The Havana Reporter. Your news source in Cuba
The Havana Reporter. Your news source in Cuba
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The VII Summit of Caribbean States (AEC in Spanish) in Havana seeks ways to unite the regional countries.
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.
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.
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’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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An auction of showjumping horses has illustrated the diversity and development of equine commercial and tourism options available to visitors to Cuba.
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.
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.
Following the decision taken by Cuba and the U.S. to reestablish and normalize bilateral relations, fractured for more than 50 years