Havana Weather for January 19-25

January 18, 2017 | No Comments »

This week there will be slightly cool days, with occasional cloud cover and little chance of rain. The maximum temperatures will range between 27 and 29° C (81 and 84 F), while the lows will be between 18 and 20° C (64 and 68 F).

Cubans with Dry Feet and Wet Hearts

January 18, 2017 | No Comments »

The photo of a man from Guantanamo with a wide smile has flooded social media. He was in the small group of Cubans who were the last ones to cross over the US border before the joint decision to revoke the “Wet-feet, dry-feet” policy came into effect.

Obama Gives Thumbs Down to Stranded Cuban Immigrants

January 17, 2017 | 2 comments

Barack Obama will make no exception for Cubans en route to the United States caught by surprise by the immediate end to the “dry feet, wet feet” policy that would have given them a new future in the USA, said a top presidential adviser.

Garbage Piles Up on the Havana Coastline

January 17, 2017 | 3 comments

The problem of garbage along the Havana coastline and even reaching to the beaches to the east of the city is becoming ever more apparent. This all to frequent scene was captured facing the Flores neighborhood between el Náutico and el Palco on the west side of Havana.

A 5.4 Earthquake Awakens Eastern Cuba

January 17, 2017 | 5 comments

A moderate earthquake struck off the south east coast of Cuba early Tuesday (4:08 a.m.) and was felt in the eastern cities of Santiago de Cuba, Palma Soriano, Bayamo, and Guantanamo, reports earthquaketrack.com.

Cuba, USA Sign Agreement on Terrorism

January 16, 2017 | 4 comments

The governments of Cuba and the United States signed an agreement Monday to cooperate in the fight against terrorism, human trafficking and cybercrime, dpa news reported.

Will Russia Pick Up Cuba’s Oil Tab?

January 14, 2017 | 9 comments

An article published this week in the Russian publication Sputnik has some people thinking that Vladimir Putin may be ready to provide Cuba with cheap oil to pick up the slack from Venezuela, its current supplier. Such a move by Russia would be a modified version of the former Soviet Union’s subsidizing the entire Cuban economy from the 60s until its demise in 1991.

Cubans Stranded in Route to USA

January 14, 2017 | No Comments »

Cuban migrants in Mexico still hope to cross into the United States, despite yesterday’s reversal of a decades-old migration policy which effectively granted residency to any Cuban who touched US soil.

HT 2017 Cuba Photo Contest Info

January 14, 2017 | No Comments »

The 2017 Havana Times Cuba Photo Contest is now officially open for sending in your entries. It’s the 9th edition of the event, one for each year of our online publication. Read the post to see how you can participate.

The Last Cubans Crossing into the USA

January 13, 2017 | No Comments »

The US Border Patrol officer checked the documents of a 32-year-old Cuban electrical engineer and his 7-year-old son, for the last time. He welcomed them to the United States, but before Yuniesky Marcos Roque left, the officer told him that he was the last Cuban to be allowed to enter the US legally at this immigration checkpoint, reported the McClatchy newspapers.