Ban Ki-moon Welcomes Cuban FM

September 22, 2014 | No Comments »

Ban Ki-moon reiterated his gratitude for Cuba’s decision to send medical personnel to confront the epidemic of Ebola in Africa, and asked to transfer his gratitude to President Raul Castro.

Protein Rations for Havana Sept. 22-28

September 22, 2014 | No Comments »

We present the list of subsidized protein products that Havana residents can purchase with their ration booklets during the week from 22 to 28 September. The portions are distributed by month on a rotation basis in 15 municipalities of the capital.

They Want to Silence “Letters from Cuba”

September 22, 2014 | 2 comments

The “Letters from Cuba” website of Fernando Ravsberg, who also publishes articles in Havana Times, came under attack last week and was temporarily knocked out of cyberspace. Now reestablished, the site is currently back to normal.

Happy in Havana (Cuban version)

September 22, 2014 | 1 Comment »

A Made-in-Cuba version of the video clip “Happy,” by U.S. musician Pharrell Williams is circulating on the social networks and the alternative weekly audiovisual package.

Cuba’s Military on the Hunt for Chinese Tourism

September 19, 2014 | 12 comments

The Grupo Gaviota, one of the pillars of the commercial chain operated by Cuba’s Armed Forces, has launched an aggressive campaign to attract Chinese tourists to Cuba. The Cuban government is laying its bets on the immense mid-term potential of the Chinese tourism market.

Cuba-Italy to Fight Drug Trafficking

September 18, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Cuba and Italy signed a police cooperation agreement on Wednesday in Havana, which among other things includes increased cooperation to combat organized crime and drug trafficking, DPA reported.

Havana Weather for Sept. 18-24

September 18, 2014 | No Comments »

As is typical of this time of year, the days are generally sunny until late afternoon. The maximum temperature will remain around 33° C (91 F) and the lows at 25° C (77 F). The sea surface temperatures reach 26° C (79 F).

Miami Airport: The New Haven for Cuban Migrants

September 16, 2014 | 10 comments

Miami International Airport has become a haven for thousands of Cuban-born travellers who request asylum in the United States after landing on US soil and approaching an immigration officer. A wave of “aerial refugees” is knocking on Miami’s doors.

New Copa Airlines flight from Panama to Santa Clara, Cuba

September 16, 2014 | 1 Comment »

The Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines announced Monday a new flight from Panama to the Cuban city of Santa Clara, reported Prensa Latina.

Protein Products for Havanans Sept. 15-21

September 15, 2014 | 2 comments

We present the list of rationed protein products that can be purchased by Havana residents with their supply booklets in their neighborhood stores during the week of September 15 to 21.