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May Day parade in Havana's Revolution Square.  Photo: Roberto Garaicoa/ Cubadebate
Raul Castro Observed May Day Parade Supporting his Gov.

May 1, 2016 | 5 comments

President Raul Castro and other Cuban leaders presided over the annual parade in Havana to celebrate International Workers’ Day and pledge support for the government and its leaders.




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Cuba Says Peso Exchange Rate Has Not Changed

April 30, 2016 | 3 comments

Rumors in recent days about a shift in the exchange rate of the regular Cuban peso (CUP) and the hard-currency-pegged CUC are false, informed the Central Bank of Cuba on Saturday.




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UK Foreign Minister Visiting Cuba

April 29, 2016 | 7 comments

The UK foreign minister, Philip Hammond, is in Cuba for the first visit by a head of British diplomacy to the island since the 1959 revolution, reported dpa news.




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Venezuelan Opposition Begins Collecting Signatures to Recall Maduro

April 28, 2016 | 3 comments

Starting Wednesday, the Venezuelan opposition has been collecting signatures to request a referendum that would put an end to Nicolas Maduro’s presidency, not unlike the one held in 2004 when Hugo Chavez was president.




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Havana Weather for April 28 – May 3

April 27, 2016 | No Comments »

Good weather is expected for the 7-day forecast period starting on Thursday. There will be with partly cloudy skies and light winds from the east and southeast, with speeds between 5 and 15 km/h. The chance of rain is low.




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Resounding “NO” to Nicaragua Canal Land Expropriations

April 26, 2016 | No Comments »

Once again they left their lands in order to defend them and demonstrate their rejection of the expropriations involved in the Nicaragua Grand Canal project, packed with more doubts than certainties.




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Cuba’s Key Political Mediator, Cardinal Jaime Ortega, Resigns

April 26, 2016 | 1 Comment »

The Archbishop of Havana, Jaime Ortega, one of the key figures of the political thaw in Cuba, resigned as head of the Catholic Church on the island, informed the Vatican on Tuesday.




Free Software event held on April 23 in Havana.
Free Software Festival Closes in Havana

April 24, 2016 | No Comments »

The third consecutive Latin American Free Software festival concluded in Cuba on Saturday. Of special interest to participants were the Cuban solutions for using Wi-Fi connections from mobile phones.




Fast and Furious 8 being filmed in Havana.  Photo: David González/FB
Fast and Furious Filming in Cuba

April 24, 2016 | 2 comments

For several days, the traditional seaside promenade-avenue of Havana, known as the Malecon, becomes a race track for filming of the eighth film of the Hollywood productions “Fast and Furious”.




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Cuban Gov. to Allow Citizens to Travel by Sea

April 22, 2016 | 2 comments

The Castro government announced today it was lifting the longstanding prohibition on anyone born in Cuba from traveling by sea. The measure will allow Cubans to hire out on merchant ships and travel on cruisers. The change takes effect on April 26th.