During a meeting Friday with Ricardo Cabrisas, one of Cuba’s vice presidents, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow is ready to renew the weaponry of the Cuban army.
Russia and Cuba have signed far-reaching agreements that will benefit a five-year plan for the socioeconomic development of Cuba, the Russian media reported.
Pope Francis will visit Cuba this coming September before traveling to the United States, confirmed Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi on Wednesday. The last pope to visit Cuba was Benedict XVI in 2012.
The US president is a man of political vision and sensitivity and, much like Carter and Clinton back in their day, realized that the United States’ isolation in the international arena, particularly in connection with Latin America, could no longer be sustained by Washington.
After the recently concluded Summit of the Americas, US president Obama held a press conference where he spoke on the new relations with Cuba, the controversy over the Iranian nuclear program and other issues.
One of Latin America’s most acclaimed writers, Eduardo Galeano, has died at the age of 74. In this interview he discusses his most recent book, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History.
On Thursday, Obama announced the State Department has finished its review of whether Cuba should be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. The move would allow the two countries to reopen their embassies and move forward on historic efforts to normalize relations.
In an open threat to the Cuban and Venezuelan opposition attending the VII Summit of the Americas, Panamanian organizations supporting the regime of Raul Castro said they will not tolerate “conspiracy and provocative activities” in the country and said they will blame the Panamanian government for any incident that may occur.
Cuban and Venezuelan hip-hop artists plan to perform in Panama on April 9, the eve of the Seventh Summit of the Americas. The Asociación Pro Arte Libre is presenting the concert.
High level representatives of the United States and Cuba held talks Tuesday in Washington on human rights, without any of the two governments changing their positions on this thorny issue, reported dpa news.