Cuba, USA Maintain Divergent Views on Human Rights

April 1, 2015 | No Comments »

High level representatives of the United States and Cuba held talks Tuesday in Washington on human rights, without any of the two governments changing their positions on this thorny issue, reported dpa news.

Havana Weather for March 31 – April 6

March 31, 2015 | 1 Comment »

The high temperature will reach 29° C (84° F) starting Saturday. The low temperatures will range between 18° C (64° F) and 22° C (72° F). The sea surface temperature is at 26° C (79° F).

Fidel Jr. Back in the News

March 30, 2015 | 13 comments

Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, the Cuban leader’s eldest son, met Friday (March 27) in Novosibirsk with the city’s mayor, Anatoly Lokot, and the region’s governor, Vladimir Gorodetsky, to discuss closer relations between Cuba and the region in general and its scientific institutions in particular.

Cuba Lowers Long Distance Phone Rates

March 29, 2015 | No Comments »

The Cuban government announced Friday the reduction of tariffs for international calls and messaging originating from the country. Calls to the United States, where the largest Cuban exile community lives, dropped to 1.00 CUC per minute from land lines and 1.10 from cell phones.

US-Cuba to Talk Human Rights

March 27, 2015 | 26 comments

Representatives from Cuba and the United States will meet in Washington next Tuesday (March 31) to discuss the human rights situation in both countries, a Foreign Ministry official said in Havana today (March 26).

Cuba and US Talk Telecommunications

March 25, 2015 | 3 comments

Government representatives of Cuba and the United States met today in Havana to discuss telecommunications issues as part of the diplomatic thaw between the two countries, reported dpa news.

Dodgers Sign Cuba’s Hector Olivera for $62.5 Million

March 25, 2015 | No Comments »

Hector Olivera, one of the biggest stars of Cuban baseball in the last decade, just signed a six-year contract for $62.5 million with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He joins Cubans Yasiel Puig, Alexander Guerrero and Erisbel Arruebarruena, also with the Dodgers.

Cuba’s New Filmmakers Festival is Nearing

March 25, 2015 | No Comments »

Films made by young and emerging filmmakers will flood Havana’s 23 street from March 31 to April 5. Most will be independent films, though a number of pieces are also produced by different Cuban film schools.

US Lifts Sanctions on 45 Companies and Individuals with Ties to Cuba

March 25, 2015 | 2 comments

Following a decision in step with the White House’s new policy towards Cuba, the US Treasury Department announced that it would remove 28 companies, 11 vessels and 6 individuals from the list of entities barred from conducting business with US citizens or companies around the world.

Internet in Cuba

March 24, 2015 | No Comments »

Check out this illustraton by Yasser Castellanos on the situation with Internet in Cuba..