Tourist Offer for Cubans to Visit Italy

July 23, 2014 | No Comments »

There was a time when exhibiting buying power far greater than any salary in socialist Cuba was taboo and downright dangerous. People with illicit income or from undeclared family gifts had to conceal their wealth the best they could or risk the consequences. Today that is no longer the case.

China Grants Credit to Cuba to Build Port Terminal in Santiago

July 23, 2014 | 7 comments

The loans from Peking to Cuba are interest-free, while there are also new trade agreements and donations. Xi Jinping is on the second day of his visit to the island.

Cuban 3D Film Coming to a Dozen Countries

July 22, 2014 | No Comments »

Distribution companies from a dozen countries, including the USA, signed contracts for the distribution of Meñique (Pinkie), the first Cuban animated 3D feature film. Directed and written by Ernesto Padrón, the film was released last Sunday in the Cuban capital.

Cuban Pianist Harold López-Nussa Performs in Tokyo

July 22, 2014 | No Comments »

The renowned Cuban jazz musician Harold López-Nussa played with his trio on July 18 to 20 at the Cotton Club in Tokyo, said sources at the Cuban embassy in the Japanese capital.

Texting Cuba from Maryland

July 22, 2014 | No Comments »

The U.S. government in June awarded an additional $400,000 to the Maryland company Washington Software Inc. that designed and operates Piramideo, a social network aimed at sending millions of text messages to Cuba.

Cuba Hosts Xi Jinping for Two-day Visit

July 21, 2014 | 4 comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Cuba for a two-day visit on Monday evening, the culmination of his tour of several Latin American countries during the last week. Xi meets on Tuesday in Havana with his counterpart Raul Castro.

Cuba Announces Team to Play USA

July 21, 2014 | 3 comments

The Cuban baseball team that will play a series of five exhibition games with a USA university selection was announced on Monday by manager Alfonso Urquiola. The games will be played in Matanzas on July 23-24 and in Pinar del Rio on the July 25-27.

Rations for Havana Residents July 21-27

July 21, 2014 | No Comments »

We present the list of rationed protein products that Havana residents can purchase this week (July 21-27) with their ration booklets at their neighborhood “bodega” stores. The portions are distributed by month on a rotation basis in the 15 municipalities of the capital.

Palestine Under Fire July 12-18 Report

July 18, 2014 | 2 comments

Thus far 267 Palestinians killed, hundreds more injured as the Israeli military offensive targeting the Gaza Strip enters its 11th day. In the meantime all effectors to reach a ceasefire have not been successful.

Putin Says Ukraine Caused Plane Crash

July 18, 2014 | 15 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Thursday that the Ukraine is to be held accountable for the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane that resulted in the death of its 295 passengers and crew, DPA reported.