Updates


US and Cuba to Discuss Trade in Washington Next Week

February 10, 2016 | No Comments »

The United States and Cuba will hold next week a second round of its regulatory dialogue, with the participation of US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca.




Cuba Is Going Digital

February 9, 2016 | No Comments »

As of February 4, 2015 and until April this year, art enthusiasts can enjoy an exhibition titled Vista hace fe…We are going digital (“Seeing is Believing…We Are Going Digital”) at Havana’s Norwegian Embassy, located on 21st Street. (12 photos)




Raul Castro Gets to Attend the 7th Communist Party Congress

February 9, 2016 | 4 comments

The top story today in Cuba’s official newspaper Granma is that Segundo Frente, a community in eastern Cuba, elected Raul Castro as one of their representatives to attend the VII Communist Party this coming April.




Costa Rica and Mexico Agree on New Air Route for Cuban Migrants

February 5, 2016 | No Comments »

The Costa Rican and Mexican governments agreed today to facilitate direct flights for Cuban migrants from the Central American country to Mexico. The flights will cost $790 USD, double the average round trip fare.




Havana Weather for Feb. 4-10

February 5, 2016 | No Comments »

High temperatures will range between 24 and 29° C (75 to 84 F) and the low temperatures will be between 19 and 21° C (66 and 70 F). The sea surface temperature is 25° C (77 F).




WikiLeaks Founder Requests UK and Sweden Abide by UN Decision

February 5, 2016 | No Comments »

Today, a group of UN independent jurists described the situation faced by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – who has resided in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London as a refugee since June of 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden – as a case of “arbitrary detention.”




Pope Francis Returns to Cuba on Feb. 12

February 5, 2016 | 2 comments

Pope Francis returns briefly to Cuba on February 12 for a meeting with Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, announced the Vatican on Friday. His last trip to the island was for an official four day visit back in September 2015.




New Group of Cubans Depart Costa Rica for USA

February 5, 2016 | No Comments »

A second group of Cuban migrants, this time comprised of 184 persons, left on Thursday night by air from Costa Rica for El Salvador, from where they will continue en route to the United States, their final destination.




Cuba’s Sugarcane Harvest is Looking Bad

February 3, 2016 | 1 Comment »

The alarm was set off by Cuban Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura: The panorama of the 2015-2016 sugar harvest is unfavorable and there doesn’t seem to be any hope for a recovery that would make possible meeting the government’s production plan.




Latest News on the Thousands of Cubans Stranded in Costa Rica

February 2, 2016 | No Comments »

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador announced that several institutions have made the arrangements needed to transport seven flights of Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica en route to the United States over the month of February.