Hundreds of people flocked to the Embassy of Ecuador in Havana on Friday to protest the South American country’s sudden decision to require visas for Cubans starting next week. (10 photos)
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Cuban filmmaker Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti recently told the BBC that, “unlike the rest of the world, going to a bank in Cuba right now can be a highly traumatic experience.” Endless lines of people, power cuts, problems with the “server” and inhumane treatment can make customers waste an entire morning.
Ecuador informed on Thursday that it will close its open door to Cubans by requiring a visa as of December 1st. Deputy Foreign Minister Xavier Lasso said the move is geared to curb “the dangerous route” used by Cubans to travel to the United States. Ilustration: granma.cu
As reports of three new Ebola cases arrive from Liberia, the medical doctor who headed Cuba’s largest campaign against the virus in Africa, Jorge Delgado, offered Publico an exclusive interview. Delgado is a veteran internationalist: “I have worked in Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea Bissau.”
Victor Rivas, 22, born in Cuba’s Isla de la Juventud, is one of the nearly 200 Cuban baseball players trying their luck in the Dominican Republic, hoping to make the leap to the Major Leagues with his talent, effort, the help of some friends and, most importantly, a lot of luck.
The latest major art theft from the Cuban National Fine Arts Museum now has a suspect, arrested in Greece, reported the official Havana press on Wednesday. The Athens Police said the man will appear before a prosecutor on Thursday in the Greek capital.
The US peace group CODEPINK has sent a strong delegation to Guantanamo, Cuba, the eastern most Cuban province, to carry out a protest on Thanksgiving Day demanding the Obama administration shut down the infamous US offshore prison as well as the GITMO Naval Base itself.
Cuba libre, Cuban filmmaker Jorge Luis Sanchez’ third feature, had to wait many years to reach the big screen and swell the list of domestic films to compete at the 2015 Havana Film Festival (Dec. 3-13).
A meeting of 11 foreign ministers of Latin America, convened today to solve the immigration crisis of over 3,100 Cubans in Costa Rica, ended without agreement in El Salvador, reported dpa.
On Tuesday the foreign ministers of eleven countries including all of Central America plus Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Cuba, meet in the capital of El Salvador to try to find a solution to the Cuban migrant crisis affecting all the nations on the route from Ecuador north to the United States.