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Havana Weather for July 31-Aug. 6

July 31, 2014 | No Comments »

A thousand miles east of the Lesser Antilles is an area of low pressure with heavy rain and thunderstorms. However, conditions are not favorable for it to become the next tropical depression in the coming days. The high temperatures will remain stable around 32° C (86 F) and the low will average 25° C (77 F).



Cuba: Alan Gross Deep in Depression

July 30, 2014 | 23 comments

Alan Gross, the US citizen sentenced to 15 years in prison in Cuba, has lost the use of his right eye and refuses to receive most visitors owing to a profound state of depression. “Alan’s situation is grave,” said attorney Scott Gilbert.



HT Cuba Photo Contest News

July 30, 2014 | No Comments »

There is less than two months left to send us your entries to the 6th Havana Times Photo Contest. The deadline is September 15, 2014. So far 25 amateur and professional photographers have sent in pictures in the five categories selected for this year’s contest. Last year a total of 90 persons competed.



Los Van Van Begin a Cuba Tour

July 28, 2014 | No Comments »

The popular Cuban band Los Van Van will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a tour across the country, which began on Saturday in the town of Artemisa, according to the Cuban Institute of Music.



Cuban Women’s Basketball Team Triumphs

July 28, 2014 | No Comments »

Cuba took the finals of the Centrobasket women’s tournament on Sunday in Monterey, Mexico by beating Puerto Rico 58-47, reported Prensa Latina.



Cuba Gets a Gold at World Jr. Athletics Championships

July 28, 2014 | No Comments »

The Cuban delegation to the World Youth Athletic Championships, culminating in the U.S. city of Eugene, Oregon, won a gold medal, which went to triple jumper Lazaro Martínez, reported Prensa Latina.



Cuban VP Diaz-Canel in Venezuela

July 28, 2014 | 2 comments

Cuba’s First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel is in Venezuela to attend a special session today of the third congress of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).



Cienfuegos Accident Leaves 54 Injured

July 28, 2014 | 5 comments

A traffic accident occurred at two in the morning on Saturday in the town of Aguada de Pasajeros, Cienfuegos, leaving 54 injured as a result, seven of them children, Cubadebate reported.



Argentina Faces Risk of Default

July 28, 2014 | 4 comments

Argentina has reached the last stretch of a decisive economic and political road, facing the end of the term established for the payment of an international debt and a thorny litigation in the United States, DPA reported on Sunday.



Cuba Sweeps USA in Baseball Series

July 28, 2014 | 2 comments

Superb pitching from right-handers Yaisel Sierra and Vladimir Gutierrez allowed Cuba to win a 1-0 pitching duel on Sunday and complete a five game sweep of an error-plagued USA university selection.