Category: Cuba

CUBA – ‘Premature’ reports

HAVANA – The Cuban-led commission investigating the crash of a Cubana passenger jet in May said on Tuesday that reports on what caused it were premature, after the Mexican plane-leasing company Damojh that owned the plane blamed the crash on human error. The commission labeled Damojh’s conclusion “speculation” and said in a statement published by […]

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CUBA – Officials raise death toll from Alberto to seven

Cuban officials have raised the death toll from Subtropical Storm Alberto to seven. Civil Defence authorities said Saturday that two others remained missing and had disappeared in the provinces of Villa Clara and Ciego de Avila. Authorities previously said the storm left four people dead after heavy rains drenched the island. In addition to damage […]

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CUBA – President due to step down on Thursday after ten years in office

HAVANA – Cuba’s Raul Castro was just hours away from retiring as president after parliament proposed Miguel Diaz-Canel as his replacement on Wednesday, a shift that will usher in the island’s first non-Castro leader since the 1959 revolution. Castro, 86, was due to step down on Thursday after ten years in office. He announced his […]

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