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News Cuba » Government: Cuba tells U.S. delegation monetary unification on cards this year

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cuba-usa/cuba-tells-u-s-delegation-monetary-unification-on-cards-this-year-idUSKCN1G52FU
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban government officials told a U.S. congressional delegation visiting Havana that this was the year to unify Cuba’s two currencies that were distorting the economy, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden said at a news conference on Wednesday.

News Cuba » Government: Congress team asks Washington to mend fences with Cuba, withdraw travel advisory

News channel or source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-02/22/c_136990920.htm
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

At a press conference after a three-day trip to Cuba where they met President Raul Castro and other government officials, the delegation, led by Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, talked of the need to return to an era of engagement and cooperation.

News Cuba » Government: US lawmakers say it's time to restore staff at Cuba embassy

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-lawmakers-time-restore-staff-cuba-embassy-182520131.html
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

He also said that there are many American diplomats who want to work in Cuba despite the symptoms that Washington previously said affected 24 U.S. government officials and spouses. Massachusetts Rep. Rep. Jim McGovern said the cuts are also hurting ...

News Cuba » Government: Congressional delegation wraps up 5-day visit to Cuba

News channel or source: https://www.local10.com/news/cuba/congressional-delegation-wraps-up-5-day-visit-to-cuba
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

The delegation, all members of the Democratic Party, urged the Cuban government to end its 13% tax Americans get charged when dollars are exchanged. On the issue of the double currency system in Cuba, Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, said Cuban officials ...

News Cuba » Government: Preliminary findings on U.S. diplomats’ health problems in Cuba: real but still a mystery

News channel or source: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article200183269.html
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

While the U.S. government has never blamed Cuba for being behind what it calls “attacks,” it has held the Cuba government responsible for not protecting American diplomats while they were on Cuban soil. In September, it withdrew about two-thirds of the ...

News Cuba » Government: U.S.’s ‘Cuba Internet Task Force’ exposed as attack on Cuban sovereignty

News channel or source: https://www.workers.org/2018/02/18/u-s-s-cuba-internet-task-force-exposed-as-attack-on-cuban-sovereignty/
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

USAID contracted Alan Gross to install military grade covert communication devices in Cuba in 2009. Gross was arrested in December 2009 and spent 5 years of a 15-year sentence in a Cuban prison. The U.S. government initiated and funded the TV/Radio ...

News Cuba » Government: Raul Castro receives US lawmakers on visit to Cuba

News channel or source: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/raul-castro-receives-us-lawmakers-on-visit-to-cuba/article/515449
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

"During the meeting they discussed matters of interest to both countries," the Cuban government said in a statement. The delegation, led by Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, arrived in Cuba Sunday to address various issues including the ...

News Cuba » Government: Inside the sound and fury around the mysterious, unsolved injuries that have plagued US diplomats in Cuba

News channel or source: http://www.businessinsider.com/mysterious-injuries-plaguing-us-diplomats-in-cuba-2018-2
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

A ProPublica investigation of the case, based on interviews with more than three dozen US and foreign officials and an examination of confidential government documents, represents the first detailed public account of how the Cuba incidents unfolded.

News Cuba » Government: Doctors find neurological injuries among US diplomats in Cuba, but the cause remains a mystery

News channel or source: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/15/doctors-find-neurological-injuries-among-us-diplomats-in-cuba-but-the-cause-remains-a-mystery.html
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

U.S. government personnel serving in Cuba appear to have "widespread" neurological damage, according to doctors working for the State Department. The diplomats' symptoms, possibly caused by "sonic attacks," lasted for days and weeks after exposure.

News Cuba » Government: Two Wings of the Same Bird – Puerto Rico, Cuba, Hurricanes and Political Prisoners

News channel or source: https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/14/two-wings-of-the-same-bird-puerto-rico-cuba-hurricanes-and-political-prisoners/
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

The Cuban government put all available resources into action before and after the hurricane, prioritizing the preservation of life above all else. Days before Irma hit, the Trump administration renewed the embargo against Cuba, which has been in place ...