US sanctions aren't tasting too sweet in Cuba, where the measures are hitting the sugar industry. The pain is compounded because the island is reliant on fuel from Venezuela, which is also being hit by US sanctions.
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Thousands of Ethiopians demonstrated against new US sanctions this week. The US announced visa restrictions in response to the ongoing Tigray conflict. Observers fear relations between the countries have hit rock bottom.
When words are too weak and war is too costly, sanctions are increasingly the tool countries use to punish bad behavior around the world. What they achieve, however, often seems to fall short of their stated aims.
Days before he was to help his country try to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics — and a potential fourth baseball gold medal — Cuba’s top player has defected to the US. He left the team bus and got into a waiting car.
The CDC has given a green light to using the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine in children aged 12 to 15. Meanwhile, Cuba has started inoculating its citizens using two locally produced vaccines. Follow DW for the latest.
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