HAVANA,Dec. 31 (AFP) – Cuba welcomed a record four million tourists in 2016, up 13 per cent over last year, with much of the increase thanks to a crush of visitors from the US and Europe, officials said on Saturday (Dec 31).
Havana’s Ministry of Tourism said in a statement published in the Continue reading
HAVANA,Dec. 30th Callejón de Hamel (Hamel Alley) — a vibrant street in the Cayo Hueso neighborhood of Central Havana devoted to Afro-Cuban culture —is where Elier Lima first fell in love with dance. Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec. 30th Many U.S. residents have been itching to get to Cuba, and now they can. Since President Barak Obama lifted various travel and commerce sanctions against the Cuba, Americans have been Continue reading
Retired teacher Margarita Marquez, 67, uses the Internet after it was recently installed at her home in old Havana, December 29, 2016.
HAVANA, Dec.30th (Reuters) Downtown Havana resident Margarita Marquez says she received a special Christmas gift this year: web access at home, a rarity in a country with one of the lowest internet penetration rates in the world. Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec. 29th The Florida Aquarium’s joint research with the National Aquarium of Cuba on coral reef restoration ended on a scientific high in 2016. Continue reading
HAVANA,Dec. 28 Silver Airways plans to trim its flight schedule to Cuba starting early next year, becoming the second U.S. airline to reduce the frequency of flights to the island, Travel Weekly reported. Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec. 28 Cuba will restart its offshore hydrocarbon exploration campaign at the end of 2017 with a bidding round for several near-shore, shallow-water and deepwater blocks, an official of state-run oil company Cupet tells Argus. Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec. 27 (Reuters) Cuba’s National Assembly approved a law on Tuesday that bans commemorative statues of Fidel Castro and naming public places after him, in accordance with the wishes of the revolutionary leader Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec. 27 Four months ago, I made you a promise to bring what help we could to Cuba’s stray dogs. Daily, they are under threat of horrific mass extermination from the Cuban government.
How proud I am to tell you that on a Continue reading
Juan Enriquez, 70, became known by his Muslim name, Yahya, after he converted to Islam in 2007. Here, he calls to Friday’s prayer in the mosque of Camagüey, which was built inside a private home to avoid problems with the Cuban authorities.
HAVANA, Dec. 27 The first time a pope ever set foot in Cuba was in 1998, when John Paul II traveled to the Communist state.
The visit was the result of a thaw between the Vatican and Cuba’s president, Fidel Castro, who banned religion in Continue reading
HAVANA,Dec.26 (AP) — Alex Romero was delighted when President Barack Obama came to Havana in March bearing the promise of a bright new future.
Like so many other Cubans, the 42-year-old state photography shop Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec 25 (PL) With the increase in the Cuban tourist industry, this month comes with news of inaugural flights from different parts of the world to this island.
Such links encourage the increase of the arrival of travelers, given Cuba’s island status and the need of connection by air. Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec. 23 (HAVANA TIMES) In my household, nobody could believe what journalist Boris Fuentes was telling us on the “Cuba Says” segment of the National News on Cuban TV one night at the end of November. Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec. 22 It’s hard to find a region in the United States that has been as active, or enthusiastic, about reigniting a relationship with Cuba as ours. Look behind the international agreements and cultural exchanges, and Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec. 22 President Barack Obama released a statement on the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
In the statement, Obama offers condolences while Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec. 21 Not long after originally announcing that all three of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Limited’s brands would soon be sailing to Cuba after receiving approval, luxury line Regent Seven Seas Cruises has detailed its initial Continue reading
Havana, Dec 20 (PL) Cuban singer Luna Manzanares will today perform her first major concert after receiving the Order of Arts and Letters of France, where she stared Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec 20 (PL) Turkish Airlines will begin operations in Cuba on December 20th, when its first flight will arrive in the capital, according to the Cuban Tourism Ministry.
With three weekly flights on the Istanbul-Havana-Caracas route, the Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec. 19 (BBC) The Cuban government has announced a two-month trial scheme to allow internet access in private homes.
State-run telecommunications company Etecsa will install internet in some 2,000 homes in Continue reading
Jonas Cuaron’s ‘Desierto’ wins the Coral for best fiction, Argentine Emiliano Torres’ ‘El Invierno’ nabs Coral for best first feature
HAVANA, Dec. 19 (Variety) Speaking at the 38th Havana Film Festival of New Latin American Cinema, Paul Federbush, the international director of the Sundance Institute’s Feature Film mentoring program, noted that the Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec. 19 Eurowings has begun flying to a new destination, the Cuban capital of Havana.
An Airbus A330 of the quality low-cost carrier from the Lufthansa Group took off earlier on its inaugural flight from Cologne/Bonn to the Caribbean metropolis.
Along with Varadero, the airline’s first Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec. 19 Saturday marked two years since the U.S. and Cuba began the process of normalizing diplomatic relations.
Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters last week during a conference call that the U.S. Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec 18 (PL) The U.S. group The Snarky Puppy and African singer Fatoumata Diawara are closing today in Cuba the 32nd International Festival Jazz Plaza with a Continue reading
HAVANA,Dec. 18, The US Department of State says delegates from the United States and Cuba discussed regional developments related to clean energy during the first Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec. 16 (REUTERS) Cuban farmers may now hire laborers directly rather than through cooperatives, the government said on Friday, marking a modest advance to loosen controls in its Soviet-style economy. Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec 16 (PL) French perfume house, Guerlain, has reopened today in Havana in the same street where it first opened in 1917, after a deal between Cuban tourism company Habaguanex and Saint Remy Trading S.A., from France.
Located at 157 Paseo del Prado or Marti St. Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec. 16 Silver Airways today started regularly scheduled air service between Fort Lauderdale and Manzanillo, Cuba. Silver is the only U.S. airline scheduled to provide service to Manzanillo, a port city in eastern Cuba on Continue reading
HAVANA, Dec. 16th Cuba wants to repay a Cold War-era debt to the Czech Republic through their internationally popular Cuban rum, the Czech foreign ministry said on Thursday (15 December). The country owes $276m to the Continue reading
Air Force One carrying U.S. President Barack Obama and his family flies over a neighborhood of Havana, Cuba as it approaches the runway to land at Havana’s international airport, on March 20, 2016.
HAVANA, Dec. 15 BY ALBERTO REYES We were a team of photographers getting ready to cover the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama to Havana and we were planning how to illustrate his arrival before setting foot on Cuban soil. Continue reading