Updates


Castro Calls Trump’s Message to Cuba “Ridiculous”

May 21, 2017 | 11 comments

Raul Castro’s government called the message uttered on Saturday by US President Donald Trump calling for political and economic freedoms on the island “ridiculous.”



“We Are Millions” Protests in Venezuela

May 21, 2017 | No Comments »

At least 46 people were injured on Saturday after police used tear gas to disperse demonstrations called “Somos millones” (“We Are Millions”) which attempted to reach the center of Caracas from the east of the city, the largest demonstration of opposition strength in almost seven weeks of continuous protests in Venezuela.



Havana Weather for May 18-24

May 17, 2017 | No Comments »

The days will be sunny in the morning and partly cloudy from midday, with showers in the afternoon due to daytime convection. The maximum temperatures will be between 30 and 32° C (86 and 90 F) and the lows between 22 and 23° C (72 and 73 F).



Venezuela Mothers Demand End to Repression

May 15, 2017 | 3 comments

A group of mothers dressed in black marched on Mother’s Day (May 14th) to the general command of the National Guard (militarized police) of Venezuela to demand an end to the harsh repression against the demonstrations against the government of Nicolas Maduro.



Havana’s 2017 Parade against Homophobia

May 13, 2017 | 2 comments

Today in the Cuban capital ten years of activism for the rights of the homosexual and transexual community was celebrated with calls against homophobia and the ongoing demand for the approval of marriage equality. (44 photos)



Police Block Venezuelan Retirees Protest

May 13, 2017 | 4 comments

Police cordoned off the route a march of retired people were taking towards the Department of Protection of Citizens’ Rights, as the nearly daily protests continue against the Venezuelan Government.



Venezuela: Maduro Under Fire in the Odebrecht Corruption Scandal

May 12, 2017 | 3 comments

Testimony before the Brazilian courts has implicated Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, in the Odebrecht construction company scandal in Latin America, according to details published today in the Brazilian media.



Cuba Looks to Expand its Internet Service to 3G

May 12, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Cuba’s telecommunications monopoly ETECSA claims it already has 4.2 million cell phone lines, which could soon extend the connection to internet with 3G technology, government authorities announced on Wednesday.



Hard Currency Store Burns in Havana

May 11, 2017 | 1 Comment »

On Thursday afternoon around 4;30 p.m., the small TRD (government owned hard currency stores) located on the Avenida Boyeros between Tulipan and la Rosa in the municipality Plaza de la Revolucion was devoured by a violent fire. So far the causes are unknown. (8 photos)



Unlucky Elderly Cuban Couple Face Deportation

May 11, 2017 | 19 comments

A Cuban couple, who were the first victims of the end of the preferential “wet foot/dry foot” policy after arriving at Miami International Airport in January, will finally be deported back to the island.