Many Cubans said they were heartbroken because they could not visit or be with their loved ones.
The Trump administration on Tuesday expelled 15 diplomats to protest Communist-run Cuba’s failure to protect US embassy staff in Havana.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the expulsions from Cuba’s embassy in Washington were also intended to ensure “equity” in staffing levels.
A quarter of buildings in the Cuban city are in “bad or regular” shape, according to the provincial housing authority.
Colombia’s second biggest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN) criticised the government for failing to tackle right-wing paramilitary groups.
Foreign ministers and other officials from 25 Caribbean countries met in Havana on Friday to discuss a joint response in the face of Trump administration threats to migrants and trade.
In his first critical remarks directed at Trump since he took office, Castro termed his trade policies “egotistical” and his plan to build a wall along the Mexican border “irrational.”
The incident comes at an awkward time as US President Donald Trump considers whether to continue normalising relations with the Caribbean island.
President Obama will urge Trump to not damage the peace between US and Cuba, insisting that ‘turning back the clock’ will damage economic prospects.
The latest accord aims to satisfy objections made by millions of Colombians who voted down the original deal in a referendum last month.
The government and FARC said the new document incorporated proposals from the opposition, religious leaders and others to end the conflict.
The new deal limits the work of the special tribunals to ten years and requires any investigations be opened within the first two years.
Colombians are preparing to vote on the peace deal between the government and the FARC which will end 52 years of armed conflict in the country.
Colombia’s President has sent the text of the accord to congress, where legislators have 30 days to go over it before a national referendum on October 2.
The historic accord foresees the demobilisation of FARC, whose cocaine-funded rebels fought the government in a war that killed at least 220,000 people.
Iran, which has long been friendly with Cuba, is keen to improve foreign commerce after the removal of international sanctions against the Islamic republic.
Uribe thinks that the plebiscite for a a peace deal with the rebel FARC will consecrate crime and cause more violence.
Negotiators for President Juan Manuel Santos and leaders of the FARC have said they will abide by a popular vote that would accept or reject peace agreements made over almost four years of talks.