Chinese Entrepreneur to Build Nicaragua Canal Loses Much of His Assets

October 5, 2015 | No Comments »

Wang Jing, owner of the Chinese consortium that is to build and operate the Nicaragua canal, has suffered considerable financial losses, Ivan Olivares reported today on the website

The Latest on Cuba and Hurricane Joaquin

October 2, 2015 | No Comments »

The powerful hurricane Joaquin continues its path slowly northwest in the Bahamas with winds of 130 mph. The outer bands of the storm may produce thunderstorms and some heavy rains and or coastal flooding and from Ciego de Avila to Guantanamo.

Japanese Woman Opens Restaurant in Old Havana

September 30, 2015 | 14 comments

Tokyo-born Sayuri Yoshida has set up a small crepes and Japanese food establishment at the intersection of Aguacate and Obrapia Streets in Old Havana, drawing in more and more customers thanks to the distinction and variety of her menu.

Castro and Obama meet in New York (Video)

September 29, 2015 | 9 comments

Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama met on Tuesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. It was the first meeting on U.S. soil between a Cuban and U.S. president in 60 years.

Raul Castro Reiterates Cuba’s Demands on US at UN General Assembly

September 28, 2015 | 15 comments

Cuban President Raul Castro used his speech today to the UN General Assembly to reiterate his country’s demands on Washington to complete the process of normalizing relations between the US and Cuba.

Watch Cuba’s Raul Castro Speak Live at the UN on Havana Times

September 28, 2015 | No Comments »

Raul Castro is scheduled to address the United Nations sometime Monday afternoon. You watch his speech in English here on Havana Times.

Obama & Castro Meet Today in New York

September 28, 2015 | 4 comments

US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro will further the rapprochement between their two countries during a face-to-face meeting at the UN on Tuesday.

Obama Says Congress Will Eventually Lift the Embargo on Cuba

September 28, 2015 | 7 comments

“I’m sure that Congress will inevitably lift an embargo which should no longer be there,” president Obama said in his address this morning to the UN General Assembly. In the audience was Cuban president Raul Castro.

Raul Castro: Critical but Less Hostile of USA

September 27, 2015 | 3 comments

Cuban President Raul Castro will address the UN General Assembly for the first time on Monday, with a speech less hostile than those of his older brother, a testament to the rapprochement with the United States.

Colombian Gov. and FARC Move a Big Step Closer to a Final Peace Accord

September 24, 2015 | No Comments »

The Colombian government and the FARC insurgents agreed on Tuesday in Havana to create a special jurisdiction to judge crimes committed during the conflict of more than 50 years.