Cuban President Raul Castro headed off to Cartagena, Colombia on Sunday to be present for today’s official signing of that country’s peace accords. Meanwhile, his chief adviser, Fidel Castro, 90, who no longer travels, received the visit of Chinese Prime Minister Li Kequiang at his home in Havana.
The Nicaraguan Inter-Oceanic canal project poses a grave threat to the Rama Kriol indigenous peoples in the southeaster portion of the country. A group is working to try and help them defend their land and culture.
For this 7-day forecast it will expect high humidity and overcast days by the late morning. The chance of rain will increase from the early afternoon, and there will be likely some thunderstorms.
This week the first public event was held in Havana to demand the release of Ana Belen Montes, a spy for Cuba who has already served 15 years in a United States’ prison.
Jose Fernandez, the star pitcher for the Miami Marlins, died today in a boating accident in Miami Beach, confirmed his team. Fernandez, 24, came to the United States from Cuba when he was 14.
The US House of Representatives approved a bill known as the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA), promoted by Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. The bill requires the United States to oppose any loans to Nicaragua from international organizations which the US belongs to. However to become law it must also be passed by the Senate.
President Raul Castro met on Saturday in the Cuban capital with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang. Li’s presence is the third high-level visit during the week, preceded by the president of Iran and prime minister of Japan.
Cuban sports authorities said this week that the five volleyball players who have been sent to prison by a court in Finland could appeal their sentences, and they’ve mentioned the crime that led to this case by its name for the first time.
The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, met separately on Thursday with Cuban President Raul Castro and former president Fidel Castro on a visit to the island to revive bilateral ties.