A visit by American pop star Beyonce and rapper husband Jay-Z to Havana last week was a cultural trip that was fully licensed by the US Treasury Department, a source familiar with the itinerary said on Monday. The longstanding US trade embargo against Cuba prevents most Americans from travelling to the communist-led island without a license granted by the US government
Two Republican members of Congress have asked the US Treasury Department for information on what type of license American pop star Beyonce and rapper husband Jay Z obtained for a high-profile trip to Cuba to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
Whiner. Before this year’s NBA playoffs, that would have been one of the first words that came to mind, for many people, if someone mentioned Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
Mark Cuban is probably the most bombastic man in the NBA racking up massive fines for shouting at referees from his perch as owner of the Dallas Mavericks so it’s a pretty safe bet he’ll face his latest adversaries with gusto. Only this time, it’s the Securities and Exchange Commission he’ll be fending off
For 13 chilling days in October 1962, it seemed that John F. Kennedy and Nikita S.
Sitting on an iron bench along a busy street, Chaman Lal sticks his fingers into a mug full of a greasy concoction and then applies the dark-red brew to areas where his patients complain of pain.
A pair of Republican congressmen ripped Congressional Black Caucus members for ignoring Cuba’s “myriad gross human rights abuses” Thursday, saying this week’s caucus trip to the island nation ignored the plight of political prisoners under the Castro regime.
Juan Almeida, a Cuban revolutionary who fought alongside former Communist leader Fidel Castro, died of a heart attack Friday evening, according to state media. Almeida, 82, was among only a handful of surviving Cuban leaders who still bore the title “Commander of the Revolution.” A vice president and member of the Communist government Central Committee, Almeida was among only a few black leaders in top government posts
It was the U.S. government’s version of the ticker in New York’s Times Square, blasting Havana’s main seaside strip with anti-Cuba slogans in 5-foot high crimson letters.
Sunday was a day of commemoration in Cuba — the 56th anniversary of the start of the Cuban Revolution — but the message from President Raul Castro was not all celebratory. The island nation will face a second round of belt-tightening as a result of the global financial crunch, Castro said in a speech marking Revolution Day. He said that on Tuesday he would hold a meeting of the Council of Ministries “dedicated to the analysis of the second cost adjustment in this year’s plan, due to the effects of the global economic crisis, especially on the reduction of revenues from exports and the additional restrictions on accessing external financing.” The global economic downturn has hit Cuba hard.