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Cuba’s International Stand on Minority Issues

December 9, 2016 | No Comments »

The ninth session of the UN’s Forum on Minority issues took place on the 24th and 25th November, at the Palace of Nations in Geneva. The subject was “Minorities in situations of humanitarian crises.”




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Nicaraguan Gov. Ignores Sexual Violence against Women and Girls

December 9, 2016 | No Comments »

Once again, the Nicaraguan government did not attend the hearing requested by civil society organizations, before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) held earlier in the week in Panama. No representative of the Nicaraguan State responded to the call of the regional body, a repeat of the previous session.




Josefina Vidal, Director General for the US in Cuba’s Foreign Ministry. Photo: Raquel Perez Díaz
Cuba Hopes Trump Maintains Dialogue

December 9, 2016 | No Comments »

The Cuban government hopes that the next president of the United States, Donald Trump, maintains the policy of dialogue “on the basis of respect,” said diplomatic sources on Thursday.




A new 1000 Bolivar bank note.  Photo: http://quepasaenvenezuela.com
Venezuela Presents New Currency Denominations to Face Inflation

December 9, 2016 | No Comments »

The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) introduced six new banknotes this week and three coins to facilitate commercial transactions amid the escalating inflation in the country. Circulation will begin as of December 15th.




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Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” as Related to Cuba

December 8, 2016 | 2 comments

Oliver Stone will present “Snowden” at the Havana Film Festival to take place in Havana from December 8th-18th. Vicente Morin asks why it is being shown in Cuba, a country he notes practices massive spying on its citizens.




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Havana Billboards and Signs 2016

December 6, 2016 | 5 comments

Billboards and painted wall messages in Cuba are used mainly for political and educational messages. These are some of the ones currently visible around the capital. (21 photos)




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Cuban Photographer Combines Sarcasm with Visual Reality

December 5, 2016 | 2 comments

Abel Ernesto’s photography has different dimensions, where photo features, social photography, promotional photography, dedicated to tourism and portraiture, have his personal signature and are created from the artist’s penetrating eye. (12 photos)




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Fidel Castro Receives Farewell in Santiago de Cuba

December 4, 2016 | 12 comments

Hundreds of thousands of people with little Cuban flags and photos of Fidel Castro gathered on Saturday evening in Santiago de Cuba for the final farewell to the former president, whose ashes were buried in a private ceremony on Sunday morning.




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Havana Weather for December 1-7

December 1, 2016 | No Comments »

During this week the rains will be scarce, the days will be partly cloudy and the dawns will remain fresh. The high temperatures will oscillate between 29 and 30° C (84 and 86 F), while the lows will be between 18 and 20° C (64 and 68 F).




Foto: Juan Suarez
No Castro, New Problem!

December 1, 2016 | 8 comments

Fidel Castro has passed away, and after the initial moment of crying and celebrations – temporary phenomena which are still necessary – there is one fact that we have to assimilate. His figure has marked the fate of too many lives for decades, which means that something so defining like his death can’t be overlooked.