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Lift Cuba embargo or risk many lives lost to COVID-19, UN rights experts warn US

New York/IBNS: The United States must urgently lift its blockade on Cuba to save lives amid the expanding COVID-19 crisis, UN human rights experts stressed on Thursday, emphasizing that the more than six-decades-old sanctions are impeding the supply of medicine, medical equipment, food and other goods essential to surviving the pandemic.

UN Member States overwhelmingly support end of US embargo against Cuba

New York/IBNS: For the 28th consecutive year, the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.

At UN, Cuba slams US ‘criminal’ practices undermining country’s development

New York: At the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, the Foreign Minister of Cuba condemned the United States for imposing blockades and other “criminal, non-conventional measures” that are hindering his country’s progress.

At least three dead, 30 injured in accident in Cuba

Havana, May 20 (Xinhua/UNI) A vintage car drove onto the sidewalk in the middle of the emblematic Malecon seafront boulevard here, killing at least three people and injuring 30 others, according to authorities.

Britain's Prince Charles inaugurates solar farm in Cuba

Havana, Mar 27 (Xinhua/UNI) Britain's Prince Charles on Tuesday attended the ceremony of laying the first stone of a solar farm at the Special Development Zone of Mariel (ZEDM), as part of his visit to Cuba.

Britain's Prince Charles to visit Cuba

Havana, Mar 18 (Xinhua/UNI) Britain's Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla kicked off their Caribbean tour on Sunday during which they will become the first British royals to visit Cuba.

UN General Assembly renews long-standing call for end to US embargo against Cuba

New York, Nov 2 (IBNS): The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted in favour of condemning the United States economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba - a call it has made every year since 1992.

Canadians stranded in Cuba after plane crash

Havana, May 21 (IBNS): Several Canadians, who went to Cuba to spend vacations, are unable to return to their own country after a plane crash in the capital city.

Canada PM Justin Trudeau to deliver formal apology over the fate of St. Louis and passengers

Ottawa, May 9 (IBNS): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will formally apologise in the House of Commons over the tragic fate of St. Louis and its passengers, who were denied an entry to the country in 1939.

Miguel Díaz-Canel takes oath as Cuba President

Havana, Apr 20 (IBNS):  Miguel Díaz-Canel has taken oath as the President of Cuba, media reports said.

Canada recalls families of diplomats posted in Cuba

Ottawa/Cuba, Apr 18 (IBNS): In the wake of reports of unexplained brain symptoms in Cuban capital Havana, Canada has recalled families of all diplomats to the country, media reports said.

Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert

New York, Apr 22(Just Earth News): A United Nations human rights expert has urged Cuba to consider introducing new legislation to ensure that everyone who falls victim to trafficking in persons can be identified and helped, and the authorities can take action against offenders.

FEATURE: Cuba’s rich musical heritage rooted in African rhythm

New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News): For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade – one of the darkest chapters in human history – commemorated by the United Nations every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

As Cuba mourns passing of former President Fidel Castro, Ban offers condolences, UN support

New York, Nov 27 (Just Earth News): Speaking on behalf of the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this morning extended condolences to the Cuban people and to the family of former President Fidel Castro Ruz, who passed away overnight at the age of 90.

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro dies, aged 90

Havana, Nov 26 (IBNS): Former Cuban President and communism poster boy for decades, Fidel Castro breathed his last on Saturday, according to Cuban state TV.