Eight Cubans in the MLB Playoffs

October 9, 2015 | No Comments »

Eight Cubans are playing in the Major League Baseball playoffs. These include: Kendrys Morales, Jon Jay, Yoenis Cespedes, Jorge Soler, Eric Hosmer, Yasmani Grandal, Yasiel Puig and Alexander Guerrero.

Havana Weather for Oct. 8-14

October 9, 2015 | No Comments »

High temperatures will range between 30 and 32° C (86 and 90 F), while the lows will be between 20 and 24° C (68 and 75 F). The relative humidity will range between 50 and 70%.

The New Internet Gift Service to Cubans: Frequently Asked Questions

October 7, 2015 | 1 Comment »

The Havana Times article dealing with the new Internet gift credit service that Nauta began offering yesterday, October 6, has prompted a number of questions and requests for clarification from readers. ETECSA, Cuba’s sole phone services provider, has replied to the most frequent queries posed by readers.

US Asks Cuba for Greater Freedom in Private Sector

October 7, 2015 | 5 comments

US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzger said today in Havana that the impact had by the United States’ measures to weaken the embargo, “will be dependent on the Cuban government also taking certain steps to update its regulatory system and reform the economy in ways that support the continued development of a Cuban private sector.”

Obama’s Commerce Secretary visits Cuba

October 6, 2015 | 3 comments

US Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, begins a two-day visit to Cuba on Tuesday. The US Secretary of Commerce is scheduled to visit today the port of Mariel.

US Embassy in Havana Goes Solar

October 6, 2015 | 3 comments

The United States Embassy in Havana recently purchased a solar power system for $55,120.66, records show. The system should be installed by Oct. 15.

Private Jets Trips to Cuba Now Available

October 5, 2015 | 2 comments

Private jet charter service from 19 United States cities to Cuba begins operations today. Victor, a British based company, will offer direct flights from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and other cities. Prices for a group of eight travelers flying to Havana for a four-night program begin at US $40,000.

A Night of Cuban and US Hip Hop in Havana

October 5, 2015 | 1 Comment »

“A bit of music, a bit of music!” DJ Neurys exclaims after going on stage and getting behind the synthesizers. All the way from Minneapolis, Manny Bhefto asks people to clap: “What’s up, Havana?” It’s Friday night at Havana’s Fabrica de Arte Cubano, a venue of the Les Voix Humaines Festival.

Kerry Says Full Democracy is not a Prerequisite for Ending the Cuba Embargo

October 5, 2015 | 7 comments

During an interview with Chilean television, US Secretary of State John Kerry said his country’s embargo on Cuba could end “before full democracy exists” on the island, DPA reported. Kerry maintained that “there is progress” on the island.

Mick Jagger Makes “Private” Visit to Cuba

October 5, 2015 | No Comments »

Preparing for a concert in Cuba? Mick Jagger, the leader of the famous British band The Rolling Stones, is visiting the Caribbean island, reports dpa news on Monday. The Stones are hoping to hold their first concert in Havana next Spring.