Dutch Girl missing in Cuba

HAVANA, July 24th !Missing! We are looking for our daughter Anouk van Luijk, 19 years old. She travelled on her own to Cuba on July 7th. The last time we had contact with her was on July 21 around 14.00 hrs. We think she was in the area of Havana or in Campo Florido at […]

Cuban artist gives away his work in streets of Havana

HAVANA, July 24th  Cuban artist Yulier Rodriguez said “Regalos,” his new art project in the streets of Havana, was born out of his experience . Rodriguez decided to use debris from decaying buildings, because he says they represent

Cuba’s draft constitution opens path to gay marriage

HAVANA, July 21th  (Reuters) – The draft of Cuba’s new constitution opens the path to gay marriage by defining matrimony as between two individuals rather than between a man and a woman, a top government official told

Cuban cobalt in TESLA cars

HAVANA, 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.

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

Fusterlandia,Cuba’s Answer to Disneyland?

HAVANA, July 18th  José Fuster’s art-fueled vision transformed his community—and draws a global crowd to Fusterlandia According to the international website Tripadvisor, visitors to Havana head first to La Habana Vieja,

New restrictions holding back the private sector

HAVANA, July 18th Roberto Navarrete looks relieved. “Finally, it starts again,” he says. On Tuesday, July 10, the Cuban government announced that it would resume business licensing for traders, room rentals, bars and

Finca Slow! The New Slow Food Cuba Project

HAVANA, 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

Peace Boat Arrives in Havana

HAVANA, 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

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

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

Resume domestic flights Havana – Manzanillo

HAVANA, July 13 Aircraft of Cuban company Aéreogaviota will resuming flights from Havana, July 18, to Manzanillo, the coastal city, located in the east of the island. Jorge Luis Cansino Roget, director of the Sierra Maestra international

Promises of Cuban Music at Josone Varadero Festival

HAVANA,Jul 13 (PL) Promises of Cuban music are included in the poster that announces today the Josone Varadero Jazz & Son Festival, the second day of the event that will run until July 15 at the well-known Cuban beach resort.

Home prices on the Malecon increases

HAVANA, July 12 Owning a house that opens its doors to the huge Havana sofa that is the Malecón has become a treasure ever since Raúl Castro’s reforms revived the real estate market in Cuba.

Growing Investments in Cuban Tourism

HAVANA, Jul 12 (PL) Cuba’s investments in tourism are growing at present with a view to boosting the development of the travel industry, according to official reports. The general director for development at the Cuban

Cuba Rolling Out Nationwide WiFi Coverage

HAVANA, 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

Bicicletear La Habana: every first Sunday of month

HAVANA, July 8th The first Sunday of every month a group of people, mainly young people, gather and travel an average of 15 to 24 km throughout Havana. The meeting point of the interested parties is the Parque de los Mártires