U.S. ends special immigration policy for Cubans
13 January 2017 | 12:23 pm
The Obama administration is repealing a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, ending a long-standing exception to U.S. immigration policy.
20 Nov 2021
Cuba's opposition plans to go ahead with protests demanding greater freedom and the release of political prisoners. The US has accused Havana of orchestrating a clampdown.
18 Nov 2021
Anti-government protests have broken out in Cuba, with thousands of people voicing their anger over shortages of food and other basic goods. The country is grappling with the worst economic crisis since the fall of the Soviet Union and a record number of COVID-19 cases.
29 Jan 2022
Faced with shortages of food and medicine, power blackouts and an economy in crisis, thousands of Cubans staged rare protests last summer. But since then, little has been heard from them. Cuban exiles in the United States are worried about developments on the island.
14 Apr 2022
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29 May 2022
The Biden administration has announced the easing of curbs imposed by Donald Trump on travel to Cuba and on remittances that immigrants can send to people on the island.
28 May 2022
A controversial public health order invoked by the Trump administration in 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19 in migrant holding facilities was due to be lifted on Monday. But a federal judge has quashed the move.
2 Aug 2022
A September referendum could see Cuba become the ninth Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, but the vote's outcome is anything but clear.
10 Aug 2022
A deadly fire at Cuba's main oil terminal Matanzas is still burning days after one of its gas tanks was struck by lightning. Mexico and Venezuela have deployed teams to help contain the blaze.
20 Aug 2022
For the first time since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution, Cuba plans to allow some foreign investment in local wholesale and retail trade.
15 Sep 2022
Cubans are increasingly feeling the pinch of the country's worst economic crisis in 30 years. In the capital Havana, people wait for hours in long queues to find something to eat for the day. The pandemic has played a major role in the food shortages, which are compounded by rising inflation and a 60-year-old US embargo. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Clémence Waller and Lauren Bain.
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In Cuba, the socialist project begun by revolutionary hero and former president Fidel Castro is teetering on the verge of failure.
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