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Obama Appoints Ambassador to Cuba, Confirmation Unlikely

September 28, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Barack Obama appointed an ambassador to Cuba on Tuesday, in an effort to continue moving forward the new US policy with Cuba before he leaves office in less than four months.

US Coast Guard ship.
Fate Unknown of 20 Cubans Lost at Sea

September 27, 2016 | 7 comments

The United States Coast Guard launched an operation by air and sea to try and locate possible survivors of a new Cuban tragedy, reported voanews.com.

Fidel Castro Hosts Chinese Prime Minister

September 26, 2016 | 14 comments

Cuban President Raul Castro headed off to Cartagena, Colombia on Sunday to be present for today’s official signing of that country’s peace accords. Meanwhile, his chief adviser, Fidel Castro, 90, who no longer travels, received the visit of Chinese Prime Minister Li Kequiang at his home in Havana.

The Rama Kriol indigenous people are struggling to keep their land.
Effort to Save Indigenous Land Rights in Nicaragua

September 25, 2016 | No Comments »

The Nicaraguan Inter-Oceanic canal project poses a grave threat to the Rama Kriol indigenous peoples in the southeaster portion of the country. A group is working to try and help them defend their land and culture.

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Havana Weather for September 22-28

September 25, 2016 | No Comments »

For this 7-day forecast it will expect high humidity and overcast days by the late morning. The chance of rain will increase from the early afternoon, and there will be likely some thunderstorms.

Campaign Begins in Cuba for Imprisoned Spy Ana Belen Montes

September 25, 2016 | 13 comments

This week the first public event was held in Havana to demand the release of Ana Belen Montes, a spy for Cuba who has already served 15 years in a United States’ prison.

Cuban pitcher Jose Fernandez was the star hurler for the Miami Marlins.  File photo: miamiherald.com
Tragic Death of Cuban Pitcher Jose Fernandez

September 25, 2016 | 2 comments

Jose Fernandez, the star pitcher for the Miami Marlins, died today in a boating accident in Miami Beach, confirmed his team. Fernandez, 24, came to the United States from Cuba when he was 14.

The presidential couple, Rosario Murillo and Daniel Ortega in public event.  Photo/archivo: Carlos Herrera/confidencial
Bill Sanctioning Nicaragua Passes in US House of Reps.

September 25, 2016 | No Comments »

The US House of Representatives approved a bill known as the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA), promoted by Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. The bill requires the United States to oppose any loans to Nicaragua from international organizations which the US belongs to. However to become law it must also be passed by the Senate.

Li fue recibido con honores militares en el Palacio de la Revolución de La Habana y luego sostuvo un encuentro privado con Raúl Castro. Foto: Ismael Francisco/ Cubadebate
China Takes Its Turn in Cuba

September 25, 2016 | No Comments »

President Raul Castro met on Saturday in the Cuban capital with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang. Li’s presence is the third high-level visit during the week, preceded by the president of Iran and prime minister of Japan.

The Cuban national volleyball team.
Cuban Volleyball Players Can Appeal the Sentences Imposed on Them in Finland

September 23, 2016 | No Comments »

Cuban sports authorities said this week that the five volleyball players who have been sent to prison by a court in Finland could appeal their sentences, and they’ve mentioned the crime that led to this case by its name for the first time.