Monthly Archives: June 2017

Southwest to cut Cuban destinations

Southwest to cut Cuban destinationsHAVANA, June 28th Southwest Airlines will drop two secondary destinations in Cuba, as the US government continues to uphold a ban on tourist travel to the country.

The Dallas-based carrier will end service from Fort Lauderdale to Varadero and Santa Clara after 4 Continue reading

Cuba, New Zealand vow to boost cooperation

Cuba, New Zealand vow to boost cooperationHAVANA, June 28th (Xinhua) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez met with his New Zealand’s counterpart Gerry Brownlee here on Tuesday for talks on cementing bilateral ties and deepening economic and trade cooperations between their two countries.

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What’s happening with fertility in Cuba?

birth, rate,fertility ,CubaHAVANA, June 28th (Granma) For a decade now, teenage pregnancies are significant within the total fertility rate. Demographic statistics reveal that mothers under 20 years of age account for 15 out of every 100 births, and this rate has remained stable over the last several years.

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YAYA, THE SURFING MERMAID OF CUBA

 HAVANA, June 23th This is a sweet mini-doc about Yaya, one of the first women to surf in Cuba, who also happens to be the National Dolphin Trainer. Not a bad claim to fame in our eyes.

Cuba has a small, but growing surf community that was born out of DIY roots. Continue reading

Cuba, US still cooperating on stopping drug smugglers

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Cuba’s Secretary of the National Drug Commission Antonio Israel Ibarra talks to the press in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Photo: AFP)

HAVANA, June 23th (AP)  The US and Cuba are still cooperating to intercept drug smugglers even through the Trump administration has halted high-level meetings on stopping the flow of narcotics through the Caribbean, a top Continue reading

The Cats of HAVANA

Cuba,cats,Havana,Hemingway,AniplantHAVANA, June 21th (By Joann Biondi)  It’s not easy being a cat in Cuba.

There’s no flea medicine, no cat litter and no catnip. Historically, they’ve been relegated to second-class status after dogs. During the “special period” of the early 90s when food was scarce following the breakup of the Soviet Continue reading

Havana to Host 18th Arte de la Rampa Fair

 Havana to Host 18th Arte de la Rampa FairHAVANA, Jun 20th (PL) The 18th edition of the Arte en La Rampa Cuban Culture Fair will open its doors in Havana on June 30, with many varieties and proposals, until September 3, its organizers reported here Monday.

As usual, the event will be hosted by Pabellon Cuba, and this edition will be Continue reading

Air France, long-haul travel cabins ,Paris to Havana HAVANA, June 19th  Air France customers can now enjoy the comfort of the latest new long-haul travel cabins on some flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Havana. Continue reading