In a press conference held in mid-September, executives from Cuba’s national Oil company (CUPET) lowered public expectations which have arisen around estimates that the Australian company MEO made public about Cuba’s oil potential.
Cuban President Raul Castro headed off to Cartagena, Colombia on Sunday to be present for today’s official signing of that country’s peace accords. Meanwhile, his chief adviser, Fidel Castro, 90, who no longer travels, received the visit of Chinese Prime Minister Li Kequiang at his home in Havana.
Cuban government media and Telesur out of Venezuela are always alluding to a new kind of coup d’etat against the Left’s empowerment on the global political stage: “the soft coup”. They promote the time worn “conspiracy theory.” It’s repeated over and over again; its objective being to get it inside our heads so we accept it as a proven reality.
This week the first public event was held in Havana to demand the release of Ana Belen Montes, a spy for Cuba who has already served 15 years in a United States’ prison.
Jose Fernandez, the star pitcher for the Miami Marlins, died today in a boating accident in Miami Beach, confirmed his team. Fernandez, 24, came to the United States from Cuba when he was 14.
President Raul Castro met on Saturday in the Cuban capital with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang. Li’s presence is the third high-level visit during the week, preceded by the president of Iran and prime minister of Japan.
Last week, Juventud Rebelde newspaper published a story that denounced the bureaucratic hurdles that journalists had to jump over just to be able to do a simple report about the Coppelia ice-cream parlor, a true icon in Havana.
The Cuban government has announced today that an agreement has been made that will see it regularize its debt with Japan, as part of the Caribbean island’s restructured payments to the Paris Club
A friend of mine, sad at the definitive impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, ended up regretting that “what a shame, after so much hard work, they took away even her honor of inaugurating the Olympics, she didn’t deserve that.”
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro met on Monday with the Iranian president, Hassan Rohani, at his home in Havana. Fidel, 90, is the leading adviser to his brother President Raul Castro.