The State Department has removed Cuba from its list of countries that do nothing to deal with human trafficking, upgrading the island from Tier 3 in its 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report to Tier 2.
Cuba didn’t fare too well at the Pan-American Games. For the first time since 1967, it came in fourth, bumped back from the habitual second place, and saw an avalanche of desertions by athletes who left for the United States.
The individual entrepreneur, the proprietor and founder of the small and midsize businesses that have been organized throughout the country lacks official recognition as such and is still considered a “cuentapropista” (self-employed), as if there was no difference.
The Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia recently published an anecdote involving Fidel Castro that I had heard before, but I hadn’t put much stock in the source until reading the article. The version published by the newspaper includes a date, names and context.
Just days after re-opening its embassy in Havana, the United States made it very clear that Cubans will not be granted asylum or offered any kind of legal protection in their diplomatic headquarters.
The White House is in the “final stages” of drafting a new plan to present to Congress that would close “safely and responsibly” the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, said spokesman Josh Earnest.
Stonegate Bank, which earlier this year became the Cuban government’s bank for its diplomatic mission in the United States, has set up a correspondent banking relationship with a Cuban banking institution.
It’s a scorching hot day in Havana. One need only go out for a stroll to work up a good sweat. The sun makes its hot presence felt in the Cuban capital, where, despite this, many people continue to practice sports. (31 photos)
I had set very clear goals for myself by the time I reached junior high: after completing the 9th grade, I would enroll at the Exact Sciences Vocational Institute and I would secure membership with the Young Communists League (UJC).
The Coppelia ice cream parlor is once again a topic for the pages of Havana Times, as the Consumer and Customer Protection project attempts to investigate the numerous problems of this institution and to propose at least one solution.