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Nicaragua’s Unknown Ruben Dario

February 6, 2016 | No Comments »

The full work of Ruben Dario, our greatest literary figure and one of the greats of the Spanish language, is still largely unknown in the country, stated writers and academics interviewed by “Confidencial”.

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.

Julian Assange Hails UN Panel Calling for His Freedom (Video)

February 5, 2016 | No Comments »

A United Nations panel has officially concluded WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained” and should be allowed to walk free. Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for more than three years.

Pope Francis Returns to Cuba on Feb. 12

February 5, 2016 | 1 Comment »

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.

Cuba vs. DR in Do-Or-Die Game in the Caribbean Series

February 5, 2016 | No Comments »

Venezuela and Puerto Rico advanced Thursday to the semifinals of the Caribbean Series baseball tournament after beating Cuba and the Dominican Republic respectively. Cuba and the DR now square off Friday to determine the final four.

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.

On Raul Castro’s Trip to France

February 5, 2016 | 2 comments

Yesterday, all that mattered was democracy in Cuba and fundamental human rights that were being trampled on. Today, none of that matters, only that “which unites us” does (i.e. business opportunities). I am put off by all extremes, I prefer a balanced and just position.

Sister Cities: Havana and New Orleans

February 2, 2016 | 1 Comment »

As a citizen of the United States and a resident of metropolitan New Orleans, Louisiana, I am excited about the easement of restrictions and the thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, two estranged neighbors. New Orleans has several Cuban restaurants and many Havana-styled cigar bars, as both cities are sister-cities in that they share busy seaports, grow sugarcane, have humid weather, endure mosquitos, and are regularly threatened by hurricanes in the Caribbean. (8 photos)

Cuba’s New Unacknowledged Architecture

February 1, 2016 | 1 Comment »

One of the first lessons every architecture student in Cuba receives has to do with the concepts the Romans established for the planning and construction of buildings. In 1 B.C., author Marcus Vitruvius set down architecture’s three basic elements: resistance, functionality and beauty.

Cuba Announces Old Havana Test Project for Home Internet

February 1, 2016 | 3 comments

Cuban authorities will begin testing later this year in two neighborhoods of Old Havana to allow Internet access from homes, something previously prohibited for ordinary Cubans. A start up date and the prices to be charged were not announced.