Monthly Archives: August 2017

Cuban Filmmaker Miguel Torres Dies In Havana

 Cuban Filmmaker Miguel Torres Dies In HavanaHavana, Aug 31 (PL) Cuban prestigious filmmaker Miguel Torres died of cancer Thursday at age 76 in this capital.

Torres’ large film making curriculum covers his work as a director of documentary films, feature films and as a professor and movie critic. Torres was the director of Cuba’s Continue reading

Cuba’s private sector faces internal, external pressure

Cuba’s private sector faces internal, external pressure Courtesy Rey Cuba Photography

HAVANA, August 31th On Aug. 1, the Cuban government announced an abrupt halt to issuing licenses for 27 occupations in the island’s nascent private sector. After promising to advance economic reform “without haste, but without pause,” Raúl Castro’s government has now called for a break.

Over the last seven years, Cubans proved their Continue reading

Tropical Storm Irma is forming in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Irma is forming in the AtlanticHAVANA, Aug. 31th As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to cause flooding and other damage in Texas and Louisiana, a new tropical storm, Irma, was born today in the far eastern Atlantic, reported INSMET, the Cuban Forecast Center.

The storm, which threatens to become a hurricane this Thursday Continue reading

The dogs of Havana

HAVANA, August 30th In the bright, worn streets of a tourist-filled Old Havana, a furry canine laid seemingly lifeless on the cobblestone ground.

As I walked closer to see if it was still breathing, the dog perked its head up before collapsing again under the blazing sun. In Cuba, there are growing Continue reading

U.S.-Cuba Meeting Demonstrates Value of Collaboration in Science

CUBAN AND U.S. SCIENTISTS AND SCIENCE REPRESENTATIVES VISITED THE CENTER FOR GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY IN HAVANA AS PART OF A BINATIONAL EVENT FURTHERING SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION | MARGA GUAL SOLER/AAAS

HAVANA, August 24th AAAS confirmed its commitment to bringing U.S. and Cuban scientists together to work on issues of crucial importance to the populations of both countries with a August 14-17 symposium in Havana, Continue reading

2017 Hip Hop Event Starts in Havana

2017 Hip Hop Event Starts in HavanaHAVANA, August 23th (PL) With a tribute to Harry Belafonte and Cuban women, the 13th International Symposium and the 2017 Hip Hop Event is beginning today, in which artists from six countries will participate.

The event includes until Continue reading

Pizzas in Havana falling from the sky

Pizas's in Havana falling from the sky HAVANA, August 20th Pizza is falling from the sky in Havana … Actually, it’s being lowered in a basket from a third-floor balcony belonging to a small pizzeria called A Mi Manera, run by two Cuban cuentapropistas, or entrepreneurs, Marta María del Barrio and Marta Juana Castañeda in densely Continue reading

Sahara Dust Warning for Cuba

 Sahara Dust Warning for CubaHAVANA, Aug 19 (PL) Cuban researcher of the Forecasting Center at the Meteorology Institute, Eugenio Mojena, warned about the presence in the current summer season of dusty clouds generated by Saharan desert storms.

Those clouds are characterized by having high concentrations of Continue reading

Mexico’s top diplomat visits Cuba to seek help on Venezuela crisis

Mexico's top diplomat visits Cuba to seek help on Venezuela crisis

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez (R) shakes hands with Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray at the foreign ministry in Havana, Cuba, August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

HAVANA, August 18th (Reuters)  Mexico’s foreign minister is in Havana hoping to persuade Cuba, one of Venezuela’s top allies, to help resolve the tense political situation in the beleaguered South American nation, according to a senior Continue reading

Cuba struggling to keep professionals on board

Cuba struggling to keep professionals on board

(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HAVANA, August 16th (AP)  Cuban architects Yasser Jimenez, left, Oriesky Bencomo, center, and Jose Luis Valdes, right, pose at the site of one of their urban designs in Pinar del Rio.

The three architects thought they’d work Continue reading