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US Says Engagement is Empowering Cubans

July 20, 2016 | 11 comments

One year after Washington and Havana restored diplomatic ties, U.S. policy is helping to empower the Cuban people and give them greater autonomy from the socialist government, a senior State Department official said Wednesday.

Adolescents.  Photo: Juan Suarez
Havana Weather for July 21-27

July 20, 2016 | No Comments »

Partly cloudy hot days are expected, with rains possible starting in the early hours of the afternoon. Winds will be from the East, with speeds between 10 and 20 km/h.

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The Oakland Youth Symphony Orchestra Bids Farewell to Cuba

July 19, 2016 | 1 Comment »

With a beautiful, applauded … and little promoted concert at the Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater of Cuba, the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra performed their finale on July 16th.

Cuban First VP, Miguel Diaz Canel, in Nicaragua with Telemaco Talavera the súper adviser who doubles as the spokesperson for the Grand Canal of Nicaragua project.
Cuban VP Diaz Canel in Nicaragua for Anniversary Celebration

July 19, 2016 | 2 comments

Cuba’s First Vice President, Miguel Diaz Canel, is in Managua today to accompany Daniel Ortega at the 37th anniversary celebration of the Nicaraguan revolution.

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Thirteen Cubans Die Trying to Reach USA

July 18, 2016 | 13 comments

Yesterday, the US Coast Guard says it has stopped searching for the 15 people (13 Cubans a Colombian and a Dominican) who did not achieve their goal of reaching the US territory.

Yulieski Gourriel Gets $47.5 Million from Houston Astros

July 16, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Yulieski Gourriel, the most complete Cuban baseball player, has signed a $47.5 million dollar contract with the Houston Astros, reports baseballdecuba.com.

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Help with Merge Mail

July 14, 2016 | No Comments »

Is anyone familiar with using the program Mail Merge with Word & Outlook to send out large email lists. If so, please contact us…

Marino Murillo.   Foto: Ladyrene Pérez/Cubadebate.
Cuba Ousts Murillo as Economy Minister

July 13, 2016 | 45 comments

Raul Castro, with the approval of the Council of State, today removed the Minister of Economy and Planning, Marino Murillo, and appointed Ricardo Cabrisas, one of Cuba’s six vice presidents to replace him.

Havana Weather for July 14-20

July 13, 2016 | No Comments »

For this 7-day forecast period you can expect very warm days, sunny in the morning and partly cloudy starting in the early afternoon with some isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, mostly due to daytime heating and abundant moisture in the middle and upper atmosphere may occur.

cubanos en detencion
Ecuador Deports 29 Cubans, More to Come

July 9, 2016 | 3 comments

The Government of Ecuador expelled today from its territory a group of 29 Cubans said to have been illegally in the country while it was announced that similar processes will continue with the other detainees