HAVANA, June 30th (Reuters) Cuba’s economy minister told a cabinet meeting that the economy performed in line with official plans in the first half of 2017, after the government forecast full-year growth of around 2 percent last Continue reading
HAVANA, Jun 30th (PL) With the analysis of the influence of renowned French writer, Julio Verne, in literature and other artistic expressions, the 2nd International Congress on his life and work continues today in this capital.
HAVANA, June 29th Port Tampa Bay CEO Paul Anderson couldn’t stop himself from dancing Thursday as a band performed the mambo inside the ship Carnival Paradise.
It was a party, after all, a celebration of Carnival Cruise Line’s Continue reading
HAVANA, June 29 (Xinhua) — Over 22,500 rooms in private homes are helping Cuba to welcome foreign travellers, as evidence how the sector has soared in recent years, Continue reading
HAVANA, 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
HAVANA, 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.
HAVANA, 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.
HAVANA, June 27th (ANC) The facsimile of the academic record of the National Hero, José Martí, was donated this Monday to the National Archives of the Republic of Cuba (ARNAC), by the general sub directorate of the State Continue reading
HAVANA, June 27th The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) joined the chorus of industry critics denouncing Trump’s Cuba policy, saying that the re-imposed restrictions could stall or reverse the progress made Continue reading
HAVANA, JUne 26th Argentine soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona traveled to Cuba last Friday to allegedly “work” before continuing on his way to Russia where he will meet with President Vladimir Putin, according Continue reading
LA HABANA, June 26 (PL) The oldest active theater in Latin America, the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, will open to visit from next June 30, informed the institution today.
Visitors to the Coliseum will s ee the theater mode Continue reading
HAVANA, June 26 Cuba has increased its woodlands by some 464,000 hectares in the past decade, thanks to an ambitious reforestation program, the Agriculture Ministry said Sunday.
Cuba does not suffer from deforestation because Continue reading
HAVANA, June 25th 35th Minnesota does little in the way of trade with Cuba, but Lt. Gov. Tina Smith believes last week’s trade mission to the island is likely to change that.
Smith spent much of last week touring Cuba with a group of state Continue reading
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
HAVANA,June 22th (PL) Spanish director Iciar Bollain confirmed in Havana she will direct a movie inspired on the life of famous Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta and shooting will begin in autumn this year in Cuba.
HAVANA, June 22th Big news broke in the butterfly world this week.
A naturalist searching for endangered Schaus’ swallowtails in Key Largo discovered something much more rare: a battered but conspicuously alive Poey’s swallowtail, Continue reading
HAVANA, June 22th U.S. President Donald Trump finally moved to roll back his predecessor’s 2014 warming of official relations with revolutionary Cuba. Continue reading
HAVANA, 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, 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
HAVANA, June 19th Thirty miles off the southern coast of Cuba lies La Isla de la Juventud, the “Isle of Youth.” It is covered in lush vegetation and pine forests, and about half of the island falls under a “special municipality” designation, Continue reading