Former Cuban president Fidel Castro made the front page of the Cuban press today after holding a “friendly meeting” with the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Mostly cloudy and relatively cool days are expected, with moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast between 12 and 20 mph, with higher gusts. Some isolated showers are likely especially in areas close to the coast. High temperatures will range between 28 and 30° C (82 and 86 F), the early mornings are cool, with temperatures between 20 and 23° C (68 and 73 F).
For the first time in 25 years, the United States abstained today in a vote of the UN General Assembly urging it to end its half-century embargo on Cuba. The resolution was approved 191-0 with two abstentions, the US and Israel.
The UN General Assembly will overwhelmingly adopt on Wednesday a new resolution calling on the United States to end its economic embargo on Cuba, which Washington maintains despite its new policy of openness towards the island.
After much deliberation the 20-member jury has made its selections for the first cut in the 8th Havana Times Cuba Photo Contest. In all 182 readers took part in the contest submitting a total of 1,503 photographs in the six different categories. After the first cut, 118 of the participants have at least one picture in the second round. (467 photos)
The purpose of the suspension of licenses does not seem to be against private restaurants but the bars that lie behind them. These private night clubs are not legally permitted and operate under licenses covered for a “paladar” café/restaurant.
The International Human Rights Federation (FIDH) presented in Managua a study of the Inter-Oceanic Canal concession’s “grave impact” on the population on October 14. This mega-project seems to be dissipating as time passes, but for the human rights organization it’s now “a process of mega land-grabbing.”
Invited artists include Terence Blanchard´s E-Collective, from the US, who will perform alongside Cuba’s Chucho Valdés; and the long-awaited Ivory Coast singer and French resident, Fatoumata Diawara, who will share the stage with our young pianist and composer Roberto Fonseca.
Medical collaboration entered into the agenda of the thaw between Cuba and the United States with the signing on Thursday of an agreement for cooperation in monitoring, evaluation and research against cancer.