Yearly Archives: 2018

Cuban cobalt in TESLA cars

Cuban cobalt in TESLA carsHAVANA, July 19th Cuban cobalt in TESLA cars,Panasonic said it was unable to determine how much of the cobalt used in batteries it makes for Tesla cars comes from Cuba, a country subject to U.S. sanctions, and that it had suspended relations with a Canadian supplier as a result of its concerns.

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Butterfly Park to Open its Doors in Camagüey

 Butterfly Park to Open its Doors in Camagüey HAVANA, Jul 19th (PL) The Small Grants Programme (SGP) of the Global Environment Facility projects today the financing of 50,000 dollars for the opening of a Butterfly park, located in the Botanical Park of this city.

The plan included in the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is also part of Continue reading

Finca Slow! The New Slow Food Cuba Project

Finca Slow! The New Slow Food Cuba ProjectHAVANA, July 18thy Since the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990s and thus the disappearance of their number one supplier of foodstuffs, Cuban farmers have adopted agro ecological methods in order to feed themselves and their countrymen in an environmentally and economically Continue reading

Peace Boat Arrives in Havana

Peace Boat Arrives in HavanaHAVANA, Jul 17th (PL)  Japan’s Peace Boat arrives today in Cuba, where its crew and passengers will convey messages about global solidarity and promote a world free of nuclear weapons.

The Peace Boat, belonging to the homonymous non-governmental organization, departed from the port of Continue reading

Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones


HAVANA, July 17th (Reuters) Journalists at state-run news outlets were among the first this year to get mobile internet, provided by Cuba’s telecoms monopoly, as part of a wider campaign for greater internet access that new President Miguel Diaz-Canel has said should boost the economy and Continue reading

Growing Investments in Cuban Tourism

Growing Investments in Cuban Tourism

HAVANA, Jul 15th (PL) Among the plans for investments in Cuban tourism, Havana holds a relevant place, due to its condition as the country’s capital and the celebration of its 500th anniversary in 2019.

Therefore, the general director for Continue reading

Cuba Rolling Out Nationwide WiFi Coverage

Cuba Rolling Out Nationwide WiFi CoverageHAVANA, July 11th The Cuba Tourist Board reports that a progressive rollout of nationwide WiFi coverage is now underway on the island.

Speaking at FIT Cuba, a major international tourism fair held in the Villa Clara Keys in May, Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz said that WiFi Continue reading

Cuba to prune back private sector as new rules start in December

Cuba to prune back private sector as new rules start in December

FILE PHOTO: Tourists pass by a hotel under construction at the Paseo del Prado boulevard in Havana, Cuba, May 9, 2018. Picture taken on May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File Photo

HAVANA, July 10th  (Reuters) – Cuba will restrict business licenses to one per person under new private sector regulations which come into force in December amid fears reforms to open up its ailing economy have gone too far Continue reading

The Caribbean Celebrates the Fire Festival in Santiago de Cuba

Members of the All Star dance company take part in the Serpent’s Parade, in which delegations of different countries present themselves at the 38 Caribbean Festival. July 5, 2018, in Santiago de Cuba. | Photo: EFE

HAVANA, July 8th The Fire Festival is going on in Santiago de Cuba, considered “the most Caribbean city” in the island, aimed to celebrate the Caribbean people, its culture and history, and to exchange ideas and experiences.

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havana-live-jetblueHAVANA, July 6th The fact that JetBlue is getting set to launch nonstop Boston-Havana flights from November 10 has implications far beyond connecting two dots on the route map.

It seems to signal that the low fare-high touch US airline is, if not exactly staking its future on Cuban Continue reading