Monthly Archives: January 2018

Filming of “El Mayor” will start in February

 Film Filming of "El Mayor" will start in Februarying of "El Mayor" will start in FebruaryHAVANA, Jan 18th  (PL) Filmmakers have described their movie project “El Mayor” (The Mayor) that will start shooting in February, dedicated to patriot of the war of independence Ignacio Agramonte, as the romantic hero of Cuban history.

The director of the film, Rigoberto Lopez, said Continue reading

Cuba, U.S. hold meeting on cybersecurity

Cuba, U.S. hold meeting on cybersecurityHAVANA, Jan. 13 (Xinhua)   Cuba and the United States Friday held a closed-door meeting in Washington to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation as part of limited government contacts since U.S. President Donald Trump set back bilateral relations last year.

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Caribbean Airlines launches Havana flight

Caribbean Airlines launches Havana flightHAVANA, Jan 12th Regional carrier, Caribbean Airlines (CAL) started flying to Havana, Cuba on Friday.

The announcement was made on Thursday by Finance Minister Colm Imbert during a post-Cabinet news conference .

According to Imbert, the service would operate twice Continue reading

European Union diplomat visits Cuba to strengthen ties

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini shakes hands with Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca in Havana, Cuba, January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Luis Banos/Pool

HAVANA, Jan. 3th  (Reuters) – The European Union’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to help strengthen member countries’ Continue reading

Cuba’s Santeria priests wax positive as transition from Castros begins

Cuba's Santeria priests wax positive as transition from Castros begins

Santeria followers perform a holy drum beat after reading the annual Letter of the Year in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Religious leaders of Santeria in Cuba exhorted all to respect the traditions of the older generations and made their predictions for the new year. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

HAVANA, Jan. 3th  (Reuters) – Priests from Cuba’s Afro-Cuban Santeria religion forecast on Tuesday that the upcoming retirement of President Raul Castro would signify “a moment of change” that accelerates the pace of Continue reading

Cuba carried out 454 organ transplants in 2017

HAVANA, Jan. 2th  (EFE)  Cuba carried out 454 organ transplants in 2017, 19 more than the previous year, according to an official report from the health authorities of the island, in which more than one million surgeries were performed during the last twelve months.

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Changes and challenges Cuba faces in 2018

Changes and challenges Cuba faces in 2018HAVANA, Jan. 1th Cuba is preparing for a historic transfer of power as it deals with the consequences of a shifting international landscape.

Most Cubans were born after the revolution and have only known a Castro as head of state. That’s about to change in April 2018 when 86-year-old Raul Continue reading