Cuba and US Talk Telecommunications

March 25, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Government representatives of Cuba and the United States met today in Havana to discuss telecommunications issues as part of the diplomatic thaw between the two countries, reported dpa news.

Dodgers Sign Cuba’s Hector Olivera for $62.5 Million

March 25, 2015 | No Comments »

Hector Olivera, one of the biggest stars of Cuban baseball in the last decade, just signed a six-year contract for $62.5 million with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He joins Cubans Yasiel Puig, Alexander Guerrero and Erisbel Arruebarruena, also with the Dodgers.

Cuba’s New Filmmakers Festival is Nearing

March 25, 2015 | No Comments »

Films made by young and emerging filmmakers will flood Havana’s 23 street from March 31 to April 5. Most will be independent films, though a number of pieces are also produced by different Cuban film schools.

US Lifts Sanctions on 45 Companies and Individuals with Ties to Cuba

March 25, 2015 | 2 comments

Following a decision in step with the White House’s new policy towards Cuba, the US Treasury Department announced that it would remove 28 companies, 11 vessels and 6 individuals from the list of entities barred from conducting business with US citizens or companies around the world.

Internet in Cuba

March 24, 2015 | No Comments »

Check out this illustraton by Yasser Castellanos on the situation with Internet in Cuba..

What Cuba Has to Offer US Businesses

March 24, 2015 | 12 comments

Assistant Secretary of State Roberta S. Jacobson is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Cuba Opportunity Summit in New York City on April 1. The event is sold out with tickets costing US $1,495 per person.

Cuban MDs Back Home after Fighting Ebola

March 23, 2015 | 1 Comment »

More than half of the Cuban doctors and other heath workers who fought against Ebola in West Africa returned to Cuba on Monday, reported dpa news.

Top European Diplomat Arrives in Cuba

March 23, 2015 | 1 Comment »

The head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini, begins a two-day visit today to Havana at a time when bilateral EU-Cuba negotiations have lost some importance in view of rapprochement between Washington and the island.

Editor’s Corner

March 22, 2015 | No Comments »

Here the editor will soon be posting comments on things to look out for in Havana Times.

Cuban Gov. Threatens “Its” Doctors with Family in Brazil

March 21, 2015 | 8 comments

“The Cuban government threatened to take the diplomas away from its doctors working in Brazil who are accompanied by relatives that don’t return to the island, reported dpa news quoting “Folha de Sao Paulo” newspaper.