Cue the crickets: Berkeley researcher finds Cuba ‘sonic attack’ sound is actually insects chirping

When US embassy staff in Cuba became mysteriously ill after hearing loud piercing sounds, US officials blamed nefarious secret agents for launching “sonic attacks.” But a new Berkeley University study could have proven them wrong. The incidents, which occurred between 2016 and 2018, saw dozens of US staff at the embassy experience a range of […]

US diplomats did suffer ear damage after mysterious illness at Cuba embassy – doctors

More than two dozen diplomats stationed at the US embassy in Cuba suffered genuine in-ear damage after a mystery illness caused “intense” pain and dizziness, a study by the doctors who first treated them found. The series of unexplained cases had prompted fears that the diplomats were intentionally targeted by Cuba with some kind of […]

Best beaches in the world MAPPED – Greece, Australia and CUBA make the list

Beaches can be found in numerous popular holiday locations all over the world. But the quality of these stretches of sand can vary hugely from destination to destination. Travel site FlightNetwork has done the hard work of identifying the best beaches in the world. The research considered the opinion of 1,200 travel journalists, editors, bloggers […]

French bank pays huge US fine for doing business in Cuba, Iran

Societe Generale has agreed to pay $ 1.34 billion to US federal and state authorities to settle a pending legal dispute over violations of US trade sanctions against Iran and other countries. One of France’s largest banks has also pledged to pay $ 95 million to resolve another dispute over violations of anti-money laundering regulations. […]

‘Troika of tyranny’: US sanctions entirety of Venezuela, warns Cuba & Nicaragua ‘you're next’

The US is slapping far-reaching sanctions on Venezuela in its bid to re-assert hemispheric dominance over what National Security Advisor Bolton dubbed a “Troika of tyranny” in a groan-worthy throwback to Bush’s “axis of evil.” Trump has authorized even stricter sanctions against Venezuela, ostensibly targeting the country’s gold sector but actually going after anyone and […]

Russia sent Obama a blunt message about Cuba, and now Trump is giving the edge back to Moscow

Associated Press/Ramon Espinosa The US-Cuba rapprochement under President Barack Obama started discreetly, with few aware of the engagement. But Russia, Cuba’s longtime partner, apparently expressed dismay about the potential thaw. President Donald Trump has largely reversed Obama’s changes, which many see as a boon for Russian interests. After a first term where trips to Latin […]

Airlines Cut Back Capacity on Cuba Flights — but JetBlue Adds More

Airlines Cut Back Capacity on Cuba Flights — but JetBlue Adds More Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This […]

Cruise news: Cuba to triple cruise ship capacity in bid to welcome more tourists

Cuba has made a deal with the world’s largest cruise port operator, Global Ports Holding, to triple its cruise ship berths from two to six by 2024. The cruising industry is enormous in the Caribbean but Cuba has yet to fully capitalise on this. The number of cruise passengers visit the island is set to […]