Prominent Cuban-Americans and human rights experts denounced the rigged election of Miguel Diaz-Canel, Raul Castro’s handpicked successor, as the new president of Cuba, and are calling on President Donald Trump not to recognize the newly installed leader unless he agrees to basic democratic reforms.
The Associated Press tweeted Thursday that Miguel Diaz-Canal was “elected” the president of Cuba, a nation notorious for its lack of free and fair elections.
The State Department is condemning efforts by the Cuban government to prevent members of the country’s dissident community from traveling to Peru to participate in the Summit of the Americas later this week.
A Miami-based group that takes a hardline in opposition to Castro government has funded a television campaign calling on Florida residents to call the White House and urge President Donald Trump to name a new director of the U.S. broadcasting operation directed at the Cuban people.
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.