Monthly Archives: January 2017

Pedagogia 2017 Congress Starts in Havana

HAVANA, Jan. 31th “Throughout 58 years of Revolution, the education sector has worked and continues to work intensely to respond to the needs that exist at all times,” stated Education Minister Ena Elsa Velázquez Cobiella, on inaugurating the 25th edition of the International Pedagogy Continue reading

Where you can find Vegan Food in Havana

HAVANA, Jan. 28th One of the best places for good vegan food is at the casas particulares (private guesthouses) where you stay. Let your hosts know that you don’t eat meat or dairy products, and they’ll likely be able to prepare Continue reading

Raul Castro warns Trump to respect Cuba’s sovereignty

Regional leaders attend a speech of Cuban President Raul Castro during the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) summit in Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

HAVANA, Jan. 25th (Reuters) Cuban President Raul Castro on Wednesday said Cuba hoped to continue to normalize relations with the United States, but made clear the Trump Continue reading

The Latest Updates on Cruises to Cuba

The 17th-century El Cobre Cathedral, Cuba’s most revered Catholic shrine, is perched on a hill overlooking Santiago de Cuba, a new port of call for many cruise lines.

HAVANA, Jan. 24th The race is on for voyages to Cuba — home to a rich heritage, colorful 1950s classic automobiles, iconic music, pulsating nightlife and people-to-people opportunities.

It’s also a new Caribbean experience close to Continue reading

Cuba sends maritime delegation to US

HAVANA, Jan. 23th  (AFP) – A delegation of port and maritime officials from Cuba has arrived in the United States for talks on “business opportunities and foreign investment,” the Granma official newspaper said on Sunday. Continue reading

Our cat in Havana

HAVANA, Jan. 22th (BBC) In Cuba’s capital, armies of stray cats and dogs prowl the streets. The state does little to look after them, so responsibility lies with the public – as Will Grant found when he befriended a ginger tomcat.

My younger sister sometimes reminds me of the apparent indifference Continue reading

Havana is high on this year’s must-see travel lists

HAVANA,Jan.22th It seems like every travel organization in the country is out with its “must visit” list for 2017. What do they say? They’re literally all over the map, but one place gets repeated mentions: Cuba.

The U.S. Tour Operators Association singled out the island nation as the hottest Continue reading

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The true treasure of Guanahacabibes

HAVANA, Jan. 21th For more than two centuries, the Guanahacabibes Peninsula was a land of pirates.
Taking advantage of its solitude and its enviable geographical position – situated on the obligatory shipping route of the Continue reading

Countdown to Conch Republic Cup

HAVANA, Jan. 20th Sailing teams racing monohulls and multihulls are to compete in races from the Florida Keys to two Cuban cities during the 13-day Conch Republic Cup. The event, also known as Key West Cuba Race Week, starts Continue reading