Cuba and U.S. Sign Agreement on Drug Trafficking

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Cuba and U.S. Sign Agreement on Drug Trafficking

Cuba and the United States agreed in Havana to cooperate on the confrontation of illegal drug trafficking, in the context of the third technical meeting between Cuban and U.S. entities on the fight against narcotics – an agreement to be applied and fulfilled within a legal framework.

Young Catholics Gather In Havana

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Young Catholics Gather In Havana

In line with the call made by Pope Francis to foster a culture of mutual respect and understanding, young Cuban catholic attended a 29th World Youth Day 2016 gathering in late July.

Havana’s Monuments

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Havana’s Monuments

The unique charm of the city of Havana, founded in November 1519, is due in no small part to its many monuments, most of which are associated with personalities and events.

Cuba and US Discuss Compensation

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Cuba and US Discuss Compensation

The Cuban deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abelardo Moreno, held a press conference at the Foreign Ministry headquarters on the outcome of the second informative meeting on mutual compensation between Cuba and the US in Washington on July 28 and 29.

Permanent Pastors For Peace Bond With Cuba

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Permanent Pastors For Peace Bond With Cuba

As it has done every year since 1992, last July the Pastors for Peace Caravan called on a number of US cities, passed through Mexico and concluded the adventure in Cuba, where the now traditional solidarity shown to Cuba was once again ratified.

Integral Early Education Defecit In Latin American

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Integral Early Education Defecit In Latin American

International experts who met in Cuba highlighted that, even though illiteracy has been eradicated in many countries in the region, a sustained effort is required in Latin America and the Caribbean to develop a comprehensive and diverse system of education.

Cuba on Family Remittances

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Cuba on Family Remittances

The issue of family remittances worth thousands of millions of dollars annually and their ever increasing impact on the financial world and national economies was addressed during the 1st Conference on International Money Transfers, Payments & Forex Conference (IMTC) Cuba 2016, held over two days in Havana.

The Audacity To Dream

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
The Audacity To Dream

When the people of the Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks on July 26 next, they will be paying homage to one the most glorious acts in the history of the struggle for the liberation of their homeland.

Cuba And Portugal Forge Stronger Ties

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
Cuba And Portugal Forge Stronger Ties

A memorandum of understanding between diplomatic institutions and a program for cooperation in sectors such as science, sports and culture were the most significant results of a visit to Cuba by Portugal’s Foreign Minister, Augusto Santos, last month.

Ceasefire Moves Colombia Closer to Lasting Peace

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
Ceasefire Moves Colombia Closer to Lasting Peace

Colombia is closer to peace now that the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) have signed an agreement for a bilateral and definitive ceasefire and end to hostilities.

U.S. and Dominican Companies Explore Opportunities in Cuba

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
U.S. and Dominican Companies Explore Opportunities in Cuba

About 50 Dominican companies that operate in duty-free zones and a U.S. delegation from the state of Arkansas recently held talks in Havana to establish or increase trade with Cuba.

Varadero Convention on Modern Engineering Challenges

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
Varadero Convention on Modern Engineering Challenges

Energy and applied research in the construction sector were two amongst other topics analyzed by delegates from ten countries at an International Convention on Engineering, recently held at the Varadero beach resort in western Cuba.

Caribbean Community Aims For Peace, Integration And Sustainable Development

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
Caribbean Community Aims For Peace, Integration And Sustainable Development

During the 7th Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) held recently in Havana, the Caribbean community ratified peace, integration, climate change and its consequences, and sustainable development as the focus of its common interests and key goals.

Europe Comes Closer to Cuba

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
Europe Comes Closer to Cuba

Representatives from European Union (EU) member countries have recently been in Cuba as part of the rapprochement process between that block and the island and in the context of the developments to normalize bilateral relations between Washington and Havana since 2015.

LASA, Building Bridges Between The U.S. and Cuba

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
LASA, Building Bridges Between The U.S. and Cuba

The Association of Latin American States (LASA in Spanish), celebrated almost forty years of forging closer academic ties between Cuba and the U.S. and its fiftieth anniversary at the end of May in New York.

Caribbean Summit Promotes Unity

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
Caribbean Summit Promotes Unity

The VII Summit of Caribbean States (AEC in Spanish) in Havana seeks ways to unite the regional countries.

Cuba-U.S. Relations Facing New Challenges

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
Cuba-U.S. Relations Facing New Challenges

Held in Havana on May 16 last, the third meeting of the Cuba-United States Bilateral Commission allowed both sides to agree on a series of actions to advance the process of normalizing relations over the coming months.

Progress in Havana Colombian Peace

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
Progress in Havana Colombian Peace

The March deadline agreed last December for attaining peace in Colombia came and went.

Gay Pride Festivities In Cuba

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
Gay Pride Festivities In Cuba

Havana and the neighboring province of Matanzas were the centers for the parades, gala performances and debate in this year more participatory ninth Cuban Campaign against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Cuban Tourism Trade Fair Points To Bright Days Ahead

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Cuban Tourism Trade Fair Points To Bright Days Ahead

The 2016 FITCuba International Tourism Trade Fair confirmed that thanks to very well-preserved natural landscapes, friendly people, safety and outstanding beauty, Cuba -- and Havana in particular -- are very much in fashion.

Cuba-U.K. Relations Have Potential to Prosper

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Cuba-U.K. Relations Have Potential to Prosper

The visit to Cuba by Philip Hammond, the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs was the first by a British Foreign Minister to the Island since the triumph of the Revolution in January 1959.

Key Tasks for Cuba’s Telecommunications Company

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Key Tasks for Cuba’s Telecommunications Company

Cuba’s Telecommunications Company (ETECSA) is coping with major tasks amid the ongoing process for updating the Cuban economic model, with guidelines that were recently ratified during the seventh Congress of Cuba’s Communist Party (PCC).

Nationwide May Day Celebrations in Cuba

Published on: Vol.9, 2016
Nationwide May Day Celebrations in Cuba

May Day in Cuba is always a popular celebration and the parade of hundreds of thousands of workers in Havana’s Revolution Square is an act that reaffirms their support for the Cuban Revolution.

Cuba for Prosperous and Sustainable Socialism

Published on: Vol.9, 2016
Cuba for Prosperous and Sustainable Socialism

The celebration in Havana of the Cuban Communist Party’s (PCC) seventh Congress ratified the country’s determination to build a prosperous, sustainable and irreversible socialism that preserves and fosters the principles of justice and equity on the island.

Recognition for Cuban Youth Development Gains

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
Recognition for Cuban Youth Development Gains

International organizations and experts have recognized Cuba in the area of youth development and the leading role played by this age group in the implementation of public policies intended to respond to their needs.

Direct Cuba-U.S. Postal Service: Mutually Beneficial

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
Direct Cuba-U.S. Postal Service: Mutually Beneficial

After having been interrupted for 48 years, the reestablishment of the direct postal service between Cuba and the United States on March 16 represents a beneficial measure for the two countries, with a positive impact on the communication and exchange between U.S. and Cuban citizens.

Havana’s Founding Spot Has New Ceiba Tree

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
Havana’s Founding Spot Has New Ceiba Tree

Every November 15, hours before Havana celebrates a new anniversary of its founding, Cubans began to gather around the El Templete monument -a building that occupies the place where the city was officially founded- to make wishes as they walk three times around the ceiba tree.

Peace Efforts Prevail over War in Colombia

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
Peace Efforts Prevail over War in Colombia

The government of Colombia and the country’s largest guerrilla uphold their willingness to reach a definite peace agreement in 2016, despite the differences that prevented them from reaching it on March 23 as it had been agreed.

Future Cuba-U.S. Cooperation in Agriculture

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Future Cuba-U.S. Cooperation in Agriculture

HAVANA.- Cuba and the U.S signed an agriculture sector related memorandum of agreement that aims to foster cooperation in support of advances in trade, productivity and food security in the Caribbean country.

Cuba-E.U. Relations Move Towards Consolidation

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Cuba-E.U. Relations Move Towards Consolidation

Relations between Cuba and the European Union (EU) took a step towards their medium and long term consolidation through agreements reached at the VII session of ministerial political talks between the EU and this country.

Obama in Havana: A New Impulse for Cuba-U.S. Relations

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Obama in Havana: A New Impulse for Cuba-U.S. Relations

The historic visit made by U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba from March 20 to 22 has given the people in the United States who are in favor of lifting the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed against the island a new burst of energy.

Michelle Obama Thanks Warm Welcome by Cuban People

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Michelle Obama Thanks Warm Welcome by Cuban People

HAVANA.- The U.S. first lady Michelle Obama thanked the Cuban people for the hospitality and generosity shown during her family’s visit to Cuba, wishing that the relations between the two countries bring the U.S. and Cuban people even closer together.

Opportunities for Biotechnological Cooperation

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Opportunities for Biotechnological Cooperation

HAVANA._ The director of Cuba’s Center of Molecular Immunology Agustín Lage praised the potential of the scientific exchange between Cuba and the United States, and announced that Cuban biotechnological products will soon be used on U.S. patients.

Cuba-USA Relations Move On Despite Obstacles

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Cuba-USA Relations Move On Despite Obstacles

Ever since the announcement was made on December 17, 2014 by the Presidents of Cuba and the United States: Raúl Castro and Barack Obama, about their decision to advance in the normalization of bilateral relations, the two countries have made progress. Yet, there are still obstacles on the road as is the case of the blockade on the island.

Cuban Communist Party Congress Aims to Perfect Socialism

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Cuban Communist Party Congress Aims to Perfect Socialism

Between April 16 and 18 this year, the Cuban Communist Party, engrossed in the ongoing update of the social and economic model, will hold its VII Congress, the objective of which is to perfect socialism.

Talks Between Cuba and the European Union Show Progress

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Talks Between Cuba and the European Union Show Progress

HAVANA.- At their close in Havana, the Cuban Foreign Ministry announced that substantial progress had been made at the VII round of the negotiations that commenced in April 2014 between Cuba and the E.U., for the establishment of a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Accord between both sides.

Pitfalls, Prospects and Progress in Cuba-US Relations

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Pitfalls, Prospects and Progress in Cuba-US Relations

Given that no other president has done so since Calvin Coolidge back in 1928, the visit to Cuba by U.S. president Barack Obama is, in addition to marking an important milestone in history, a sign of progress in the ties between the two countries.

President Humala of Peru Visits Cuba

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
President Humala of Peru Visits Cuba

Cuba and Peru ratified the good state of their friendly relations and the cooperation that exists between the two Latin American nations, in the context of a visit by president Ollanta Humala to the Cuban capital.

Historic Meeting Between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill in Cuba

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Historic Meeting Between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill in Cuba

Almost one thousand years since the Great Schism of Christianity occurred in 1054, Cuba became the location on January 12 last for an unprecedented embrace between the Roman Catholic Church’s highest authority, Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Cuba-U.S: Scheduled Flights On The Horizon

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Cuba-U.S: Scheduled Flights On The Horizon

Following three decades of charter only flight connections, Cuba and the U.S. have signed a memorandum of understanding on the resumption of regular flights between the two countries, a further element in the process towards the normalization of relations agreed by both governments.

Innovative Universities Essential For Sustainable Development

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Innovative Universities Essential For Sustainable Development

Between February 15 and 19 this year, more than 1,400 delegates from 63 countries attended the 10th edition of the University Congress 2016 in Havana, the theme of which was “Innovative Universities for Sustainable Development”.

Obama To Visit Cuba

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
Obama To Visit Cuba

Cuba’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Minrex in Spanish), has confirmed that U.S. president, Barrack Obama, will undertake an official visit to Cuba from March 21 – 22.

Cuba – France: The Beginning of a New Era

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
Cuba – France: The Beginning of a New Era

The state visit made by the president of Cuba, Raúl Castro to France from February 1-2 opened a new chapter in the longestablished relations between Havana and Paris, that according to political analysts in both capitals confirms the excellent state of bilateral links between the two countries and also reflects the shared will to consolidate the political dialogue at the highest of levels.

Do New U.S Measures Show a Further Move Towards Normalization?

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
Do New U.S Measures Show a Further Move Towards Normalization?

Some political analysts consider the measures implemented by the Obama Administration on January 27 to be a further step on the road to the normalization of Cuba-U.S. relations.

Cuba and France Reinforce Relations

Published on: Vol.3, 2016
Cuba and France Reinforce Relations

Cuba and France confirm the excellent state of bilateral relations and high-level political dialogue with the visit to France by Cuban President Raúl Castro, invited by his French counterpart, François Hollande.

Multiple Tremors Shake Santiago de Cuba

Published on: Vol.3, 2016
Multiple Tremors Shake Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba.-In years to come, many of the people of Santiago de Cuba will still remember the days following Sunday January 17 2016, when the ground beneath their feet frequently shook, leaving them alarmed and concerned about the possibility that the tremors were a precursor to a larger, impending earthquake.

Cuba-USA: Mutual Claims on the Table

Published on: Vol.1, 2016
Cuba-USA: Mutual Claims on the Table

Claims relating to U.S. properties nationalized by Cuba and demands by the island for damages caused by over 50 years of the Washington imposed blockade, have been placed on the negotiating table.

Presidential Visits Reflect Cuba’s Global Prestige

Published on: Vol.1, 2016
Presidential Visits Reflect Cuba’s Global Prestige

Visits during 2015 of more than a dozen Heads of State, either on official visits or as part of regional tours, reaffirmed Cuba’s position in the Latin American economical and political landscape.

Cuba for Improving Quality of Education

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
Cuba for Improving Quality of Education

Cuba implemented major changes in education in 2015 with the objective of improving quality in the sector, so that students from all teaching levels alike would be provided with comprehensive training.

Greater Oil Prospects for Cuba

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
Greater Oil Prospects for Cuba

Given that prospects for an oil find within the Cuban Exclusive Zone in the Gulf of Mexico(ZEE in Spanish) are by no means unlikely, Cuba will, in conjunction with foreign partners, renew deep water exploration and drilling in this area, towards the end of 2016.

U.S. Blockade on Cuba: A Story that Goes on

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
U.S. Blockade on Cuba: A Story that Goes on

HAVANA._ The U.S. economic blockade on Cuba remains intact despite its strong rejection by the international community and after the two countries opened a new chapter for bilateral relations on December 17, 2014.

Dog Beauty Contest: A Real Treat

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
Dog Beauty Contest: A Real Treat

Dog is said to be man’s best friend. The beauty of dogs, but above all, the love that children and people of all ages alike have for the canines could be felt once more at a park in Havana, where the best and most beautiful purebred dogs from various parts of the world got together.

Cuba Celebrates Human Rights Day with Achievements

Published on: Vol.21, 2015
Cuba Celebrates Human Rights Day with Achievements

HAVANA._ Cuba celebrates Human Rights Day on December 10 with concrete attainments and the world’s recognition of its sustained efforts and the great importance the country grants to the issue.

Cuba-U.S.: Progress and Obstacles in 2015

Published on: Vol.21, 2015
Cuba-U.S.: Progress and Obstacles in 2015

Something unprecedented in more than 50 years occurred in 2015: the reestablishment of diplomatic relations, broken by Washington in 1961, between Cuba and the United Nations, and the start of a process towards the normalization of bilateral ties.

A Call for Peace and Hope from Guantánamo

Published on: Vol.21, 2015
A Call for Peace and Hope from Guantánamo

Guantánamo, the easternmost province of Cuba, became the international city of peace from November 23 to 25 by hosting the fourth Seminar for Peace and the Elimination of Foreign Military Bases.

Progress on the Long Road to Normal Cuba-U.S. Relations.

Published on: Vol.20, 2015
Progress on the Long Road to Normal Cuba-U.S. Relations.

WASHINGTON.-Even though the U.S. Blockade and other hostile acts against Cuba remain in force, both nations are moving in the direction of the normalization of relations, a long and complex process announced by presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama on December 17, 2014.

A México-Cuba Summit

Published on: Vol.20, 2015
A México-Cuba Summit

MÉRIDA.- In an assessment of his state visit to Merida, the capital of Yucatan, President Raul Castro described the state of relations between Cuba and Mexico as better now than at any point during the past 15 years.

Exports: The Focal Point at the 2015 Havana International Fair

Published on: Vol.19, 2015
Exports: The Focal Point at the 2015 Havana International Fair

The exporting capacity of the Cuban business sector, and the features that make its goods and services highly competitive on the international market will be the center of attention at the 33rd Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2015, taking place from November 2 to 7.

Blockade Against Cuba Impedes Trade with the U.S.

Published on: Vol.19, 2015
Blockade Against Cuba Impedes Trade with the U.S.

Some North American and other foreign experts and media outlets have incorrectly interpreted the almost constant stream of U.S. business people visiting Cuba as an indication of a supposedly imminent take off in bilateral trade.

World Recognition for Jimaguayú Constitution

Published on: Vol.18, 2015
World Recognition for Jimaguayú Constitution

The Constitution of Jimaguayú, born 120 years ago in “Cuba Libre” (Free Cuba), now has an even greater historical c o n n o t a t i o n as the original text has been included in the UNESCO N a t i o n a l World Memory Program.

UN: Cuba at the Center of Attention

Published on: Vol.18, 2015
UN: Cuba at the Center of Attention

The Cuban president Raúl Castro’s first participation in the United Nations constituted the ratification of clear positions and arguments of his country in matters of international development and politics, and the occasion for his second interview with the president of the United States, Barack Obama.

Cuba-U.S. Bilateral Commission Commences Work

Published on: Vol.17, 2015
Cuba-U.S. Bilateral Commission Commences Work

Cuba and the United States participated in the first session of the bilateral commission in Havana, which has been described as unprecedented in recent decades, loaded with motivating the rapprochement between both nations.

EU-Cuba Dialogue Shows Optimism and Progress

Published on: Vol.17, 2015
EU-Cuba Dialogue Shows Optimism and Progress

Brussels will host the upcoming session of the dialogue started last April between delegations of Cuba and the European Union, which so far has been marked by optimism and progress, according to the parties involved in it.

Prepares Professionals who Contribute to Society

Published on: Vol.17, 2015
Prepares Professionals who Contribute to Society

Minister Rodolfo Alarcón, has said that Cuba aspires to have citizens who are civilized and contribute to society, who, through the practice of their professions are committed to their homeland.

Pope Francis in Cuba: A Transcendental and Historic Visit

Published on: Vol.17, 2015
Pope Francis in Cuba: A Transcendental and Historic Visit

The Pope Francis was warmly and respectfully welcomed to Cuba by both believers and non-believers for a pastoral visit described as transcendental and historic, during which the Holy Pontiff reiterated his opposition to war and his support for peace, dialogue and reconciliation.

Cuba Favours Education that Forms All-Rounded Citizens

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
Cuba Favours Education that Forms All-Rounded Citizens

A new school year has begun in Cuba where as its foundations, the education looks to increase its quality and form new generations of allrounded citizens.

Cuba Ready to Receive the Pope Francis

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
Cuba Ready to Receive the Pope Francis

Cuba prepares all in order to welcome the Pope Francis, the third that has visited the Caribbean island in 17 years, who is planned to officiate three masses among other activities in various Cuban cities.

Women Play Lead Role in Cuban Society

Published on: Vol.15, 2015
Women Play Lead Role in Cuban Society

Cuban women fully participate in all aspects of the social, economic and political life of the island, something for which they are recognized as a leading and decisive force in the projects and aspirations of their nation.

Reaffirmation of Solidary Principles, Economic Progress Analyzed

Published on: Vol.14, 2015
Reaffirmation of Solidary Principles, Economic Progress Analyzed

Cuban members of parliament reaffirmed in their most recent session of July, the solidary principles that the island holds with the poorest towns in the world, and they analyzed the progress of the economy, among other matters of national importance.

Person to Person Solidarity and Friendship

Published on: Vol.14, 2015
Person to Person Solidarity and Friendship

The presence in Cuba of both the ‘Venceremos’ Solidarity Brigade and the inter-religious Pastors for Peace group, is one more example of the fraternal ties that exist between the people of Cuba and their US counterparts.

Cuba and Brazil Diversify Cooperation

Published on: Vol.13, 2015
Cuba and Brazil Diversify Cooperation

Cooperation between Cuba and Brazil, which covers a wide range of sectors, is expected to diversify even more with the incorporation of areas such as sports, the Brazilian ambassador to Cuba, Cesario Melatonio Neto, commented.

Colloquium on Hemingway, a Bond between Cuba and the US

Published on: Vol.11, 2015
Colloquium on Hemingway, a Bond between Cuba and the US

The 15th International Colloquium on Ernest Hemingway will be held June 18-21 with a large participation of U.S. scholars and researchers, who will reflect on the life and work of the 1954 Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature.

National Crafts Fair for All Ages

Published on: Vol.10, 2015
National Crafts Fair for All Ages

The 11th National “Art for Mothers” Crafts Fair, which exhibits the resources of the Cuban Cultural Goods Fund (CCGF) at the capital’s Pabexpo exhibition ground, has something to offer for everyone.

Santiago de Cuba: Five Centuries of Urban Development Revealed

Published on: Vol.10, 2015
Santiago de Cuba: Five Centuries of Urban Development Revealed

As the Conservator Office‘s first cultural activity in honor of the city‘s 500th anniversary, the 24 panels with maps, recordings and photographs included in the Cartography and Landscapes of Santiago de Cuba exhibition on display at the Arte Soy gallery, bring the viewer back in time and space.

Talks Yield Progress

Published on: Vol.7, 2015
Talks Yield Progress

At a recent third round of talks between Cuba and the European Union (EU), aimed at establishing a Political Dialogue and Bilateral Cooperation Accord, progress was made on several levels in culture, education, health and agriculture.

UN Target: Gender Equality by 2030

Published on: Vol.7, 2015
UN Target: Gender Equality by 2030

By 2030, the United Nations is aiming to resolve one of the most serious issues facing humanity: discrimination against women in the political, economical, social, and cultural spheres.

Mariel Zone Lures Over 300 Foreign Companies

Published on: Vol.7, 2015
Mariel Zone Lures Over 300 Foreign Companies

An entrepreneurial online forum, held before the Summit of the Americas in Panama, revealed that Cuba has received over 300 formal expressions of interest in doing business in the Mariel Special Development Zone (MSDZ).

MARIEL SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONE: Gateway for Investment in Cuba

Published on: Vol.6, 2015
MARIEL SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONE: Gateway for Investment in Cuba

As the identities of the first investors to be established within the Mariel Special Development Zone (MSDZ) are still unknown, the office responsible for the enclave is constantly receiving uncountable proposals and requests from businesses attracted to what will likely become the gateway for foreign investment in Cuba.

Gary; Fond of Good Cigars and Cubans

Published on: Vol.6, 2015
Gary; Fond of Good Cigars and Cubans

Gary Heathcott is a U.S. citizen who has a strong liking for Cuba, her wonderful products and, above all, her people; a fondness that sprang from a close relationship with the Cuban culture and cigars.

Blue for Boys?

Published on: Vol.6, 2015
Blue for Boys?

In tune with the twenty-first century, Cuban youth are freeing themselves from the shackles of male stereotypes that have been in place for decades.

Cuba-Canada: Seventy Years of Friendship

Published on: Vol.6, 2015
Cuba-Canada: Seventy Years of Friendship

Cuba and Canada are celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations, or “70 years of friendship,“ as the slogan read for the 14th Canadian Studies Seminar recently organized by the University of Havana.

Terry Fox Lives On in the Heart of Cubans

Published on: Vol.5, 2015
Terry Fox Lives On in the Heart of Cubans

Once again, thousands of Cubans are gearing up to take part in the annual Terry Fox Marathon, a young Canadian hero who moved the world and left a legacy to continue the battle against cancer.

Cuban Literacy Program Benefits Nine Million Worldwide

Published on: Vol.5, 2015
Cuban Literacy Program Benefits Nine Million Worldwide

Since its inception in 2002, nine million people in 30 countries have learned to read and write thanks to the Cuban “Yo Sí Puedo” (Yes, I Can) literacy program.

Cuba, the U.S. and the Latin American Peace Zone

Published on: Vol.5, 2015
Cuba, the U.S. and the Latin American Peace Zone

Negotiations between Cuba and the U.S. regarding the reestablishment of diplomatic relations strengthen the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC for its Spanish initials) dictates of the Proclamation of Latin America as a Peace Zone.

Puffs, Business and Celebrities

Published on: Vol.5, 2015
Puffs, Business and Celebrities

As usual for the month of February, Havana’s International Cigar Festival captivated over 1,000 people who came from all around the world not only attracted by Cuban cigars but by its culture as well.

Iron Bridge Spanning Time

Published on: Vol.4, 2015
Iron Bridge Spanning Time

Known locally as the Iron Bridge, this structure, the only one of its kind in the Cuban capital, has been given a new lease on life by a renovation that has facilitated its reopening as a link over the Almendares river between the two important residential zones of Miramar and Vedado.

Cuba Creating First Audio Dictionary for the Blind

Published on: Vol.4, 2015
Cuba Creating First Audio Dictionary for the Blind

Specialists from the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) are preparing the first acoustic dictionary for the visually impaired in Cuba, which will be a useful tool for broadening their horizons.

Horses, Business and Tourism Ride Together

Published on: Vol.3, 2015
Horses, Business and Tourism Ride Together

An auction of showjumping horses has illustrated the diversity and development of equine commercial and tourism options available to visitors to Cuba.

Surprises Anticipated at Cuba´s Cigar Festival

Published on: Vol.1, 2015
Surprises Anticipated at Cuba´s Cigar Festival

As internet images of President Barack Obama publicly accepting a Cuban Montecristo cigar circulate, lovers of the product are anxiously awaiting to see what might happen at the 2015 Habano Festival.

Boquerón Caves, Ideal Ecotourism Site

Published on: Vol.1, 2015
Boquerón Caves, Ideal Ecotourism Site

Considered a gift of nature because of rare stalactite and stalagmite formations, the Boquerón cave system welcomes hundreds of foreign and national visitors each year.

All to Big Celebration

Published on: Vol.1, 2015
All to Big Celebration

Gigantic Cuban flags that fly in conjoined points of the city, the bustle of building and restoration works and many other details of daily life, remind one of a Silvio Rodriguez song that announces the dawning of a happy day.

Views on the New Path of Cuba-US Relations

Published on: Vol.1, 2015
Views on the New Path of Cuba-US Relations

Following the decision taken by Cuba and the U.S. to reestablish and normalize bilateral relations, fractured for more than 50 years

Havana, World Contest Finalist

Published on: Vol.18, 2014
Havana, World Contest Finalist

Havana features among the 14 finalists on the list of the NewWonders of the World Cities contest, the winner of which will be selected by millions of citizens from around the world.