Meliá International adding more Hotels to Cuba inventory

HAVANA, Apr. 5th Seven new Meliá properties will be opening in Cuba by the end of 2018, upping the Spanish hotel chain’s room count on the island by 2,145 keys. Meliá Cuba started the chain’s growth spurt by opening five new

Cuba Has a New National Antivirus for Android Phones

HAVANA, apr. 3th (HT) A new antivirus for Android devices has been created entirely in Cuba and in now being sold to the Cuban people, under its creator’s management, the Information Security Consulting Services Company,

Cuba, Saudi Arabia Agree to Push Investments

HAVANA, apr. 3th – Cuba and Saudi Arabia agree to push investment  tighten their bilateral links and increase Riyadh’s investments on the island, the countries’ foreign ministers agreed on Monday during the first official visit to Cuba by

Cuba Takes First Steps in Online Trade

HAVANA, Apr 2 (PL) Cuban trade is currently undergoing a reformulation that includes online transactions, which will place the island in better positions for consumption indicators. A report issued on Monday in Cubadebate news website highlights that from next summer Cubans may buy

The Eternal Hope of Cubans, Painted by a New Yorker

HAVANA, march 31th The eternal hope of Cubans that something will happen to make their life easier has been captured in watercolors by New York artist James Rauchman, a Cuba lover now exhibiting in Havana the

La Covacha: A date with Omara Portuondo

HAVANA, March 29 (By: Yanelys Hernández Cordero)  La Covacha: A date with Omara Portuondo Music and gastronomy are two arts that seem distant from each other; however in La Covacha they combine, achieving a harmony capable of satisfying the most demanding

Cuban Art News Update Pogolotti in Havana

HAVANA, march 28th Pogolotti in Havana. At the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Marcelo Pogolotti: Vaguardia, Ideología, Sociedad pays tribute to the Cuban artist and intellectual on the 30th anniversary of his death.

Havana World Music: A party of sounds

HAVANA, 27 Mar. By: Yanelys Hernández Cordero  The fifth edition of the Havana World Music (HWM) culminates and like all the great cultural events, it brought together more than a dozen foreign artists and “from the patio”.

Spain wants to take control of Cuba’s airports

HAVANA, 26 Mar  For months, success was taken for granted. Everything seemed more than on track. In the offices of the Ministry of Development, it was taken for granted that Aena would assert its status as the top favorite in the race to take control of the Havana airport,

Why are urban transport drivers “deserting”?

HAVANA, Mar 25 (Pablo González) The official media recently recognized the scarcity of urban transport that exists in the capital. “The current problem is not the lack of buses, as you might think, but the unusual departure of drivers,” said Juan Julián

U.S. makes downgrade of embassy in Havana permanent

HAVANA, march 24th The Trump administration Friday ordered a permanent reduction in U.S. personnel assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Havana, the most significant step yet in reversing former President Obama’s efforts to restore full

What happened to Cuba’s forgotten cinemas?

HAVANA, mars 22th (CNN) It took photographer Carolina Sandretto four years and three round trip journeys to Cuba to put together a comprehensive book about the architectural opulence of its movie theaters. During the 1950s, Cuba’s economy, then dominated by American

Cuba makes progress in breeding silkworms

HAVANA, March 19th — Cuban researcher Marlene Prieto is passionate about two things: silkworm breeding and mulberry cultivation and she has been leading a project combining these two since 2005. Prieto, an agronomist, has