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US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela

The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and its human rights record at home. The Department of Commerce said in a statement it is revoking existing licenses for aircraft leases to Cuban state-owned airlines and will deny future applications for aircraft leases. It will also expand the sanctions on Cuba to include more foreign goods containing U.S. contents.
Tags: News, US, United States, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicolás Maduro, Department of Commerce


‘Wasp Network’ Review: Even Recut, It’s Still a Clunker [NYFF]

French maestro Olivier Assayas did not cement his status as a cinephile favorite over the last quarter-century through the mechanics of his film’s plots. Rather, he’s become a festival darling because of the singular sensation left lingering from watching his work. What happens in an Assayas film is never as important as how it happens – the technique, the intellection, the panache. Assayas must have had his reasons for taking on a project like Wasp Network, a tale of espionage and counterterro...
Tags: Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Miami, Gael Garcia Bernal, Venice, Penélope Cruz, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Havana, Gerardo Hernandez, Wagner Moura, Film Festivals, Juan Pablo, Olivier Assayas, Wasp Network


Where Three Women’s Journey from Cuba to America Left Them

On May 13, 2016, three women set off from Havana for the United States. On any map, their destination lay to the north. Yet they steered south. A migrant’s route is determined as much by the obstacles of bureaucracy as of geography and, at the time, U.S. immigration law admitted Cubans coming by land but…
Tags: Books, News, Immigration, Uncategorized, America, Ideas, United States, Cuba, Havana


U.S. hits Cuba with new sanctions over human rights, Venezuela

The United States is imposing new sanctions on Cuba over its human rights record and its support for Venezuela's government, the U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday. In a statement, the department said it will restrict Cuba's access to commercial aircraft by revoking existing licenses for aircraft leases to Cuban state-owned airlines and denying future applications for aircraft leases. The United States will also expand sanctions to include more foreign goods containing U.S. content and im...
Tags: News, United States, Venezuela, Cuba, U S Commerce Department


Alicia Alonso, Star of Cuba’s National Ballet, Dies at 98

A ballerina of unusual range and power, she continued to dance into her 70s despite chronic visual problems.
Tags: News, Dancing, Cuba, Castro, Alonso, Fidel, ALICIA, Deaths (Obituaries, National Ballet of Cuba, Alicia Alonso Star


Cuba Gooding Jr. Allegedly Asked a Woman He’d Just Met to Sit on His Face & Pee in His Mouth

After 14 women accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct, prosecutors revealed details of an alleged encounter between the actor and one of his victims. In new court papers filed on Tuesday (Oct. 15), prosecutors said Gooding boldly asked a woman he’d never met before to sit on his face and urinate in his mouth. According to the docs, the film star approached a female stranger at a bar in Los Angeles in February 2011 and grabbed her arm as she walked past him to go to the bathroom. The paper...
Tags: New York, Celebs, Hollywood, Sexual Assault, Mexico, Los Angeles, Pop Culture, Manhattan, Jazz, Robert De Niro, Las Vegas, Cuba, Allegations, Cuba Gooding Jr, Gooding, Long Beach California


Cuba to let citizens buy imports with foreign currencies

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government says it will allow citizens to use 10 foreign currencies to buy products like televisions and air conditioners at state stores in an attempt to compete with a multi-billion-dollar informal market in imported goods. The communist state has a monopoly on most forms of retail sales and all wholesaling, […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Nation, Cuba, Havana


Cuba Gooding Jr. Is Accused of Unwanted Sexual Touching by 14 Women

The actor is facing charges of touching one woman’s breast and another’s buttocks, and prosecutors said 12 others have come forward with allegations.
Tags: News, Sex Crimes, Cuba, Gooding, Manhattan (NYC, Cuba Jr


14 Women Accuse Cuba Gooding Jr. of Unwanted Sexual Touching

The actor is facing charges of touching one woman’s breast and another’s buttocks, and prosecutors said 12 others have come forward with allegations.
Tags: News, Sex Crimes, Cuba, Gooding, Manhattan (NYC, Cuba Jr


How the ‘Joker’ Soundtrack Complements the Film’s Vicious Vision

In less than a week,  Joker has amassed a fortune despite a decidedly mixed critical reception. The film took the top prize at Venice, but a large number of critics (primarily American) have excoriated the film as being inappropriate if not downright dangerous, with many other commentators spilling buckets of ink on the topic before they even screened the film. Given the film’s obvious debts to the works of Scorsese (The  King of Comedy above all, with a dash of everything from Goodfel...
Tags: Apple, UK, London, Movies, Paul Simon, Features, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Venice, Jackson, Montreal, Cuba, Shirley Bassey, Frank Sinatra, Charles Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin


Cuba Gooding Jr. Accused of Groping 14 Women at Bars and Clubs

Prosecutors on Tuesday accused Cuba Gooding, Jr., of a long-standing pattern of approaching unfamiliar women in bars and kissing, pinching, biting or groping them. Gooding appeared in court in Manhattan for an arraignment on four misdemeanor counts of forcible touching and third degree sexual abuse. He pleaded not guilty, and is due back in court […]
Tags: News, Manhattan, Cuba, Cuba Gooding Jr


Cuba Gooding Jr. Faces Second Groping Charge

The actor was accused in a new indictment of pinching a woman’s behind last year. Prosecutors said other women have also come forward with allegations.
Tags: News, Sex Crimes, Cuba, Gooding, Manhattan (NYC, Cuba Jr


Day 20 21

Day 20 Cuba to Grants16kms out of town after a diner breakfast we were straight onto a gravel road. This was a good road with the odd patch of sand just to keep us alert. Our soft sand skills are either improving or there wasnt as muc
Tags: Travel, Cuba


Manhattan prosecutor: 12 Gooding accusers could testify

NEW YORK (AP) — Up to a dozen accusers could testify at the sexual misconduct trial of Cuba Gooding Jr., a Manhattan prosecutor said Tuesday. Prosecutor Jenna Long made the comment as the actor pleaded not guilty to an indictment alleging two instances of sexual misconduct. Gooding appeared Tuesday before a judge in New York […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Manhattan, Cuba, Gooding, Jenna Long


United States: Helms-Burton Risks Continue For Companies With Investments And Operations In Cuba - Jones Day

Rick Puente and Chris Pace review recent case developments, discuss the appointment of new National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien, and talk about what parties possibly affected by Helms-Burton should expect next.
Tags: News, United States, Cuba, Helms Burton, Robert O Brien, Rick Puente, Chris Pace


Canada vs. USA preview: USMNT faces first away game since 2018

There was really nothing for the US to learn about themselves against Cuba in their Nations League opener on Friday night. The only possible outcome that would have moved the needle in any direction was... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Usa, US, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Cuba, USMNT, US National Team


How designers are fighting the rise of facial recognition technology

To combat the rise of facial-recognition technology, designers have created clothing and accessories that helps to conceal people's identities from A.I.Although some of these inventions appear to be effective, their main point seems to be to raise awareness about facial-recognition technology.In the U.S., surveys suggests that most Americans would oppose strictly limiting the government's ability to use facial-recognition technology. None Concerned about the rise of facial-recognition technolo...
Tags: Fashion, Japan, London, Government, China, San Francisco, Surveillance, Canada, Innovation, Tokyo, Cuba, Castro, Reuters, Delgado, Aaron Peskin, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Oct. 14-21

  Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Community Police Station holds an open house and pancake breakfast on Oct. 20 in Canoga Park. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers.   Los Angeles River Master Plan Community Meeting: Learn more about the plan, including river-related concerns, and voice yo...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Ronald Reagan, Community, Book Club, Osborne, Cuba, Local News, Sam, Piazza, Wendy, MPR, Rotary Club, Burbank, Woodland Hills


Cubans' resilience sorely tested as US oil sanctions bite

As Washington punishes Cuba for supporting Venezuela, Cubans are replacing tractors with oxen and oil with firewoodOn a muggy morning in eastern Havana, a bus crammed with more than 100 sweaty commuters pulls in to a bus stop. The doors open and more passengers press in before – inch by inch – the hydraulic doors groan shut, slowly shunting the new arrivals inside.“All the buses are coming like this”, said Roberto López, 66, on his way – fingers crossed – to buy biscuits in the city centre. Cont...
Tags: Americas, World news, US foreign policy, Cuba


Cubans' resilience sorely tested as US oil sanctions bite

As Washington punishes Cuba for supporting Venezuela, Cubans are replacing tractors with oxen and oil with firewoodZoraide Hernández sits at her doorstep for fresh air in Havana this week. Photograph: Alexandre Meneghini/ReutersOn a muggy morning in eastern Havana, a bus crammed with more than 100 sweaty commuters pulls in to a bus stop. The doors open and more passengers press in before – inch by inch – the hydraulic doors groan shut, slowly shunting the new arrivals inside.“All the buses are c...
Tags: News, Washington, US, Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, Yankees, Nicolás Maduro, Havana, Trump, Soviet Union, Hernandez, Alamar, Alexandre Meneghini, Mike Pompeo, Roberto Lopez


Cuban Women Await Their #MeToo Moment

Cubans are still living under a patriarchy shaped by the revolution.
Tags: News, Cuba, Castro, Women's Rights, Fidel, MeToo Movement


Luxury Christmas vacations: 5 amazing yachting destinations this Winter

If you’re making plans to celebrate Christmas and the New Year away from home then a luxury yacht charter in one of these five fantastic destinations could be exactly what you’re looking for: Not only do you have complete privacy on board and a personalised service, you can also choose a vessel with amenities to […] The post Luxury Christmas vacations: 5 amazing yachting destinations this Winter appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Australia, Africa, Thailand, Cuba, Caribbean, British Virgin Islands, Seychelles, Oceania, Regions, Speciality Travel, Cruises & Boat Travel


USA thump Cuba 7-0 in CONCACAF Nations League opener

Washington (AFP) – Weston McKennie scored a hat trick as the United States opened their CONCACAF Nations League campaign in style, thrashing Cuba 7-0 on Friday. Jordan Morris added a goal and contributed on three... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Soccer, United States, Cuba, Afp, Jordan Morris, Weston McKennie


McKennie has fastest hat trick as US overwhelms Cuba 7-0

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weston McKennie scored 32 seconds into the game and had the fastest hat trick from the kickoff in U.S. history, helping the Americans overwhelm Cuba 7-0 on Friday night for a laugher in their first CONCACAF Nations League match. Jordan Morris scored and tied a U.S. record with three assists and Josh […]
Tags: News, Washington, US, Sports, Ap, Cuba, Josh, Jordan Morris, Weston McKennie, McKennie


Benched by Chelsea, Pulisic captains US against Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christian Pulisic captained the U.S. team for Friday night’s CONCACAF Nations League opener against Cuba as coach Gregg Berhalter showed his confidence in the 21-year-old midfielder who’s mostly been riding the bench lately for Chelsea. It was the third time overall and first time since June 30 against Curacao that Pulisic wore […]
Tags: News, Washington, US, Sports, Ap, Chelsea, Cuba, Curacao, Christian Pulisic, Pulisic, Gregg Berhalter, Chelsea Pulisic, CONCACAF Nations League


‘Gemini Man’ Director Ang Lee on 120 Frames Per Second and Staying Edgy [Interview]

Gemini Man is a globetrotting 3D action movie with assassins, motorcycle chases, and that emphasizes the value of life, so it’s no surprise that it’s directed by Ang Lee. The visionary director behind Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain once again pushes the envelope with his high-frame-rate and Will Smith-headlined cinematic experiment. Similar to many Ang Lee movies, Gemini Man has an identity crisis, repression, and father issues to go along with the popcorn entertainment, which, like his Bill...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Will-Smith, Cuba, Ang-Lee, Paramount Pictures, Cartagena, Lee, Cartagena Colombia, Life of Pi, Billy Lynn, Action/Adventure, Mary-Elizabeth-Winstead, Featured Stories Sidebar, Gemini Man


Pearls before Swine

Pearls, in the Parish of St. Andrew’s, Grenada, just up the road from the main town of Grenville, is a unique place that sits at the intersection of two of the main themes of my research career: the cultures and histories of Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean, and the political economy of US imperialist interventions. Both […]
Tags: US, Cold War, History, Grenada, Ronald Reagan, Anthropology, Archaeology, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Ussr, Forgetting, Cuba, Artifacts, Caribbean, Hysteria, Fear Mongering


Trump Administration Ramps up Deportations to Cuba Under New Policy

But Cuba remains reluctant to take its people back
Tags: News, Immigration, Uncategorized, Cuba, Overnight, Onetime, Trump Administration Ramps


Trump administration ramps up deportations to Cuba

MIAMI (AP) — After seeking asylum in the United States at the Mexican border, Pablo Sanchez was placed in a detention center and is now facing what has become an increasingly common scenario under President Donald Trump: deportation to Cuba. Since the end of the Obama administration, the number of Cubans deported from the U.S. […]
Tags: News, Obama, Ap, Nation, United States, Miami, Cuba, Donald Trump, Trump, Pablo Sanchez


USA vs. Cuba preview: Winning isn’t enough; It’s time for performances we can believe in

Nobody asked for the Nations League. Jurgen Klinsmann recently gave an interview to Herculez Gomez of ESPN FC where he called the Nations League a waste of time for teams like the US, Mexico, and... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Usa, Sport, Soccer, Jurgen Klinsmann, Cuba, ESPN FC, US Mexico, Herculez Gomez, US National Team