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Daily Archives: January 6, 2014

Why is Havana so cautious about reform? Perhaps because its reformer-in-chief is also a stalwart of the revolution. Continue reading
Havana, Jan 6 (EFE).- Cuba closed 2013 having welcomed a total of 2.85 million foreign tourists, a new record but short of its goal of 3 million, the Tourism Ministry said Monday. Last year closed with Continue reading
On the couch there’s a stuffed dog missing an eye and losing an ear. Thirty years ago he was the plaything of a little girl who now has two children. Neither of them is old enough to have experienced the … Continue reading Continue reading
Representantes de los gobiernos de Estados Unidos y Cuba se reunirán en La Habana este miércoles para la segunda ronda de los diálogos migratorios que se resumieron en julio del 2013, informaron fuentes cercanas a las conversaciones. Continue reading

La llegada de turistas extranjeros a Cuba tuvo un modesto aumento de 0,5% en 2013, unos 2.853.000 visitantes, por debajo de la meta de tres millones, informó AFP.

"El sector cierra el ejercicio con un crecimiento de 0,5% respecto a 2012", explicó el director comercial del Ministerio de Turismo, José Manuel Bisbé, según el diario oficial Granma.

En 2012, el número de visitantes extranjeros en Cuba fue de 2.838.607, según la Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas de Información (ONEI).

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On January 1, Cubans 2014 marked the 55 th anniversary of their revolution's victory.  Fidel Castro's words spoken May 1, 2000 cropped up in President Raul Castro's speech in Santiago de Cuba. Revolution, Continue reading
06 de enero de 2014, 15:46Havana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The most ancient streets of the capital welcome today the procession of Día de Reyes (Day of Kings), tradition which was born in colonial times Continue reading
06 de enero de 2014, 16:05Moscow, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Head of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF), Ivan Melnikov, said that Cuba celebrates this year the 55th anniversary of Continue reading
Growing up in Montreal, Corinna Mozo couldn't escape from Cuban food. Ms. Mozo's father, Emilio, had spent much of his childhood in the popular diner his family ran in Camagüey, Cuba's third-largest city. Continue reading
Están en fase de prueba. Cuestan un peso no convertible y alivian el tiempo de demora del transporte públco Continue reading
Cuba's twice world boxing champion Julio Cesar la Cruz has been released from the hospital, where he was treated with his shot wound over the weekend, official daily Granma reported Monday. "Given the Continue reading
La llegada de turistas extranjeros a Cuba tuvo un modesto aumento de 0.5% en 2013, unos 2,853,000 visitantes, por debajo de la meta de tres millones, informó este lunes un funcionario. Continue reading
06 de enero de 2014, 15:04Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Twice world boxing champion, Cuban Julio Cesar la Cruz, announced today his intention to join the national team again in the next few days, after Continue reading
FOR VISITORS to Cuba over the past fifty years, part of the charm has been to admire the pre-1959 American classic cars that have filled its roads ever since a ban was placed on foreign imports. But as Continue reading
El ministro de Exteriores de Holanda, Frans Timmermans, inició hoy una visita oficial a Cuba donde abogó por un incremento de los vínculos bilaterales, así como por que la Unión Europea (UE) “actualice” sus relaciones con la isla, informaron medios oficiales. Continue reading
This is the first of a four part series projecting the path of SEC Enforcement. The remaining parts of this series will be published later this week. SEC Enforcement is in transition. The agency has Continue reading
Santiago de Cuba, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Universidad de Oriente Biotechnology Master''s program today received the Ibero-American Quality Award for Post-Graduate and Doctoral Programs, institutional Continue reading

La Fundación Glasnost en Cuba, con sede en Amsterdam, criticó este lunes el viaje a La Habana del ministro holandés de Relaciones Exteriores y dijo que su visita "solo puede tener éxito si el diálogo se establece con toda la sociedad cubana".

"Un diálogo sin contactos con la oposición pacífica no tendrá éxito a largo plazo", indicó Kees van Kortenhof, presidente de Glasnost en Cuba, según un comunicado divulgado.

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Saved under Argentina, Boot-Camp Unit 1, Jerry Nelson, World Tags: dirty war This is neither the website of, nor affiliated in any way with, Guardian News and Media. The remains of a Cuban diplomat Continue reading
EPPD: Eduardo Holguin, Jr. El Paso, Tx (KDBC) - El Paso Police Department arrest an alleged drunk driver after a near head-on wreck with their unit early Monday morning. According to officers with Continue reading
Ask any Cuban child the question: “What are the names of the Three Kings?” I still don’t even know them myself. I always forget one of them. Or pronounce their names badly. Of course, ignorance is far preferable to insanity. … Continue reading Continue reading
REPÚBLICA CHECA, 6 de enero de 2014.- La Asociación Martiana de cubanos residentes en la República Checa mediante una declaración de prensa renovó su compromiso con la Revolución Cubana en su 55 Aniversario. Continue reading
The Florida All-State Teams as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters. Class 8A First Team Offense QB ? DeAndre Johnson, 6-3 185, Jr.; Jacksonville First CoastRB ? Jacques Patrick, 6-2 220, Jr.; Continue reading
An alleged drunk driver almost crashed head-on into a police car this morning. Police arrested 23-year-old Eduardo Holguin Jr., of the 7700 block of Caliche, at about 12:45 a.m. on suspicion of driving Continue reading
Søren Pind attacked the new foreign minister for his comment on Cuba but faced a wave of backlash MP Søren Pind's (V) stunt has backfired (Photo: Scanpix) 12:15 The same week that Barack Obama's Continue reading
Bilateral trade between Peru and Cuba is expected to increase in 2014 with more Peruvian exports of textiles and fish products to the island, which at the same time will offer Lima professional training Continue reading
LEX S.A., Cuban Law Office of Industrial Property, develops a promotional strategy to promote the trademark registration and protection of non-agricultural cooperatives. Reinier Amarán, director of Continue reading
Holland's foreign minister Frans Timmermans is paying a three-day official visit to Cuba, which includes talks with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and other activities aimed at boosting Continue reading
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Frans Timmermans, highlighted today in this capital the relevance of an update in the relations of the European Union (EU) with Cuba. Continue reading
The Cuban National Revolutionary Police marked its 55th anniversary on Sunday, January 5 as its members affirmed their commitment to protect peace in the country and effectively fight crime. The ceremony Continue reading
España, en línea con el parecer del resto de los Estados Miembros de la Unión Europea considera que este acuerdo, de concluirse, puede resultar una contribución eficaz de la UE para promover la transición en Cuba y acelerar los procesos de reforma económica y política en dicho país. Continue reading

El espacio de poesía 'Aire de luz', conducido por la escritora Basilia Papastamatíu, presenta a los poetas Damaris Calderón, Omar Pérez y Sigfredo Ariel.

La lectura tendrá lugar el próximo jueves 9 de enero, a las 4:00 pm, en la librería Fayad Jamís (C/ Obispo) en la Habana Vieja.

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A su regreso a Cuba las autoridades de la Aduana en Villa Clara confiscaron equipo de video al pastor bautista Mario Félix Lleonart y su esposa la misionera Yoaxis Marcheco. Continue reading
Diciembre ha sido el mes con más detenciones de opositores en Cuba desde marzo de 2012, cuando se produjeron 1.158. La Comisión Cubana de Derechos Humanos y Reconciliación Nacional (CCDHRN) ha denunciado este lunes que el régimen de Raúl Castro realizó en todo 2013 más de 6.400 de detenciones por “motivos políticos”, de las cuales [...] Continue reading
- Al menos 6,424 detenciones “arbitrarias” por motivos políticos se registraron en Cuba durante 2013 -cifra similar a la de 2012-, con un récord mensual de 1,123 casos en diciembre, denunció este lunes un grupo opositor ilegal. Continue reading
Según el diario The Wall Street Journal, la Alianza entre Chile, Colombia, Perú y México presenta un panorama alentador a futuro. La Argentina, Venezuela y Brasil enfrentarán duros obstáculos Latinoamérica es una región fragmentada entre aquellos países que fomentan el libre comercio y los que delegan en el Estado un rol central en la economía. [...] Continue reading
La fiesta se realizó en la Casa Parroquial de Formación y Acogida de Guantánamo Continue reading
At this point few will doubt that in a totalitarian system like Cuba, centralized control of the economy by the state is inherent; and if the leaders agree to allow some space for private initiative, they do it as a … Continue reading Continue reading
Cuba recibió durante 2013 a más de 2,8 millones de turistasLa Habana, 6 ene (EFE).- Cuba cerró 2013 con el registro de 2.851.000 turistas extranjeros, una cifra ligeramente superior al año anterior, aunque no se cumplió la previsión de recibir a unos... Continue reading
Cuba cerró 2013 con el registro de 2,851,000 turistas extranjeros, una cifra ligeramente superior al año anterior, aunque no se cumplió la previsión de recibir a unos tres millones de viajeros internacionales, informó hoy el Ministerio de Turismo (Mintur)... Continue reading
Cuba cerró 2013 con el registro de 2'851,000 turistas extranjeros, una cifra ligeramente superior al año anterior, aunque no se cumplió la previsión de recibir a unos tres millones de viajeros internacionales, informó hoy el Ministerio de Turismo (Mintur)... Continue reading
CUBA STANDARD — Private business owners are registering the trademarks and brands of their companies in rising numbers, the head of a state law firm told official media. The law firm’s new clients include privately owned information technology companies, restaurants, and graphic design firms, said Reinier Amarán, director of LEX S.A., the state law firm in [...] Continue reading
Embargo, Bloqueo, Cambios
La ciudadanía tiene posiciones encontradas, pero también consenso Continue reading
The Florida All-State Teams as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters. Class 8A First Team Offense QB ? DeAndre Johnson, 6-3 185, Jr.; Jacksonville First CoastRB ? Jacques Patrick, 6-2 220, Jr.; Continue reading
VINTAGE American cars are as synonymous with Cuba as salsa music and a well-rolled cigar. But sweeping changes to the country's import laws may have spelled the beginning of the end for the country's Continue reading