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Nicaragua: “We’ll never rest until the Canal Law is repealed”

August 18, 2017 | No Comments »

March #91 for the repeal of Law 840 – the canal law – eventually began at 1:30 pm, some three and a half hours late. Hundreds of rural residents from the different communities around Nueva Guinea, El Tule, Rio San Juan and Waspan in the North Caribbean Autonomous Region, came together to participate.



China Replaces Venezuela as Cuba’s Main Trade Partner

August 18, 2017 | 3 comments

China replaced Venezuela as Cuba’s main trading partner in 2016, with an exchange of over 2.585 billion USD, due to the South American country’s deep economic crisis, which has reduced bilateral trade with the island by 70% since 2014, according to official statistics from the Cuban government.



Five Cubans among victims in Barcelona and Cambrils

August 18, 2017 | No Comments »

The Barcelona attack on Thursday, which left 13 people dead and a hundred injured, and the following terrorist attack in Cambrils (Tarragona) have left people of over 20 different nationalities dead and injured, the Spanish Civil Protection Agency announced this Friday.



Nicaraguan Opposition Group: “A Clean and Transparent Election is Impossible”

August 17, 2017 | No Comments »

The Broad Front for Democracy (FAD) issues its second evaluation of the electoral process. With the 2017 municipal elections just 3 months away, one sector of the opposition insists that none of the conditions for a transparent process have been met. By Confidencial HAVANA TIMES – “As of this date there’ve been no changes indicating […]



A Talk about “Transformative Technology”

August 17, 2017 | No Comments »

Under the title “Transformative technology: Tips on how to tackle gender violence,” an online talk took place at every US embassy, summoned by the US Department of State and led by Univision TV journalist Rafael Sanchez Cruz.



Havana Weather for August 17-23

August 17, 2017 | No Comments »

During our 7-day forecast period, warm days will continue with variable winds in the mornings and northeasterly in the afternoons, with speeds between 6 and 15 mph and stronger gusts in the coastal areas. In the afternoons the cloudiness will increase and isolated showers and thunderstorms will occur, associated with the high humidity and the daytime heating.



Ecuador: Lenin Moreno, the Troubling Successor to Rafael Correa

August 16, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Over recent weeks, Ecuadorian President Moreno has emphasized his standing apart from his predecessor Rafael Correa, in two areas especially: economic politics and anti-corruption strategy.



Bianca Jagger Protests in Nicaragua with Farmers against Canal Project

August 16, 2017 | No Comments »

Nicaraguan-US pacifist Bianca Jagger participated in a march on Tuesday with hundreds of peasants in southern Nicaragua seeking to stop construction of an inter-oceanic canal and repeal the law that endangers the country’s sovereignty.



Maduro Pops into Cuba to Honor Fidel’s Birthday

August 16, 2017 | 2 comments

HAVANA TIMES – Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro flew into Cuba on Tuesday for a belated tribute to the late Fidel Castro on the 91st anniversary of his birth on August 13, 1926, reported the official Cuban government website Cubadebate.cu. Maduro was accompanied by Cuban president Raul Castro on a visit to the cemetery in Santiago […]



Montreal Celebrates “Pride at Work” 7th Anniversary

August 15, 2017 | No Comments »

The 7th anniversary of the “Pride at Work” organization was celebrated on Wednesday August 8th, at the Desjardins shopping complex located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, as part of the week’s program of activities for Gay Pride, This organization provides training to employers with the objective of encouraging their recognition of “LGBT” (“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender”) employees, as an important part of society’s diverse and effective work force.