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Raul Castro’s Possible Successor Visits Putin in the Kremlin

May 26, 2016 | No Comments »

If everything goes as the script has it, in 2018 Raul Castro will retire as president of Cuba and pass on the baton to his First Vice President, Miguel Diaz Canel, currently on a visit to Russia to meet with President Vladiimir Putin and other top authorities.




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Havana Weather for May 26 – June 1

May 25, 2016 | No Comments »

In the coming days conditions are favorable for the occurrence of rain and scattered thunderstorms, especially in the afternoons. The days will be warm with a relative high humidity.




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Brazil Crisis Deepens, Evidence Mounts of Plot to Oust Rousseff

May 25, 2016 | No Comments »

A key figure in Brazil’s interim government has resigned after explosive new transcripts revealed how he plotted to oust President Dilma Rousseff in order to end a corruption investigation that was targeting him.




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Fidel Castro Hosts Evo Morales who then Visits Maduro

May 21, 2016 | 19 comments

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro met today in Havana with Bolivian President Evo Morales. After leaving Cuba, Morales went to Caracas to meet with embattled President Nicolas Maduro.




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“Transformers 5” To Be Shot Partly in Cuba

May 19, 2016 | 5 comments

Paramount Pictures will film in Cuba parts of the fifth installment of the film “Transformers”, reported dpa on Thursday.




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Havana Weather for May 19-25

May 19, 2016 | No Comments »

High temperatures will range between 32 and 33° C (90 and 91 F) and the lows between 22 and 23° C (72 and 73 F). The sea surface temperature will be 28° C (82 F).




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Mujica Gives Maduro Some Friendly Unsolicited Advice

May 18, 2016 | 5 comments

Former Uruguayan President José Mujica today questioned the tension between the Secretary General of the OAS, his compatriot Luis Almagro, with the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, who he said is as “mad as a hatter,” reported dpa.




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Cuba Gov. Drops Price on Powdered Milk

May 17, 2016 | 20 comments

In an effort “to gradually give more value” to Cuban salaries, the government announced Monday it would drop the price of 0.5 kg of imported milk powder by 9 percent to 2.65 CUC (around 3.00 usd).




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Cuba Hopes the Next US President Supports Improved Relations

May 16, 2016 | 11 comments

The Cuban government hopes that the next president of the United States maintains the policy of rapprochement between the two countries, said Cuba’s top negotiator Josefina Vidal on Monday.




Carros de Rápido y Furioso en Cuba.  Foto: David González/Facebook
Three Cuban Stowaways Reach US with Fast and Furious Props

May 15, 2016 | 7 comments

The three Cubans who arrived Friday at Port Everglades in southern Florida, hidden in a cargo ship from Havana, will face a legal process for political asylum as the only way to remain in the United States.