Yearly Archives: 2017

ETECSA flooded with hacking complaints

Cuban telecom flooded with hacking complaintsHAVANA, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) Cuba’s state-run telecommunications company Etecsa has been inundated with hacking complaints from users of its public Wi-Fi hotspots, local media reported on Wednesday.

Etecsa said it registered 672 complaints up to November, mainly from users whose credit was stolen by hackers tapping into their Continue reading

Hairdressers of the World Unite!

Hairdressers of the World Unite! HAVANA, DEc. 27th December 27 is celebrated as the Day of the Barber and Hairdresser in Cuba. The initiative was inaugurated by the pre-revolutionary Cuban government in 1946, in honor of the barber, poet, and historian Juan Continue reading

Israel and Cuba sought to reestablish diplomatic ties

Israel and Cuba sought to reestablish diplomatic ties

An Israeli flag hangs on the wall of the Jewish Community Center in Havana, Cuba, where two men are speaking on August 1, 2004. (Serge Attal/Flash90)

HAVANA, Dec. 25th (timesofisrael) The plan to explore reestablishing ties was formulated by the Foreign Ministry in 2015 and was green-lit by Prime Minister Benjamin Continue reading

What’s Happening to Cuba’s Film Industry

What’s Happening to Cuba’s Film IndustryHAVANA, Dec. 23th (HT) On December 17th 2014, what is today’s stunted rapprochement process between the US and Cuban governments, was born after Barack Obama and Raul Castro’s announcements. This historic event opened up the door to the island negotiating directly with Continue reading

Raúl asks to end the double currency and predicts that 2018 will be a complicated yearHAVANA, Dec. 22th (EFE) – Cuban President Raúl Castro assured that “the elimination of the double currency can not be delayed any longer” and warned that 2018 “will also be complicated for the nation’s external finances” .

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Cuba tightens regulations on nascent private sector

Cuba tightens regulations on nascent private sector

A man waits for clients inside a private vegetable market, next to an image of Cuba’s late President Fidel Castro, in Havana, Cuba December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

HAVANA, Dec. 22th  (Reuters) – A government official announced tighter regulations for Cuba’s private sector on Thursday as part of a review of market reforms stemming from complaints about excess accumulation of wealth, tax Continue reading

Cuban and U.S. researchers join forces to bring lung cancer patients new hope

 Patients in a clinical trial in Buffalo, N.Y., visit a cancer research institute for monthly doses of a Cuban lung cancer vaccine while scientists in Havana, 1,375 miles away, run their own trials to see if they Continue reading

Latin American Film Festival Ends in Havana

Latin American Film Festival Ends in Havana

La argentina Anahí Berneri (D), directora de la película Alanis, recibe el Premio Coral al Mejor Largometraje de Ficción, durante la entrega de los Premios correspondientes al 39 Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, efectuado en el cine Charles Chaplin, en La Habana, Cuba, el 16 de diciembre de 2017. ACN FOTO/Omara GARCÍA MEDEROS/ogm

HAVANA, Dec 17 (PL) The 39th International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema shows its programming until today in the cinemas of this capital, after recognizing the best films with the Choral Awards.

The Argentine film Alanis, directed by Anahí Berneri, winner of the Coral Prize for Best Continue reading

Cuba signs a collaboration agreement with Harvard University

Cuba signs a collaboration agreement with Harvard University

Mark Christopher Elliot, vicerrector de Harvard, y la viceministra de Educación Superior, Aurora Fernández González. Foto: Juventud Rebelde

HAVANA, 17 Dec (EFE) .- The University of Harvard (Massachusetts, USA) and the Ministry of Higher Education in Cuba signed on Saturday a memorandum of understanding that would facilitate future collaborations in scientific Continue reading

Cuba stray animals need a shelter, please help !

Cuba stray animals need a shelter, please help !HAVANA, Dec. 16th There are a lot of stray animals in Cuba,sick,starving,injured etc. The sadness is kind of the dogs whether they have owned or not, if they are in the street the  will caught them.

The animals are caught by the hind leg and tossed in a metal trap,they fall into a metal bin Continue reading