Nicaragua Anti-Canal Protests Despite Repression

April 23, 2017 | No Comments »

The government’s intention was to prevent the concentration of people. However, the peasants who oppose the Nicaragua canal project managed to group themselves into scattered clusters in four departments of the country: New Guinea, Boaco, Juigalpa and Rio San Juan. They changed strategy and converted a national march into regional protests.

Cuba and Morocco Reestablish Diplomatic Relations

April 21, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Cuba today reestablished diplomatic relations with Morocco, which had been broken in 1980, following the expulsion of the Cuban ambassador from Rabat. The agreement came days after the private visit of King Mohamed VI and his family to the Cuban capital where they booked the entire 96-room Saratoga Hotel in Old Havana.

Sculptures and Drawings by Tony Cragg in Cuba

April 20, 2017 | No Comments »

Tony Cragg, an important English sculptor living in Germany, traveled to Cuba to open his personal exhibition: Toni Cragg. Sculptures and drawings, at Havana’s National Fine Arts Museum.

Havana Weather for April 20-26

April 20, 2017 | No Comments »

During this 7-day Havana forecast period we can expect some isolated showers. The days will be cloudy from the morning, and in the evenings the probability of rain will increase.

Brazilian Justice Calls for Investigating Lula over Cuba Projects

April 19, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Brazilian prosecutors seek to investigate former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, accused of corruption, in connection with the Odebrecht corporation’s construction operations in Cuba, reports the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper quoting secret court documents.

Cuban Officials Linked to Telecom Business with China Arrested

April 19, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Two senior Cuban officials linked to business with the Huawei consortium, a Chinese enclave within the state’s telecommunications monopoly on the island, were arrested in Havana on corruption charges.

Staircase Collapses in a Downtown Havana Building

April 18, 2017 | 9 comments

In the morning hours of Tuesday, April 18, the staircase of the building located at the corners of San Miguel and Amistad municipality of Centro Habana collapsed. On this occasion there was no loss of human life. (7 photos)

Cuba Suspends Sending More Doctors to Brazil

April 18, 2017 | 14 comments

Brazilian authorities announced on Monday that they will seek to hire more local doctors after Cuba suspended sending more than 700 of its doctors, part of a health agreement between the two countries, for fear of defections.

Crossing Cuba on a Bicycle without Resting

April 17, 2017 | 7 comments

Austrian cyclist Jacob Zurl has set himself the challenge to cross the entire island of Cuba without a break. It entails 1,450 kilometers (900 miles) and he plans to cover it in 55 hours.

Coming Soon to Cuba: International Jazz Day

April 17, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The celebration of International Jazz Day 2017 takes place this year in Cuba with a program that will run from April 24 to 30 and bring together in Havana great musicians from around the globe.