Cuba Car Fair with the World’s Most Expensive Vehicles

HAVANA, Feb. 8th (HT) When I woke up that morning in January 2014 when I discovered the news about car prices, I thought that it was just another rumor from Miami. However, once I got to the store, I could confirm that Peugeots

Fidel Castro’s Eldest Son Laid to Rest in Havana

HAVANA, Feb. 6th   Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s eldest son – Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart – was laid to rest in Havana’s largest cemetery on the weekend. The son of Fidel and Mirta Diaz-Balart – known as “Fidelito”

Bingo! I’ll Give the Cubans Internet

HAVANA, Feb 6th  The news of a U.S. “internet task force” to increase internet access in Cuba surely wins the prize for this year’s “interference in a sovereign nation’s internal affairs” category. Following up on the fake news of “sonic attacks,”

Industry Execs Host Historic Cuba Travel Summit

HAVANA, Feb. 4th If you’re among the travelers who are dreaming of a Cuba getaway but have not yet had a chance to make that a reality, you might also be feeling some Cuba confusion over just what your current travel options are. You wouldn’t be alone.

Fidel Castro’s eldest son ‘Fidelito’ commits suicide

HAVANA (Reuters) – The eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday aged 68 after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported. 

27th international book fair opens in Havana

HAVANA, Feb 1 (PL) Cuban and Chinese authorities open today in this capital the 27th International Book Fair, which will have the Asian country as guest of honor. Publishers from some 40 nations will converge from February 2 to 11, in the

EU offers to assist Cuba with monetary consolidation

HAVANA, Jan 31th  (Reuters)  The European Union has offered to advise Cuba on consolidating its two currencies, drawing on its experience from introducing the euro, an EU official said on Wednesday during a visit to Havana.

Renewable Energy Fairs Begin in Havana

HAVANA, Jan 31 (ACN) The First Fair on Renewable Energy and the International Salon of Security and Emergencies (SECURTEC), were inaugurated on Tuesday in Havana with the presence of the Vice President of the Council of States and Ministers, Commander of the Revolution Ramiro Valdes

Celestyal Cruises Pulls out of Cuba

HAVANA, Jan 30th Celestyal Cruises is pulling out of Cuba for the rest of this year and next but will “keep the door open” for a return to the island in 2020. The Greek cruise line, which has based Celestyal Crystal in Havana seasonally for

Cuba tourism slides in wake of Hurricane Irma, Trump

HAVANA, Jan 30th  (Reuters) – Tourism to Cuba, one of the few bright spots in its ailing economy, has slid in the wake of Hurricane Irma and the Trump administration’s tighter restrictions on travel to the Caribbean island, a Cuban

Cuba Remembers Jose Marti in His 165th Birthday

HAVANA, Jan 28 (PL) Cuba remembers today the 165th anniversary of the birth of its National Hero, José Martí, for the validity of its independence, Latin Americanist and integration ideology. In the last hours of this Saturday,

Private imports in Cuba: a problem or the solution?

HAVANA, Jan 26th (HT)   According to an article by Fernando Ravsberg’s recently published on this website, “The Millions that Fly Out of Cuba“, a multimillion dollar business which individual people in the private sector

A new José Martí statue will debut in Havana

HAVANA, Jan 26th Just as the sun creeps up over the Havana skyline on the 165th anniversary of José Martí’s birth on Sunday, a replica of a statue that sits in Central Park will be officially inaugurated in the Cuban capital.

Sony announces global licensing agreement with EGREM

HAVANA, Jan 25th The Recordings and Musical Editions Company (known by its Spanish acronym EGREM) and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have signed a global licensing agreement, the largest-scale international agreement with