Friday, 21st January 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Florida man sues Amazon for profiting from Cuba land

By DW
28 September 2019   |   7:24 am
The tech behemoth Amazon has joined the list of international firms being sued for profiting from lands confiscated from Cubans after the revolution. The lawsuit was lodged in a Miami court by a US citizen.

Related

26 Sep
Cuban authorities launch a national campaign to vaccinate children aged two to 18 against Covid-19. With the Delta variant spreading across the island of 11.2 million, the country's health care system has been pushed to the brink, and the government says it will only gradually re-open schools for in-person instruction in October after the vaccination campaign among children is completed.
8 Sep
Hotel and restaurant workers hope Cuba's decision to gradually reopen its border from November 15 will be a boost for business.
4 Oct
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.
17 Oct
Birds chirp near a river in the Ecuadorian jungle, five hours from the capital Quito, as Gregorio Mirabal expresses fear for the 500 tribes that often act as guardians of the Amazon rainforest and who face attacks, and even death, as a result.
22 Oct
Tired of seeing the lush Amazon destroyed over many years, Brazilian street artist Mundano decided to let nature speak for itself: he has painted a giant mural in Sao Paolo using ashes he collected from the scorched rainforest.
20 Oct
Human Rights Watch accuses the Cuban government of arresting people arbitrarily, mistreating detainees and holding sham trials in revenge for unprecedented street protests that erupted across the country this summer.
20 Nov
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.
16 Nov
Dissidents were arrested or prevented from leaving their apartments. The Cuban government has accused the US of endorsing the unrest in an attempt to destabilize the island.
18 Nov
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.
19 Nov
This comes after the Brazilian government committed to end illegal deforestation at the UN climate summit in Glasgow.
27 Nov
Indian police claim two marijuana smugglers were using Amazon's website to order and move their product. Investigators accused the retail giant of "not cooperating" with the authorities.
23 Nov
Italy's antitrust authority has fined U.S. tech giants Amazon and Apple a total of more than 200 million euros ($225 million) for alleged anti-competitive cooperation in the sale of Apple and Beats products.