Monthly Archives: February 2017

Could Cuba become the next destination for software development?

Cuban entrepreneurs, and winners in the 10x10kCuba contest, learned about virtual reality design at a workshop in Wynwood. Courtesy Read more here:

HAVANA, Feb. 27th In Havana’s iconic Bacardí building, teams of computer programmers are working for U.S. companies with the tacit permission of the Cuban Continue reading

Cuba Starts 2017 Salsa Festival

Havana, Feb 23 (PL) The Salsa Festival convenes today in this capital many of the most popular dance music orchestras in Cuba, in order to visualize those dances and sounds that win followers around the world. Continue reading

Young Cubans make pedal-powered Model T for transport, fun

Dany Gomez, center, poses with friends next to his homemade replica of a Model-T Ford, which he pedaled from home to the Malecon sea wall in Havana , Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Gomez says it’s not perfect, but allows him and his friends to get around independently, and they can get a little exercise while doing so. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

HAVANA,Feb. 21th  (AP) – In a country where few can afford a car, some Cuban high school students have built a replica of a Model T Ford propelled with pedals instead of a gasoline engine. They’ve painstakingly acquired and Continue reading

Cuban Graffiti Artist Makes His Mark in Havana

In this Feb. 9, 2017 photo, graffiti artist Yulier Rodriguez Perez poses with one of his works, painted on a wall in Old Havana, Cuba. Three years ago, the whimsical designs of the 27-year-old artist with the signature Yulier P. began to appear on walls in Havana where graffiti is rare. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HAVANA, Feb. 19th  (AP)  The whimsical designs of the graffiti artist with the signature Yulier P. began to appear randomly on walls around Havana three years ago. The first ones were large abstract renderings of rabbits, their floppy Continue reading

Cuban Muslims get a permanent mosque

HAVANA, Feb. 18th
Cuba is officially a secular country, but a growing community of Muslims is literally gaining more space to practice their faith.

The city of Havana is soon to witness the construction of the country’s first mosque.

TRT World’s Anelise Borges met with some members of the Continue reading