Updates


Cuba Returns AWOL Missile to the USA

February 14, 2016 | No Comments »

The Cuban government confirmed Saturday the return to the United States of a air-to-ground missile that was used by NATO during maneuvers in Europe and ended up by mistake on the island.



Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill Bring Christianity Closer Together

February 12, 2016 | 3 comments

Francis and Kirill made a joint call to defend Christians from the persecution and violence unleashed by current world conflicts. The meeting held in Havana was the first meeting between the leaders of the two churches since a rupture occurred nearly a thousand years ago.



Cuba to Receive Regular Flights from US Airlines

February 12, 2016 | 5 comments

Several US airlines will begin offering direct commercial flights between the US and Cuba starting this fall, after more than half a century without service, announced the Obama administration on Friday



US and Cuba to Discuss Trade in Washington Next Week

February 10, 2016 | 10 comments

The United States and Cuba will hold next week a second round of its regulatory dialogue, with the participation of US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca.



Cuba Is Going Digital

February 9, 2016 | No Comments »

As of February 4, 2015 and until April this year, art enthusiasts can enjoy an exhibition titled Vista hace fe…We are going digital (“Seeing is Believing…We Are Going Digital”) at Havana’s Norwegian Embassy, located on 21st Street. (12 photos)



Raul Castro Gets to Attend the 7th Communist Party Congress

February 9, 2016 | 4 comments

The top story today in Cuba’s official newspaper Granma is that Segundo Frente, a community in eastern Cuba, elected Raul Castro as one of their representatives to attend the VII Communist Party this coming April.



Costa Rica and Mexico Agree on New Air Route for Cuban Migrants

February 5, 2016 | No Comments »

The Costa Rican and Mexican governments agreed today to facilitate direct flights for Cuban migrants from the Central American country to Mexico. The flights will cost $790 USD, double the average round trip fare.



Havana Weather for Feb. 4-10

February 5, 2016 | No Comments »

High temperatures will range between 24 and 29° C (75 to 84 F) and the low temperatures will be between 19 and 21° C (66 and 70 F). The sea surface temperature is 25° C (77 F).



WikiLeaks Founder Requests UK and Sweden Abide by UN Decision

February 5, 2016 | No Comments »

Today, a group of UN independent jurists described the situation faced by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – who has resided in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London as a refugee since June of 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden – as a case of “arbitrary detention.”



Pope Francis Returns to Cuba on Feb. 12

February 5, 2016 | 2 comments

Pope Francis returns briefly to Cuba on February 12 for a meeting with Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, announced the Vatican on Friday. His last trip to the island was for an official four day visit back in September 2015.