Cubans dismayed Canada halting visa processing in Havana

Roxaanne | May 29, 2019 | 0

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cubans were dismayed on Thursday to learn Canada’s embassy in Havana was no longer processing visa applications due to staffing cutbacks over unexplained health incidents among Canadian and U.S. diplomats in the Cuban capital. People pass in front of Canada’s Embassy in Havana, Cuba, May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandre MeneghiniCanada, which in January…

Cubans frustrated over U.S. move to end five-year…

Roxaanne | April 14, 2019 | 0

HAVANA (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s move to end five-year visitor visas for Cubans has left residents of the island angry and frustrated that it will be even harder to see their relatives, shop, or undertake cultural and academic exchanges in the United States. People wait in line to enter the U.S. embassy in Havana,…

New US visa policy for Cubans draws criticism…

Roxaanne | April 1, 2019 | 0

The U.S. flag flies outside the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, on October 14, 2017. GARY HERSHORN, GETTY IMAGES/TNS By NORA GAMEZ TORRES | El Nuevo Herald | Published: March 21, 2019 MIAMI (Tribune News Service) — The new U.S. policy that limits visas for Cubans will hurt families and damage the emerging private sector…

Cubans overwhelmingly ratify new socialist constitution

Roxaanne | March 23, 2019 | 0

An image of the late Cuban President Fidel Castro is displayed at the wall of a polling station during a constitutional referendum in Havana. (Reuters pic) HAVANA: Cubans have overwhelmingly ratified a new constitution that enshrines the one-party socialist system as irrevocable while instituting modest economic and social changes, according to the national electoral commission.…

CORRECTED: Cubans overwhelmingly ratify new socialist constitution

Roxaanne | March 19, 2019 | 0

By Marc Frank and Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) – Cubans have overwhelmingly ratified a new constitution that enshrines the one-party socialist system as irrevocable while instituting modest economic and social changes, according to the national electoral commission. Alina Balseiro Gutierrez, president of the commission, said at a Havana press conference on Monday that preliminary results…

Cubans back new constitution affirming role of socialism

Roxaanne | March 16, 2019 | 0

HAVANA: Cubans have overwhelmingly ratified a new constitution that enshrines the one-party socialist system as irrevocable while instituting modest economic and social changes, according to the national electoral commission.Alina Balseiro Gutierrez, president of the commission, said at a Havana press conference on Monday (Feb 25) that preliminary results showed 84.4 per cent of the 8.7…

Cubans overwhelmingly ratify new socialist constitution

Roxaanne | March 10, 2019 | 0

By Marc Frank and Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) – Cubans have overwhelmingly ratified a new constitution that enshrines the one-party socialist system as irrevocable while instituting modest economic and social changes, according to the national electoral commission. Alina Balseiro Gutierrez, president of the commission, said at a Havana press conference on Monday that preliminary results…