Cuba

US Department of Transportation Proposes New Scheduled Services to Havana

WASHINGTON (STL.News) The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today proposed to award new scheduled U.S. carrier flights to Havana.  The awards became possible when several U.S. carriers previously awarded Havana authority chose to return their awards.  DOT’s order is now open for public comment by interested parties. DOT asked carriers that applied in the case … Continue reading US Department of Transportation Proposes New Scheduled Services to Havana

Bridge collapse: Out on errands, killed in an instant

MIAMI /March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —They had just finished up lunch, and set off to run a humdrum errand: a drive to the travel agency to pick up airline tickets for their annual visit to their beloved homeland, Cuba. Osvaldo Gonzalez and Alberto Arias, friends and business partners, happened to pass under a Miami bridge … Continue reading Bridge collapse: Out on errands, killed in an instant

US stands by claim workers attacked in Cuba, maybe by virus

WASHINGTON/January 09, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The United States stood behind its assertion that U.S. personnel in Cuba were deliberately attacked and raised the possibility Tuesday that it was by a virus, as lawmakers and even the FBI challenged the initial theory of “sonic attacks.” The lack of answers more than a year after the incidents started has … Continue reading US stands by claim workers attacked in Cuba, maybe by virus

AP Interview: Tillerson says no diplomats return to Cuba yet

WASHINGTON/January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The United States would be “putting people intentionally in harm’s way” if it sent diplomats back to Cuba, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says in an Associated Press interview , even as a new FBI report casts doubt on the initial theory that Americans there have been hit by “sonic … Continue reading AP Interview: Tillerson says no diplomats return to Cuba yet

Raul Castro confirms he will stay Cuba’s president to April

HAVANA /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Raul Castro confirmed Thursday that he will continue as Cuba’s president into April, two months longer than expected, as parliament extended the political cycle citing delays made necessary by a damaging hurricane. “I wish to ratify what has already been expressed in the congresses of the Communist Party of … Continue reading Raul Castro confirms he will stay Cuba’s president to April

Category 4 Hurricane Irma begins assault on Florida Keys

ST. PETERSBURG, FL/September 10, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Hurricane Irma began its assault on Florida early Sunday with the storm’s northern eyewall reaching the lower Florida Keys as a powerful Category 4 storm. Irma lashed the area with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph (215 kph) and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said it was expected … Continue reading Category 4 Hurricane Irma begins assault on Florida Keys

Cuba surveys toppled houses, flooded cities in wake of Irma

CAIBARIEN, Cuba/September 10, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Hurricane Irma ripped roofs off houses and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline as it raked Cuba’s northern coast after devastating islands the length of the Caribbean in a trail of destruction that has left 22 people dead so far. As Irma left Cuba late Saturday and directed its … Continue reading Cuba surveys toppled houses, flooded cities in wake of Irma

Hurricane Irma lashes Cuba; Jose poses threat elsewhere

CAIBARIEN, Cuba/September 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Irma battered Cuba with deafening winds and relentless rain Saturday, while a second hurricane, Jose, threatened to lash already-reeling islands elsewhere in the Caribbean. Cuban coastal cities were clobbered by high winds from Irma that upended trees, toppled utility poles and scattered debris across streets. Roads were blocked, and … Continue reading Hurricane Irma lashes Cuba; Jose poses threat elsewhere