Elian Gonzalez at Cuba’s Round Table Anniversary

December 17, 2014 | No Comments »

Young Elian Gonzalez was the guest of honor at the gala held Monday night at Havana’s Lazaro Peña Theater in celebration of the 15th anniversary of Cuba’s Round Table radio and television program, Café Fuerte reported.

Cuba’s Raul Castro Explains Advances with USA

December 17, 2014 | 12 comments

Cuban president Raul Castro spoke to the nation today at noon, the same time that Barack Obama was making an address from the White House. The two leaders were addressing, in their own way, a successful diplomatic effort that included the release of prisoners Alan Gross, the three remaining Cuban Five members and an unnamed US agent who was also jailed in Cuba.

Obama Announces New US Approach on Cuba

December 17, 2014 | 19 comments

We bring you below the specific measures taken by President Obama and portions of his speech delivered live. Later today we will bring you the simultaneous speech made by Raul Castro regarding the changes in US policy and the prisoner exchange.

Major Breakthrough in US-Cuba Relations

December 17, 2014 | 25 comments

The United States and Cuba have come to an understanding that could mark a new era in relations between the two neighboring countries. Cuba has released the US agent Alan Gross and the US has freed the remaining three of the Cuban Five.

Cuban Gov. to Keep 92% of Worker Salaries

December 16, 2014 | 4 comments

Cubans working for firms with foreign capital on the island received a bucket of cold water on Monday when a new resolution announced fixes their salaries at only 8% of what the joint venture or foreign companies must pay the government in hard currency.

Cuban Film “Conducta” Wins Best Picture at Havana Film Festival

December 15, 2014 | No Comments »

The Cuban film “Conducta” Ernesto Daranas was the big winner of the XXXVI International Festival of New Latin American Cinema Sunday with the Coral Award for Best Feature Film at the closing ceremony of the event.

San Lazaro Santuary Awaits the Flood

December 15, 2014 | No Comments »

Starting December 13 the town of Rincón on the outskirts of Havana becomes one of the most visited sites in the country by people from all provinces of the country and even abroad, who show their respect to the image of San Lazaro (Saint Lazarus) at its National Sanctuary.

Cuba-Venezuela Sign 62 Accords for 2015

December 14, 2014 | 3 comments

The governments of Cuba and Venezuela just signed 62 joint projects for social and economic development in 2015, reported dpa on Sunday. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived at Havana airport on Saturday night.

Cuba Vacations for Russian Oil Co. Employees

December 14, 2014 | 2 comments

Talk about good labor-management relations! The Russian oil giant Rosneft has budgeted 157 million rubles this year to send 1,800 of its employees on an all-paid winter vacation to Cuba, Dec. 20-Jan. 15, the Russian media report.

Havana Weather for Dec. 11-17

December 12, 2014 | No Comments »

This week the weather in the city will be influenced by the arrival of cold, dry air from the United States. We will have cool temperatures and mostly sunny days. The maximum temperature will be between 22° C (72° F) and 24° C (75° F).