Nicaragua: 16,400 Girls under 14 Gave Birth in the Last Decade

March 24, 2017 | No Comments »

Over the last decade in Nicaragua, 16,400 girls under fourteen have given birth. It’s a statistic that becomes even more alarming, when you consider that these births are all the product of rape. The drama becomes even more complex in the face of a State that takes no action other than imposing obligatory maternity on these minors to the detriment of their health and welfare.

Fidel Castro Reappears “in his Dead Body” in… Hong Kong

March 23, 2017 | 2 comments

The image that Fidel Castro and his closest watchmen in the Cuban government wanted to avoid at his funeral, is now part of the artistic reality of a famous fair in Hong Kong.

Havana Weather for March 23-29

March 23, 2017 | No Comments »

The days will be sunny in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoons, with isolated and occasional rain. The maximum temperatures will range between 25 and 29° C (77 and 84 F), while the lows will be between 19 and 21° C (66 and 70 F).

Trump’s Cuba Policy Still in Limbo

March 22, 2017 | 5 comments

A year after Barack Obama’s trip to Cuba the euphoria which triggered the “thawing” of relations between the two countries has disappeared, giving way to uncertainty ever since Donald Trump became president, who has yet to make a move.

Cubans Receive “Symbolic Bills” for Medical Services

March 20, 2017 | 2 comments

Cuban patients who are seen at medical institutions in Havana have begun to receive an unprecedented bill with the cost of the medical services they’ve received. The Public Health Ministry (MINSAP) says that giving patients a “symbolic bill” is part of a program that is being developed across the country to make patients and medical institutions aware of how much these services cost.

Venezuela and Nicaragua, Differences & Similarities

March 18, 2017 | No Comments »

Almagro’s Double Standards with Venezuela and Nicaragua.  Accuses Maduro of violating the Inter-American Diplomatic Charter, while praising agreement with Ortega By Wilfredo Miranda Aburto   (Confidencial) HAVANA TIMES — A day after Luis Almagro proposed to suspend Venezuela from the Organization of American States (OAS), claiming that Nicolas Maduro’s government had violated the Inter-American Democratic […]

From Camaguey, Cuba: Presents and a Threat

March 18, 2017 | 5 comments

Henry Constantin is one of the most recognized figures in Cuban independent journalism, who has decided to stay in Cuba and work from his native city of Camaguey. The police visit to his home coincided with the birthday of his son Dante, who was turning 11 years old.

Havana Weather for March 16-22

March 16, 2017 | No Comments »

The high temperatures will range between 22 and 29° C (72 and 84 F), and the lows during the early morning will be between 16 and 20° C (61 and 68 F). The sea surface temperature will be 25° C (77 F).

Venezuela Accused of Violating the Entire Democratic Charter

March 14, 2017 | 3 comments

“The facts leave no room for doubt: Venezuela violates all the articles of the Inter-American Democratic Charter,” said the Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro said in the document.

Cuba’s Telecommunications Monopoly Squeezes Customers, Again

March 13, 2017 | 4 comments

ETECSA, Cuba’s telecommunications monopoly, has done it again; it is Cuban families’ public enemy number 1, without any logical need or reason. At a time when many Cubans are still learning how to use the company’s expensive Nauta services, the firm has in effect jacked up its prices.