Cuban President Raul Castro
Raul Castro Warns Cuban Intellectuals of a “Global Wave of Colonization”

August 23, 2016 | 2 comments

Cuban President Raul Castro warned writers and artists of the island that Cuba is “threatened” by a “global wave of colonization” and “subversive projects” in the realm of culture.

Graphic: cubabebate.cu
AT&T and Cuba Agree to Direct Interconnection with US

August 23, 2016 | 3 comments

Cuba’s monopoly telecommunications company, Etecsa, announced on Monday an agreement for direct interconnection with the US giant AT&T for the exchange of international voice traffic between the two countries.

Yulieski Gourriel when he was on the Cuban national team.  Photo: notideporte.cubava.cu
Yulieski Gourriel Gets First Start for the Houston Astros on Sunday

August 21, 2016 | No Comments »

Yulieski Gourriel, the top Cuban league baseball player before obtaining a major league contract earlier this year, is expected to get his first chance on Sunday with the Houston Astros.

Cuba Gets its Fourth and Fifth Gold Medals in Rio from Boxers

August 20, 2016 | 3 comments

Cuban boxers Robeisy Ramírez and Arlen Lopez added today two gold medals for the Cuban Olympic team by winning their final matches in Rio de Janeiro.

Mijain Lopez.  Photo: Ricardo Lopez Hevia/granma
Cuba’s Wrestlers Shined in Rio 2016

August 18, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Discus thrower Denia Caballero also won a bronze medal, who in spite of a last minute injury was able to climb up onto the podium of her specialty.

The first of the lot of T-72 Russian Tanks aquired by the  Nicaraguan Army.  Photo: Carlos Herrera/confidencial
Nicaragua’s Army Chief Says the 50 Russian Tanks Are a Donation

August 18, 2016 | 4 comments

Gen. Julio Cesar Aviles, head of the Nicaraguan army, assured the public that the acquisition of 50 Russian T72 model tanks does not represent a US $80 million debt for Nicaragua, as the Moscow press asserted last April on the Sputnik news agency’s website.

Photo: Juan Suarez
Havana Weather for August 18-24

August 17, 2016 | No Comments »

This coming 7-day period will be very hot and will partially cloudy days. During the evenings showers and thunderstorms will occur, as a result of daytime convection and high humidity.

The projected path of tropical storm Fiona.
Cuba Reports Tropical Storm Fiona Forms in the Atlantic

August 17, 2016 | No Comments »

Tropical Storm Fiona formed this afternoon in the eastern Atlantic Ocean becoming the sixth such system of the hurricane season, which runs to the end of November, reported the Cuban Weather Service (Insmet).

The Wi-Fi zone on the Rampa Ave. when functioning properly.  Photo: Caridad
Havana Internet Services Down Since Early Wednesday

August 17, 2016 | 2 comments

Internet service from public cybercafés and Wi-Fi hotspots is down in the capital since early on Wednesday.

Madonna in Havana.  Photo: debate.mx.com
Madonna Disappoints Her Cuban Fans

August 17, 2016 | 39 comments

On the morning of August 16th, the Queen of Pop’s birthday, I received several calls and emails from friends confirming the fact that the star was visiting Cuba.