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… the culture and music of Cuba was on display Sunday when … Arara are ethnic groups in Cuba. For more information on the … Continue reading
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 17 February 2018 — “I do not accept CUC,” the driver of the shared taxi warns passengers at Havana’s Fraternity Park. It is the third time that day that Lídice, 40, has heard the same phrase. The first time was from a peanut seller and then from a barber. Both refused … Continue reading "“We Don’t Accept Payment In CUC Here”" Continue reading
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14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 14 February 2018 —  In  Hoyo de Monterrey, the place where the best tobacco from Cuba is sown, a silent battle has been going on for years. The tobacco growers of the area, forced to sell their leaves to the state companies, opt increasingly for the cultivation of flowers, a production that they … Continue reading "Flowers Are Replacing Other Crops in Cuban Fields" Continue reading
… Beal will give the talk “Cuba: Through an Open Door” at … summer, Shutt and Beal visited Cuba for 16 days, traveling through … and Beal spent time in Havana and also traveled to the … Cuba. They taught and made art with a fourth-grade class in HavanaContinue reading
… leading a congressional delegation to Cuba during the congressional recess. The … .S. and Cuban officials, officials of other governments and Cubans in the … the presidential transition in Cuba; U.S. and Cuban investigations of health incidents involving U.S. government personnel in CubaContinue reading
… line’s first Cuba sailing of the year. 11-night Cuba Cultural Voyages … circumnavigation of Cuba, with two days to spend in Havana. Other calls … cruise fare. Pearl Seas Cruises’ Cuba itineraries follow the “people-to-people” cultural … musicians, historians and artists; tour Havana in a classic American car … Continue reading
14ymedio (with information from news agencies), 12 February 2018 — The 2019 budget presented by the US State Department on Monday reflects the Trump Administration’s desire to focus on “the United States first” and to curb spending abroad, as evidenced by the drastic reduction of 32% in the budget for the highest level of American … Continue reading "US Cuts Funding for ’Promoting Democracy’ in Cuba by 50%" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 15 February 2018 — He’s like a character out of a dark novel by Pedro Juan Gutiérrez. He turned 30 on December 2, 2017, and the life of Luis Manuel Otero has been marked by survival. He still remembers the 12-hour blackouts when he was a kid, in the middle of the Special … Continue reading "Luis Manuel Otero: From Athlete to Dissident Artist / Iván García" Continue reading
… the fourth quarter against host Cuba in the first round of … ) from the free-throw line, while Cuba shot just 58 percent (21-for-36 … Williams added 11 points for Cuba (9-16). Neither team could get … that featured 15 total fouls. Cuba was in the bonus five … Continue reading
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Washington, Feb 17 (RHC)-- The rise in global sea levels has accelerated since the 1990s amid rising temperatures, with a thaw of Greenland’s ice sheet pouring ever more water into the oceans.  According to a recent study, sea level rise is accelerating … Continue reading
San Francisco, Feb 17 (RHC)-- In the U.S. state of California, officials with the Department of Water Resources report that the state appears to be headed into another drought, after an annual measurement of the winter snowpack in the Sierra Nevada … Continue reading
Brasilia, Feb 17 (RHC)-- The scandal-ridden Brazilian firm Odebrecht presented doctored and false documents to the Brazilian justice in order to incriminate former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the Brazilian digital newspaper Brasil 247 reported, … Continue reading
Caracas, Feb 17 (RHC)-- Venezuelan Minister of the Interior and Justice, Nestor Reverol, has condemned the Colombian army's attempt to recruit Venezuelans into their ranks.  At a news conference in Caracas on Friday, Reverol said: "These actions … Continue reading
Caracas, Feb 17 (RHC)-- Venezuelan Minister of the Interior and Justice, Nestor Reverol, has condemned the Colombian army's attempt to recruit Venezuelans into their ranks.  At a news conference in Caracas on Friday, Reverol said: "These actions … Continue reading
… Line has added visits to Havana on longer sailings this autumn … Havana port call on cruises lasting a week or more. The Havana stop offers a full day and evening in the Cuban capital … a new five-day cruise to Cuba and the Bahamas, sailing from … Continue reading
Havana, Feb. 17 (RHC-PL) --  Japan has made a donation to Cuba … )  to purchase specialized equipment for Havana's communal services. The … Foreign Affairs, Masahisa Sato and Cuban first deputy minister of Foreign … sphere. According to Carricarte, providing Havana with better equipment for sanitation … Continue reading
Havana, Feb. 17 (RHC-PL) --  Japan has made a donation to Cuba … )  to purchase specialized equipment for Havana's communal services. The … Foreign Affairs, Masahisa Sato and Cuban first deputy minister of Foreign … sphere. According to Carricarte, providing Havana with better equipment for sanitation … Continue reading
… cooperation. The head of the Cuban delegation was also received by … of the Cuban people for the support of Seychelles for Cuba in … where the head of the Cuban delegation planted a tree that … visited with staff from the Cuban collaboration project. Vice President Vincent … Continue reading
… cooperation. The head of the Cuban delegation was also received by … of the Cuban people for the support of Seychelles for Cuba in … where the head of the Cuban delegation planted a tree that … visited with staff from the Cuban collaboration project. Vice President Vincent … Continue reading
Havana, Feb. 17 (RHC-Minrex) --  The … Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Marcelino Medina González, received Friday … Masaru Watanabe, Japanese Ambassador to Cuba and Daisuke Nakano, director for … of Foreign Affairs. On the Cuban side were present Alberto Blanco … Continue reading
Havana, Feb. 17 (RHC-Minrex) --  The … Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Marcelino Medina González, received Friday … Masaru Watanabe, Japanese Ambassador to Cuba and Daisuke Nakano, director for … of Foreign Affairs. On the Cuban side were present Alberto Blanco … Continue reading
… was unexpectedly detained Monday. The Cuban native and Bay City resident … involving Mesa. Mesa came from Cuba to the U.S. in … they fear his deportation to Cuba. "He doesn't … Continue reading
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Camagüey, 17 February 2018 — When the list of Cuban writers excluded from the National Literature Prize is drawn up, Rafael Almanza Alonso will have to be placed at the top.  An intellectual too Catholic in his ethics, very avant-garde in his work and excessively civic in his social activity to be promoted … Continue reading "The Blasts of Rafael Almanza" Continue reading
… ‎, the Delta state born Grand Cubana General Manger met his wife … Continue reading
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… the current “updating” of the Cuban economy, even though no official … for the Study of the Cuban Economy, said additional advantages would … economic activities,” she said. In Cuba, Credit and Services Co-operatives (CCS … Continue reading
… of the General Manager of Cubana has left many people stunned … Continue reading
Iván García, 8 February 2018 — It was Sofia’s fifteenth birthday. Between her parents and relatives living abroad, they saved $3,700, enough to pay for a week in a four star hotel in Cancún.  After finding out via international media about the brutal violence devastating nearly all the Mexican states, they decided to change their planes … Continue reading "The Virtual Wall of the Mexican Embassy in Havana / Iván García" Continue reading
… the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba, show effects similar to traumatic … unclear origin while serving in Havana, showed signs of persistent cognitive … the U.S. embassy in Havana for a strange array of … exposed to the phenomena in Havana, 21 completed a multidisciplinary medical … Continue reading
… collaboration on this matter. The Cuban representatives underscored the necessity to … impunity cannot be permitted. The Cuban delegation also stated that for … UN system. In addition, the Cuban government actively collaborates with the … updated legal framework Cuba has for this purpose. The Cuban delegation was … Continue reading
… popular destinations of Havana and Harvest Caye. While in Cuba, Norwegian Sun sails into the very heart of Havana, providing … as Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit Cuba’s … experiences of Fabrica de Arte Cubano on an exclusive private tour … Continue reading
… U.S. diplomats stationed in Havana appear to have symptoms of … diplomats who were posted in Cuba did better or worse than … Continue reading
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban comedian Luis Silva, better known … newspaper Juventud Rebelde headed “Are Cubans second class tourists?” that described … differences between Cubans and foreigners,” he wrote. For many years, Cubans were … after his historic visit to Havana in the wake of the … Continue reading
… of US diplomats stationed in Cuba suffered neurological problems during their … , with American officials claiming that Cuban forces staged sonic attacks on … Continue reading
The Southwestern/Cuba City co-op finished with a … Continue reading
Brett Yormark is so confident Luis “King Kong” Ortiz will stay clean for his heavyweight title fight with Deontay Wilder, he has created a hashtag for it: #TheFightIsOn. Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) is scheduled to defend his WBC heavyweight championship against Ortiz (28-0, 24 KOs) on March 3 at Barclays Center. It’s the second attempt... Continue reading
ICE agents arrest an undocumented immigrant. Photo: AP Washington, Feb 16 (RHC)-- U.S. President Trump’s anti-immigrant policies led to a 30 percent jump in the number of arrests carried out by ICE last year, according to a new review of ICE data by the … Continue reading
U.S. airstrikes hit Yemeni cities. Photo: AFP Amman, Feb 16 (RHC)-- The UN children's agency (UNICEF) says at least 83 children were killed in Middle East war zones in January.  Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF's regional director for the Middle East and … Continue reading
DuPont has long been responsible for toxic chemical spills that endanger the environment. Photo: AP Colombus, Feb 16 (RHC)-- In the U.S. state of Ohio, the attorney general has filed suit against chemical giant DuPont, charging the company with illegally … Continue reading
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he talks to the media during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela February 15, 2018. Photo: Reuters Caracas, Feb 16 (RHC)-- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that his country will seek other … Continue reading
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Havana, Feb 16 (RHC)-- On … Congress on Higher Education in Havana, Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet, Minister … of the Government of Haiti, Cuba's strong contribution in … Haitian and Cuban academics, particularly between regional public universities and Cuban universities … Continue reading
Havana, Feb 16 (RHC)-- The … Customs of the Republic of Cuba (AGRC) has granted the certificate … this Corporation together with the Cuban International of Snuff S.A … of premium cigars, both in Cuba and in the rest of … Continue reading