17 Aug 2022

Cuba bids for foreign investment to tackle goods shortages

Cuba will allow foreign investors to invest in its wholesale and retail trade for the first time in 60 years. This move overturns a 1960s Fidel Castro policy  of nationalizing retail. Cuba is facing its most severe economic crisis in decades causing rising prices and increasing public discontent.  The change

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18 Mar 2022

Cuba’s anti-government protesters sentenced up to 30 years behind bars

Over 100 protestors in Havana have been sentenced to prison terms between four and 30 years for violent demonstrations that occurred last year. The accusations include committing and provoking disturbances and acts of violence with the intent of destabilizing public order, collective security and tranquility according to the Supreme Court. 

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28 Feb 2022

Microsoft Exchange Bugs Exploited by ‘Cuba’ Ransomware Gang

A ransomware gang known as Cuba is reportedly leveraging Microsoft Exchange bugs such as ProxyShell and ProxyLogon as initial infection vectors in its attacks. The threat actor has been attempting to break into organization’s networks as part of a campaign that began last August, says Mandiant. Mandiant reported that the

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26 Jan 2022

Cuba says more than 700 charged over anti-government protests

Cuban officials confirmed that more than 700 individuals who took part in anti-government protests last year have been charged with various crimes such as public disorder, theft, vandalism, and sedition. The public prosecutor’s office stated that 172 of the individuals had already been tried and convicted, however, no further details

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06 Dec 2021

Cuba ransomware group hit 49 critical infrastructure organizations

Last Friday, the FBI released a new notice regarding the Cuba ransomware, stating that a threat group has attacked 49 entities spanning five different critical infrastructure sectors. The FBI also noted that the group has likely made at least $43.9 million in ransom payments. The threat group deploying the Hancitor

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15 Nov 2021

Cuba cracks down on dissent ahead of protest march

The organiser of pro-democracy rallies planned for later today (Monday) has been blocked from leaving his home by Cuban state security agents. The home of Yunior García and other leading activists were surrounded on Saturday by security forces. The ruling communist party claimed the protests are a US-backed attempt at

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10 Sep 2021

Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as two for Covid-19

In a bid to get children back into classrooms, the Cuban government has begun vaccinating children as young as 2 years old for COVID-19. Cuba is believed to be the first to give young children the vaccine, but many countries say they will eventually vaccinate children. Cuban, homegrown vaccines were

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12 Jul 2021

Thousands rally against government in Cuba

Thousand of Cubans have joined together to stage some of the biggest protests in decades against the country’s Communist government. Marches occurred in cities across the country, including in the capital of Havana with demonstrators shouting phrases such as “down with the dictatorship.” Police met with protestors with pepper spray

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28 Jan 2019

New Research: How the CIA found Soviet missiles in Cuba

While the U-2 spy plane is largely credited for identifying the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba in the early 1960s, setting off a Cold War escalation with nearly-apololyptic results, new research has pieced together how CIA-trained Cubans ran a highly-successful intelligence network that drove the discovery of the missiles.

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06 Nov 2018

Russia and Cuba vow to expand ‘strategic’ ties that lapsed after Cold War

“The leaders of Russia and Cuba vowed Friday to expand what they called their ‘strategic’ ties and urged the United States to lift its blockade of Cuba. In a joint statement issued after their talks, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel denounced U.S. ‘interference into domestic affairs

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