Cuba opens its first cable ski park in August

HAVANA,July 28th (Granma)  With the promise of being a new attraction for national and international tourists, combining sports, leisure, and entertainment, the first Cuban cable ski park will be inaugurated on August 11. With five towers, seven hook up points, capacity for up to 110 skiers

Three Million tourists visit Cuba in less than seven months

HAVANA , July 27th  A press release from the Cuban ministry of tourism reported that on Tuesday, July 25, Cuba reached the three million tourist mark, 75 days faster than last year. The figures translate in a 24 percent growth in the number of

Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art shown in Havana

HAVANA, July 25th In 2010, as South Africa prepared to host soccer’s World Cup, the Johannesburg Art Gallery opened what was described as “the largest and most diverse exhibition of Afro-Cuban art ever to be staged anywhere in

Evo Morales begins working visit in Cuba

HAVANA, Jul 20 (PL) Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has begun a short visit to Cuba today to later travel to Argentina, where he will attend the 50th Meeting of the Common Market Council of MERCOSUR. Morales arrived in the Caribbean nation last night and was received by

Race boat to attempt Sunset Key – Havana speed record

HAVANA, July 20th An upcoming new attempt to break the world speed record by Nigel Hook and the crew of SilverHook will be a two-for-one as they set out to achieve the fastest crossing from Sunset Key to Havana , and then

Sunwing introduces new flights from Toronto to Cayo Largo

HAVANA,July 18  (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) — Sunwing announces the addition of Cayo Largo in Cuba to its ever-growing roster of tropical destinations available from Toronto this winter. As #1 to the sun and the world’s largest

Close-Up: Índice de imágines at Factoría Habana

HAVANA, July 16th (Cubanartnews) For José Manuel Mesías, history is the raw material of art, and much more. Filling two floors of Factoría Habana, his current show turns the genre of history painting to distinctly untraditional ends.

Values and Legacy of Nelson Mandela Highlighted in Cuba

HAVANA, July 16th (PL) Cuban sports delegates, executives and participants in the race for the International Day of South African leader Nelson Mandela highlighted today the importance of their legacy for the new generations in the

How young Cubans are learning capitalism

HAVANA, July 15th (DW)  Ironically, it’s a state institution, the University of Havana, that’s running   Cuba’s first startup incubator. It’s supported by the Humboldt University of Berlin. Jan Ehlers wasn’t quite sure what he’d gotten himself

Raul Castro warns of “a setback” in US-Cuba relations

HAVANA, July 15th (AFP) Cuba’s president said Donald Trump’s hardline stance towards the country was a “setback” in relations with the United States after ties were gradually restored in 2015. Raul Castro criticized Trump’s

4 adventurers kayak from Havana to Key West

HAVANA,July 14th (Local 10 News) A team of four adventurers departed Wednesday morning from the Marina Hemingway in Havana and are navigating the Florida Straits on their way to Key West . Chris Brinlee, Jr., an adventure photographer, is from Lyon, Colorado. Andy Cochrane,