Video images posted online showed what appeared to be area residents pulling people out of the damaged fuselage of the white Gulfstream jet.
The death toll from a plane crash last week has risen to 111 as one of the three survivors, 23-year-old Grettel Landrove, died in a Havana hospital.
- by Sarah Marsh
Authorities reveal that the Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed was subject to two serious complaints.
Cuban authorities said the fiery crash of an aging Boeing passenger jet on Friday shortly after takeoff from Havana had killed 110 of the 113 on board.
- by Nelson Acosta
A week earlier the president of the Cuban Aviation Corporation, bemoaned the US embargo prevented the island from acquiring the resources necessary to operate.
- by Rick Gladstone & Frances Robles
There were three seriously injured survivors among the 114 passengers and crew.
Guatemala has asked Sweden and Venezuela to remove their ambassadors from the Central American country, accusing them of interfering in its internal affairs.
Hundreds of suspected victims of modern slavery were rescued in a major crackdown on human traffickers in 13 countries.
- by Anastasia Moloney
Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes said the church would act as "mediator and witness" in a national dialogue.
Anti-government protests have entered a fifth day as the death toll from the violence rose, aggravating the crisis around longstanding President Daniel Ortega.
- by Oswaldo Rivas
Hopes of a better life are dwindling regardless of the appointment of a new Cuban leader because of Donald Trump's hardline opposition to the communist state.