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President Vladimir Putin meets Cuban counterpart in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel in Moscow. The visit comes a day after the US, which has slapped several rounds of sanctions on Russia, imposed new economic restrictions on Cuba. IMAGES

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Cuba president holds welcoming ceremony for Panama president

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel holds welcoming ceremony for Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela in Havana during his state visit. IMAGES+COMPLETES VID1256885_EN+

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Today in History for October 22nd

(22 Oct 2018) Highlights of this day in history: A Cold War crisis over Cuba leads to brink of nuclear war; Shah of Iran allowed into U.S. for treatment; ‘Pretty Boy’ Floyd killed; Last victim slain in D.C. sniper shootings; Cellist Pablo Casals dies. (Oct. 22)

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Cuba pays tribute to late French singer Aznavour

Cubans remember French singer Charles Aznavour through song and dance at the Salón Rosado de la Tropical Benny Moré in Havana.

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Today in History for September 26th

(26 Sep 2018) Highlights of this day in history: JFK and Nixon participate in TV’s first presidential debate; Cuba ends Mariel boatlift; Composer George Gershwin, poet T.S. Eliot and tennis star Serena Williams born; ‘West Side Story’ hits Broadway. (Sept. 26)

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Santa Clara: Che’s city but also Cuba’s gay haven

The Cuban town of Santa Clara, famous for its association with Che Guevara, has also been at the forefront of a push to legalize gay marriage on the island. The proposed reform will be put to a referendum in February as part of a new constitution.

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US State Dept: ‘Attack’ hurt diplomats in Cuba

(6 Sep 2018) State Department officials and medical professionals called to testify on Capitol Hill regarding the U.S. policy toward Cuba say the over two dozen diplomats who were sickened while on the island were not part of an incident, but an ‘attack.” (Sept. 6)

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