Alan Gross, the US citizen sentenced to 15 years in prison in Cuba, has lost the use of his right eye and refuses to receive most visitors owing to a profound state of depression. “Alan’s situation is grave,” said attorney Scott Gilbert.
There is less than two months left to send us your entries to the 6th Havana Times Photo Contest. The deadline is September 15, 2014. So far 25 amateur and professional photographers have sent in pictures in the five categories selected for this year’s contest. Last year a total of 90 persons competed.
Located in the Havana municipality of Cerro is a large park bordered by schools, one of which used to be an important teacher training school (The Normal) where many educators graduated before 1959. In a corner of the park on a hill is a statue of the Vietnamese martyr Nguyen Van Troi. (23 photos)
The popular Cuban band Los Van Van will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a tour across the country, which began on Saturday in the town of Artemisa, according to the Cuban Institute of Music.
A traffic accident occurred at two in the morning on Saturday in the town of Aguada de Pasajeros, Cienfuegos, leaving 54 injured as a result, seven of them children, Cubadebate reported.
Superb pitching from right-handers Yaisel Sierra and Vladimir Gutierrez allowed Cuba to win a 1-0 pitching duel on Sunday and complete a five game sweep of an error-plagued USA university selection.
The Havana Carnival will be held this year from August 8 to 17 along the city’s “malecon” ocean drive. The people’s popularity award will be bestowed on most original and showy float and dance performance.
When the newspaper industry was still flourishing and about twenty different papers with large readerships were being published in Havana, a local periodical printed in the neighborhood of Los Pinos (named “Proyector”) was also in its heyday.
Cuba’s top leadership at the annual commemoration of the July 26, 1953 attacks on two eastern Cuban garrisons, considered the spark of the 1959 revolution. Several of the surviving participants were present today including President Raul Castro.
Journalist Fernando Ravsberg describes his astonishment at the statement by Leovigildo Jones, vice-director of the Jose Marti International Airport, who justified the closing off of the facility to non-travelers by saying that many airports in the world do the same.