Havana Weather for Nov. 27- Dec.3

November 27, 2014 | No Comments »

The maximum temperature will be between 24° C (75° F) and 26° C (79° F). The lows will range around 15° C (59° F).
The sea surface temperatures reach 26° C (79 F).

Cuban Outfielder Yasmani Tomas Signs with Diamondbacks for $68.5 million

November 27, 2014 | No Comments »

Yasmani Tomas, one of the most recent stars of the Cuban baseball league to flee the island, signed a six-year $68.5 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks, reported dpa news on Wednesday.

Spain-Cuba Relations Still Far From Normal

November 26, 2014 | 3 comments

“This trip is part of our country’s normal bilateral relations,” Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo insisted on leaving Havana, but the circumstances in which the Spanish Foreign Minister ended his visit to Cuba suggest that the two countries are still far from achieving the rapprochement sought by Madrid.

Cuba to Pass Stricter Anti-Smoking Legislation

November 26, 2014 | 3 comments

Cuban authorities are currently working on a new anti-tobacco legislation that will provide the framework for tougher restrictions on smokers and strengthen commercial limitations on tobacco-derived products, in a country where 36 people die every day because of complications related to the dangerous habit.

Sixty Havana Waste Management Employees Accused of Corruption

November 26, 2014 | 2 comments

A total of sixty individuals (including managers and employees) responsible for garbage collection around Havana have been accused of embezzlement, theft and corruption that have caused the State millions in losses and placed the health of citizens at risk.

Cuba Prepares a Cholera Vaccine

November 24, 2014 | 2 comments

Cuba prepares a preventive vaccine against cholera that it will start using in 2015, and make available to the World Health Organization (WHO), reported dpa news on Sunday.

Cuban MD with Ebola on His Situation

November 22, 2014 | 2 comments

Felix Baez, the Cuban doctor hospitalized in Geneva since early Friday with the Ebola virus he contracted in Sierra Leone, Africa, called his family with a message of peace and hope, reported dpa news.

Cuba Regains Central American and Caribbean Baseball Title with 9-3 over Nicaragua

November 22, 2014 | No Comments »

Cuba, the big favorite in the baseball tournament of the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games, did not disappoint its fans and finished with a perfect 5-0 record, defeating Nicaragua 9-3 in the championship game Friday night at the Beto Avila stadium in Veracruz.

Cuba Makes Finals with 6-3 over the DR

November 21, 2014 | No Comments »

Cuba came from behind to win a hard fought semifinal game on Thursday 6-3 over the Dominican Republic. They will now face Nicaragua – which defeated Puerto Rico 2-1 in the other semifinal-, on Friday night in the finals of the baseball tournament of the Central American and Caribbean Games taking place in Veracruz, Mexico.

Cubans Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona Win 3 Latin Grammys with “Bailando”

November 21, 2014 | No Comments »

“Bailando” (Dancing), the popular theme of Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias and the Cubans Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, was the big winner at the gala of the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas on Thursday evening.