Updates


Irish Vote for Same Sex Marriage Blacked Out in Cuba

May 24, 2015 | 4 comments

Ireland overwhelmingly voted on Friday to legalize homosexual marriage. Thus far, Cuba’s official media such as Cubadebate, Granma and Juventud Rebelde have not mentioned the vote. Despite efforts by Mariela Castro daughter of President Raul Castro, in favor of gay unions, Cuba’s leaders have always been against equal legal rights for all Cubans.



US, Cuba Inch Closer to Opening Embassies, No Date Set

May 22, 2015 | 13 comments

Negotiators from the USA and Cuba achieved “progress” today in the fourth round of negotiations this year between the two governments, but did not set a date for the opening of embassies in Washington and Havana.



US-Cuba Negotiations Continue Friday

May 21, 2015 | No Comments »

Negotiators from the United States and Cuba will continue talks on Friday in Washington towards the opening of embassies having achieved “progress” on the first day of the bilateral dialogue, announced the Cuban Foreign Ministry and the US State Department.



Havana Weather for May 21-27

May 21, 2015 | No Comments »

Temperatures will reach 33° C (93° F) on Tuesday, up from 30° C (86° F) at the beginning of the period.. The lows will remain stable around 24° C (75° F).



Cuban & USA Reps Meet in Washington to Formalize the Reopening of Embassies

May 21, 2015 | 3 comments

The fourth round of negotiations between the US and Cuba began today in Washington at the headquarters of the State Department, a meeting which could lead to the reopening of embassies in Washington and Havana, reported dpa news.



Cuba Finally Finds a Bank to Handle Its Accounts in the USA

May 19, 2015 | 7 comments

The Cuban Interests Section in Washington has finally found a bank, overcoming another obstacle to the resumption of bilateral relations with the United States, according to sources with the State Department, reported dpa.



Havana Challenge Boats Arrive in Cuba

May 19, 2015 | 9 comments

Sailboats and other vessels participating in the Havana Challenge regatta arrived to Cuba from Florida around noon on Tuesday in the area of the US Interests Section, soon to be the US Embassy. (14 photos)



Cuban “Rafter” Elian González Wants to Visit USA

May 18, 2015 | 18 comments

Elian Gonzalez, the 6-year-old rafter survivor who became the face of the confrontation between Cuba and the United States in 2000, said he wants to visit Miami, 15 years after his return to the island, reports ABC TV.



More Ideological Control of Cyberspace?

May 18, 2015 | 9 comments

The head of the Communist Party “Ideological Department” announces tighter control of Cubans use of cyberspace as well as greater political control over blogs and websites.



Mild Atlantic Hurricane Season Anticipated for 2015

May 16, 2015 | No Comments »

Meteorologists at the Department of Atmospheric Science of Colorado State Univerity anticípate that this year’s Atlantic basin hurricane season will be one of the least active since 1950. They estimate that 2015 will have only 3 hurricanes (the average is 6.5), 7 named storms (average is 12.0) and only one 1 major (Category 3-4-5) hurricane (average of 2.0) .