Cuba

Mystery of Cuban "health attacks" grows with study of diplomats' brains

Remember the news about a potential “health attack” against American diplomats stationed in Cuba in 2016? Well, something seems to have happened to those diplomats’ brains — it’s just not clear what, exactly.

Flashback: In 2017, dozens of American diplomats who had been working in Havana began reporting unusual symptoms such as persistent headaches, hearing loss and blurred vision.

Trump administration to enforce new Cuban travel restrictions

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The Trump administration introduced regulations on Tuesday for U.S. citizens' travel to Cuba — prohibiting some educational, cultural and recreational tours, PBS reports.

What they're saying: “This administration has made a strategic decision to reverse the loosening of sanctions and other restrictions on the Cuban regime," said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. "These actions will help to keep U.S. dollars out of the hands of Cuban military, intelligence, and security services."