Highlights/Cuba

International, Politics

Canada will defend Canadians doing business in Cuba, says Freeland

Canada will “fully defend” the interests of Canadian companies in Cuba, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday after the Trump administration announced that it will allow lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties the Communist government seized from Americans after the 1959» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Mysterious Havana syndrome- Diplomats sue federal government

It’s a bizarre, very mysterious, and possibly top secret incident. A number of Canadian diplomats and family members serving at the Canadian embassy in Havana, Cuba, experienced unexplained illnesses and evidence of brain injury. It’s become known as “Havana syndrome”.» 

Health, International, Politics

‘Havana Syndrome’ forces Canada to halve its diplomatic presence in Cuba

Canada will reduce its diplomatic presence in Cuba by half after another Canadian diplomat came down with symptoms of a mysterious illness that has bedevilled U.S. and Canadian diplomats posted in Havana, Canadian officials announced Wednesday. This latest case brings» 

Health, International, Politics

13th Canadian diplomat diagnosed with mysterious ‘Havana Syndrome’

Canada is forced to review its diplomatic presence in Cuba following another case of a mysterious illness among embassy staff that has baffled medical researchers in Canada and the United States, officials said Thursday. “Global Affairs Canada has decided to» 

International, Society

Dozens of Canadians stranded in Cuba following plane crash

Dozens of Canadians have been stranded in Cuba after Cuban authorities grounded dozens of flights in the wake of a plane crash that claims the lives of 110 people on Friday. Some complained that they have been unable to reach» 

Environment, International, Society

Cuba struggles to shake off Irma’s impact

Five days after Hurricane Irma pummelled Cuba, the Caribbean island is still struggling to shake off the effects of its devastating knockdown punch, says a Canadian aid worker who survived the fury of the strongest Atlantic storm in recorded history.» 

International, Politics

Canadian diplomat in Cuba treated for ‘unusual symptoms’

At least one Canadian diplomat in Cuba has been treated in hospital after displaying “unusual symptoms” that included headaches and hearing loss, Global Affairs Canada confirmed Thursday. The admission comes a day after the U.S. government announced that it had» 

International, Politics

Trudeau embarks on Latin America tour with first stop in Cuba

Prime Minister Trudeau arrives in Cuba today for the first official visit by a Canadian prime minister in almost two decades. It is the first stop in Trudeau’s week-long trip aimed at boosting Canadian trade, investment and engagement in the» 

Environment, International, Society

Cuba struggles to rebuild after Hurricane Matthew

While much of the world attention in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew has been focused on the deadly path it cut in Haiti, authorities in neighbouring Cuba, which was also walloped by the strongest storm to hit the Caribbean in» 

Environment, International, Society

Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica brace for Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew churned its way through the Caribbean and barreled toward Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba on Monday, governments and aid groups raced against time to try to soften its potentially catastrophic blow. The Category 4 storm, packing sustained winds of up to 220»