Luis Posada Carriles, accused of terrorism by Havana and regarded as a hero by anti-Castro militants, appeared Saturday in a protest of old guard Cuban exiles and supporters in Miami against the resumption of relations between the United States and Cuba.
The head of the Havana Historian’s Office, Eusebio Leal, in charge of the restoration of the city, said today that the Cuban capital is ready to welcome more United States visitors after the historic rapprochement between Cuba and the United States.
The Cuban Parliament unanimously endorsed the historic step taken by President Raul Castro to resume diplomatic relations with the United States, reported dpa on Friday.
President Barack Obama said today he is confident that changes in Cuba will result from the new policy of his country towards the island and supports ending the embargo, but warned that this will not happen soon. The president said he “shares the concerns of dissidents and human rights activists” of the island, because “this is still a regime that represses its people.”
This week the temperatures will be nice and the days sunny. The maximum temperature will range around 27° C (81°F) and the lows around 17° C (63°F).
Young Elian Gonzalez was the guest of honor at the gala held Monday night at Havana’s Lazaro Peña Theater in celebration of the 15th anniversary of Cuba’s Round Table radio and television program, Café Fuerte reported.
Cuban president Raul Castro spoke to the nation today at noon, the same time that Barack Obama was making an address from the White House. The two leaders were addressing, in their own way, a successful diplomatic effort that included the release of prisoners Alan Gross, the three remaining Cuban Five members and an unnamed US agent who was also jailed in Cuba.
We bring you below the specific measures taken by President Obama and portions of his speech delivered live. Later today we will bring you the simultaneous speech made by Raul Castro regarding the changes in US policy and the prisoner exchange.
The United States and Cuba have come to an understanding that could mark a new era in relations between the two neighboring countries. Cuba has released the US agent Alan Gross and the US has freed the remaining three of the Cuban Five.
Cubans working for firms with foreign capital on the island received a bucket of cold water on Monday when a new resolution announced fixes their salaries at only 8% of what the joint venture or foreign companies must pay the government in hard currency.