Cuba http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19867/all en Venezuela suspends summit over Chavez's health http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/110630/venezuela-suspends-summit-chavez-illness <p> The announcement has cast even more uncertainty on the leader&#39;s health.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/110630/venezuela-suspends-summit-chavez-illness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba World Leaders Venezuela Thu, 30 Jun 2011 05:42:00 +0000 News Desk 5661971 at http://www.globalpost.com Chavez admits to cancer (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/110701/chavez-cancer-video <p> The president&#39;s announcement has shaken up politics in Venezuela. He has no obvious successor in his party, and his absence is likely to cause infighting. The opposition, it states, will hope ot benefit from the situation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/110701/chavez-cancer-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba World Leaders Venezuela Fri, 01 Jul 2011 06:19:00 +0000 News Desk 5663730 at http://www.globalpost.com Chavez returns to Venezuela after surgery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/110704/chavez-returns-venezuela-after-surgery <p> On his Twitter account, Chavez assured Venezuelans that he was back: &ldquo;Good morning my beloved Venezuela! Good morning beloved people. Thanks be to God. It is the beginning of the return.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/110704/chavez-returns-venezuela-after-surgery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Hugo Chavez Raul Castro World Leaders Americas Politics Venezuela Mon, 04 Jul 2011 14:09:00 +0000 News Desk 5668819 at http://www.globalpost.com Chavez seeks return to Cuba for chemotherapy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/110716/hugo-chavez-tumor-venezuela-cuba-cancer <p> In line with the constitution, Chavez asked the National Assembly to authorise his trip.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/110716/hugo-chavez-tumor-venezuela-cuba-cancer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba World Leaders World Leaders Americas Cuba Venezuela Sat, 16 Jul 2011 11:50:00 +0000 News Desk 5670730 at http://www.globalpost.com New cars for Cuba http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/new-cars-cuba <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cubans may finally be able to trade in their old tin cans. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Childress </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The days of the old, beloved classic cars in Cuba may soon be over.</p> <p> The Cuban government plans to <a href="http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2011/08/cubans-may-finally-get-to-buy-new-cars/1">relax rules</a> early next year on buying and selling cars.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s expected to crack the door on the market for countries that do business with Cuba &mdash; China, South Korea and some European countries &mdash; and see those who can afford a trade to cash in their own rustbuckets for newer, more efficient cars.</p> <p> In the meantime, many Cubans&nbsp;are still driving the same old American cars. When something breaks, they can&rsquo;t just order new parts, or even buy a new car.&nbsp;</p> <p> Over the years, they&rsquo;ve gotten pretty creative.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/new-cars-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuba Que pasa Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:25:55 +0000 Sarah Childress 5674318 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia: Cuba not invited to Americas Summit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120308/colombia-cuba-not-invited-americas-summit <p> Colombia is a close ally of the US, but President Juan Manuel Santos was eager to avoid a boycott of the summit on April 14-15 by leftist Bolivarian Alliance members like Venezuela and Ecuador.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120308/colombia-cuba-not-invited-americas-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Diplomacy Politics Americas Diplomacy Politics Cuba Thu, 08 Mar 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5695148 at http://www.globalpost.com Hugo Chavez arrives in Cuba to begin radiation therapy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/120325/hugo-chavez-arrives-cuba-begin-radiation-therapy <p> The 57-year-old had been recovering from surgery in the Cuban capital city of Havana on February 26 which he said removed a tumor from his pelvic region, following the extraction of a first tumor in June last year.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/120325/hugo-chavez-arrives-cuba-begin-radiation-therapy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Politics Venezuela World Leaders World Leaders Americas Politics Cuba Venezuela Sun, 25 Mar 2012 15:44:55 +0000 Luke Browne 5697592 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuba declares Good Friday holiday after Papal visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/cuba/120331/cuba-declares-good-friday-holiday-after-papal-visit <p> The holiday will initially be for 2012 only, and the Cuban government will decide later whether to make it permanent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/cuba/120331/cuba-declares-good-friday-holiday-after-papal-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba World Religion Americas Cuba Sat, 31 Mar 2012 18:19:58 +0000 Luke Browne 5698670 at http://www.globalpost.com Cholera outbreak in Cuba, at least 15 dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/cuba/120709/cholera-outbreak-cuba-at-least-15-dead A rare cholera outbreak in Cuba has left at least 15 dead and hundreds of others ill.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/cuba/120709/cholera-outbreak-cuba-at-least-15-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Health Cuba Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:08:01 +0000 Alexander Besant 5711070 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuba reform (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/cuba/120831/cuba-reform-infographic <p>A snapshot of Cuba&#39;s economy and reforms.</p> Cuba Travel/Tourism Americas Cuba Tue, 04 Sep 2012 10:33:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5717879 at http://www.globalpost.com In-Depth Series: Cuba gambles on economic reform http://www.globalpost.com/series/cuba-economic-reform HAVANA — Cuba's incipient economic reforms are no capitalist reformation — far from it. But President Raul Castro’s policies show a clear nod to market principles and have fueled hopes of further loosening to come. This series looks at the revolutionary island's economy and the slow changes afoot. Cuba Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5717883 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuelan leaders meet with Cuba's Raul Castro in Havana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/130113/venezuelan-leaders-meet-cubas-raul-castro-havana Venezuela's senior leaders are in Cuba to visit President Hugo Chavez.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/130113/venezuelan-leaders-meet-cubas-raul-castro-havana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Americas Cuba Venezuela Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:07:08 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5733900 at http://www.globalpost.com Raul Castro says he'll retire by 2018 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/cuba/130224/raul-castro-says-hell-retire-2018 Cuban President Raul Castro said that he would leave power in 2018, when his second term is finished.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/cuba/130224/raul-castro-says-hell-retire-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Americas Want to Know Cuba Mon, 25 Feb 2013 01:32:18 +0000 Alexander Besant 5765488 at http://www.globalpost.com Jay-Z, Beyoncé visit to Cuba stirs controversy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/130408/jay-z-beyonce-visit-cuba-stirs-controversy Beyoncé and Jay-Z stirred controversy recently after the couple was spotted celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary in Cuba.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/130408/jay-z-beyonce-visit-cuba-stirs-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Hollyworld United States Want to Know Hollyworld Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:49:27 +0000 Alexander Besant 5805889 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuba to remain on terrorist sponsor list, State Department says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/cuba/130501/cuba-remain-terrorist-sponsor-list-state-department-says Cuba will remain on the states that sponsor terrorism list the State Department reaffirmed Wednesday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/cuba/130501/cuba-remain-terrorist-sponsor-list-state-department-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba United States Want to Know Cuba Wed, 01 May 2013 22:31:29 +0000 News Desk 5829550 at http://www.globalpost.com