Unexpected animals roaming Cuba

HAVANA, Augst. 16th A 30-minute drive from the birthplace of Fidel and Raúl Castro is a mysterious and sparsely populated cay home to exotic animals imported from Africa. Cuba was one of the last places on Earth I ever

Cubans cheer as internet goes nationwide for a day

HAVANA , Aug. 15th (Reuters) – Cuba’s government said it provided free internet to the  island’s more than 5 million cellphone users on Tuesday, in an eight-hour test before it launches sales of the service.

Cuba Prepares Program for 40 Years of Havanatur

HAVANA, Aug 14th (PL) A tourist familiarization program (MegaFam) is being prepared by the authorities in this country on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the International Tour Operators and Travel Agencies Group,

Cuba’s proposed new constitution: what will change

HAVANA, Aug. 13th  (Reuters) – Cuba has begun a public debate on issues ranging from one-party rule and socialism to inequality, gay rights, private property and restructuring of the country’s government as it moves to replace a Cold

La Factoria Habana explores cuban design

HAVANA, Aug. 12th La Factoria Habana gallery presents an exhibition that explores the work of cuban designers gonzalo córdoba and luis ramírez, developed in the country’s production centers. Curated by concha fontenla,’convergencias’ brings together 3D designs, prototypes, photographs, objects, furniture, and installations, to portray the variety and richness of the two creators’ work. Spanning from interior design, to […]

Cuba adopts new industrial property rules

HAVANA, Aug. 10 (Xinhua)   The Cuban Industrial Property Office (OCPI) published a new set of rules on Friday with the aim of boosting trade, scientific cooperation and innovation. The new rules — two laws, three decrees and

Radio and TV Marti’s New Attempt to Penetrate Cuba

HAVANA, Aug. 10th The Cuban government warned on Thursday against Radio and TV Marti’s new attempt to begin broadcasting its programming on the island starting on August 13, the birthdate of the late Fidel Castro, according

Vibrant Photos of Cuban Pigeon Racing

HAVANA, Aug. 89th Nearly two years ago, I met a man named Erislandy, a Cuban pigeon racer who’s known throughout Old Havana for dying his birds fluorescent colors. For Erislandy, and others in the country, racing and breeding

The Art Group Los Carpinteros Is Moving On

HAVANA, Aug. 8th  Cuba’s most widely known and critically acclaimed art collective has officially dissolved. Last week, Marco Castillo of Los Carpinteros issued a press release headlined “Dissolution of the Collective LOS CARPINTEROS; New Horizons for Its Two Artists.” “Alexandre Arrechea,

Cuba sweetens land grant program for farmers

HAVANA, Aug. 7th  (Reuters) – Cuba said on Tuesday it was doubling the amount of land it granted would-be farmers and the lengths of their leases in an effort to increase stagnating agricultural output. The state owns 80 percent of the land and leases most of that to farmers and

Cuba plans to consult expatriates on new constitution

HAVANA, Aug. 4th  (AFP) Cuba plans to let its 1.4 million expatriate citizens contribute to its new constitution, the first time emigrants will have a say in the island’s affairs since the 1959 revolution. The Caribbean nation’s parliament in July

Iberostar to open flagship Havana property

HAVANA, Sug. 4th Spanish hotel chain Iberostar will open its first luxury property in the Cuban capital Havana later this year, as the group also celebrates its 25th year of trading on the island. Iberostar Grand Packard will be housed within a restored and expanded building on Paseo del Prado in

Cuba Speeds Up Procedures in Foreign Investment Projects

HAVANA, Aug 2th (PL) Cuba has sped up the procedures for the approval of foreign investment projects to support the creation of joint ventures with foreign capital, an official source said today. Deborah Rivas, an official from the

FINALLY, CUBA PREPARES FIRST ANIMAL PROTECTION LAW

HAVANA, August 1th (Isbel Díaz Torres) Dr. María Gloria Vidal, Animal Health specialist of the Ministry of Agriculture in Cuba, announced today on the Cubavisión International channel that her agency is currently working on the preparation of a draft Law on Animal welfare.

The Seven Traumas of Cubans Traveling Abroad

HAVANA, Aug. 1th (El Toque By Jose Raul Gallego Ramos) It doesn’t matter whether you’re going on a short trip, an official mission, going somewhere for a couple of months or leaving for good… Once a Cuban sets foot in an international airport (and even before they arrive there) a

Cuban, French Foreign Ministers Hold Talks in Havana

HAVANA, Jul 29th (AFP)  French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Saturday in Havana that his visit to Cuba on Sunday aimed to “strengthen” relations between two countries. “We are in a very positive, dynamic relationship