Entries by Havana Live

Number of US tourists to Cuba almost DOUBLES

HAVANA, May 7th (RT) Despite the Trump administration’s pressure on Cuba and threats to impose a “full and complete embargo”, US tourists have been flocking to the country in record numbers, according to data provided by Cuban authorities.

Alternative medicine blooms in Cuba

HAVANA, 2th  Just off of Avenida 23, one of Havana’s busiest streets, lies a small shop, its storefront minimally decorated like most others in Cuba. The interior is organized like a small jewelry store, with a glass countertop display case separating patrons from a woman in a lab coat, darting in and out from the […]

U.S. commander overseeing Guantanamo Bay fired

HAVANA, April 29th (Reuters) – The U.S. admiral in charge of the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba has been fired “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,” U.S. Southern Command said in a statement on Sunday.

Cuba is invaded by giant African land snail

HAVANA, April 27th   Cuban authorities have confirmed the presence of giant African land snails, an invasive species that’s potentially harmful to humans and agriculture, in the central and eastern regions of the island. 

Cuba’s faded movie theatres – in pictures

HAVANA, April 24th (Carolina Sandretto) In 1958, Cuba had 511 cinemas, and Havana alone had 130 – more than either New York or Paris at the time. Carolina Sandretto documents the now largely forgotten buildings for the book Cines de Cuba, published by Skira.

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Cuba orders further cuts to power generation

HAVANA, April 21th  (Reuters) – The Cuban government has ordered its state-run power system to further reduce electricity generation in the latest sign that a cash crunch exacerbated by new U.S. sanctions is taking an economic and human toll, a newspaper reported on Sunday.