Record-breaking Hurricane Irma bears down on Caribbean

HAVANA, Sept. 5th (AP)  Armed with the most powerful winds ever recorded for a storm in the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Irma bore down Tuesday on the Leeward Islands of the northeast Caribbean on a forecast path that could

Irma’s westward trek continues

HAVANA, Sept 4th ( WSLS 10) Hurricane Irma continues to strengthen as it moves closer to the Leeward Islands. The million dollar-question is where is Irma headed. There are several scenarios for how Irma’s future will play out, but one thing is known now. She is and will be a monster as she

Negotiations Underway in Havana to remove Maduro out

Havana, Sept.4th Latin American governments and even the Catholic Church are pressuring the Cuban regime to withdraw its support from Venezuela’s embattled dictator Nicolás Maduro, according to Argentine newspaper Clarín.

Spanish Foreign Minister to Visit Cuba September

HAVANA, Sep 3 (PL) The minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Alfonso Dastis, will pay an official visit to Cuba on September 5 and 6, the Foreign Ministry website reported. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez paid an

Brazilian Tourism to Cuba Grows More Than 60 Percent

HAVANA, Sept. 3th (PL) Brazilian tourism to Cuba has grown more than 60 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2016, said Dagmar Gonzalez, economic adviser to the Cuban diplomatic mission here.

Cuban Painter Nelson Dominguez Inaugurates Exhibition

HAVANA, Sep 2 (PL) About to celebrate his 70th birthday, Nelson Dominguez, a 2009 National Visual Arts prizewinner, is opening an exhibition on Saturday consisting of a new series of paintings and engravings that reaffirm his vast creative

Hurricane Irma could be next weather disaster

HAVANA, Sept 1th (CNN)  While much of the United States’ focus is still on Texas and the destruction left behind by Hurricane Harvey and it’s historic rainfall, powerful Hurricane Irma is rapidly intensifying in the open Atlantic and poses a

JetBlue Celebrates Opening of Havana Ticket Offices

HAVANA, Sept.1th  JetBlue the first U.S. airline to bring affordable and convenient commercial air travel to Cuba after more than 50 years, today announced the long-anticipated opening of its City Ticket Office and Airport

Cuban Filmmaker Miguel Torres Dies In Havana

Havana, Aug 31 (PL) Cuban prestigious filmmaker Miguel Torres died of cancer Thursday at age 76 in this capital. Torres’ large film making curriculum covers his work as a director of documentary films, feature films and as a professor and movie critic. Torres was the director of Cuba’s

Cuba’s private sector faces internal, external pressure

Courtesy Rey Cuba Photography HAVANA, August 31th On Aug. 1, the Cuban government announced an abrupt halt to issuing licenses for 27 occupations in the island’s nascent private sector. After promising to advance economic reform “without haste, but without pause,” Raúl Castro’s government has now called for a break. Over the last seven years, Cubans […]

Tropical Storm Irma is forming in the Atlantic

HAVANA, Aug. 31th As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to cause flooding and other damage in Texas and Louisiana, a new tropical storm, Irma, was born today in the far eastern Atlantic, reported INSMET, the Cuban Forecast Center. The storm, which threatens to become a hurricane this Thursday

The dogs of Havana

HAVANA, August 30th In the bright, worn streets of a tourist-filled Old Havana, a furry canine laid seemingly lifeless on the cobblestone ground. As I walked closer to see if it was still breathing, the dog perked its head up before collapsing again under the blazing sun. In Cuba, there are growing

In Remembrance: Roberto Gottardi

HAVANA, August 24th (Cubanartnews) Roberto Gottardi, recipient of the 2016 Premio Nacional de Arquitectura, died August 20 in Havana. Gottardi was one of the designers of Cuba’s National Art Schools (now ISA), along with Ricardo

More Cuban Cruises on the Way from Carnival in 2018

HAVANA, August 24th (Travelpulse) Following Carnival Cruise Line’s initial success with its Cuba voyages aboard the Carnival Paradise, the brand is adding five more sail dates to Havana in 2018. “Our cruises to Cuba have been very

‘Elian’ documentary airs Aug. 24 on CNN

HAVANA, August 23th Elian,” a documentary about the custody battle over the Cuban boy whose mother drowned at sea and how his Miami relatives fought to raise him in Little Havana, will be broadcast 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24,

2017 Hip Hop Event Starts in Havana

HAVANA, August 23th (PL) With a tribute to Harry Belafonte and Cuban women, the 13th International Symposium and the 2017 Hip Hop Event is beginning today, in which artists from six countries will participate. The event includes until

People in Havana could see partial solar eclipse

HAVANA .August 22th – Cubans got word about the solar eclipse Monday by way of state-run television, although the local newspaper made no mention of the event. An hour before the event, some were trying to figure out if their

Lewis Hamilton visits Cuba as UN ambassador

HAVANA, August 21th The British Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton announced today that he is in Cuba was falling in love with the island and to learn about the programs he develops  for the children.

Pizzas in Havana falling from the sky

HAVANA, August 20th Pizza is falling from the sky in Havana … Actually, it’s being lowered in a basket from a third-floor balcony belonging to a small pizzeria called A Mi Manera, run by two Cuban cuentapropistas, or entrepreneurs, Marta María del Barrio and Marta Juana Castañeda in densely