The head of the Havana Historian’s Office, Eusebio Leal, in charge of the restoration of the city, said today that the Cuban capital is ready to welcome more United States visitors after the historic rapprochement between Cuba and the United States.
The Cuban Parliament unanimously endorsed the historic step taken by President Raul Castro to resume diplomatic relations with the United States, reported dpa on Friday.
Major League Baseball authorities are closely following the agreement reached by Cuba and the United States to re-establish diplomatic relations, though the embargo will continue to prevent Cuban baseball players from reaching the league in a normal, straightforward way.
The immediate threat facing Havana right now is that beer and rum supplies may run out, as people are celebrating wholeheartedly. Putting an end to half a century of political intransigence seemed impossible.
Today we bring you a one hour special program analyzing the announcements on Wednesday by US President Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro on the results of secret talks held for months by the two administrations with assistance from Pope Francis.
Cubans working for firms with foreign capital on the island received a bucket of cold water on Monday when a new resolution announced fixes their salaries at only 8% of what the joint venture or foreign companies must pay the government in hard currency.
The Cuban film “Conducta” Ernesto Daranas was the big winner of the XXXVI International Festival of New Latin American Cinema Sunday with the Coral Award for Best Feature Film at the closing ceremony of the event.
The new seven wonder cities of the world were announced in Dubai some days ago. To my surprise, Havana was one of the seven urban pearls chosen.
The governments of Cuba and Venezuela just signed 62 joint projects for social and economic development in 2015, reported dpa on Sunday. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived at Havana airport on Saturday night.
Talk about good labor-management relations! The Russian oil giant Rosneft has budgeted 157 million rubles this year to send 1,800 of its employees on an all-paid winter vacation to Cuba, Dec. 20-Jan. 15, the Russian media report.