U.S. immigrant visas to Cubans down by 31 percent

The U.S. Embassy in Havana issued just 29 immigrant visas in fiscal year 2018, which ended on Sept. 30. That was little more than one-quarter percent of the 9,752 visas issued the previous year, a State Department report shows. The number of immigrant visas issued in Guyana jumped from 4,096 to 7,672 as thousands of … Read more

Those dastardly crickets

The sound of a supposed sonic attack in Havana matches that of a Caribbean cricket, a new study reports. U.S. personnel in Cuba recorded what they believed to be an acoustic attack and gave it to the Associated Press in October 2017. Biologists Alexander L. Stubbs and Fernando Montealegre compared the AP recording to the … Read more

Cuba policy shifts “toward madness,” analyst says

As Cuba’s socialist government today marks its 60th year in power, U.S. officials continue trying to “suffocate” the country’s economy, “like a screw that you try to tighten and tighten, but it has already lost its thread and you can’t tighten it anymore,” Iroel Sánchez says. Sánchez is a political analyst and journalist who works … Read more