Havana, 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
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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
HAVANA, 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
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
HAVANA, Aug 28 (EFE) The Central Bank of Cuba (BCC) today signed in Havana the entry of the island into the agreement establishing the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), which will favor the financing Continue reading
HAVANA, August 28th The peace process in Colombia also created a unique opportunity for students to learn more from the Cuban health system, which is praised worldwide.
Some 200 young Colombians — mostly former FARC Continue reading
Havana, Aug 26 (PL) Cuban Minister of Economy and Planning Ricardo Cabrisas received today Vietnamese Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung, who is on an official visit Continue reading
HAVANA, August 25th A research mission has captured incredible footage of Cuba’s Twilight Zone Reefs, a never-before explored underwater area that circumnavigates the island.
The coral reefs encircle 1500 miles of Cuban coastline Continue reading
Roberto Gottardi at the mirador above the School of Modern Dance by Ricardo Porro, in 2007 Photo: Alysa Nahmias
HAVANA, August 24th (Cubanartnews) Roberto Gottardi, recipient of the 2016 Premio Nacional de Arquitectura, died August 20 in Havana. Gottardi was one of the designers of Cuba’s National Art Schools (now ISA), along with Ricardo Continue reading
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
HAVANA, August 24th (Travelpulse) Following Carnival Cruise Line’s initial success with its Cuba voyages aboard the Carnival Paradise, the brand is adding five more sail dates to Havana in 2018.
“Our cruises to Cuba have been very Continue reading
HAVANA, Aug 24th (Reuters) – A doctor who evaluated American and Canadian diplomats working in Cuba diagnosed them with conditions as serious as mild traumatic brain injury and damage to the central nervous system, CBS Continue reading
HAVANA, August 23th Elian,” a documentary about the custody battle over the Cuban boy whose mother drowned at sea and how his Miami relatives fought to raise him in Little Havana, will be broadcast 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, Continue reading
HAVANA, Aug 23 (PL) Cuban speleologists have discovered a new cave painting site in a cave located at the Sierra Maestra mountain range, in southern Granma province, national media reported today.
HAVANA, 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
HAVANA, August 22th Russian automobile production company AvtoVAZ has signed an agreement with the Cuban government to supply the island with its new model of Ladas, Vesta, which will be used for taxis, reports Sputnik.
A street performer in Havana made a temporary addition to his costume RAMON ESPINOSA/AP
HAVANA .August 22th – Cubans got word about the solar eclipse Monday by way of state-run television, although the local newspaper made no mention of the event.
An hour before the event, some were trying to figure out if their Continue reading
HAVANA, August 21th Deep Blue Cable, Denis O’Brien’s $350 million Caribbean undersea telco infrastructure company, is eyeing a potential landing in Cuba for its high-speed fibre-optic cable, which would be used by Continue reading
HAVANA, August 21th The British Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton announced today that he is in Cuba was falling in love with the island and to learn about the programs he develops for the children.
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
HAVANA, 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
HAVANA, August 18th Marriott International is still pursuing plans to renovate and manage the historic Hotel Inglaterra on the fringe of Old Havana and is actively looking for other Continue reading
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
HAVANA, August 18th It was a rare peek at Cuba’s coral reefs last May, and what researchers found was good news for Florida.
The island nation’s 1,500 miles of coral reef — a stretch equivalent to the driving distance from Miami to Continue reading
HAVANA, August 17th A bar in Havana which used to be American Nobel laureate Ernest Hemingway “hangout” spot and also the birthplace of the classic daiquiri cocktail, is marking its 200th anniversary this year.
HAVANA, August 17th Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro traveled this week to Cuba to pay homage to that country’s late former President, Fidel Castro, on what would have been his 91st birthday and to place flowers at his Continue reading
HAVANA,August 17th (AP) A team led by a California-based businessman is claiming a record for a powerboat crossing of the Florida Straits after speeding from Key West to Havana on Thursday.
The crew of the 48-foot Continue reading
HAVANA, August 16th Flights leaving from and trying to land in Havana,have run into complications after a runway at the Jose Marti International Airport sank due to the soft Continue reading