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Alleged 'Sonic Attack' On US Embassy In Cuban Capital Likely Caused By Crickets, Say Experts

A recent paper analyzed audio recordings from an alleged sonic attack at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba in 2016. Researchers found that the noise was made by lovelorn crickets.

Animals January 7, 2019

US Diplomats In Cuba Experience Mysterious Symptoms Of Concussion

US government personnel assigned in Havana, Cuba experienced symptoms similar to that of brain dysfunction associated with concussions. Some started to feel ill within 24 hours after they arrived.

Neuroscience February 15, 2018

T-Mobile Subscribers Get Roaming In Cuba: What This Means For You

T-Mobile inked a deal with a Cuban telecommunications company to offer affordable voice calls to consumers who wish to reach their loved ones in Cuba. Travelers on the island will also have access to texting services and data roaming.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 10, 2016

Carnival Cruises Will Start Cuba Voyages In May

The Cuban government has approved Carnival Cruises to sail to their country. It will be the first U.S.-to-Cuba cruise in over 50 years.

Business March 22, 2016

Airbnb Now Allows Non-US Travelers To Book Rental Properties In Cuba

Airbnb has opened up its home rental service in Cuba to international travelers. Previously, only travelers from the United States were able to rent homes in the country through Airbnb.

Business March 21, 2016

Experts Propose Converting Guantanamo From Prison To Research Center: Here's The Plan

U.S. scientists proposed that Guantanamo Bay or Gitmo could be transformed into a marine research center. Pursuing what they called Green Gitmo, this could help Cuba get on an eco-friendly path.

Society March 18, 2016

Cuba Announces First Case Of Zika Virus Transmitted Inside The Country

Cuba announced its first case of domestic Zika infection. The blood test of a 21-year-old Havana woman showed positive for the Zika virus on Monday.

Life March 17, 2016

Verizon Seals Direct Roaming Agreement With Cuba State Telecom

Verizon signed a direct interconnection deal with Cuban state telecom company Etecsa. The agreement will benefit Cubans as call quality between the two countries will improve and the cost of making calls will decrease.

Business March 16, 2016

Top US Airlines Submit Proposals To Start Regular Commercial Flights To Havana, Other Parts Of Cuba

Most of the major airlines in the United States are submitting proposals to begin commercial flights to Cuba, with Havana being the most popular destination.

Deals March 3, 2016

Cuba Deploys Army To Keep Zika Virus Out Of Country

President Raul Castro on Monday deployed 9,000 soldiers to begin efforts to keep Zika virus out of the country. As of today, there is no confirmed case of the mosquito-borne virus in Cuba.

Life February 23, 2016

Sprint Follows In Verizon’s Footsteps, To Offer Roaming Service In Cuba

More than a month after Verizon announced its roaming service in Cuba, Sprint made its move and announced that it is offering a similar service. However, the latter has secured an edge with a signed agreement with ETECSA for direct roaming.

Business November 2, 2015

The US Government Is Now Allowing US Carriers To Enter Cuba

In another step toward improved relations with Cuba, the U.S. government has announced that it will allow U.S. carriers to enter Cuba. Despite this, it's unlikely that the Cuban government will allow U.S. carriers to set up shop.

Legal September 18, 2015

Cuban And American Researchers On The Hunt For Ghost Orchids In Florida

A collaboration between Cuban and American researchers may help save the ghost orchid, one of the rarest flowers in the world. Ernesto Mujica, from Cuba's Ministry of Science ECOVIDA Research Center, has helped U.S. researchers catalog additional ghost orchids at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge.

Animals July 30, 2015

Cuba First Country In World To Eliminate Mother-To-Child HIV And Syphilis Transmission

Improved testing along with prenatal and postnatal care has been credited with ending childhood HIV and syphilis infections in Cuba. Officials call it an important step toward 'an AIDS-free generation.'

Life July 1, 2015

Cuba Successfully Eliminates Mother To Child Transmission Of HIV

Cuba was declared as the first country to successfully eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV. Being given this validation is said to be a milestone for any country's public health sector.

Life July 1, 2015

Cuban Government Expands Internet Access With More Wi-Fi Hotspots And Cheaper Costs

Cuba will be adding 35 government computer centers with Wi-Fi access around the country, cutting prices from $4.50 to $2 per hour.

Internet June 19, 2015

US Interested In Lung Cancer Vaccine Developed In Cuba

Medical research group Roswell Park Cancer Institute has finalized a deal with the Center for Molecular Immunology of Cuba to bring a lung cancer vaccine called Cimavax to the United States.

Life May 12, 2015

Airbnb Rooms Are Now Available In Cuba

Airbnb announced on Thursday that travelers in Cuba can now book a room from over 1,000 listings.

Internet Culture April 2, 2015

Cuba Allows First Free Public Wi-Fi Hub In Havana

A famed Cuban artist is providing his Internet service to the public at no cost.

Internet March 16, 2015

Here's Why Researchers Worry About The New Strain Of HIV Found In Cuba

As it is, HIV is already a massive threat. With the discovery of a new strain, the virus adds a new form to the list already plaguing the world and researchers are worried.

Life February 16, 2015

New, Aggressive HIV Strain Discovered In Cuba, Develops Into AIDS Very Fast

A new strain of HIV found in Cuba has been progressing to AIDS in just three years. The strain is formed from three sub-types of HIV.

Life February 15, 2015

Netflix Launches In Cuba For $7.99 Per Month: How Many Can Afford It?

Netflix has announced that it will be offering its video streaming service to people in Cuba, as tensions between the U.S. and Cuba begin to calm.

Business February 11, 2015

Cuba car sales failing to drive forward due to high prices

Some 50 cars have been sold in Cuba for the first half of the year. The country opened up sales, but price tags have kept citizens from buying the government-run vehicle inventory.

Business July 11, 2014

Cuba car sales remain a slow go with a pricey touch

Cuba has lifted a restriction on the purchase of cars. However, high prices have limited sales so far to about 50 vehicles.

Society July 1, 2014

Car sales in Cuba hit 50 for first half of year

A total of 50 cars and four motorcycles have been sold in Cuba for the first half of 2014. A new law allowed citizens to buy cars without permit but prices are too high only a few could afford them.

Life July 1, 2014

Fidel Castro limos become taxis for tourists

"Comandante" cars hit the streets of Cuba. Limousines once owned by Fidel Castro have been decommissioned and converted into taxi cabs, and about 10 still ply the streets of Havana.

Life June 23, 2014

Fidel Castro's limousines: From presidential cars to Havana taxis

Soviet limousines once used as presidential cars by Fidel Castro have been converted into tourist taxi cabs. Fare ranges from a few dollars to over $100.

Arts & Culture June 22, 2014

Pro-democracy Cuba Twitter operation yet another black mark for US aid organization, say reports

The launch of a social network to instigate pro-democracy discussion in Cuba likely will have U.S. lawmakers scheduling hearings to investigate what the White House claims was not a covert operation.

Apps/Software April 5, 2014

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