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Ecuador Grants Visas to Cubans with Tickets Purchased Before Nov. 26

November 28, 2015 | No Comments »

The government of Ecuador decided to grant visas to Cuban citizens who had purchased their airfare to Quito before November 26, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño announced on Saturday, following a large protest at the Ecuadorian Embassy in Havana on Friday.

Ecuador Closes Open Door to Cubans

November 26, 2015 | 2 comments

Ecuador informed on Thursday that it will close its open door to Cubans by requiring a visa as of December 1st. Deputy Foreign Minister Xavier Lasso said the move is geared to curb “the dangerous route” used by Cubans to travel to the United States. Ilustration:

Major Cuban Art Theft Nets Arrest in Greece

November 26, 2015 | No Comments »

The latest major art theft from the Cuban National Fine Arts Museum now has a suspect, arrested in Greece, reported the official Havana press on Wednesday. The Athens Police said the man will appear before a prosecutor on Thursday in the Greek capital.

US-Cuba Migration Talks Amid Crisis in Central America

November 25, 2015 | 1 Comment »

The United States and Cuba will hold on November 30 in Washington at their regular biannual meeting on migration in the midst of the current Cuban migrant crisis in Central America.

A Cuban Photographer in France

November 25, 2015 | No Comments »

Cuban photographer Yuri Obregon (1979), a graduate from the Higher Institute for the Arts (ISA), returned from his first trip abroad a few days ago. In his brief interview for Havana Times, he shared his impressions on this first “collision” with a different world, as well as his thoughts on Cuban contemporary art.

Mexican Mythology Figures on Display in Havana

November 24, 2015 | No Comments »

The character that brings to life Travesias de Xico en Latinoamerica (“Xico’s Travels Through Latin America”), an exhibition that opened at Old Havana’s San Francisco de Asis Square after touring other countries in the region, can be traced back to Mexican mythology. (10 photos)

Cuba Is a Country of Meetings

November 23, 2015 | No Comments »

“Meetings come and go. They are just that, meetings.” The phrase above was pronounced during the first gathering sponsored by the Loyola Center, whose forum debated about Pope Francis’ efforts in connection with Cuba and the United States.

President Elect Macri To Close Argentina’s Kirchner Era

November 23, 2015 | 2 comments

Center-right politician Mauricio Macri was proclaimed Argentina’s next president after winning the runoff vote on Sunday, promising to put an end to 12 years of Kirchner governments and to steer the South American nation towards the center-right, DPA reported.

Why Has The Left Become a Difficult Problem For Cuba?

November 22, 2015 | 28 comments

What we have witnessed fifty-six years after the revolution is that, in effect, Cuba has definitively ceased to be a viable solution for the left (so much so, that all measures aimed to “update” Cuba’s economic model have a markedly neoliberal slant and continue to support State monopoly).

Young Cuban Jazz Musicians Show Their Stuff

November 21, 2015 | 1 Comment »

The eighteenth edition of JoJazz International Festival dedicated to young talents began in Havana on November 19th and continues through Sunday the 22nd. (9 photos)