The U.S hits sanction on a Cuban business, Cuban oil company Cubametales, for supporting Venezuelan government by continue importing Venezuelan oil.  VOA  

EU and Canada issued a joint warning against the U.S. after Washington reported that it would file lawsuits against foreign investment in Cuba as allowed by Helms-Burton Act. teleSUR

President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has requested assistance from the UN, China, Russia, Iran and Cuba to help the investigate the cyberattack on the country’s power grid. TASS

Putin said Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-Style crisis and threatened to place hypersonic nuclear missiles on ships or submarines near U.S. territorial waters. Reuters

Cuba denied on Tuesday it has security forces in Venezuela and charged the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign of lies paving the way for military intervention. Reuters

Another Canadian diplomat in Cuba has been diagnosed with a mysterious brain trauma, which started to afflict Canadian and US officials in Havana since 2016. Channel NewsAsia