On the highway to Masaya, some banners present the candidates from political parties that are competing for the presidency and for seats in the National Assembly. On some of the city’s streets, you can count (on your fingers) the posters of these same candidates, which are falling apart due to the heavy rains we had last week.
This forecast week will bring somewhat warm days with little cloudiness and a chance of isolated showers. The high temperatures will range between 28 and 30° C (82 and 86 F), with the lows temperatures at 22 and 23° C (72 and 73 F). The sea surface temperature is 29° C (84 F).
Many Nicaraguans refuse to accept the Ortega government’s abuse of migrants trying to cross the country. “It’s unbelievable that a country of migrants would inflict so much harm on other migrants,” the demonstrators said.
The Cuban government has temporarily suspended new licenses for private restaurants, popularly known as “paladares”, and have intensified the scrutiny of those that are already functioning in Havana, warning owners that they should comply with established laws.
After an extended silence, the Cuban government has finally come out to explain the controversial contracting of hundreds of workers from India to build a modern hotel in Havana.
On Saturday, hundreds of people temporarily stopped work at multiple construction sites at the site of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. Here’s more on the ongoing protest.
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The Cuban government said the new measures approved by President Obama, to make irreversible the new US policy towards Cuba, benefit the US more than the Cuban people.
One of the most significant actions taken today was to rescind the ban on receiving cargo ships in US ports for six months after having docked in Cuba. This provision could make much more viable the deep water port that the Castro government built with Brazilian funding at Mariel west of Havana.
Former Cuban president Fidel Castro received Algerian prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal at his home in Havana on Thursday, in another opportunity to show he is still active while behind the scenes in Cuban politics.