Entries by Havana Live

Tournée cubaine pour le groupe américain The Dead Daisies

LA HAVANE, 12 Feb. (AFP)  Le groupe de rock américain The Dead Daisies, composé en partie d’anciens membres de Guns’n’Roses, partira en tournée à Cuba ce mois-ci, le premier concert d’un groupe américain depuis 2005. Les musiciens ont notamment prévu une semaine d’enregistrement en studio avec des artistes locaux. En clôture, le groupe se produira […]

Turkey President Visits Havana

HAVANA, 11 Feb.  Step by step, Turkey is showing its strong interest in the Caribbean region. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Havana Tuesday for the beginning of an official visit to Cuba. The trip is slated to include meetings with Cuban President Raul Castro and other Cuban officials. Erdogan’s trip is part of a […]

Agent immobilier, un nouveau métier à la Havane

La Havane, 11. Feb.  Depuis 2011, les Cubains peuvent vendre et acheter des maisons et autres immeubles, alors qu’il était seulement possible de les troquer jusque-là. Un changement qui s’inscrit dans les bouleversements économiques que vit l’île depuis quelques années.Cette photo montre une maison à vendre – et à restaurer -, dans la vieille Havane. […]

Netflix disponible à Cuba

LA HAVANE, 10 Feb. Lundi, le site américain de vidéo en ligne a ouvert son service à Cuba. Mais cette arrivée sur l’île est avant tout symbolique au regard du nombre d’habitants qui pourront y accéder… Alors que leurs relations diplomatiques étaient rompues depuis 1961, les États-Unis et Cuba ont décidé de les normaliser depuis […]

Havana’s tropicana nightclub excited about new US-Cuba relations

HAVANA, Feb 10 (EFE) The legendary Tropicana cabaret, with a 75-year-long history and a symbol of cuban music, is excited about the new era with the United States with a predicted increase in North American spectators among the international audience that attend the “Paradise Under the Stars” every night. “We are hopeful, let’s see how […]

‘House of Cards’ comes to Havana – Netflix expands to Cuba

HAVANA, 9 Feb.  Netflix Inc., the online video-subscription service, said it will offer movies and TV shows in Cuba starting at $7.99 a month as Internet access there improves and credit and debit cards become more widely available. Starting today, Cubans with broadband service and access to international payment methods will be able to stream […]

Les Farcs recrutent Miss Univers « pour que la paix soit signée »

LA HAVANE, 9 Feb. Elle incarne la beauté et la grâce et elle croit de tout son cœur à la paix dans le monde. C’est pour toutes ces raisons que Paulina Vega, étudiante colom­bienne de 22 ans, récem­ment couron­née Miss Univers, vient d’être appe­lée en renfort à La Havane, où doivent se tenir des pour­par­lers […]

FARC rebels invite Miss Universe, for peace talks in Havana

HAVANA, 7 Feb. Colombia’s FARC rebels have invited newly crowned Miss Universe Paulina Vega to attend their peace negotiations. The beauty queen hasn’t responded as yet.Miss Universe Paulina Vega was invited by rebels of Colombia’s Marxist FARC movement, who believed her presence was of utmost importance in negotiating peace with their government in Havana, Cuba’s […]

Cuba wants some 300 Internet centers end 2015

HAVANA,7 Feb. Cuban authorities plan to have more than 300 centers for accessing the Internet by late 2015, almost double the 155 so-called “cyber points” that were open to the public at the end of last year, according to the projections of Etecsa, the state-run telecommunications company, as cited by media on the island. In […]

In september direct flight between Beijing and Havana

HAVANA, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) An Air China delegation will travel to Cuba to begin contacts for the establishment, for the first time, of a direct flight between Beijing and Havana, Zhang Xin, executive of that airline said. In statements to Prensa Latina, the manager of Cooperation and International, Governmental and Bilateral Affairs of Air […]

U.S. pressing Cuba to restore diplomatic ties before April

HAVANA, 6 Feb. (Reuters) – The United States is pressing Cuba to allow the opening of its embassy in Havana by April, U.S. officials told Reuters, despite Cuba’s demand that it first be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. A refusal by Cuba to allow the United States to quickly establish […]

Washington veut rouvrir son ambassade à La Havane sans tarder

LA HAVANE, 6 Feb. Les Etats-Unis visent une réouverture de leur ambassade à La Havane d’ici avril, ont déclaré des responsables de l’administration américaine. Les deux pays ont lancé mi-décembre un processus de normalisation de leurs relations après plus d’un demi-siècle de rupture et de confrontation. Washington presse La Havane d’accepter la réouverture de cette ambassade en […]

Havana World Music for the second time

HAVANA, 5 Feb. The second edition of Havana World Music Festival is about to begin. Two intense days of concerts, which begin at five in the afternoon, are planned for the coming days 6th and 7th, in areas of the Almendares Park, home to bring together artists of the island and outsiders. Eme Alfonso, project […]

Les adieux du Buena Vista Social Club

LA HAVANE, 5 Feb. Vingt ans après la sortie du premier album de la formation musicale cubaine, l’étiquette britannique Social Club sort de l’ombre une série d’inédits des stars du Buena Vista Social Club. L’album Lost and Found sera offert le 24 mars prochain. Parmi les grands noms de la musique cubaine présents sur ce […]

Direct flight JFK – Havana taking off in March

HAVANA, 5 Feb. Starting in March, New Yorkers will be able to hop on a direct flight from JFK airport to Havana, Cuba, for just under $850, organizers said. California-based Cuba Travel Services will start running weekly Tuesday afternoon flights on a 737 out of New York on March 17 for $779, the charter flight […]

Mother becomes flower entrepreneur

The backseat of a rented 1957 Buick is packed with flowers, to be transported to Havana from San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba. Every Monday and Thursday morning, self-employed flower vendor Yaima Gonzalez Matos leaves her home to visit a dozen farmers who sell her sunflowers, roses, lilies and other blooms. She loads the flowers […]

Gilbertman and The New Pirates of the Caribbean

Cuba went to Miami, now Miami is coming to Cuba HAVANA, 3 Feb. (Havana Times By Graham Sowa) Over the last few years President Obama and President Castro have ended many of the travel restrictions between their respective countries. Ease of travel plus an overly favorable United States immigration policy directed towards Cubans has opened […]

Hollywood and Havana once sister cities

HAVANA, 3 Feb.  Fermin Rojas was thick into filming his documentary on Cuban artists in Havana when a small wire connecting a camera to a monitor snapped. There was no BestBuy nearby or FedEx delivery to quickly ship a replacement to the Cuban capital.”It took us three days to find another,” the Cuban-born U.S. filmmaker […]

Premières photos de Fidel Castro depuis près de six mois

La Havane, 3 Feb.  (AFP)  Le quotidien cubain Granma et d’autres médias officiels ont publié lundi soir les premières photos de Fidel Castro depuis près de six mois, alors que l’état de santé de l’ex-président a fait l’objet de rumeurs récurrentes ces dernières semaines. Fidel est un être exceptionnel, titre un article publié sur les […]

Rhum et cigares cubains des les valises américaines

Des touristes dans une usine de cigares cubains.Photo AFP LA HAVANE, 2 Feb. (AFP) La diplomatie des cigares et du rhum est à l’œuvre: depuis peu, les quelques Américains autorisés à se rendre à Cuba peuvent enfin glisser dans leur bagages ces produits qui leur étaient interdits depuis des décennies. En marge du rapprochement historique […]

Large bills begin to circulate in Cuba

HAVANA,February 2 (acn) The Cuban largest denomination bills, of 200, 500 and 1000 Cuban pesos began circulating on Sunday in the country, in order to facilitate transactions in that currency (CUP) in dollar stores (TRD) as announced by the Central Bank of Cuba (BCC). Backed by Resolution No. 4 of January 15, 2015, and published […]

Defaulted Cuban loans for frontier investors

HAVANA, 2 Feb.  The unexpected strengthening of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the US in December has increased the appeal of defaulted Cuban loans for frontier market investors. Kevin Daly, portfolio manager in the emerging market debt team at Aberdeen Asset Management, is considering buying Cuban loans in anticipation of further rapprochement between Cuba and […]

McDonald’s in Cuba – nightmare or progress ?

McDonald’s and Coca-Cola are welcome in Cuba, says Fidel Castro’s son HAVANA, Feb.1 (Elsa Buchanan)  One of the sons of the revolutionary has welcomed two of America’s megabrands on its island, saying Cuba is ready to “take a break” in its socialism. A member of the Fidel Castro clan has welcomed two of America’s most […]

Havana host Ernest Hemingway marlin fishing tournament

HAVANA, Feb.1 (acn) The Ernest Hemingway International Marlin Fishing Tournament, which promises in its 65th edition to break records of attendance, will be held on May 25-30 in Havana. Carlos Garcia, president of the Business Group of Nautical Clubs and Marinas, Marlin S.A., recalled that, boosted in 1950 by the famous U.S. novelist, the Hemingway […]

Spanish Ballet at Havana’s Marti Theater

HAVANA,31 January (Elvira Pardo Cruz)  Since its re-opening in 2014, Havana’s Marti Theater has surprised us with artful and powerful performances. This time around, Cuba’s Spanish Ballet Company – a dance ensemble that will be celebrating 28 years of existence next April – was responsible for the performance we enjoyed. Resplandor de tacones (“Shining Heels”), […]

Odebrecht sees Cuban port expanding with better U.S. ties

HAVANA, 30 January (Reuters )  Cuba’s improved relations with the United States could lead to a more rapid expansion of the port upon which the country has staked much of its economic future, an executive whose company built the port said on Friday. Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL] completed the $800 million project at Mariel, […]

Chicago Dancers to Perform in Havana

Chicago’s Hedwig Dances company will present in Cuba Saturday, Jan. 31, the piece “Trade Winds” HAVANA, 30 January   (PL) This piece, by choreographers Susana Pous and Jan Bartoszek, will gather on stage dancers from the Windy City with stars of the local company DanzAbierta, at the capital’s National Theater. Musicalized by Eme Alfonso, James […]

The U.S. will not return Guantanamo Bay to Havana

U.S. has leased land on Guantanamo Bay since the 1903 Cuban–American Treaty HAVANA, 30 January (AFP) Despite the recent historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, the White House said Thursday it had no plans to return Guantánamo Bay, the site of a significant U.S. naval base and military prison on the island-nation’s southeast coast. This announcement […]

Guantanamo ne sera pas restitué à La Havane

LA HAVANE, 29 Janvier  Les efforts pour renforcer les liens entre les Etats-Unis et Cuba n’iront pas jusqu’à la restitution par Washington du contrôle de la baie de Guantanamo, située au sud-est de l’île. «Le président pense réellement que la prison de la baie de Guantanamo doit être fermée», a déclaré Josh Earnest, porte-parole de […]