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Why Does Nicaragua Want 50 Russian Tanks?

April 26, 2016 | 3 comments

The Nicaraguan Army confirmed that the country acquired a considerable lot of military equipment and weaponry from Russia, among them T-721B1 tanks, as part of a plan to “modernize” of the military institution




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Cuba’s Key Political Mediator, Cardinal Jaime Ortega, Resigns

April 26, 2016 | 1 Comment »

The Archbishop of Havana, Jaime Ortega, one of the key figures of the political thaw in Cuba, resigned as head of the Catholic Church on the island, informed the Vatican on Tuesday.




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SOS for Nicaragua’s Great Lake

April 25, 2016 | No Comments »

Residents of the communities around Lake Cocibolca (Lake of Nicaragua) share the same concern: the water level of the lake is dropping and they fear that “climate change” will dry it up completely, as happened to the Tisma wetlands and to the dam at Las Canoas.




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Cuba’s Jurassic Party Congress

April 25, 2016 | 8 comments

People in Cuba have long been unable to organize their memories, periods of time or fashions on the basis of presidential terms or the period of time parties have been in power, as can be done in any other country, where a certain leader’s administration can be used to refer to period of years




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Fast and Furious Filming in Cuba

April 24, 2016 | 2 comments

For several days, the traditional seaside promenade-avenue of Havana, known as the Malecon, becomes a race track for filming of the eighth film of the Hollywood productions “Fast and Furious”.




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An Excursion to Las Terrazas, Cuba

April 23, 2016 | 5 comments

The community Las Terrazas is part of a project of Unesco for biosphere reserves. Located on the banks of the San Juan River in the Sierra del Rosario province of Artemisa in western Cuba, the resort offers ecological tourism with lodging and dining options. (24 photos)




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Angel Santiesteban: “I write to justify the space I take up on this Earth”

April 22, 2016 | 2 comments

My life seems meaningless if I don’t write every day. I write in order to express the feelings of those who want to be heard.” The father of two children, he doesn’t read what others write about him or his books. He only fears being unable to speak his mind.




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Cuban Gov. to Allow Citizens to Travel by Sea

April 22, 2016 | 2 comments

The Castro government announced today it was lifting the longstanding prohibition on anyone born in Cuba from traveling by sea. The measure will allow Cubans to hire out on merchant ships and travel on cruisers. The change takes effect on April 26th.




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Cuba Cuts Prices by 20% on Food Products

April 22, 2016 | 13 comments

The Cuban government implemented this Friday a reduction of 20 percent in the price of 70 products, mainly food, in response to the demands of the general population over the insufficient purchasing power of their salaries and pensions.




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Havana Is No Longer So Elegant

April 21, 2016 | 5 comments

The tough guys in the neighborhood are the perfect oracles, the guides, the seers of today. They fill the night with their smoke and words loaded with double meanings or no meaning at all. Havana has lost all its elegance.