Cuba and China: Profiting from Differences

July 3, 2015 | 1 Comment »

In terms of their dimensions, populations and economic conditions, Cuba and China are as different as an ant and an elephant. Their partnership in the field of biotechnology, however, has been recognized as highly profitable for both parties.

Cuban Gov. on What Needs to Follow in US-Cuba Relations

July 2, 2015 | 14 comments

Now that diplomatic ties are officially restored between Cuba and the United States and the two countries will open their respective embassies later this month, many are asking what’s next to move ahead on the long road towards a normalization of relations.

As Greece Heads for Default…

June 30, 2015 | 3 comments

Tens of thousands of Greeks have protested against further austerity cuts ahead of a key referendum on a new European bailout. The demonstrations come as the country confirms it will not meet the deadline for a $1.8 billion loan repayment due by 6 p.m. Eastern time tonight.

USA Baseball Team Set for Toronto Pan American Games

June 30, 2015 | 2 comments

USA Baseball announced the roster of its team to take part in the Toronto Pan American Games baseball tournament from July 11 to 19. The final Cuban roster is still pending last minute changes.

US Supreme Court Makes Landmark Decision in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

June 27, 2015 | 1 Comment »

On Friday (June 26) the Supreme Court held that same-sex couples will no longer be denied the freedom to marry guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. The ruling, which pleased the Obama administration, is light years ahead of the Cuban legislation.

Cuba-EU Began the Long and Winding Road on Discussing Human Rights

June 26, 2015 | 16 comments

Delegates from Cuba and the European Union met in Brussels on Thursday (June 25) to discuss the EU’s concerns about the observance of human rights in Cuba in the context of the EU’s “common position” toward the island.

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang Vists Cuba on June 25

June 20, 2015 | 14 comments

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang will arrive in Cuba on June 25, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Friday. From Havana, Wang will go on to Brasília, to attend a China-Brazil Coordination Committee meeting.

President of Brazil’s Odebrecht Corp. Detained on Charges of Corruption

June 19, 2015 | No Comments »

Marcelo Odebrecht, president of the Brazilian company Odebrecht, was placed in preventive custody this morning as part of a crackdown dubbed Operation “Lava Jato” (Car Wash), investigating fraud and billion-dollar embezzlements in contracts between the country’s construction companies and the State oil corporation Petrobras.

Progress in Talks between EU and Cuba

June 17, 2015 | 2 comments

The fourth round of talks between Cuba and the European Union (EU) concluded today in Brussels with progress on issues of cooperation and trade, although less progress on political dialogue, EU sources reported.

The Dominican Republic’s “Ethnic Purging”

June 17, 2015 | 1 Comment »

The Dominican Republic is set to begin what some are calling “ethnic purging,” placing the fate of hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent into limbo. Half a million legally stateless people could be sent to Haiti this week, including those who have never stepped foot in Haiti and don’t speak the language.