Voice recorder found at plane-crash site in Havana

HAVANA, may 21th As Cubans grieved over one of the worst air crashes in the island’s history, investigators hoped that the recovery of one of the recorders from a leased Boeing 737 would yield clues to what caused the 39-year

Plane crashes shortly after takeoff at Jose Marti in Havana

HAVANA, may 18th  A Cuban-operated airliner with at least 110 people on board crashed into a yucca field just after takeoff from Havana’s international airport on Friday. There appeared to be mass casualties as Cuban officials said

Network of Art Museums Created in Cuba

HAVANA, May 17 (PL) In the context of the International Museum Day, the network of these artistic institutions will be constituted today in Cuba, which will allow to gather around 25 of them in events such as plastic arts and music. The creation of this museum system has as its main objective the exchange of […]

International marches for LGBT rights

HAVANA, may 13th Thousands of members of Cuba’s LGBT community staged a colourful parade through the streets of Havana on Saturday, marching against homophobia and calling for equal rights for the community.

President Abbas in Cuba, holds official talks with counterpart

HAVANA, May 12, 2018 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas held official talks on Friday with his Cuban counterpart, Miguel Diaz-Canel, at the presidential palace in Havana after arriving in Cuba on the third leg of his visit of South American countries.

The Bohemian magazine, more than centenary

HAVANA, May 10th  By GIOVANNI MARTÍNEZ  A legendary celebrates this 10th of May its 110 years. This is the magazine Bohemia, which is born every 15 days with new editions in its editorial office, located on Avenida de Boyeros, San Pedro corner, in the capital city of Plaza de la Revolución. They say that the […]

Cuba in drive to attract foreign investment

HAVANA, may 9th (FT) Cuba is ramping up efforts to attract foreign investment as Miguel Díaz-Canel, who replaced Raúl Castro as president last month, begins the tricky balancing act of trying to solve the country’s economic crisis without

U.S. trade embargo has cost Cuba $130 billion, U.N. says

HAVANA, may 9th  (Reuters) – A United Nations agency said on Tuesday an “unjust” U.S. financial and trade embargo on Cuba had cost the country’s economy $130 billion over nearly six decades, coming up with the same estimate as

JetBlue’s Big Cuba Expansion

HAVANA, may 8th JetBlue is making a major expansion in service to Cuba, the carrier announced on Tuesday. JetBlue will be launching the first-ever nonstop flights between Boston and Havana beginning this November, with weekly flights on Saturdays. JetBlue has also announced plans to

This year ETECSA prepares internet for Cuban mobile phones

HAVANA, May 8 On December 29, ETECSA announced that this year it will offer internet in mobile phones in Cuba. However, the company did not advance how the service will be, how much it will cost or when it will start to lend itself.

UN’s Guterres makes official visit to Cuba

HAVANA, may 8th UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres met Cuba’s new President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, during an official visit to the island nation on Monday. This is the highest level visit by a UN official since Diaz-Canel was

Havana to host Colombia-ELN rebel peace talks

HAVANA, may 5th (AFP)  Havana will host peace talks between the Colombian government and leftist ELN rebels aimed at ending a five-decade conflict after Ecuador bowed out as host, negotiators said Saturday.

Cuban Marinas Now With a Wider Scope

HAVANA, May 5 (PL) Domingo Cisneros, general director of Marinas y Nauticas de Cuba Marlin S.A. assured this specialty has a wide development plan, covering the whole national territory. Cisneros is taking part in the 38th edition of the International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2018, which closes

Mariela Castro to push for gay marriage in Cuba

HAVANA, may 5th (AP) — Mariela Castro, a Cuban lawmaker and daughter of Communist Party chief Raul Castro, says she will push for gay marriage to be included in a constitutional reform process expected to begin in July.