The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, denounced today that the Cuban authorities denied him a visa to attend the event on the island where he was to receive a prize from the hands of opposition activist Rosa Maria Paya.
Cuban President Raul Castro met with a delegation of US senators to discuss “issues of interest to both countries,” according to state television on Tuesday. No details of the conversation were revealed.
The president of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE), Juan Pablo Pozo, announced today that according to the trend there will be a second round of elections in Ecuador between candidates Lenin Moreno of the ruling party and Guillermo Lasso of the opposition.
A delegation of four senators and one representative of the United States Congress traveled to Cuba on Sunday, exactly a month after the arrival of a new president to the White House. One of the senators is a strong ally of Donald Trump.
Today the journalist Fernando Ravsberg warns of the public threats he has received from people linked to the most extremist side of Cuban officialdom. The threats include expulsion from the country as well as physical violence.
Results in the presidential elections in Ecuador on Sunday are still inconclusive. With 87.5 % of the votes counted at 6:30 a.m. local time, the government coalition candidate Lenin Moreno was ahead with 39.09% of the vote over his closest rival Guillermo Lasso with 28.28%.
The US has deported 117 Cuban citizens back to Cuba since the new immigration policy has come into effect, two of whom were returned on the first chartered flight for deportations which had been agreed with Raul Castro’s government.
Cuban authorities have finally began to crawl and take their first steps in the face of a discouraging landscape which is on the horizon with an island full of elderly people given the country’s low birth rates and the rise of walking sticks, walkers and wheelchairs on every street corner.
For many people in Cuba, vigilance at workplaces is a memory from an era loaded with slogans which invoked the Soviet Union, mile-long speeches and where mobilizations to cut sugar cane, voluntary work Sundays and defense marked the country’s progression.
March number 86 which the farmers of the anti-canal movement held on Thursday morning in the community of El Tule, in the department of Nueva Guinea included a celebration of the twenty-so kilometers of road that the rural residents decided to repair with their own resources. They had grown tired of waiting for any response from the government, while every week brought a new vehicle accident.