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Daily Archives: May 12, 2017

Profesores de la Universidad de Holguín crearon "Alejandro", una aplicación para teléfonos móviles que "contribuye a una mayor interpretación de la obra y pensamiento" del difunto dictador Fidel Castro, según dio a conocer la oficial Agencia Cubana de Noticias (ACN).

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… grave of former Cuban President Fidel Castro in Santiago, Cuba. (Washington Blade … hotel in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood. Convoy delays trip to Havana by nearly two hours Cuba, if anything, is … that would be closed in Havana on Saturday during International Day … Continue reading
   La Universidad de Holguín, en Cuba, ha creado una 'App' "educativa" con el nombre de "Alejandro" que pretende contribuir a una mayor interpretación de la obra y pensamiento del líder de la Revolución Cubana, Fidel Castro Ruz. Continue reading

Cientos de policías bloquearon el viernes una movilización encabezada por ancianos que buscaba llegar al centro de Caracas en reclamo de mejoras económicas para los jubilados y en rechazo a la Asamblea Constituyente con la que el presidente Nicolás Maduro busca reformar la carta magna.

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… For decades, dramatic images of Cubans trying to reach the United … intercept a single vessel ferrying Cuban migrants — the first time in … anywhere from 50 to 150 Cuban migrants.” The remarkable change is … the Cuban government: the elimination of an immigration policy for Cubans known … Continue reading

La ministra de Salud de Venezuela, Antonieta Caporales, fue separada del cargo este jueves tras la divulgación de cifras oficiales que reconocieron un fuerte aumento de la mortalidad infantil y materna y un repunte de enfermedades como la malaria, reporta AFP.

El presidente Nicolás Maduro designó a Luis López Chejade como nuevo ministro, según el decreto publicado en Gaceta Oficial. Caporale había sido designada en enero de este año.

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El empresario venezolano Gustavo Cisneros afirmó a Efe que la solución a la crisis venezolana hay que encontrarla en un “baile” a tres, con Cuba y Colombia también en la … Click to Continue » Continue reading


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Dallas, May 12 (RHC)-- Following the Texas passage of an anti-immigration law forcing state police to cooperate with federal immigration authorities on penalty of jail time, the American Civil Liberties Union has issued a “travel alert” warning visitors … Continue reading
San Juan, May 12 (RHC)-- Striking students of the University of Puerto Rico have decided to continue their protest action indefinitely.  At a general meeting on campus, students voted to maintain their strike to protest proposed education budget cuts … Continue reading
Ramallah, May 12 (RHC)-- Israeli forces have clashed with hundreds of Palestinians who had turned out for a demonstration in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike, injuring nearly a dozen protesters.  The scuffles erupted near the Israeli Beit El … Continue reading
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Burton's A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project and a Living Library through a Collaboration with McKinney & Associates Changes the Narrative about Incarceration LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, May 12, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- On the eve of … Continue reading
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WiseGuyReports.Com Publish a New Market Research Report On - “Eye Makeup Market 2017 – Global Sales,Price,Revenue,Gross Margin and Market Share”. PUNE, INDIA, May 12, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The analysts forecast the global eye makeup … Continue reading
Batteries Market Information by Battery Type (Lead acid, Lithium ion, Nickel metal hydride), by Application (Two/Three Wheeler) and by Region - Forecast to 2022 PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, May 12, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Market Scenario … Continue reading

"Junto a la bella Geraldine Bazán filmando el reality show Rica, famosa y latina en La Habana", escribió este jueves en Instagram el director cubano Pedro Vázquez.

En otra publicación en la red social, Vázquez apareció junto a la cubana Niurka Marcos, una de las estrellas del show.

Rica, famosa, latina es un reality show de Estrella TV. Está en pantalla desde 2014 y ya va por su quinta temporada.

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For decades, dramatic images of Cubans trying to reach the United States on decrepit boats made of all kinds of materials shocked many within the South Florida community. On the … Click to Continue » Continue reading

El Centro Nacional de Educación Sexual (CENESEX) ha presentado su primer sello postal "contra la homofobia y la transfobia". La imagen, sin embargo, no muestra a una pareja homosexual o a una persona transgénero, sino a la difunta Vilma Espín, "eterna presidenta" de la Federación de Mujeres Cubanas, esposa de Raúl Castro y madre de Mariela Castro.

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… celebrated Mass in the western Cuban city of Matanzas. The pastors … trans theology organized by the Cuban branch of the international Metropolitan … Reuters they were impressed with Cuba’s progress toward inclusivity of … . Mariela Castro Espin, daughter of Cuban president Raúl Castro and niece … Continue reading
… respondents expressed interest in visiting Cuba — an increase over the prior … visitors interested in going to Cuba. “Jamaica’s government announced that … from years of under-investment.” “And Cuba’s authorities will need to … ’s infrastructure to ensure that Cuba can capitalize on this wave … Continue reading
Otro ‘sospechoso’ incendio destruye una tienda en divisas en La Habana DDC | La Habana | 12 de Mayo de 2017 – 18:07 CEST. Un incendio destruyó este jueves el interior de la Tienda Recaudadora de Divisas (TRD) ubicada en la Avenida de Rancho Boyeros entre Tulipán y La Rosa, en el municipio habanero Plaza […] Continue reading
… and five-night cruise itineraries to Cuba from January 2018 through March … half offering overnight stays in Havana.  According to a written release … our guests when sailing into Havana and the passion they have … Cozumel, Mexico, as well as Havana, Cuba on most sailings. Afterwards, the … Continue reading

La cubana Lucrecia será galardonada con el Premio Latino de Oro a la Mejor Cantante Femenina en la próxima edición de los Premios Latino del Cine y la Música, que tendrá lugar el próximo 13 de mayo de 2017 en el Palacio de Congresos de Marbella, según informa la web oficial de los premios.

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“Aparentemente en Cuba no pasa nada, pero sí pasan cosas”: migrante cubano preso en Laredo, Texas Ricardo Quintana / TV Martí Rosa Tania Valdés Una audiencia a fines de abril determinó la deportación de Maykel Fuentes Valero, un joven cubano que llegó a la frontera al día siguiente del abrupto cese de la política de […] Continue reading
Seguridad del Estado tras violenta agresión con machete, denuncia opositor Luis Felipe Rojas El matrimonio de activistas formado por Zaqueo Báez y María Josefa Acón está convencido de que “la mano de la policía política” está tras la más reciente agresión que han recibido de parte de un pariente. El opositor cubano Zaqueo Báez Guerrero […] Continue reading
Moody’s: Petróleo ruso alivia a Cuba pero declive económico seguirá sin más lazos con EEUU Rolando Cartaya La agencia estima que las 250.000 toneladas de crudo prometidas por Rusia le reportarán a Cuba alivio temporal, pero no cambiarán las inciertas perspectivas económicas del país, que sólo mejorarían si EE.UU. continuara relajando sus sanciones. Una evaluación […] Continue reading
Castro tiene “la obligación” de resolver el problema en Venezuela, asegura multimillonario Cisneros El magnate Gustavo Cisneros apunta al Gobierno cubano como parte importante en la solución de la crisis de Venezuela. MIAMI- El empresario venezolano Gustavo Cisneros afirmó el jueves a Efe que la solución a la crisis venezolana hay que encontrarla en un […] Continue reading
Opositor cubano califica de guión castrista sucesos en Venezuela mayo 11, 2017 Antonio Rodiles dijo que la constituyente de Nicolás Maduro busca “vaciar de contenido democrático a la constitución venezolana y al sistema legal y jurídico del país”. El opositor cubano Antonio Rodiles, director del espacio independiente Estado de Sats, calificó de guión castrista la […] Continue reading
Cuba impone precio referencial a mercado inmobiliario, cubanos se quejan mayo 11, 2017 Las nuevas normas que entraron en vigor este jueves, fueron anunciadas por la Gaceta de Cuba y divulgada por medios locales. Funcionarios dijeron que “tienen el propósito de contrarrestar conductas evasoras asociadas a los actos de transmisión de la propiedad de los […] Continue reading
Panamá restringe movimientos a migrantes cubanos en Chiriquí: “Nos trancaron” mayo 11, 2017 Rosa Tania Valdés La medida se produce después que medios locales informaron que unos pocos fueron diagnosticados con sífilis y VIH, tras los exámenes médicos practicados por el Ministerio de Salud a más de un centenar de cubanos albergados por el Gobierno […] Continue reading
EN NUESTRA OPINIÓN: Una paradoja en el corazón de La Habana JUNTA EDITORIAL El emblemático edificio de la Manzana de Gómez, en La Habana, se ha transformado en una meca del lujo y la ostentación en la capital de lo que fue un experimento comunista. La Manzana de Gómez se construyó entre 1894 y 1917, […] Continue reading
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… Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund (NASDAQ:CUBA) have trended positive recently, according … Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund (NASDAQ:CUBA) traded up 1.0028% during … Continue reading
Cuba, detrás de Maduro Los Castro han manejado todas las cuerdas del régimen venezolano desde que Chávez asumió el poder. Por: Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza 12 de mayo 2017 , 12:03 a.m. Hasta ayer, 39 muertos y cerca de 700 heridos; centenares de estudiantes golpeados, detenidos o quemados con bombas incendiarias; valerosas mujeres que corriendo igual […] Continue reading
Gobierno ruso acude al auxilio de Cuba La administración de Vladimir Putin comenzará a enviar grandes volúmenes de combustible a la isla para ayudarla en su debilitada economía 12/05/2017 02:26 EFE LA HABANA. Rememorando viejos tiempos de la Guerra Fría, Rusia va a comenzar a enviar grandes volúmenes de combustible a Cuba, un auxilio necesario […] Continue reading
Fuertes condenas en Cuba a miembros de una red para sacar peloteros de la isla JORGE EBRO jebro@elnuevoherald.com Bajo fuego cruzado se encuentra el negocio alrededor de los peloteros cubanos, luego de que las autoridades cubanas condenaran a varios individuos en Santi Spíritus por el intento de sacar jugadores rumbo a la República Dominicana. De […] Continue reading
Nuevo caso de disparos y brutalidad por parte de policías en Cuba Surgen testimonios de víctimas de un poblado en el interior de la isla Viernes, mayo 12, 2017 | CubaNet MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- Un reporte aparecido en El Nuevo Herald detalla un nuevo caso de brutalidad policial en Cuba, en un incidente donde estuvo […] Continue reading
‘Puputov’ ¿No sabe Maduro que el castrismo es el principal entusiasta de arrojar excrementos a sus enemigos? Viernes, mayo 12, 2017 | Luis Cino Álvarez LA HABANA, Cuba.- Los venezolanos que protestan en las calles para impedir que el régimen de Nicolás Maduro logre acabar de demoler las instituciones democráticas e instaure definitivamente la dictadura, […] Continue reading

La audiencia en Miami del cubanoamericano Gustavo "Taby" Falcón, uno de los narcotraficantes conocidos como los "Cocaine Cowboys" (vaqueros de la cocaína), se aplazó al próximo 25 de mayo, según documentos judiciales a los que tuvo acceso EFE.

Capturado el pasado 12 de abril en Florida, y tras una comparecencia ese mismo mes en un juzgado federal en Miami, Falcón tenía que comparecer este jueves por segunda vez ante el juez, pero a solicitud de su abogado, Howard Srebnick, la sesión fue postergada.

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Un incendio destruyó este jueves el interior de la Tienda Recaudadora de Divisas (TRD) ubicada en la Avenida de Rancho Boyeros entre Tulipán y La Rosa, en el municipio habanero Plaza de la Revolución, informaron testigos y vecinos.

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14ymedio, Havana, 5 May 2017 — “Cuba is waiting for changes,” said Archbishop Dionisio García Ibáñez Friday on Radio Vatican; he has also said that “the Cuban people can live in better spiritual and material conditions.” The statements of García Ibáñez, collected in Spanish by ACI Prensa, came after Pope Francisco received a delegation of Cuban prelates … Continue reading "The Archbishop Of Santiago de Cuba Says In The Vatican That The Island “Is Waiting For Changes”" Continue reading
Cruises Could Be Big Winners in Cuba
The once-taboo island lacks tourist infrastructure. Ship operators hope
to change that.
by Christopher Palmeri
May 11, 2017, 10:00 PM GMT+2

After President Barack Obama eased restrictions on American citizens
traveling to Cuba last year, airlines raced to start service from the
U.S. to 10 cities across the island. But they quickly learned that fewer
passengers than expected wanted to fly to a poor nation with a paucity
of first-class hotel rooms, very high prices for even modest lodgings,
food shortages at restaurants, and the occasional lack of creature
comforts (think toilet paper). Now another part of the travel industry
figures it has the ideal solution for Cuba's dearth of luxury: the
cruise ship.

Carnival, Royal Caribbean Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings,
the world's three largest carriers, have added dozens of voyages to the
island nation between now and 2019, betting that their floating resorts
are perfectly suited to introduce tourists to the underdeveloped isle.
"The airlines overestimated by a long shot how much demand there was,"
says Norwegian Chief Executive Officer Frank Del Rio. "We bring our own
infrastructure, all the comforts of America. The imbalance the airlines
found is not at work for the cruise industry."

The prospect of sailing to Cuba—right in the middle of the world's
largest cruising region—has had ship operators salivating for decades.
Havana, with its nightclubs, cobblestone streets, cigar factories, and
Hemingway hangouts, could someday be the busiest cruise destination in
the Caribbean, ahead of the Bahamas and Mexico's Cozumel, predicts Del
Rio, who was born in Cuba before his family fled the island in 1961.
"Havana is a brand," he says. "Like all superstar brands, people are
just naturally attracted to it."

A couple of things could spoil the party. One is that the sudden surge
in sailings could flood the market with available cabins, pushing prices
down. At least nine cruise lines will be charting a course to Cuba this
year. That's even as air carriers including American Airlines Group and
JetBlue Airways reduce the sizes of their planes serving the island and
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Spirit Airlines, and Silver Airways have
announced that they'll stop flying there altogether.

There's also uncertainty about U.S. relations with the island. On the
campaign trail, Donald Trump said he'd reverse Obama's easing of
restrictions, and the National Security Council is conducting a review
of Cuba policy. Del Rio and his industry colleagues are pressing ahead
with their voyages to build a base of business, customers, and jobs. A
lucrative start might make it unpalatable for the president to demolish
his predecessor's policy, says Robert Muse, a Washington attorney who's
advised companies on Cuban issues. "I think they're trying to create a
reality that may be sustained by the Trump administration," he says.

Like the vintage automobiles that are part of Cuba's appeal, some of the
island's tourism infrastructure remains stuck in the past. Hotels often
lack things Americans have become accustomed to, such as internet access
and hot water, says Lauren Vikander, marketing manager at InsightCuba, a
tour operator that's run educational trips to the country for 17 years.
Because of the shortage of quality hotels, a room in a three-star
property in Havana could sell for hundreds of dollars a night, she says,
and it's not unusual for even the nicest ones to run out of toilet paper
and bottled water.

The average cost of a hotel room in Cuba has almost doubled since 2014,
to $206 a night, according to the Havana Consulting Group & Tech. The
average rate for a so-called five-star lodging is $362 this year. "Hotel
rates went up because there wasn't enough supply to meet demand," says
Collin Laverty, owner of Cuba Educational Travel. "You're paying Hong
Kong or New York City prices."

Unlike airlines, cruise operators will actually benefit from such
infrastructure challenges, according to Mike Boyd, an aviation
consultant. "The cruise business is the only one that's going to have a
bonanza in Cuba," he says. "They're going to have a field day because of
the way cruises work. You can walk the Malecón, go look at Hemingway's
house, and at the end of the day have a nice place to sleep, clean
water, and good food. You don't have that in Cuba."

Yet it hasn't always been smooth sailing. Not quite knowing when their
companies would get approval to begin service to Cuba, cruise executives
mustered whatever vessels they could. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
pulled a ship from a Spanish affiliate last year, only to have it sail
around the Caribbean for months waiting for the Cuban government's
go-ahead to start regular visits. That ship, the Empress of the Seas,
took its first voyage to Cuba in April, with salsa lessons, staff
wearing guayabera shirts, and an onboard lecturer who offered such
advice as, "If you want to leave a waiter a gratuity, wrap it in a
napkin and hand it to him directly," according to CruiseCritic.com, an
industry website.

Carnival Corp. was the first to offer Cuban voyages last year, with its
relatively small, 700-passenger Adonia, a vessel lacking a casino and
other amenities. The company promoted the Adonia as part of its socially
conscious Fathom brand. That line—which mixed humanitarian service
projects with vacation—didn't catch on with consumers, so its parent
company plans to offer Cuban stops on traditional ships such as the
Carnival Paradise, which starts sailing to the island in June.

Del Rio has his own opinion of why the "voluntourism" approach didn't
work: "There's something called the Peace Corps for that," he says.
Instead, the first voyage for a Norwegian-branded vessel was a party
ship, the 2,000-passenger Sky, which made its maiden trip to Havana in
early May. Rates on that ship started at $549 a person, including drinks
and an overnight docking in Havana for guests to enjoy the city's
nightlife into the wee hours. Norwegian's four-day excursions are among
the shortest of the cruise industry's Cuba itineraries, and it's spicing
up the onboard meals with local dishes such as sweet guava chicken and
fried malanga, a root vegetable.

Still, Cuba and the cruise lines may have a way to go to please U.S.
travelers used to more sophisticated experiences. Baltimore retiree
Janine Dowdle says she and her husband were on the first Cuban voyage of
Norwegian's higher-end Oceania Cruises line in March. A tour of Old
Havana was "really lame," she says. A stop at a market lasted too
long—45 minutes—and a lunch at a paladar, a privately operated
restaurant, that was supposed to be included never happened. (She
got reimbursed.)

Dowdle says she was charged on the island 13 percent to exchange her
U.S. dollars into Cuban currency after she was told local merchants
don't take credit cards. And postcards she sent to the U.S. from Havana
never arrived. "The old cars are cool," she says. "The buildings are
crumbling, it's a shame."

Del Rio says Cuba's travel industry is improving, with the historic
office building where his mother once worked as a secretary set to open
June 9 as a five-star Kempinski hotel. And port facilities could be
upgraded much faster if the U.S. embargo were lifted. "All the major
cruise lines would be fighting to invest in Cuban infrastructure if we
were allowed to do so," Del Rio says.

The bottom line: Tourists have been discouraged by Cuba's lack of
first-class hotels and restaurants. Cruise lines say they'll just ship
in the solution.

Source: Cruises Could Be Big Winners in Cuba - Bloomberg -
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