French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in Havana on Saturday that his country supports negotiations to revive relations between Cuba and the European Union (EU ), but also expects further progress in political rights on the island, reported dpa news.
The Ecuadorian police informed today of the rescue of 72 Cuban women forced into prostitution by a band dedicated to sexual exploitation and migrant smuggling, reported dpa news service.
Alan Gross, the US agent serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba, called off his week-long hunger strike on Friday, reported dpa news. The highly paid contractor was caught in the act back in 2009 of breaking Cuban laws while working for a USAID “democracy building” project.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has dismissed statements by US officials warning about the possibility of sanctions against his country and even dared the superpower to carry out its threats, DPA reported.
The history of Cuba is loaded with heroic deeds, episodes in which Cubans have risked their lives to defend the freedom and dignity of their people. The path stretching from the Spanish conquest to our day has been paved with the blood of martyrs. (23 photos)
Maikel Echevarría (known by his stage name “Kelly-es”) is a Cuban reggaeton singer. A vocalist for the band Manana Reggae, he tells us that, though most passionate about reggaeton, he also enjoys merengue, house and cumbia.
Sales of food products from US companies to Cuba continued to plummet in 2013 declining to $348.7 million dollars, but there was a significant increase in US exports of medicines and medical equipment to the island.
Juan Carlos Cremata es un realizador que no elude la realidad social, no se acorrala en su proyecto personal ni se enajena imaginando una Cuba idílica. Por el contario, intenta acercarse a eso que llamamos identidad, pero que muy pocos podemos definir en su sentido más profundo; y lo intenta a partir de historias cotidianas que adereza con oficio y bastante imaginación.
On Wednesday morning the government of Cuba expressed concern about the situation presented by the hunger strike started last week by Alan Gross, a USAID subcontractor jailed in Cuba since December 2009.