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Cuba Says It’s Ready for US Tourists

December 20, 2014 | No Comments »

The head of the Havana Historian’s Office, Eusebio Leal, in charge of the restoration of the city, said today that the Cuban capital is ready to welcome more United States visitors after the historic rapprochement between Cuba and the United States.

Castro Gets Full Support from Cuban Parliament for New Approach with USA

December 20, 2014 | 8 comments

The Cuban Parliament unanimously endorsed the historic step taken by President Raul Castro to resume diplomatic relations with the United States, reported dpa on Friday.

MLB Waiting for Opportunities in Cuba

December 19, 2014 | No Comments »

Major League Baseball authorities are closely following the agreement reached by Cuba and the United States to re-establish diplomatic relations, though the embargo will continue to prevent Cuban baseball players from reaching the league in a normal, straightforward way.

A Nobel for Castro while Obama Regains Prestige

December 18, 2014 | 27 comments

The immediate threat facing Havana right now is that beer and rum supplies may run out, as people are celebrating wholeheartedly. Putting an end to half a century of political intransigence seemed impossible.

US-Cuba Relations the Day After (Video Interviews)

December 18, 2014 | 5 comments

Today we bring you a one hour special program analyzing the announcements on Wednesday by US President Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro on the results of secret talks held for months by the two administrations with assistance from Pope Francis.

Cuban Gov. to Keep 92% of Worker Salaries

December 16, 2014 | 7 comments

Cubans working for firms with foreign capital on the island received a bucket of cold water on Monday when a new resolution announced fixes their salaries at only 8% of what the joint venture or foreign companies must pay the government in hard currency.

Cuban Film “Conducta” Wins Best Picture at Havana Film Festival

December 15, 2014 | No Comments »

The Cuban film “Conducta” Ernesto Daranas was the big winner of the XXXVI International Festival of New Latin American Cinema Sunday with the Coral Award for Best Feature Film at the closing ceremony of the event.

Havana’s Wonders and Some Reasons Not to Celebrate

December 15, 2014 | 4 comments

The new seven wonder cities of the world were announced in Dubai some days ago. To my surprise, Havana was one of the seven urban pearls chosen.

Cuba-Venezuela Sign 62 Accords for 2015

December 14, 2014 | 3 comments

The governments of Cuba and Venezuela just signed 62 joint projects for social and economic development in 2015, reported dpa on Sunday. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived at Havana airport on Saturday night.

Cuba Vacations for Russian Oil Co. Employees

December 14, 2014 | 2 comments

Talk about good labor-management relations! The Russian oil giant Rosneft has budgeted 157 million rubles this year to send 1,800 of its employees on an all-paid winter vacation to Cuba, Dec. 20-Jan. 15, the Russian media report.