the government.'

A trip to Cuba

Israeli scientist speaks at Cuban environmental conference

'Science can serve as a bridge to collaboration,' Israeli JNF scientist tells conference.

Israeli scientist speaks at Cuban environmental conference

Miami's lesser known community of Cuban Jews

A look into the Cuban Jewish community in southern Florida.

Miami's lesser known community of Cuban Jewsplayer

Havana restoring oldest Jewish cemetery in Cuba

City of Havana restoring first Jewish cemetery in Cuba for city's 500th anniversary.

Havana restoring oldest Jewish cemetery in Cuba

US-funded network fires staffers over 'millionaire Jew' report

Staffers fired for segment on US government-funded Spanish network broadcasting in Cuba describing George Soros as 'multimillionaire Jew'.

US-funded network fires staffers over 'millionaire Jew' report

US broadcaster apologizes for calling Soros ‘millionaire Jew’

Government broadcasting agency chief apologizes after report describes George Soros as 'multimillionaire Jew'.

US broadcaster apologizes for calling Soros ‘millionaire Jew’

US-funded network airs segment on ‘multimillionaire Jew’ Soros

Spanish network funded by US airs segment on George Soros, describing him as 'multimillionaire Jew, architect of 2008 financial collapse.'

US-funded network airs segment on ‘multimillionaire Jew’ Soros

Plane crashes upon takeoff in Cuba

Cubana de Aviacion plane with 104 people on board crashes. Three survivors in critical condition.

Plane crashes upon takeoff in Cuba

Report: Israel held secret talks with Cuba

Israel reportedly sought to take advantage of thaw in US-Cuba relations to pursue its own relations with Communist state.

Report: Israel held secret talks with Cuba

Cuban Jewish leaders call on US Jews to strengthen ties

Cuban Jewish community pen letter calling for strengthening of ties with US coreligionists amid concerns over US reversal on Cuba policy.

Cuban Jewish leaders call on US Jews to strengthen ties

'I was in Israel 60 times before I decided to immigrate'

Alan Gross, after spending 5 years in a Cuban prison, is starting over in Israel.

'I was in Israel 60 times before I decided to immigrate'

Trump to rollback Obama accord with Cuba

Trump set to ban tourist travel to Cuba and prohibit financial transactions with companies significantly controlled by the Cuban military.

Trump to rollback Obama accord with Cuba

Israeli baseball teams pulls off upset victory against Cuba

Israeli Wold Baseball Classic team remains undefeated in stunning run with defeat of favored Cuban team

Israeli baseball teams pulls off upset victory against Cuba

Cuban pitcher gets a firm grip on life in Israel

Cuban pitcher Alejandro Eskenazi is participating in a professional internship organized by the Masa Israel Journey program.

Cuban pitcher gets a firm grip on life in Israel

Israeli killed in Cuba bus accident

Cuban bus overturns, killing 70-year-old Israeli and injuring 9 others.

Israeli killed in Cuba bus accident

Yiddish-Cuban opera to premiere in Havana

Opera based on 86-year-old Yiddish poem will have its premiere in Havana next month.

Yiddish-Cuban opera to premiere in Havana

Alan Gross on Fidel Castro: ‘History will never absolve him'

Gross was imprisoned for five years in Cuba for his efforts to assist its Jewish community.

Alan Gross on Fidel Castro: ‘History will never absolve him'

PA leaders mourn Fidel Castro

Palestinian Arab leaders mourn the death of former Cuban president who called on Israel to withdraw from Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Jerusalem.

PA leaders mourn Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro dies at age 90

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro dies at age 90.

Fidel Castro dies at age 90

Change in Israel's voting policy on Cuba

Due to change in Cuban-American relations, Israel will change its voting pattern on Cuba at the UN.

Change in Israel's voting policy on Cuba

Obama names ambassador to Cuba

Obama nominates Jeffrey DeLaurentis to be the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba. Congress unlikely to approve nomination.

Obama names ambassador to Cuba

First commercial flight from U.S. arrives in Cuba

History made as the first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century lands in Santa Clara.

First commercial flight from U.S. arrives in Cuba

Historic: Jet Blue lands in Cuba today

One small step for man: The first US-Cuba commercial flight in 50 years takes off today.

Historic: Jet Blue lands in Cuba today

California: Two Israelis killed in car crash

Traffic accident on Saturday left two Israelis dead, a third moderately to severely injured. More young Israelis also died abroad last week.

California: Two Israelis killed in car crash

Hebrew U prof. weighs in on Obama's visit to Cuba

Expert on Cuba views Obama’s visit to Cuba a ‘historic move. Openness is more effective than boycotts.’

Exclusive interview with expert on US-Cuban relations

Obama arrives for official visit to Cuba

President Obama lands in Havana for the first official visit to Cuba by an American president after decades of hostility.

Obama arrives for official visit to Cubaplayer

Obama times Cuba visit to avoid Netanyahu?

Obama is to be the first U.S. President in 80 years to visit Cuba, but the timing of the visit means he will miss AIPAC, Netanyahu in U.S.

Obama times Cuba visit to avoid Netanyahu?

United States, Cuba flight deal confirmed

United States and Cuba agree to restore scheduled commercial airline service between the countries, with 110 round-trip flights a day.

Deal for flights between the United States and Cuba confirmed