Government representatives of Cuba and the United States met today in Havana to discuss telecommunications issues as part of the diplomatic thaw between the two countries, reported dpa news.
Hector Olivera, one of the biggest stars of Cuban baseball in the last decade, just signed a six-year contract for $62.5 million with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He joins Cubans Yasiel Puig, Alexander Guerrero and Erisbel Arruebarruena, also with the Dodgers.
Films made by young and emerging filmmakers will flood Havana’s 23 street from March 31 to April 5. Most will be independent films, though a number of pieces are also produced by different Cuban film schools.
Following a decision in step with the White House’s new policy towards Cuba, the US Treasury Department announced that it would remove 28 companies, 11 vessels and 6 individuals from the list of entities barred from conducting business with US citizens or companies around the world.
Assistant Secretary of State Roberta S. Jacobson is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Cuba Opportunity Summit in New York City on April 1. The event is sold out with tickets costing US $1,495 per person.
More than half of the Cuban doctors and other heath workers who fought against Ebola in West Africa returned to Cuba on Monday, reported dpa news.
The head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini, begins a two-day visit today to Havana at a time when bilateral EU-Cuba negotiations have lost some importance in view of rapprochement between Washington and the island.
“The Cuban government threatened to take the diplomas away from its doctors working in Brazil who are accompanied by relatives that don’t return to the island, reported dpa news quoting “Folha de Sao Paulo” newspaper.