HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cuba has given a visa to a senior American diplomat to lead the U.S. embassy in Havana, a U.S. official said, in a sign both nations want to keep open lines of communication despite a sharp deterioration in relations since President Donald Trump took office.
The State Department waited nearly one year before standing up an independent investigative panel, known as an Accountability Review Board, to probe the unexplained attacks on U.S. personnel working in Cuba and their family members.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will convene a new high-level investigation into the harm that Washington says U.S. diplomats in Havana suffered in unexplained health attacks, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) on Tuesday will hold the first open public hearing on the mysterious sonic attacks perpetrated against U.S. diplomats and other personnel in Cuba.
Airbnb, which is struggling to defend itself against a wave of scrutiny after several guests discovered hidden cameras in the company’s short-term lease properties, remains mum on its privacy policies for lodgings in Cuba.
The top Republican and Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee called on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health to investigate the cause and medical effects of the sonic attacks on at least 24 U.S. diplomats and other personnel in Cuba.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) accused the Cuban government Wednesday of partaking in the attacks against American diplomats in Havana during the past year.
A trio of Cuban-American lawmakers representing Miami was not told in advance about long-awaited regulations restricting U.S. business and travel in Cuba, according to GOP congressional sources.
President Trump released new restrictions on the ability of U.S. citizens to travel to and do business in Cuba Wednesday, partially rolling back the looser travel rules President Obama ushered in as part of his diplomatic and commercial thaw with Havana. The new rules, which take effect Thursday, bar Americans from doing business with dozens …
Two prominent GOP lawmakers are pressing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for an explicit timeline detailing when senior State Department officials first received evidence that sonic attacks in Cuba had occurred.